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Assist

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 20 0 - User

Description

Uses a random move from a random Pokemon in the user's party, other than the user and Eggs. Can pick moves from a fainted Pokemon. Assist cannot select the following attacks:

  • Assist
  • Bestow
  • Chatter
  • Circle Throw
  • Copycat
  • Counter
  • Covet
  • Destiny Bond
  • Detect
  • Dragon Tail
  • Endure
  • Feint
  • Focus Punch
  • Follow Me
  • Helping Hand
  • Me First
  • Metronome
  • Mimic
  • Mirror Coat
  • Mirror Move
  • Nature Power
  • Protect
  • Rage Powder
  • Sketch
  • Sleep Talk
  • Snatch
  • Struggle
  • Switcheroo
  • Thief
  • Transform
  • Trick

The move selected has Assist's priority of 0. Fails if there are no eligible attacks that can be selected.

Competitive Use

Assist is undoubtedly a gimmicky move, and in order to have any chance of working your entire team must be built entirely around it. The most obvious way to abuse Assist is using it to select the pseudo-Hazing moves Roar and Whirlwind without their negative priority. In conjunction with entry hazards, fast Choice Scarf Assist users and especially Liepard with Prankster can shuffle the opposing team to death without being hit, provided they select the correct moves. The remainder of your team should carry Spikes, Stealth Rock, Roar, Whirlwind and the above moves, which cannot be selected by Assist. This is, of course, extremely unreliable, and as such, though fun, it is not recommended.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Drowzee Psychic LC Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510