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Helping Hand

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 20 +5 - Partner

Description

Causes one adjacent ally to have the power of its attack this turn boosted to 1.5x (this effect is stackable). Fails if there is no adjacent ally, but does not fail if the ally is using a two-turn move. Fails if used in a singles battle. This move ignores Protect and Detect. Ignores a target's Substitute. This move has a priority of +5.

Competitive Use

Helping Hand is useless in singles. In doubles, however, it is an excellent support move to help your partner Pokemon net crucial KOs. The simple combination of Helping Hand and a spread move can wreak havoc on the foe's side of the field. Cresselia is a classic user of Helping Hand and pairs well with Garchomp, as it allows Garchomp to fire off immensely powerful Earthquakes. Other good candidates include Musharna and Gardevoir, who can Helping Hand and ignore unwanted damage from their partner thanks to Telepathy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Alomomola Water NU Healer / Hydration / Regenerator 165 75 80 40 45 65 470
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Cherrim Grass NU Flower Gift 70 60 70 87 78 85 450
Cherubi Grass LC Chlorophyll 45 35 45 62 53 35 275
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Cobalion Steel / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Furret Normal NU Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 85 76 64 45 55 90 415
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Happiny Normal LC Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Friend Guard 100 5 5 15 65 30 220
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Hitmontop Fighting UU Intimidate / Technician / Steadfast 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Keldeo Water / Fighting OU Justified 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Luxray Electric NU Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Miltank Normal NU Thick Fat / Scrappy / Sap Sipper 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
Minccino Normal LC Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
Minun Electric NU Minus 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Nidoran-F Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 55 47 52 40 40 41 275
Nidoran-M Poison LC Poison Point / Rivalry / Hustle 46 57 40 40 40 50 273
Petilil Grass LC Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Sentret Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Frisk 35 46 34 35 45 20 215
Shinx Electric LC Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Terrakion Rock / Fighting OU Justified 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
Tyrogue Fighting LC Guts / Steadfast / Vital Spirit 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Zigzagoon Normal LC Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 38 30 41 30 41 60 240