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Tail Whip

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - 100% 30 0 - All enemies

Description

Lowers the target's Defense by one stage. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user.

Competitive Use

The one-stage reduction of your opponent's Defense isn't anything special when a simple switch rids them of any stat drops. Nearly every Pokemon with access to Tail Whip has a better use for the moveslot it would occupy.

Related Moves

Screech lowers the opponent's Defense by two stages.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Azurill Normal LC Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Blissey Normal OU Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Chansey Normal BL Natural Cure / Serene Grace / Healer 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Cubone Ground LC Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
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
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
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
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
Goldeen Water LC Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
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
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
Minccino Normal LC Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
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
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Pachirisu Electric NU Run Away / Pickup / Volt Absorb 60 45 70 45 90 95 405
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Pichu Electric LC Static / Lightningrod 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
Raticate Normal NU Run Away / Guts / Hustle 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
Rattata Normal LC Run Away / Guts / Hustle 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyhorn Ground / Rock LC Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 80 85 95 30 30 25 345
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Seaking Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil / Lightningrod 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Tauros Normal NU Intimidate / Anger Point / Sheer Force 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
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
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
Zigzagoon Normal LC Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 38 30 41 30 41 60 240