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Stat-changing attacks are Charged Attacks that have a chance to trigger stat boosts. These boosts may either raise or lower the stats of the attacking or defending Pokémon.[1] There are currently 43 available stat-changing attacks.

Stat boosts only occur during Trainer Battles and battles against Team GO Rocket members. Stats boosts can occur no matter the opponent uses Protect Shield or not.

List of stat-changing attacks

The following list contains all of the currently available stat-changing attacks.

Type Attack Activation Chance Attacker Defender
Attack Defense Attack Defense
Icon Poison.png Acid Spray 100% - - - -2
Icon Flying.png Aeroblast 12.5% +2 - - -
Icon Rock.png Ancient Power 10% +2 +2 - -
Icon Flying.png Brave Bird 100% - -3 - -
Icon Water.png Bubble Beam 100% - - -1 -
Icon Bug.png Bug Buzz 30% - - - -1
Icon Fighting.png Close Combat 100% - -2 - -
Icon Water.png Crabhammer 12.5% +2 - - -
Icon Poison.png Cross Poison 12.5% +2 - - -
Icon Dark.png Crunch 30% - - - -1
Icon Dragon.png Draco Meteor 100% -2 - - -
Icon Ground.png Earth Power 10% - - - -1
Icon Grass.png Energy Ball 10% - - - -1
Icon Flying.png Feather Dance 100% - - -2 -
Icon Bug.png Fell Stinger 100% +1 - - -
Icon Fire.png Flame Charge 100% +1 - - -
Icon Ice.png Icy Wind 100% - - -1 -
Icon Grass.png Leaf Storm 100% -2 - - -
Icon Grass.png Leaf Tornado 50% - - -2 -
Icon Bug.png Lunge 100% - - -1 -
Icon Steel.png Mirror Shot 30% - - -1 -
Icon Fairy.png Moonblast 10% - - -1 -
Icon Water.png Muddy Water 30% - - -1 -
Icon Dark.png Night Slash 12.5% +2 - - -
Icon Water.png Octazooka 50% - - -2 -
Icon Ghost.png Ominous Wind 10% +2 +2 - -
Icon Fire.png Overheat 100% -2 - - -
Icon Poison.png Poison Fang 100% - - - -1
Icon Fighting.png Power-Up Punch 100% +1 - - -
Icon Psychic.png Psychic 10% - - - -1
Icon Psychic.png Psycho Boost 100% -2 - - -
Icon Water.png Razor Shell 50% - - - -1
Icon Ground.png Sand Tomb 100% - - - -1
Icon Water.png Scald 30% - - -1 -
Icon Ghost.png Shadow Bone 20% - - - -1
Icon Bug.png Signal Beam 20% - - -1 -1
Icon Bug.png Silver Wind 10% +2 +2 - -
Icon Normal.png Skull Bash 100% - +1 - -
Icon Fighting.png Superpower 100% -1 -1 - -
Icon Normal.png Tri Attack 50% - - -1 -1
Icon Fire.png V-create 100% - -3 - -
Icon Electric.png Wild Charge 100% - -2 - -
Icon Electric.png Zap Cannon 100% - - -1 -

Trivia

  • The first attacks introduced were Ancient Power, Ominous Wind and Silver Wind with the start of February 2019 Community Day, featuring Swinub.[1]
  • Power-Up Punch was introduced during the Battle Showdown 2019.[2]
  • Acid Spray and Leaf Tornado were introduced during the Equinox 2019.[3]
  • Earth Power was introduced following the Lure Module update.[4]
  • Skull Bash was added with the July 2019 combat system update.[5]
  • Muddy Water became available at the beginning of the July 2019 Community Day, featuring Mudkip.
  • Crabhammer was introduced during the Water Festival 2019.[6]
  • Bubble Beam and Psychic were updated with the September 2019 combat system update.[7]
  • Close Combat, Draco Meteor, Icy Wind, Night Slash, Overheat, Psycho Boost, and Sand Tomb were updated with the December 2019 combat system update.[8]
  • Fell Stinger, Mirror Shot, Octazooka, and Superpower were added with the December 2019 combat system update.[8]
  • Ancient Power, Energy Ball, Leaf Tornado, Ominous Wind and Silver Wind were updated with the April 2020 combat system update.[9]
  • Moonblast and Wild Charge were updated with the start of Season 2.[10]
  • Brave Bird and Moonblast were updated with the start of Season 3.[11]
  • Lunge was added, Bug Buzz, Flame Charge and Signal Beam were updated with the start of Season 4.[12]
  • Tri Attack was introduced on the September 2020 Community Day, featuring Porygon.
  • Shadow Bone was introduced on the Special Raid Challenge of Halloween 2020, featuring Alolan Marowak.
  • Aeroblast was introduced in Lugia raids in November 2020.
  • Leaf Storm was introduced in the middle of Season 7.[13]
  • Feather Dance was introduced, Cross Poison and Poison Fang were updated with the start of Season 8.[14]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Stat Boosts Come to Trainer Battles!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-02-14.
  2. Challenge fellow Trainers in our Battle Showdown event!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-05.
  3. Celebrate the equinox with Pokémon GO!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-03-18.
  4. Harness the power of special new lures, and meet more Pokémon!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-05-18.
  5. Community Note: New attacks and updates for Trainer Battles. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-07-10.
  6. Dive into Water Festival 2019!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-08-16.
  7. Community Note: Combat-system updates, more attacks, and other changes coming to Trainer Battles. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-01-05.
  8. 8.0 8.1 Community Note: GO Battle League preview, combat system update, legacy attacks, and more!. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2019-12-16.
  9. Community Note: Trainer Battle attack updates for Grass-type month. Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-04-03.
  10. GO Battle League Season 2 begins Monday, May 11, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-04-29.
  11. GO Battle League Season 3 begins Monday, July 27, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-07-22.
  12. GO Battle League Season 4 begins Monday, September 14, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (GMT −7). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2020-09-05.
  13. GO Battle League Season 7 begins Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-02-22.
  14. GO Battle League Season 8 begins Monday, March 1, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. PST (GMT −8). Pokémon GO Live. Retrieved on 2021-05-27.
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