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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 23 available stat-changing attacks.

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 Acid Spray 100% - - - -2
Icon Rock Ancient Power 10% +2 +2 - -
Icon Water Bubble Beam 100% - - -1 -
Icon Fighting Close Combat 100% - -2 - -
Icon Water Crabhammer 12.5% +2 - - -
Icon Dragon Draco Meteor 100% -2 - - -
Icon Ground Earth Power 10% - - - -1
Icon Bug Fell Stinger 100% +1 - - -
Icon Ice Icy Wind 100% - - -1 -
Icon Grass Leaf Tornado 50% - - -1 -
Icon Steel Mirror Shot 30% - - -1 -
Icon Water Muddy Water 30% - - -1 -
Icon Dark Night Slash 12.5% +2 - - -
Icon Water Octazooka 50% - - -2 -
Icon Ghost Ominous Wind 10% +2 +2 - -
Icon Fire Overheat 100% -2 - - -
Icon Fighting Power-Up Punch 100% +1 - - -
Icon Psychic Psychic 10% - - - -1
Icon Psychic Psycho Boost 100% -2 - - -
Icon Ground Sand Tomb 100% - - - -1
Icon Bug Silver Wind 10% +2 +2 - -
Icon Normal Skull Bash 100% - +1 - -
Icon Fighting Superpower 100% -1 -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]

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.
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