In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. Every week, we shall focus the discussion on a different move, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. This week, Trick-or-Treat is chosen.
It's our first Generation 6 move, so I start it with choosing one which is related to Halloween (despite the US practically only celebrating it), and the learners are thematically Halloween-based. I chose it because I like Ghost-types too. Anyway, this interesting move follows in the footsteps of Soak, in which it will give the target a new type. However, unlike Soak, this move adds a type to the target's current type, meaning that even if the target has two types, it will give them a third type. For example, a Bulbasaur will have Grass/Poison/Ghost when affected, while a Charmander will have Fire/Ghost.
Here's the in-game description for this move:
Here are the usual possible questions about this move:Originally Posted by In-game Description (XY)
- How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move? What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
- How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
- Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
- How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?
Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
- How does bringing a target trick-or-treating give them a Ghost-type?
- Would adding a Ghost-type to a partner or opponent be helpful outside of battle?
- Is the incident in Tower of Terror in the anime (where Ash become spirited) the same effect as this move?
Here are the current (known) users of this move:
- Pumpkaboo & Gourgeist
Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!
~ The General Pokémon Forum Staff
Next Move-of-the-Week: A move with a variable type that isn't what it is listed as.