Helping Hand
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +5
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the ally
  • Move Tutor

Helping Hand is a non-damaging Normal-type move.


Helping Hand is an increased priority move that will raise the base power of the ally's move by 50%.

It will fail if used in a single battle. It will also fail if the target has already moved this turn.


The user assists an ally by boosting the power of its attack.


By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
010 Harpee Harpee Normal Flying 13
011 Aquilor Aquilor Normal Flying 13
012 Warquila Warquila Normal Flying 13
013 Capig Capig Normal Normal 28
014 Capabara Capabara Normal Normal 31
042 Growmeo Growmeo Grass Grass 47
044 Tuliep Tuliep Grass Grass 47
138 Nurshary Nurshary Water Water 15
140 Forthorn Forthorn Ghost Grass Start
160 Viipii Viipii Normal Normal 21
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By Move Tutor[]

# Pokémon Type Tutor
007 Aguade Aguade Water Unknown
008 Iguadium Iguadium Water Fighting
009 Aguanaut Aguanaut Water Fighting
010 Harpee Harpee Normal Flying
011 Aquilor Aquilor Normal Flying
012 Warquila Warquila Normal Flying
013 Capig Capig Normal Unknown
014 Capabara Capabara Normal Unknown
017 Fawning Fawning Normal Unknown
018 Llamarsh Llamarsh Normal Unknown
019 Buckston Buckston Normal Unknown
023 Burrmudail Burrmudail Ice Flying
030 Cowatti Cowatti Electric Unknown
031 Snome Snome Ice Unknown
032 Snogre Snogre Ice Unknown
033 Taomarin Taomarin Normal Unknown
034 Orangutao Orangutao Normal Unknown
039 Musburry Musburry Normal Grass
040 Musbushel Musbushel Normal Grass
042 Growmeo Growmeo Grass Unknown
044 Tuliep Tuliep Grass Unknown
046 Dreamdery Dreamdery Psychic Unknown
047 Macabra Macabra Dark Unknown
057 Neureka Neureka Psychic Electric
058 Cerebrulb Cerebrulb Psychic Electric
062 Pawter Pawter Water Unknown
063 Hurricanine Hurricanine Water Electric
076 Platypow Platypow Fighting Poison
077 Platikhao Platikhao Fighting Poison
078 Cuppy Cuppy Water Unknown
079 Fettlekish Fettlekish Water Fire
081 Nobunata Nobunata Normal Unknown
082 Psybex Psybex Psychic Unknown
083 Gnuru Gnuru Psychic Unknown
086 Burrowl Burrowl Ground Unknown
087 Magowl Magowl Psychic Unknown
104 Atomite Atomite Normal Electric
105 Orbatom Orbatom Normal Electric
117 Pueblant Pueblant Bug Rock
118 Cahokisect Cahokisect Bug Rock
121 Cairup Cairup Ground Unknown
122 Kairoglyph Kairoglyph Ground Psychic
137 Solacari Solacari Normal Flying
138 Nurshary Nurshary Water Unknown
139 Loneleaf Loneleaf Ghost Grass
140 Forthorn Forthorn Ghost Grass
143 Chihaha Chihaha Dark Normal
144 Howlequin Howlequin Dark Normal
147 Doppole Doppole Normal Unknown
148 Artifish Artifish Normal Unknown
149 Thoraxe Thoraxe Bug Unknown
150 Pomparunt Pomparunt Dark Unknown
151 Pompagoon Pompagoon Dark Fighting
152 Hyekuza Hyekuza Dark Fighting
153 Erycoon Erycoon Normal Unknown
154 Leukoon Leukoon Ghost Normal
160 Viipii Viipii Normal Unknown
161 Chilloth Chilloth Water Unknown
162 Soakoth Soakoth Water Unknown
163 Chayan Chayan Fighting Unknown
164 Macuarrior Macuarrior Fighting Unknown
165 Ocerumi Ocerumi Fighting Unknown
167 Oarwish Oarwish Water Psychic
168 Smashiary Smashiary Fighting Flying
172 Glauqua Glauqua Water Poison
173 Hydranticus Hydranticus Water Poison
174 Lintle Lintle Bug Unknown
175 Silkinder Silkinder Bug Unknown
176 Paramoth Paramoth Bug Unknown
179 Chimpoca Chimpoca Fighting Unknown
180 Simayan Simayan Fighting Unknown
181 Monkezuma Monkezuma Fighting Unknown
182 Enigmite Enigmite Bug Unknown
183 Enigmantis Enigmantis Bug Psychic
184 Arjibi Arjibi Normal Unknown
185 Royjibiv Royjibiv Normal Dragon
190 Wispern Wispern Ghost Fire
191 Phantern Phantern Ghost Fire
205 Luchito Luchito Fighting Electric
206 Eluchadon Eluchadon Fighting Electric
207 Grolem Grolem Rock Grass
208 Comossus Comossus Rock Grass
215 Quecko Quecko Grass Unknown
216 Tozecko Tozecko Grass Dragon
224 Patama Patama Grass Ghost
225 Machima Machima Flying Ghost
226 Yacuma Yacuma Water Ghost
227 Quetzar Quetzar
Statue Forme
Dragon Rock
227 Quetzar Quetzar
Space Forme
Dragon Psychic
228 Xochi Xochi Psychic Fire
229 Xotec Xotec Psychic Steel
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding[]

# Pokémon Type Father
Direct Chain
059 Peppit Peppit Grass Fire CapigCapabaraFawningLlamarshBuckstonCowattiTaomarinOrangutaoMusburryMusbushelGrowmeoDreamderyMacabraPawterHurricaninePlatypowPlatikhaoNobunataPsybexGnuruBurrowlMagowlCairupKairoglyphLoneleafForthornChihahaHowlequinPomparuntPompagoonHyekuzaErycoonLeukoonViipiiChimpocaSimayanMonkezumaLuchitoEluchadonQueckoTozecko AguadeIguadiumAguanautHarpeeAquilorWarquilaBurrmudailSnomeSnogreCuppyFettlekishPueblantCahokisectSolacariDoppoleArtifishThoraxeChillothSoakothChayanMacuarriorOarwishSmashiaryLintleSilkinderParamothEnigmiteEnigmantisArjibiRoyjibiv
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By a prior evolution[]

# Pokémon Type Prior evolution
043 Montegrew Montegrew Grass Grass Growmeo
045 Capulilly Capulilly Grass Grass Tuliep
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

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