Play Rough
Type  Fairy
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  90%
Priority  0
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Play Rough is a physical Fairy-type move.


Play Rough inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Attack stat by one stage. It is the counterpart of Play Nice, though the moves have little in common.


The user plays rough with the target and attacks it. This may also lower the target's Attack stat.

Pokémon that can learn Play Rough

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
004 Fire Purrlit Fire Fire 46
055 Fairy Lophug Fairy Fairy 46
056 Dark Beopup Dark Dark 51
091 Water Pupool Water Water 51
092 Water Pooldog Water Water 57
204 Dark Trollow Dark Fairy 51
237 Fairy Pupyro Fairy Fire 45
289 Normal Bunnic Normal Fairy 49
290 Ice Arctichare Ice Fairy 49
291 Ice Moofork Ice Normal 58
292 Ice Avaldeer Ice Normal 62
295 Ice Huskpup Ice Ice 54
296 Ice Huskold Ice Ice 57
345 Dragon Fayely Dragon Fairy 58
346 Dragon Fayegon Dragon Fairy 60
347 Dragon Fayedra Dragon Fairy 60
356 Fairy Healthia Fairy Grass Start
358 Rock Gemmany Rock Fairy 74
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In v.1.0.1, Werehide learns this move instead of Foul Play.

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