Ludicolo using Teeter Dance by Sandstormer

 


Teeter Dance

“The user performs a wobbly dance that confuses the Pokémon around it.”

 

Teeter Dance is a Normal-type move that doesn’t deal any damage but instead confuses any and all Pokemon adjacent to the user. It was first introduced in Hoenn and has an accuracy of 100%.

Before Generation V, it was the signature move of Spinda.  Since then, male Spinda can pass down the move to other Pokémon species in its egg group – including Cacnea, where a male with the move can breed with a female member of the Lotad line and also pass it down to its offspring.


 

 


Surf

“It swamps the entire battlefield with a giant wave. It can also be used to cross water”

Surf is a damage dealing Water-Type Pokémon attack which had no side effects in the Gen I & II games but is also hitting allies since Gen IV and attacks all opposing Pokémon in Double and Tripple matches.

The Surf move can also be used to travel over the water. Like most Pokemon that learn Surf, Ludicolo can learn it only through HM03 (TM94 from Generation VII).

 


#272 Ludicolo

“When it hears festive music, all the cells in its body become stimulated, and it begins moving in rhythm. It does not quail even when it faces a tough opponent.”

Ludicolo is a dual water / grass type Pokémon and the final form of Lotad, evolving from Lombre by exposure to a Water Stone.  Just like the rest of its species, it resides around the water’s edge.

These Pokémon love the sound of upbeat music, often appearing in front of children singing along when on hiking trips.  These sounds allow its muscles to burst with energy and send it into an uncontrollable dancing spree.  They are fearless in battle and remain optimistic even against the toughest of opponents.

In the animé, Brock’s Lotad evolved into Ludicolo some point after Ash got his seventh Hoenn gym badge.  In its last episode as Lombre, a trainer’s Mawile fell in love with it but Lombre didn’t look interested in return.  After evolving into Ludicolo by finding a water stone in the trainer’s belongings, Mawile stopped liking Ludicolo due to its change in personality.  It recovered from heartbreak extremely quickly and went on to become a very social and outgoing member of Ash’s travelling group.

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