Delcatty using Water Pulse by AuroraLion



Water Pulse

“The user attacks the target with a pulsing blast of water. It may also confuse the target.”

Water Pulse is a classic Water-type move in which the user sends out pulses in waves that also has a 20% chance of confusing the foe. It is a very common move for Water Pokemon to learn and something of great advantage for a non-Water type such as Dragonair and Delcatty.

This move is considered beautiful by judges in Pokemon contests.

The Water Pulse made its GA-HQ debut when Dragonair used it in our Tribute in 2016!  Delcatty is the third Pokémon to be illustrated with this move, being able to learn it via TM03 in Generations III and IV, and by Move Tutor in VI and VII.

Delcatty using Thunderbolt by Hedgey



“A strong electric blast crashes down on the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.”

Thunderbolt is an electric type move that has a ‘cool’ status when being used in a contest.

Surprisingly, only 12 Pokemon can naturally learn Thunderbolt by levelling up, but a large quantity of Pokemon can learn it through the use of TM24 including Delcatty. It is often well known to be an attack that Pikachu uses. Pikachu was also the first Pokemon in our Tribute using Thunderbolt. 

#301 Delcatty

“Rather than keeping a permanent lair, it habitually seeks comfortable spots and sleeps there. It is nocturnal and becomes active at dusk.”

Delcatty is a normal-type Pokémon and the evolved form of Skitty, taking this form after exposure to a Moon Stone.  They often appear in forests, but they don’t have permanent nests and settle down for sleep wherever they feel like, as long as it’s a clean place.

Delcatty tend to live life at their own pace, with their daily routines being seemingly random, deciding to eat and sleep if they feel like it.  If any other Pokémon disturbs it while it’s resting, it doesn’t get involved with fights and instead finds somewhere else to settle down.  It’s popular among female trainers for its style and fur, which it grooms often before drifting off.

The first Delcatty seen in the animé was Johnny, owned by Dr. Abby.  This Pokémon Doctor was formerly a Coordinator, who retired after seeing him get badly injured in a battle and focus all her efforts on healing other Pokémon.  He knew many elemental moves including Thunderbolt, Solar Beam and Blizzard, the last move getting taught to May’s Skitty in the heat of another Team Rocket encounter.

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