Plusle using Helping Hand by Lycanark

 


 

Helping Hand

“A move that boosts the power of the ally’s attack in a battle.“

A team oriented move, Helping Hand is a Normal-Type non-attacking move introduced in Generation III.  Most effective in Double Battles, Helping Hand boosts the attack power of the User’s ally in the heat of battle. It can still assist Pokemon off-screen in Fly or Dig status.

Plusle is the third Pokémon in our tributes illustrated with the move, learning it at level 13 (10 since Generation IV, and 4 since Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire).

 


Plusle using Thunder Punch by GlitzerKirby


Thunder Punch

“An electric punch. It may paralyze.”

Thunder Punch is an Electric Type move introduced in Generation I, and then reintroduced as TM Move TM41 in Generation II. The user throws an electrically charged punch that does decent damage and has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.

Though it used to work in Generations II through V, the paralysis aspect of the move will not work on Electric-Type Pokemon.

Plusle is also the fourth Pokémon illustrated with this move overall, being able to learn it via Move Tutor.

 


#311 Plusle

“It has the trait of cheering on its fellow Pokémon. By shorting out the electricity it releases from its paws, it creates pom-poms for cheering.”

Plusle is a pure electric-type Pokémon that is more commonly seen in Pokémon Sapphire (and later X), but it is possible to also obtain one from opposite versions even though Minun is seen more – a Pokémon that is somehow related to it.  Neither of them evolve from or into anything and can be found in grasslands.

Plusle often cheers on its allies when they’re in battle, generating more electric sparks from its body in better outcomes – usually from its paws to create pom-poms.  It’s best advised not to take a battle near telephone poles, as these Pokémon can drain power away from them and make things very difficult for local emergency services.  As happy as they are, they’re also known to cry loudly whenever their allies lose a match.

Plusle’s appearances in the animé often have that and a Minun together, with their joint debut under Thatcher’s command.  He is partly responsible for running a lighthouse, which his two Pokémon charge up energy into a “light stone” to form the beacon.  In battle, they’ve also cheered on for other Pokémon to give them a second wind as well as themselves, and were responsible on the last blow in Team Rocket’s latest scheme to steal Pikachu – and said villains’ robotic Zapdos.

 

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