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Tail Glow
BW Tail Glow
(ほたるび Firefly Light)
Generation: III
Battle Data
Type: Type Bug
Category Type Status
Power: -
Accuracy: -%
PP: 20*
Affects: User
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: No
Snatch: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Tail Glow (Japanese: ほたるび Firefly Light) is a Bug-type move introduced in Generation III.


In Battle

The user stares at flashing lights to focus its mind, raising its Sp. Atk stat by two stages. (three in Generation V)


Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.

Super Contests

Earn double the score in the next turn.


By Leveling Up

Pokémon Type Level
313 Volbeat Bug 21 21 21 21 (XY)
22 (ORAS)
367 Huntail Water 1 1 1 TBA
490 Manaphy Water 1 1 1 TBA
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Huntail and Manaphy are the only non-Bug type Pokémon to learn this move.


Main article: Tail Glow/Gallery
Tail Glow depicted in the anime
Romeo Volbeat Tail Glow
Romeo's Volbeat using Tail Glow

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