Essentials

Mean Look

Normal status

Generation 2

Summary

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

The target cannot switch out normally. Ignores accuracy and evasion modifiers. This effect ends when the user leaves the field.

The target may still escape by using Baton Pass, U-turn, or a Shed Shell.

Both the user and the target pass on this effect with Baton Pass.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Prevents fleeing or switching.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Fixes the foe with a mean look that prevents escape.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The foe is fixed with a mean look that prevents it from escaping.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user affixes the foe with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.

Foreign Names

Italian
Malosguardo
Spanish
Mal de Ojo
Czech
Zlý pohled
French
Regard Noir
German
Horrorblick
Japanese
くろいまなざし (kuroimanazashi)

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Use after
Use before

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Beauty
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Mean Look.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Spider Web Bug status 10

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Block Normal status 5

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Shadow Hold Shadow status

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
36 36 36 29 29 34 34 Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 35 30 40 55 245
42 42 42 33 33 38 38 Golbat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
42 42 42 33 33 38 38 Crobat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
13 13 48 8 8 8 8 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
13 13 64 8 8 8 8 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
13 13 64 8 8 8 8 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
8 Gengar Mega Gengar Ghost Poison Shadow Tag ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 80 170 95 130 600
33 33 33 21 25 25 25 Smoochum Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Hydration
always female Undiscovered 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
35 35 35 21 25 25 25 Jynx Ice Psychic Oblivious
Forewarn
Dry Skin
always female Human-Like 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
42 42 42 57 57 37 37 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
41 48 48 41 41 41 41 Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
19 23 23 19 19 19 19 Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
45 45 57 60 60 Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
45 45 38 41 41 41 Duskull Ghost Levitate
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
51 51 43 49 49 49 Dusclops Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
43 49 49 49 Dusknoir Ghost Pressure
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
31 31 31 Patrat Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
36 36 36 Watchog Normal Illuminate
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
45 45 45 Yamask Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
38 30 85 55 65 30 303
51 51 51 Cofagrigus Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
58 50 145 95 105 30 483
Male Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • Grimer Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
• • • Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
• • • • • • Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
• • • Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
• • • • Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
• Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
• • • Snivy Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
45 45 55 45 55 63 308
• • • Sandile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
• • • Gothita Psychic Frisk
Competitive
Shadow Tag
¼ male, ¾ female Human-Like 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
• • • Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
• • • Vullaby Dark Flying Big Pecks
Overcoat
Weak Armor
always female Flying 70 55 75 45 65 60 370

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