Essentials

Block

Normal status

Generation 3

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 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 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Blocks the foe’s way to prevent escape.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Foreign Names

Japanese
とおせんぼう (toosenbou)
Korean
블록
French
Barrage
German
Rückentzug
Spanish
Bloqueo
Italian
Blocco
Czech
Zablokování

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Block.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Mean Look Normal status 5

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Spider Web Bug status 10

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Shadow Hold Shadow status

Prevents the target from leaving battle.

Pokémon

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.
57 57 56 Tangrowth Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
37 41 36 41 41 41 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
22 22 26 26 Bonsly Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
33 33 22 22 26 26 Sudowoodo Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
16 16 19 19 8 8 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
30 30 30 30 Bastiodon Rock Steel Sturdy
Soundproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
33 33 33 33 Bronzong Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Incarnate Landorus Ground Flying Sand Force
Sheer Force
always male Undiscovered 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Landorus Therian Landorus Ground Flying Intimidate always male Undiscovered 89 145 90 105 80 91 600
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.
• • • • • • Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
• • • • Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
• • • • • • Onix Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
• • • Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
• • • Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
• • • • Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
• • • Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
• • • • • • Snorunt Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
50 50 50 50 50 50 300
• • • Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Emerald
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
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Venusaur Grass Poison Overgrow
Chlorophyll
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
80 82 83 100 100 80 525
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Graveler Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 95 115 45 45 35 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Golem Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 80 120 130 55 65 45 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 110 100 80 30 490
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Slowking Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 80 100 110 30 490
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Muk Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Onix Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Exeggcute Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Exeggutor Grass Psychic Chlorophyll
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Lickilicky Normal Own Tempo
Oblivious
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Monster 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
105 130 120 45 45 40 485
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Rhyperior Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Solid Rock
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
115 140 130 55 55 40 535
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Blissey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tangrowth Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Croconaw Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
65 80 80 59 63 58 405
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Feraligatr Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
85 105 100 79 83 78 530
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bonsly Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sudowoodo Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mamoswine Ice Ground Oblivious
Snow Cloak
Thick Fat
½ male, ½ female Field 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Donphan Ground Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Miltank Normal Thick Fat
Scrappy
Sap Sipper
always female Field 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tyranitar Rock Dark Sand Stream
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Slaking Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Aggron Steel Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Heavy Metal
½ male, ½ female Monster 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swalot Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Wailord Water Water Veil
Oblivious
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Field
Water 2
170 90 45 90 45 60 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Cacnea Grass Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
50 85 40 85 40 35 335
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Cacturne Grass Dark Sand Veil
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Grass
Human-Like
70 115 60 115 60 55 475
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Cradily Rock Grass Suction Cups
Storm Drain
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Snorunt Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
50 50 50 50 50 50 300
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Glalie Ice Inner Focus
Ice Body
Moody
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Mineral
80 80 80 80 80 80 480
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Froslass Ice Ghost Snow Cloak
Cursed Body
always female Fairy
Mineral
70 80 70 80 70 110 480
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Walrein Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
110 80 90 95 90 65 530
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Metagross Steel Psychic Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Mineral 80 135 130 95 90 70 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Regirock Rock Clear Body
Sturdy
genderless Undiscovered 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Regice Ice Clear Body
Ice Body
genderless Undiscovered 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Registeel Steel Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Undiscovered 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Kyogre Water Drizzle genderless Undiscovered 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Groudon Ground Drought genderless Undiscovered 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Torterra Grass Ground Overgrow
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
95 109 105 75 85 56 525
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bastiodon Rock Steel Sturdy
Soundproof
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gastrodon Water Ground Sticky Hold
Storm Drain
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
111 83 68 92 82 39 475
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Bronzong Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Abomasnow Grass Ice Snow Warning
Soundproof
½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
90 92 75 92 85 60 494
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Regigigas Normal Slow Start genderless Undiscovered 110 160 110 80 110 100 670
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Emboar Fire Fighting Blaze
Reckless
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Samurott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Roggenrola Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Boldore Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 105 105 50 40 20 390
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gigalith Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 85 135 130 60 80 25 515
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Timburr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gurdurr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Conkeldurr Fighting Guts
Sheer Force
Iron Fist
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Throh Fighting Guts
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 120 100 85 30 85 45 465
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sawk Fighting Sturdy
Inner Focus
Mold Breaker
always male Human-Like 75 125 75 30 75 85 465
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Krookodile Ground Dark Intimidate
Moxie
Anger Point
½ male, ½ female Field 95 117 80 65 70 92 519
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
70 95 125 65 75 45 475
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Yamask Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
38 30 85 55 65 30 303
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Cofagrigus Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
58 50 145 95 105 30 483
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
54 78 103 53 45 22 355
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
74 108 133 83 65 32 495
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Golett Ground Ghost Iron Fist
Klutz
No Guard
genderless Mineral 59 74 50 35 50 35 303
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Golurk Ground Ghost Iron Fist
Klutz
No Guard
genderless Mineral 89 124 80 55 80 55 483
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Vullaby Dark Flying Big Pecks
Overcoat
Weak Armor
always female Flying 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mandibuzz Dark Flying Big Pecks
Overcoat
Weak Armor
always female Flying 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Terrakion Rock Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Virizion Grass Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Incarnate Landorus Ground Flying Sand Force
Sheer Force
always male Undiscovered 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Landorus Therian Landorus Ground Flying Intimidate always male Undiscovered 89 145 90 105 80 91 600

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