Essentials

Encore

Normal status

Generation 2

Summary

Forces the target to repeat its last used move every turn for 2 to 6 turns.

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
100%
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

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 next 4–8 times (selected at random) the target attempts to move, it is forced to repeat its last used move. If the selected move allows the trainer to select a target, an opponent will be selected at random each turn. If the target is prevented from using the selected move by some other effect, Struggle will be used instead. This effect ends if the selected move runs out of PP.

If the target hasn't used a move since entering the field, if it tried to use a move this turn and failed, if it does not know the selected move, or if the selected move has 0 PP remaining, this move will fail. If the target's last used move was Encore, Mimic, Mirror Move, Sketch, Struggle, or Transform, this move will fail.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Makes the foe repeat 2-6 times.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Makes the foe repeat its last move over 2 to 6 turns.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Makes the foe use the move it last used repeatedly for two to six turns.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl

The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for two to six turns.

Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for three to seven turns.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.

Foreign Names

Italian
Ripeti
Spanish
Otra Vez
German
Zugabe
Czech
Přídavek
French
Encore
Japanese
アンコール (ankooru)

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
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Encore.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
13 13 13 13 13 13 Seel Water Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
65 45 55 45 70 45 325
13 13 13 13 13 13 Dewgong Water Ice Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 70 80 70 95 70 475
11 11 11 11 18 18 Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
31 25 26 11 11 11 11 18 18 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
25 21 17 19 19 19 17 17 17 Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
25 21 17 19 19 19 17 17 17 Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Wynaut Psychic Shadow Tag
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 95 23 48 23 48 23 260
14 14 14 14 9 9 7 5 5 Shuckle Bug Rock Sturdy
Gluttony
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Bug 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Vigoroth Normal Vital Spirit ½ male, ½ female Field 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Slaking Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
22 22 17 17 17 17 17 17 Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
22 22 17 17 17 17 17 17 Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
25 25 25 25 25 25 25 25 Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 55 73 75 85 400
23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 Gulpin Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 Swalot Poison Liquid Ooze
Sticky Hold
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 Spheal Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
70 40 50 55 50 25 290
7 Sealeo Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
90 60 70 75 70 45 410
7 Walrein Ice Water Thick Fat
Ice Body
Oblivious
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
110 80 90 95 90 65 530
31 31 31 Oshawott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
36 36 36 Dewott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 75 60 83 60 60 413
38 38 38 Samurott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
15 15 15 Minccino Normal Cute Charm
Technician
Skill Link
¼ male, ¾ female Field 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
38 38 38 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
44 Amaura Rock Ice Refrigerate
Snow Warning
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 77 59 50 67 63 46 362
46 Aurorus Rock Ice Refrigerate
Snow Warning
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 123 77 72 99 92 58 521
20 Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver 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.
• • • • • • • • • Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
• • • • Psyduck Water Damp
Cloud Nine
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
50 52 48 65 50 55 320
• • • • Mankey Fighting Vital Spirit
Anger Point
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Field 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
• • • • Poliwag Water Water Absorb
Damp
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Water 1 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
• • • • • • • • • Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
• • • • • • • • • Machop Fighting Guts
No Guard
Steadfast
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
• • • • • • • • • Bellsprout Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Gluttony
½ male, ½ female Grass 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
• • • • • • • • • Seel Water Thick Fat
Hydration
Ice Body
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
65 45 55 45 70 45 325
• • • • • • Ledyba Bug Flying Swarm
Early Bird
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Bug 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
• • • • • • • • Azurill Normal Fairy Thick Fat
Huge Power
Sap Sipper
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
• • • • • • • • • Hoppip Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
35 35 40 35 55 50 250
• • • • • • • • Sunkern Grass Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Early Bird
½ male, ½ female Grass 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
• • • • • • Wooper Water Ground Damp
Water Absorb
Unaware
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
55 45 45 25 25 15 210
• • • • Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
• • • • • • Volbeat Bug Illuminate
Swarm
Prankster
always male Bug
Human-Like
65 73 55 47 75 85 400
• • • • • • Illumise Bug Oblivious
Tinted Lens
Prankster
always female Bug
Human-Like
65 47 55 73 75 85 400
• • • • • • • • Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
• • • • • • Chimchar Fire Blaze
Iron Fist
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Human-Like
44 58 44 58 44 61 309
• • • • • • Buneary Normal Run Away
Klutz
Limber
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
55 66 44 44 56 85 350
• • • • • • Chatot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
• • • Purrloin Dark Limber
Unburden
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
• • • Audino Normal Healer
Regenerator
Klutz
½ male, ½ female Fairy 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
• • • Cottonee Grass Fairy Prankster
Infiltrator
Chlorophyll
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
40 27 60 37 50 66 280
• • • Darumaka Fire Hustle
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
• • • Cubchoo Ice Snow Cloak
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
• • • Shelmet Bug Hydration
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 40 85 40 65 25 305

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