Essentials

Imprison

Psychic status

Generation 3

Summary

Prevents the target from using any moves that the user also knows.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 0
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 2
  • Psychic ½
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
10, up to 16 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
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

Prevents any Pokémon on the opposing side of the field from using any move the user knows until the user leaves the field. This effect is live; if the user obtains new moves while on the field, these moves become restricted. If no opposing Pokémon knows any of the user's moves when this move is used, this move will fail.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Prevents foes from using moves known by the user.

FireRed, LeafGreen

Prevents foes from using any move that is also known by the user.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

If the foe knows any move also known by the user, the foe is prevented from using it.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

If the opponents know any move also known by the user, the opponents are prevented from using it.

Generation 6
X, Y

If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ふういん (fuuin)
Korean
봉인
French
Possessif
German
Begrenzer
Spanish
Cerca
Italian
Esclusiva
Czech
Uvěznění

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Worsens the condition of those that made appeals.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
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 Imprison.

Pokémon

Generation 3 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.
25 21 21 18 18 Vulpix Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 38 41 40 50 65 65 299
Ninetales Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
43 49 49 49 Stantler Normal Intimidate
Frisk
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
31 32 34 34 34 Ralts Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
33 36 39 39 39 Kirlia Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 38 35 35 65 55 50 278
33 40 45 45 45 Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Synchronize
Trace
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
45 Mega Gardevoir Mega Gardevoir Psychic Fairy Pixilate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 68 85 65 165 135 100 618
12 12 9 9 Bronzor Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 57 24 86 24 86 23 300
Bronzong Steel Psychic Levitate
Heatproof
Heavy Metal
genderless Mineral 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
6 6 6 6 Uxie Psychic Levitate genderless Undiscovered 75 75 130 75 130 95 580
6 6 6 6 Mesprit Psychic Levitate genderless Undiscovered 80 105 105 105 105 80 580
6 6 6 6 Azelf Psychic Levitate genderless Undiscovered 75 125 70 125 70 115 580
13 13 13 Munna Psychic Forewarn
Synchronize
Telepathy
½ male, ½ female Field 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
19 19 19 Woobat Psychic Flying Unaware
Klutz
Simple
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
55 45 43 55 43 72 313
19 19 19 Swoobat Psychic Flying Unaware
Klutz
Simple
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
67 57 55 77 55 114 425
53 53 53 Zorua Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 40 65 40 80 40 65 330
59 59 Zoroark Dark Illusion ⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
25 25 25 Elgyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
25 25 25 Beheeyem Psychic Telepathy
Synchronize
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
24 24 24 Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
24 24 24 Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire
Flame Body
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
8 8 8 Reshiram Dragon Fire Turboblaze genderless Undiscovered 100 120 100 150 120 90 680
8 8 8 Zekrom Dragon Electric Teravolt genderless Undiscovered 100 150 120 120 100 90 680
7 7 7 Incarnate Landorus Ground Flying Sand Force
Sheer Force
always male Undiscovered 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
7 7 Therian Landorus Therian Landorus Ground Flying Intimidate always male Undiscovered 89 145 90 105 80 91 600
8 8 8 Kyurem Dragon Ice Pressure genderless Undiscovered 125 130 90 130 90 95 660
8 8 Black Kyurem Black Kyurem Dragon Ice Teravolt genderless Undiscovered 125 170 100 120 90 95 700
8 8 White Kyurem White Kyurem Dragon Ice Turboblaze genderless Undiscovered 125 120 90 170 100 95 700
45 Male Meowstic Psychic Keen Eye
Infiltrator
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Field 74 48 76 83 81 104 466
36 Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster
Magician
½ male, ½ female Mineral 57 80 91 80 87 75 470
Generation 3 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
• • • • • Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
• Sableye Dark Ghost Keen Eye
Stall
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
• • • • • Shuppet Ghost Insomnia
Frisk
Cursed Body
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
• • • • • Duskull Ghost Levitate
Frisk
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
• • • • Spiritomb Ghost Dark Pressure
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
• • • Yamask Ghost Mummy ½ male, ½ female Mineral
Amorphous
38 30 85 55 65 30 303
• • • Solosis Psychic Overcoat
Magic Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
• • • Vanillite Ice Ice Body
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 36 50 50 65 60 44 305
• Phantump Ghost Grass Natural Cure
Frisk
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Grass
Amorphous
43 70 48 50 60 38 309

40 Pokémon

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