Essentials

Lock-On

Normal status

Generation 2

Summary

Ensures that the user's next move will hit the target.

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

If the user targets the same target again before the end of the next turn, the move it uses is guaranteed to hit. This move itself also ignores accuracy and evasion modifiers.

One-hit KO moves are also guaranteed to hit, as long as the user is equal or higher level than the target. This effect also allows the user to hit Pokémon that are off the field due to moves such as Dig or Fly.

If the target uses Detect or Protect while under the effect of this move, the user is not guaranteed to hit, but has a (100 - accuracy)% chance to break through the protection.

This effect is passed on by Baton Pass.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Ensures the next attack will hit.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Locks on to the foe to ensure the next move hits.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user locks on to the foe, making the next move sure to hit.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user takes sure aim at the foe. It ensures the next attack does not fail to hit the target.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user takes sure aim at the target. It ensures the next attack does not fail to hit the target.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user takes sure aim at the target. This ensures the next attack does not miss the target.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ロックオン (rokkuon)
Korean
록온
French
Verrouillage
German
Zielschuss
Spanish
Fijar Blanco
Italian
Localizza
Czech
Zaměření

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited.
Use after
None
Use before

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

These moves all have the same effect as Lock-On.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Mind Reader Normal status 5

Ensures that the user's next move will hit the target.

Pokémon

Generation 2 Generation 3 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.
27 32 27 27 30 46 46 Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
27 35 27 27 30 56 56 Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
27 27 30 56 56 Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
32 32 45 45 45 45 45 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
32 32 45 45 45 45 45 Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
45 45 45 45 45 Porygon-Z Normal Adaptability
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
11 11 6 6 6 6 6 Remoraid Water Hustle
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
35 65 35 65 35 65 300
46 67 73 73 50 50 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
67 73 73 50 50 Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
57 57 57 57 57 Regirock Rock Clear Body
Sturdy
genderless Undiscovered 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
57 57 57 57 57 Regice Ice Clear Body
Ice Body
genderless Undiscovered 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
57 57 57 57 57 Registeel Steel Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Undiscovered 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
51 51 50 Klink Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
56 56 56 Klang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
60 60 60 Klinklang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
11 11 11 Genesect Bug Steel Download genderless Undiscovered 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Generation 2 Generation 3 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.
• • • Roggenrola Rock Sturdy
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 55 75 85 25 25 15 280
• Klefki Steel Fairy Prankster
Magician
½ male, ½ female Mineral 57 80 91 80 87 75 470

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