Block (move)

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Block
とおせんぼう Block
Block V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Block (Japanese: とおせんぼう Block) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Block prevents the target from switching out or fleeing (including via Teleport). It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. The effect only applies as long as the Pokémon that used it remains in battle.

The affected Pokémon can still switch out via Baton Pass, but in that case, the Pokémon that switches in will now be affected. Affected Pokémon can also switch out with U-turn. Conversely, the Pokémon that used Block can switch out with Baton Pass and the effects of Block will still apply. Also, if the affected Pokémon is Roared at or hit with a Whirlwind, they will still be switched out.

If a wild Pokémon uses Block on the player's Pokémon, the player will be unable to escape, unless the player's Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball.

Generation V

If a Pokémon traps a target with Block and then switches with Baton Pass the target will no longer be trapped. Pokémon affected by Block can switch out with Volt Switch. Also, Dragon Tail and Circle Throw will force the affected Pokémon to switch out.

Generation VI onward

Block no longer affects Ghost-type Pokémon. Pokémon affected by Block can also switch out with Parting Shot.

If powered up by Normalium Z into Z-Block, the user's Defense stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Blocks the foe's way to prevent escape.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
The user blocks the foe's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Colo.XD Blocks the target's way to prevent escape.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user blocks the target's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster 37RSE
41FRLG
36 41 41 41
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral 33 22 22BW
26B2W2
26 29
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral 16 19 19BW
8B2W2
8XY
7ORAS
7
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster 30 30 30 1
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral 33 33 33 1
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22BW
26B2W2
26 29
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass 57 57BW
56B2W2
1, 56 1, 56
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral 1, 19 1, 19BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Grass Grass
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
317 Swalot Swalot
Amorphous Amorphous
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
346 Cradily Cradily
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
Fairy Mineral
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
Water 1 Amorphous
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
Monster Grass
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
Grass Grass
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
Mineral Mineral
525 Boldore Boldore
Mineral Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
Mineral Mineral
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like
538 Throh Throh
Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
Human-Like Human-Like
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
Water 1 Water 3
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
622 Golett Golett
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
Mineral Mineral
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral
687 Malamar Malamar
Water 1 Water 2
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Grass Amorphous
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster
716 Xerneas Xerneas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
718 Zygarde Zygarde
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Leg Hold status on the target, making it incapable of movement.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Block III.png Block IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Block Colo.png Block XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Block PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 擋路 Dǎnglù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Houd tegen
France Flag.png French Barrage
Germany Flag.png German Rückentzug
Greece Flag.png Greek Φραγμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Blocco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 블록 Block
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bloqueio
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bloqueio
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blokada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bloqueo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chốt chặn


Variations of the move Mean Look
Status BlockMean LookSpider Web


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