Disable (move)

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Disable
かなしばり Temporary Binding
Disable.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Disable (Japanese: かなしばり Temporary Binding) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Disable randomly selects one move that is in the target's current move set and whose current PP is greater than 0, and gives it a randomly chosen disable duration length of 0-6, which is reduced by 1 each time the Pokémon attempts to execute an attack. While the move is disabled, a message of "disabled!" will appear in place of the disabled move's PP, and the target will be unable to use the move until the round after Disable wears off (attempting to select the move will just result in a notice that the move is disabled).

If the target does manage to select the move (such as if it knows the move twice because of Mimic, or if the user is faster than the target and disables the attack that the target was going to use during that round) and attempts to execute it before the disable duration is over, it will only result in a wasted turn and a message that the move is disabled. Since the check to see if a move is disabled happens after the duration reduction, it is possible to disable the move the target was about to use for only 1 turn and as a result have Disable end immediately, still allowing the target to use said move during that round. It is also possible for the target to still use the disabled move if it is called via Metronome or Mirror Move.

If the target has only one move and that move is successfully disabled, it will use Struggle until it can select its move again. Disable will fail if the target has no PP for any of its moves.

Turns spent flinching, fast asleep, frozen solid, recharging, or partially trapped will not count towards the Disable duration length.

Even if unsuccessful (for any reason), using Disable against a Pokémon using Rage will cause its rage to build.

In Stadium, Disable will cause a Pokémon's rage to build only if successful. The disabled move's PP is not replaced with a "disabled!" message, though attempting to select the move will still result in a notice that the move is disabled.

Accuracy in this generation is 55%.

Generation II

The last move that the target used will be disabled for 2-5 turns if successful. It will fail if the user goes first in the first turn. Sleep Talk can still call a disabled move.

Generation III

Disable now lasts 4-7 turns.

Generation IV

Disable's accuracy is changed from 55% to 80%.

Generation V

Disable now lasts 4 turns. Its accuracy is changed from 80% to 100% and it can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Generation VI onward

Disable does not affect Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Disable, all of the user's lowered states are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad A technique that disables one of the target's moves. The disabled move can't be used until it wears off.
Stad2 A move that disables one of the target's moves. That move can't be used until it wears off.
GSC Disables the foe's most recent move.
RSE Psychically disables one of the foe's moves.
Colo.XD Psychically disables one of the target's moves.
FRLG For a few turns, it prevents the foe from using the move it last used.
DPPtHGSS For several turns, this move prevents the foe from using the move it last used.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy 14 14 14 13 13 13XY
15ORAS
14
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
048 Venonat Venonat
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field 31 10 10 14 14BW
11B2W2
11XY
22ORAS
19
055 Golduck Golduck
Water 1 Field 1, 31 1, 10 1, 10 14 14BW
11B2W2
11XY
22ORAS
19
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 20RGB
20Y
18 18 18 18 18 18
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 20RGB
20Y
18 18 18 18 18 18
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1 18 29 29RSE
24FRLG
20 19 19 19
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1 1, 18 29 29RSE
24FRLG
20 19 19 19
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous 1 10 8 12 12 12 12
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
Amorphous Amorphous 12
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous 1 37 8 12 12 12 12
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
Amorphous Amorphous 12
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like 12 10 10RSE
7FRLG
7 5 5 5
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 12 1, 10 10RSE
1FRLG, 7
1, 7 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
108 Lickitung Lickitung
Monster Monster 15 31 34 25 25 25 25
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1 29 29RSE
24FRLG
20 19 19 19
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous 5 6 6 6 1
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 5 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
Monster Monster 25 25 25 25
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous 5 5 5
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 35
758 Salazzle Salazzle
Monster Dragon 1
779 Bruxish Bruxish
Water 2 Water 2 20
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
Field Field
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
682 Spritzee Spritzee
Fairy Fairy
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
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
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Disable paralyzes the opponent instead of disabling a move. It is unaffected by evasion and accuracy.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Disable seals the move that its target most recently used on the floor.

Super Smash Bros. series

Mewtwo uses Disable as its down special move. Rather than disabling a move, Disable stuns the opponent, leaving them vulnerable for a short period of time. The move only works if the opponent is making eye contact with Mewtwo.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Causes paralysis in the target. A Pokémon affected by paralysis is incapable of attacking or using moves.
MDS Afflicts the target with a Paralysis status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status condition has slowed movement and is incapable of action.

In the anime

Lorelei Slowbro Disable.png Misty Psyduck Disable.png Golduck Disable.png Katie Venomoth Disable.png
Slowbro Psyduck Golduck Venomoth
The user stops the opponent from attacking.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
054 Psyduck Psyduck releases blue rings from its body that make the opponent unable to move.
Misty's Psyduck The Ninja Poké-Showdown! Debut
055 Golduck Golduck's eyes glow blue and a blue aura appears around it. Any attacks that try to hit Golduck are instantly disintegrated.
A wild Golduck Bye Bye Psyduck None
080 Slowbro Slowbro becomes outlined in light blue and the opponent starts to glow light blue, making it completely motionless and renders it under Slowbro's control.
Prima's Slowbro The Mandarin Island Miss-match None
065 Alakazam Alakazam throws its spoons in the air, then crosses them. The spoons glow red and the spoons release a red shock to the opponent, surround it and making it unable to move.
Eusine's Alakazam For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! None
049 Venomoth Venomoth's eyes glow light blue while its opponent is using an attack. The opponent becomes outlined in light blue briefly and it stops using the attack. In addition, the opponent cannot use the attack for a while.
Katie's Venomoth Shocks and Bonds None

In the manga

In the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


  • Slowpoke was revealed to have known Disable in PW18 but it was not shown using it.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Disable I.png Disable II.png Disable III.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
Disable IV.png Disable V.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
Disable 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
Disable Stad.png Disable Stad2.png Disable Colo.png Disable 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 石化功 Shí​huà​gōng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Neutralisere
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ontwapen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Estäminen (EP032)
Lamaus (AG128-AG129)
France Flag.png French Entrave
Germany Flag.png German Aussetzer
Greece Flag.png Greek Αναστολέας
India Flag.png Hindi Viklaang kar dena
Italy Flag.png Italian Inibitore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사슬묶기 Saseul Mukgi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Desabilitar
Inabilitar (TCG, manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Incapacitar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Onemogućavanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Anulación
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Förlamning
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Sakatlama
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vô Hiệu Hóa


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