Encore (move)

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Encore
アンコール Encore
Encore.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Encore (Japanese: アンコール Encore) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Encore prevents the target from using any move except the last move that it used for 2 to 6 turns.

If the Pokémon affected by Encore runs out of PP for the affected move, the effects of Encore end immediately. If Disable is used after Encore, the target will be forced to use Struggle until the effects of Disable or Encore have worn off.

Encore will fail if used on Transform, Mimic, Sketch, Mirror Move, Encore itself, Struggle, or a move that has no PP, or if the foe has not used a move yet.

If a Pokémon is affected by Encore before it can use its move that turn, it will be forced to use the move that Encore has locked it into.

Generations III and IV

Encore lasts for 2 to 6 turns in Generation III and in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl; in Pokémon Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver, Encore lasts for 3 to 7 turns.

Like Disable, Torment can now be used to force the opponent to use Struggle every second turn.

A Pokémon affected by Encore cannot select the targets of its moves. If the Pokémon chooses to use the move, if that move can target a foe, a random foe will be targeted. If the Pokémon is now locked into Acupressure, it will randomly target either itself or an ally when executed.

If a Pokémon is affected by Encore before it can use its move that turn, it will be forced to use the move that Encore has locked it into; even if the move it is forced to use has a different priority than the move it had selected, the Pokémon will still move with the priority of the move it had selected. If the move the Pokémon is forced to use is the same as it had selected, the move will execute on its designated target that turn; otherwise, the target will be randomly selected. If a Pokémon is forced to use Focus Punch on a turn it chose another move, the charging message does not appear, but it will still lose its focus if it took damage from an attack that turn.

Generation V

Encore now lasts exactly 3 turns. It can now be reflected by Magic Coat, but will then fail.

A Pokémon affected by Encore can now select the target of its moves.

If a Pokémon is affected by Encore before it uses a move that turn, and it is now locked into a move other than the one it selected, that move will target the foe opposite it (if it can target a single foe); if the move the Pokémon is locked into is Acupressure, it will target the user, not an ally. If a Pokémon is forced to use Focus Punch on a turn it chose another move, the charging message does not appear and it can be executed regardless of whether the Pokémon took damage that turn.

Generation VI onward

Encore no longer works on Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Encore, the user's Speed stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Forces the target to continue to use the move it used last for the next two to six turns.
GSC Makes the foe repeat 2-6 times.
RSE Makes the foe repeat its last move over 2 to 6 turns.
FRLG Makes the foe use the move it last used repeatedly for two to six turns.
Colo.XD Makes target repeat its last move for 2 to 6 turns.
DP The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for two to six turns.
PtHGSS The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for three to seven turns.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.
SM The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy 4 5 4 4 1 1
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field 13 13 13 13
087 Dewgong Dewgong
Water 1 Field 13 13 13 13
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like 31 25RSE
26FRLG
11 11BW
18B2W2
18 18
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered 4 4 4 4 4 4
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 21RSE
26FRLG
19 17 17 17
176 Togetic Togetic
Flying Fairy 25 21RSE
17FRLG
19 17 17 17
213 Shuckle Shuckle
Bug Bug 14 14 14DP
9PtHGSS
7BW
5B2W2
5 5
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field 7 7 7 7XY
6ORAS
6
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy 22 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy 22 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like 25 25 25 25XY
26ORAS
26
316 Gulpin Gulpin
Amorphous Amorphous 23 23 23 23XY
20ORAS
20
317 Swalot Swalot
Amorphous Amorphous 23 23 23 23XY
20ORAS
20
360 Wynaut Wynaut
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
363 Spheal Spheal
Water 1 Field 7 7 7 7XY
9ORAS
9
364 Sealeo Sealeo
Water 1 Field 1, 7RSE
7FRLG
1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
9ORAS
9
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field 1, 7RSE
7FRLG
1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
7ORAS
7
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered 11 11BW
18B2W2
18 18
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field 31 31 31
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field 36 36 37
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field 38 38 39
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field 15 15 15
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field 38 38 38
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster 44 44
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster 46 46
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like 20 20
728 Popplio Popplio
Water 1 Field 18
729 Brionne Brionne
Water 1 Field 19
730 Primarina Primarina
Water 1 Field 19
758 Salazzle Salazzle
Monster Dragon 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
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field HGSS
056 Mankey Mankey
Field Field HGSS
060 Poliwag Poliwag
Water 1 Water 1 HGSS
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field
165 Ledyba Ledyba
Bug Bug
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
Grass Grass
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous HGSS
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
Field Field
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
Field Fairy
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
054 Psyduck Psyduck
Water 1 Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
187 Hoppip Hoppip
Fairy Grass Dream World - Windswept Sky
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
616 Shelmet Shelmet
Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
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 II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Master Division
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy PGL Pikachu
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 Encore status on the target, making it capable of using only the move it last used.

In the anime

None.png Ursula Plusle Minun Encore.png None.png None.png
Plusle and Minun
The user creates a white ball which is fired at the opponent making it forced to do an attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
311 Plusle Plusle raises its hands and a white orb of energy appears between them. Plusle then fires the orb at the opponent. When the orb hits, the opponent's body sparkles white. As long as the opponent is sparkling white, it can only use the move it last used.
Ursula's Plusle Playing the Performance Encore! Debut
312 Minun Minun raises its hands and a white orb of energy appears between them. Minun then fires the orb at the opponent. When the orb hits, the opponent's body sparkles white. As long as the opponent is sparkling white, it can only use the move it last used.
Ursula's Minun Playing the Performance Encore! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Encore II.png Encore III.png Encore 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
Encore V.png Encore 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
Encore Stad2.png Encore Colo.png Encore 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 再來一次 Zàiláiyīcì
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Toegift
France Flag.png French Encore
Germany Flag.png German Zugabe
Greece Flag.png Greek Επανάληψη
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Encore
Italy Flag.png Italian Ripeti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 앵콜 Encore
Poland Flag.png Polish Bis
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Repetição
Bis (TCG)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bis
Spain Flag.png Spanish Otra Vez
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Lặp Lại Chiêu Thức


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