Scary Face (move)

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Scary Face
こわいかお Scary Face
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Scary Face (Japanese: こわいかお Scary Face) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Scary Face lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages.

Generation V

Scary Face's accuracy was changed from 90% to 100%.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A horrific look that scares the victim, sharply reducing the target's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSEColo.XD Frightens with a scary face to sharply reduce Speed.
FRLG Frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed.
DPPtHGSS The user frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly reduce its Speed stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon 25 25 19 19 19 19
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon 27 27 21 21 21 21
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon 27 27 21 21 21 21
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field 20 20 20 20 20 1
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
Field Field 1
066 Machop Machop
Human-Like Human-Like 43 43 43 46 46XY
43ORAS
43
067 Machoke Machoke
Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 44 51 51XY
53ORAS
53
068 Machamp Machamp
Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 44 51 51XY
53ORAS
53
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field 31 31 21 19 19XY
9ORAS
9
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field 31 31 21 19 19XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
128 Tauros Tauros
Field Field 19 19RSE
13FRLG
11 11 11 11
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon 33
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field 64 64BW
29B2W2
29 29
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying 36 36 1 1 1 1
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1 27 27 15 15 15 15
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1 28 28 15 15 15 15
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1 28 28 15 15 15 15
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug 6 6 5 5 5 12
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 12
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field 38 38 38 38
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field 21 39 39XY
37ORAS
37
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster 36 36 19 23 23 23
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster 38 38 19 23 23 23
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster 38 38 19 23 23 23
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field 29 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field 32 37 37 37XY
28ORAS
28
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug 33 26 26 26XY
22ORAS
22
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2 16 11 11 11XY
29ORAS
29
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2 16 11 11 11XY
29ORAS
29
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 29 19 19 19XY
9ORAS
9
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon 37 40 40 40XY
39ORAS
39
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon 47 43 43 43XY
42ORAS
42
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon 47 43 43 43XY
42ORAS
42
375 Metang Metang
Mineral Mineral 26 24 24BW
35B2W2
35 35
376 Metagross Metagross
Mineral Mineral 1, 26 24 24BW
35B2W2
35 35
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field 37 37 37 37
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field 43 43 43 43
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field 49 49 49 49
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster 19 19 19 19
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster 19 19 19 19
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3 28DP
23PtHGSS
23BW
41B2W2
41 41
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3 28DP
23PtHGSS
23BW
43B2W2
43 43
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field 21 19 19XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field 65 65BW
58B2W2
1, 58 1, 58
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41 41
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
532 Timburr Timburr
Human-Like Human-Like 37 37 37
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
550 Basculin Basculin
Water 2 Water 2 41 41 30
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field 34 34 34
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field 36 36 36
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field 36 36 36
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon 34 34 34
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon 34 34 34
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous 34 34 1
566 Archen Archen
Flying Water 3 11 11 11
567 Archeops Archeops
Flying Water 3 11 11 11
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field 21 21 21
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 21 21 21
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug 40 40 40
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon 16 16 16
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon 16 16 16
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon 16 16 16
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Dragon Monster 13 13 13
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
Field Field 21 21 21
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying 19 19 19
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying 19 19 19
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon 52 50 50
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon 55 55 55
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon 55 55 55
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 43
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous 4 4
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous 4 1, 4
725 Litten Litten
Field Field 39
726 Torracat Torracat
Field Field 46
727 Incineroar Incineroar
Field Field 49
734 Yungoos Yungoos
Field Field 31
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
Field Field 35
744 Rockruff Rockruff
Field Field 37
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
Field Field 37
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
Field Field 37
766 Passimian Passimian
Field Field 18
772 Type: Null Type: Null
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
773 Silvally Silvally
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon 21
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon 21
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon 21
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20
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
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
322 Numel Numel
Field Field
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
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
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
183 Marill Marill
Water 1 Fairy New York Pokémon Center
194 Wooper Wooper
Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
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 Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.

In the anime

Harley Ariados Scary Face.png Madame Muchmoney Snubbull Scary Face.png Ursula Flareon Scary Face.png Ash Totodile Scary Face.png
Ariados Snubbull Flareon Totodile
The user frightens the foe with a scary face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
209 Snubbull Snubbull makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Madame Muchmoney's Snubbull Snubbull Snobbery Debut
158 Totodile Totodile makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Duplica's Mini-Dit in the form of Totodile Imitation Confrontation Used via Transform
Ash's Totodile One Trick Phony! None
006 Charizard Charizard makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
A Charizard Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
168 Ariados Ariados makes a scary face, frightening the opponent, or Ariados covers itself with string, making only the eyes on its abdomen showing.
Harley's Ariados A Hurdle for Squirtle None
136 Flareon Flareon's eyes glow red. Then, a large illusion of its face appears and fires at the opponent.
Ursula's Flareon Opposites Interact! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Scary Face II.png Scary Face III.png Scary Face IV.png Scary Face 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
Scary Face 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
Scary Face Stad2.png Scary Face Colo.png Scary Face 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

Trivia

  • In Generation V games, Scary Face and Glare are identical in appearance.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鬼面 Guǐmiàn *
鬼臉 / 鬼脸 Guǐliǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lonk
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rumanaama (original series)
Irvistys (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Grimace
Germany Flag.png German Grimasse
Greece Flag.png Greek Τρομακτικός Μορφασμός Tromaktikos Morfasmos
India Flag.png Hindi डरावना चेहरा Daravna Chehra
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wajah Menakutkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Visotruce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겁나는얼굴 Geopna-neun Eolgul
Poland Flag.png Polish Maszkaron
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cara Assustadora
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zastrašujuća grimasa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cara Susto
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khuôn Mặt Đáng Sợ


Variations of the move Eerie Impulse
Status Eerie ImpulseFeather DanceScary Face


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