Snarl (move)

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バークアウト Bark Out
Snarl V.png
Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  55
Accuracy  95%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Snarl (Japanese: バークアウト Bark Out) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM95 since Generation V.


Snarl deals damage and lowers the target's Special Attack by one stage. Snarl hits all opponents in Double Battles and all adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user yells as if it is ranting about something, making the target's Sp. Atk stat decrease.
XYORAS The user yells as if it's ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stat of opposing Pokémon.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark   18
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying   18
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark 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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
571 571 Zoroark Dark Pokémon Smash! Zoroark
Summer 2011 Zoroark
Toys "R" Us ZoroarkBW
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Heidayu Bisharp Snarl.png None.png None.png
The user sends a sphere shaped burst of purple energy towards the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
625 Bisharp Bisharp crosses its arms and then slashes its arms forward. A purple ball of energy is fired from in front of Bisharp's body and grows in size until it turns into a hemisphere and runs along with top of ground until it hits the opponent and creates an explosion on impact.
Heidayu's Bisharp A Festival of Decisions! Debut


  • Prior to the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, this move had a very unique distribution, being simultaneously a TM and an event-exclusive move due to TM95 not being available yet. Thus the only way for the move to be generally obtained at that time was to receive the event Zoroark listed above, then pass down the move via breeding or chain breeding, taking advantage of the fact that TM moves can be passed down. Outside of Volt Tackle, this was the only case where a move that is not an Egg Move required breeding to obtain.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Aboiement
Germany Flag.png German Standpauke
Italy Flag.png Italian Urlorabbia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바크아웃 Bark Out
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Rosnado
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alarido

Variations of the move Icy Wind
Special Icy WindMud ShotElectrowebSnarl

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs

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