Torment (move)

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Torment
いちゃもん Falsely Accuse
Torment.png
Torment 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Make all Pokémon after the user nervous
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Torment (Japanese: いちゃもん Falsely Accuse) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM41 since Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Torment prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row, starting from the turn following Torment's use. If Torment is used first in a turn, the move used by the opponent in the same turn is affected on the following turn. If Torment is used after any other moves are made in the same turn, it will be applied to the opponent's move made in the following turn.

If the target can only use one move (e.g. is holding a Choice item, only has one move with PP, is under the effect of Encore, etc.), the target will be forced to use Struggle every second round. Struggle is not affected by Torment; if a Pokémon has run out of PP for all of its moves, it can continue to use Struggle. Moves such as Rollout will still be fully executed under the effects of Torment.

Generation V

Torment now activates the same turn it is used and can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Pokémon that know Torment are banned from participating in Pokéstar Studio films.

Generation VI

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

Description

Games Description
RSE Torments the foe and stops successive use of a move.*
Prevents the foe from using the same move in a row.*
FRLG It enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move successively.
Colo.XD Torments the target. Stops successive use of a move.*
Prevents the target from using the same move in a row.*
DPPtHGSS The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user torments and enrages the target, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying 61 61
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass 25 25 25 25XY
16ORAS
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like 25 25 25
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like 29 29 29
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 19 19
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 19 19
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field 25 25
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field 10 10
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field 10 10
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field 10 10
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field 33 33
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 34 34
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like 14 14
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 14 1, 14
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral 32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
TM41
IV
TM41
V
TM41
VI
TM41
VII
TM41
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon
024 Arbok Arbok
Field Dragon
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying
088 Grimer Grimer
Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
Amorphous Amorphous
091 Cloyster Cloyster
Water 3 Water 3
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
246 Larvitar Larvitar
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
318 Carvanha Carvanha
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
362 Glalie Glalie
Fairy Mineral
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Water 3 Bug
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
Field Grass
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
Field Field
517 Munna Munna
Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
Water 1 Water 2
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Instead of prohibiting a move from being used twice in a row, Torment seals one of the foe's moves. If a user's move is sealed by Torment, it will remain sealed until the user moves to the next floor.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents the targeted Pokémon, while it remains on the floor, from using the last move it used.

In the anime

None.png Harley Banette Torment.png None.png None.png
Banette
The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
354 Banette Banette stomps its foot on the ground and yells at the opponent, making it unable to use the same move twice in a row.
Harley's Banette Rhapsody in Drew Debut

In other generations

Torment III.png Torment IV.png Torment 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
Torment 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
Torment Colo.png Torment 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 假指控 Jiǎ Zhǐkòng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kwelling
Finland Flag.png Finnish Piina
France Flag.png French Tourmente
Germany Flag.png German Folterknecht
Greece Flag.png Greek Βασανιστήριο
Italy Flag.png Italian Attaccalite
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트집 Teujip
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tormento
Atormentar (TCG)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mučenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tormento


Variations of the move Disable
Status DisableEmbargoHeal BlockTauntTorment


Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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