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Astonish (move)

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Astonish
おどろかす Astonish
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Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  30
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the Pokémon that appealed before the user.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Astonish (Japanese: おどろかす Astonish) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Astonish inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch if the user attacks before the target.

Description

Games Description
RSE An attack that may shock the foe into flinching.
FRLG An attack using a startling shout. It also may make the foe flinch.
Colo.XD An attack that may shock the target into flinching.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action.
DPPtHGSS The user attacks the foe while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
BWB2W2Conq The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
XY The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying 11 6 9 9 8 8
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying --, 11 --, 6 --, 9 --, 9 --, 8 --, 8
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground   7 7 7
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground   7 7 7
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying --, 11 --, 6 --, 9 --, 9 --, 8 --, 8
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal 13 8 8 8
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 9 -- -- --
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost 11 10 10 10
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic 7 -- -- --
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal 13 11 7 7 7
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass -- -- -- --
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass -- -- -- --
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass -- -- -- --
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal 11 11 11 11
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal --, 11 --, 11 --, 11 --, 11
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal --, 11 --, 11 --, 11 --, 11
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost 13 11 11 11
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy -- -- -- --
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water 23 17 17 17
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water 23 17 17 17
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying 8 5 5 4 4
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying --, 8 --, 5 --, 5 --, 4 --, 4
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass -- -- -- --
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass -- -- -- --
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal -- -- -- --
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost 16 14 14 14
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 16 14 14 14
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic 9 9 9 9
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal   --, 8 --, 8 --, 8
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying   6 6 4 4
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying   --, 6 --, 6 --, 4 --, 4
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost   -- -- --
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying   -- -- --
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic   9 9 9
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting   -- -- --
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting   -- -- --
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost   14 14 14
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost   --, 10 --, 10 --, 10
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost   -- -- --
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost     -- --
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost     -- --
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice     7 7
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice     --, 7 --, 7
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice     --, 7 --, 7
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison     8 8
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison     --, 8 --, 8
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire     -- --
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire     -- --
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost     -- --
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost     -- --
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying     -- --
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying     -- --
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy       8
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass       5
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass       5
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass       --
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass       --
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowSwabluAltaria ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwabluAltaria ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwabluAltaria ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwabluAltaria
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground   DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison MisdreavusDuskullDusclopsChimecho MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblim MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampent MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal AipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison WailmerWailord WailmerWailord WailmerWailord WailmerWailord
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark AipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost MisdreavusDuskullDusclopsChimecho MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblim MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampent MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying   ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwabluAltaria ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwabluAltaria ZubatGolbatCrobatMurkrowHonchkrowSwabluAltaria
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark   DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass     DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire     DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water     DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic     MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampent MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentChandelurePhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying     DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon DiglettDugtrioAipomAmbipomGirafarigStantlerWhismurLoudredExploudMawileWailmerWailordKecleon
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic     SableyeCroagunkToxicroak SableyeCroagunkToxicroak
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric     MisdreavusMismagiusLotadLombreLudicoloDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampent MisdreavusMismagiusDuskullDusclopsDusknoirChimechoDrifloonDrifblimYamaskCofagrigusLitwickLampentPhantumpTrevenantPumpkabooGourgeist
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon     SwabluAltaria SwabluAltaria
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 Conquest

Astonish is the only move of Misdreavus, Duskull, and Drifloon. It has a chance to flinch the target.

     
     
     
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Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

In the anime

James Chimecho Astonish 1.png PSA Gastly Gengar Haunter Astonish.png PSA Shuppet Duskull.png Brycen Vanillish Astonish.png
Chimecho Gastly, Gengar and Haunter Shuppet and Duskull Vanillish
The user attacks the foe while shouting in a startling fashion.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
358 Chimecho Chimecho makes a horrible noise from its mouth and releases multiple red waves of energy from its mouth that hurts the opponent's ears, or Chimecho makes a frightening face and sticks out its tongue. A shadow also appears on Chimecho's face, frightening the opponent.
James's Chimecho Lessons in Lilycove Debut
092 Gastly Gastly appears out of nowhere, makes a horrifying face, and shadows appear around its face, frightening the opponent.
A wild Gastly Ghoul Daze! None
093 Haunter Haunter appears out of nowhere, raises its hands, makes a scary face and shadows appear on its body and around its face, frightening the opponent.
A wild Haunter Ghoul Daze! None
094 Gengar Gengar appears out of nowhere, raises its arms, makes a scary face and shadows appear on its body and around its face, frightening the opponent.
A wild Gengar Ghoul Daze! None
354 Banette Banette raises its arms, makes a frightening face and shadows appear around its body and face, frightening the opponent.
A wild Banette Ghoul Daze! None
353 Shuppet Shuppet makes a frightening face, sticks its tongue out and shadows appear around its body and face, frightening the opponent.
A wild Shuppet Ghoul Daze! None
355 Duskull Duskull raises its arms in the air, makes a frightening face and shadows appear around its body, frightening the opponent.
A wild Duskull Ghoul Daze! None
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus comes out of nowhere and makes a chilling face that frightens the opponent.
A wild Misdreavus Ghoul Daze! None
583 Vanillish Vanillish spins into the air while making a black ghost face appear with pink glowing eyes, a smile, and a red aura surrounding it to scare the opponent.
Brycen's Vanillish Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Astonish III.png Astonish IV.png Astonish 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Astonish 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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 驚嚇 Jīngxià
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forbløffe
Finland Flag.png Finnish Hämmästys
France Flag.png French Étonnement
Germany Flag.png German Erstauner
Greece Flag.png Greek Κατάπληξη
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Terkejut
Italy Flag.png Italian Sgomento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 놀래키기 Nollaekigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Zdumienie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Assustar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zastrašivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impresionar


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