Astonish (move)

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Astonish
おどろかす Astonish
Astonish VI.png
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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.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

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. In Generation III only, Astonish will deal double the damage if its target had previously used Minimize.

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.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks the foe while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SM
The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 11RSE
6FRLG
9 9BW
8B2W2
8XY
7ORAS
7
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 7 7 7 7
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 7
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 7 7 7 7
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 7
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 13 8 8 8 8
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 9 1 1 1 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 11 10 10 10 10
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field 7 1 1 1 1
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 13RSE
11FRLG
7 7 7 7
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 11 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 13 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 8 5 5BW
4B2W2
4XY
3ORAS
3
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 3ORAS
1, 3
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
9ORAS
9
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 6 6BW
4B2W2
4 4
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
19ORAS
19
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1
582 Vanillite Vanillite
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 7 7 7
583 Vanillish Vanillish
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 8 8 8
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
707 Klefki Klefki
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 8 8
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 5 5
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous 5 1, 5
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6ORAS 6
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 11
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 11
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 11
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 4
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1, 4
769 Sandygast Sandygast
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 5
770 Palossand Palossand
GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 5
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 4
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
786 Tapu Lele Tapu Lele
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
396 Starly Starly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
FireIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Halloween Gengar
October 2014 Gengar
Pre-ordering player Gengar
XY Gengar
Pokémon Center Hiroshima Gengar
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

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
Power = 20 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
Used by : Shieldon  Duskull  Drifloon

Pokémon GO

Astonish
Fast Attack
Type Ghost
Power 8
Energy boost 14%
Duration 1.1 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
GastlyHaunterAipomMisdreavusDunsparce
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Astonish had an energy gain of 12% and a duration of 1.05 seconds.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the target with a Cringe status condition, making its actions fail.
Conq. The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.

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 + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

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)
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

Spin-off series games

Astonish Colo.png Astonish XD.png Astonish PBR.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
Astonish PMD RB.png Astonish PMD TDS.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
Chinese Cantonese 驚嚇 Gīnghaak
Mandarin 驚嚇 / 惊吓 Jīngxià
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forbløffe
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Verbijstering
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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Abismar (games, TCG)
Assustar (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Abismar
Assustar
Impressionar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zastrašivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impresionar
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Şaşırtma
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gây Sợ Hãi


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