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Taunt (move)

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Taunt
ちょうはつ Taunt
Taunt V.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.

Taunt (Japanese: ちょうはつ Taunt) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM12 since Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Taunt makes the afflicted Pokémon unable to use status moves. The effect lasts two turns or until the subject is switched out. Unlike most status moves, Taunt will affect a target with a substitute. On the turn that Taunt is used, if the Pokémon using Taunt goes before the target and the target selected a status move that turn, the target's move will fail.

Generation IV

The duration of Taunt is changed to between two and four turns.

Generation V

The duration of Taunt is changed to three turns. Unlike in Generation IV, Taunt can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Generation VI

Taunt no longer works on Pokémon with Oblivious or those under the protection of Aroma Veil.

Description

Games Description
RSE Taunts the foe into only using attack moves.*
Enrages the foe so it can only use attack moves.*
FRLG The foe is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves.
Colo.XD Taunts the target into only using attack moves.*
Enrages the target so it can only use attack moves.*
DPPtHGSS The foe is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for two to four turns.
PMDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Taunted status condition, which restricts a Pokémon to using only moves that inflict damage.
BWB2W2
XY
The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal   25 25 25
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal   25 25 25
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 40 31 31 31
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice -- -- -- --
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark 37 37 37 37
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark 42 42 42 42
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy       --
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark 38 40 40 40
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal 37 35 35 40 40
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water 32 31 32 32 32
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark 34 33 34 34 34
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark 9 9 9 17 --, 17
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic Psychic 15 25 25 25
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire   9 9 9
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting   9 9 9
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting   --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug     38 38 38
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel   6 6 6
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel   --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying   25 25 --, 25
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting   10 10 10
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting   10 10 10
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice   -- -- --
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark     38 38
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water     25 25
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying     25 25
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying     27 27
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying     27 27
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire     35 35
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire     39 39
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark     25 25
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark     25 25
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice     22 22
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice     22 22
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice     22 22
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon     36 36
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon     36 36
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon     36 36
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark       65
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 TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
TM12
IV
TM12
V
TM12
VI
TM12
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
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
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fighting
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
650 Chespin Chespin Grass Grass
651 Quilladin Quilladin Grass Grass
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
672 Skiddo Skiddo Grass Grass
673 Gogoat Gogoat Grass Grass
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
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 III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
359 359 AbsolLv.5 Dark Stamp Absol
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 other games

Mystery Dungeon series

A Pokémon affected by the move Taunt is put under the condition "Taunted". A Taunted Pokémon, as in the main series games, can only use attack moves.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team manga


In other generations

Taunt III.png Taunt IV.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 XY 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 挑撥* Tiǎobō
挑衅* Tiǎoxìn
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hån
France Flag.png French Provoc
Germany Flag.png German Verhöhner
Greece Flag.png Greek Χλευασμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Provocazione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도발 Dobal
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Provocação
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Provociranje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mofa
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Azarlama


Variations of the move Taunt
Status TauntTormentEmbargoHeal Block


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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Last modified on 22 August 2014, at 16:58