Glare (move)

If you were looking for the move whose Japanese name can be translated as Glare, see Leer.

へびにらみ Snake Glare
Glare IX.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Glare (Japanese: へびにらみ Snake Glare) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Ekans and Arbok.


Generation I

Glare paralyzes the target. It has an accuracy of 75%. It can hit Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generations II to III

Glare now does not affect Ghost-type Pokémon, unless the Ghost-type Pokémon is affected by Foresight or Odor Sleuth.

Glare can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Leer was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV

Glare can now hit Ghost-type Pokémon.

Generation V

The accuracy of Glare is increased from 75% to 90%.

Generation VI onwards

Glare's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%. It no longer affects Electric-types due to them now being immune to paralysis.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Glare, the user's Special Defense rises one stage.

Glare can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex and Smelling Salts to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.


Games Description
Stad The target is transfixed with terrifying sharp eyes. The target is frightened into paralysis.
Stad2 Transfixes the enemy with terrifying sharp eyes, frightening it into paralysis.
GSC A move that may cause paralysis.
RSE Intimidates and frightens the foe into paralysis.
Colo.XD Intimidates and frightens the target into paralysis.
The user intimidates the foe with the pattern on its belly to cause paralysis.
The user intimidates the target with the pattern on its belly to cause paralysis.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon 24 23 20 12 12 12 12SMUSUM
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon 27 25 20 12 12 12 12SMUSUM
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field 13 14 13 12BW
28 33SM
12 12
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 25 25 25BW
19 19BDSP 19
718   Zygarde
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 56
780   Drampa
Monster Dragon 13 15
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon 25 25
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon 25 25
982   Dudunsparce
  Field Field 12
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
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
694   Helioptile
Monster Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
497   Serperior
  Field Grass Island Scan - Exeggutor IslandSM
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Glare is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front, inflicting paralysis if possible. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Glare could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Glare could be seen as a move used by Boss Ekans.

Charge time 1.06 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Target Enemy
Additional effect Paralyzes the foe


Games Description
MDRB Causes paralysis in the target. A Pokémon affected by paralysis is incapable of attacking or using moves.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL てきポケモンを まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいの ポケモンは わざが だせない
MDGtI It causes the Paralysis status condition to an enemy. With the Paralysis status, the enemy's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It inflicts paralysis on an enemy.

In the anime

Dunsparce Arbok
The user intimidates the foe with its menacing eyes to cause paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Arbok Arbok glares at the opponent and its eyes flash different colors, making the opponent paralyzed, or Arbok's eyes glow blue and the opponent becomes paralyzed.
Jessie's Arbok The Flame Pokémon-athon! Debut
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Arbok The Ultimate Test None
  Dunsparce Dunsparce's eyes and eyelids glow red and the opponent becomes paralyzed.
Multiple Dunsparce The Dunsparce Deception None

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Pokémon Adventures

In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games


  • Drampa, Druddigon, and Helioptile can learn this move, which is known as へびにらみ Hebinirami (Snake Glare) in Japanese, despite not being based on any particular snake. This may be because Western dragons and snakes, particularly the basilisk, are both sometimes depicted as being capable of influencing their victims with eye contact, either by using some magical ability to immobilize those that look into their eyes or simply paralyzing them with fear.
  • The descriptions of the move in FireRed and LeafGreen and Generation IV onwards state that "The user intimidates the target with the pattern on its belly", a description that seems to be intended specifically for Arbok. The anime, manga, and Pokémon Stadium series portray Glare as a literal glare at the opponent instead.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大蛇瞪眼 Daaihsèh Dahngngáahn
Mandarin 大蛇瞪眼 Dàshé Dèngyǎn
  Czech Soustředěný pohled
  Danish Stirre
  Dutch Staar
  Finnish Häikäisy
  French Regard MédusantVI+
  German SchlangenblickVIII+
  Greek Βλέμμα Εκφοβισμού
  Italian Sguardo FeroceVI+
  Korean 뱀눈초리 Baemnunchori
뱀의미소 Baemuimiso *
  Polish Błysk*
Oślepiający Błysk*
Atak Blasku*
  Brazilian Portuguese Olhar Penetrante (XY-present, manga)
Brilho (HeartGold & SoulSilver)
Ofuscar (early anime)
Brilho Ofuscante (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Serbian Zveranje
Spanish   Latin America Reflejo*
  Spain Deslumbrar
  Swedish Bläng
  Vietnamese Đe Dọa

Variations of the move Poison Powder
  Poison PowderStun Spore
Formerly a variation

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