Amnesia (move)

Amnesia
ドわすれ Memory Lapse
Amnesia IX.png
Amnesia IX 2.png
Type  Psychic
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Self: Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Prevents the user from being startled until the turn ends.

Amnesia (Japanese: ドわすれ Memory Lapse) is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TR17 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM128 in Generation IX.

Effect

Generation I

Amnesia increases the user's Special by two stages.

Generation II onwards

Amnesia now raises the user's Special Defense by two stages instead.

Amnesia is a part of Contest Spectacular combination and using it will cause Baton Pass and Stored Power to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Psychium Z into Z-Amnesia, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad Sharply raises the user's Special stat. Also increases protection against special attacks.
Stad2 A move that increases the user's Spcl.Def. stat. It is normally used up to three times.
GSC Sharply raises the user's Spcl.Def.
RSEFRLGColoXD Forgets about something and sharply raises Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. It sharply raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
SV The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply boosts the user's Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0003    
 
Monster Grass 1
0035     Fairy Fairy 16
0053     Field Field 1
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 1
0054     Water 1 Field 44 48BW
43B2W2
43 37 41 34 34 34
0055     Water 1 Field 50 56BW
49B2W2
49 41 53 36 36 36
0060     Water 1 Water 1 38
0061     Water 1 Water 1 41
0079    
 
Monster Water 1 40 43 43RSE
36FRLG
43 41 41 41 48 27 27 27
0079  
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1 27 27
0080    
 
Monster Water 1 44 46 46RSE
36FRLG
47 43 43 43 62 27 27 27
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 27 27
0099     Water 3 Water 3 1
0114     Grass Grass 49
0143     Monster Monster 1 8 6RSE
5FRLG
9 9 9 9 45 36 36 36
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 81 77 77RSE
99FRLG
57 50 79 79 44 32 32 32
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 60 60 60 60 22 10 10 10
0161     Field Field 41 49 36 36 36 36 36 36
0162     Field Field 48 59 42 42 42 42 42 42
0194    
 
Water 1 Field 21 21 23 23 23 23 32 32 32
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field 32
0195    
 
Water 1 Field 23 23 24 24 24 24 40 40 40
0199    
 
Monster Water 1 27 27 27
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 27 27
0202     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0218     Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 31 32 32XY
36ORAS
36 36 36
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 31 32 32XY
36ORAS
36 36 36
0220    
 
Field Field 55C 55 49 49BW
48B2W2
48 48 35 35 35
0221    
 
Field Field 70C 70 65 65BW
58B2W2
58 58 37 37 37
0258     Monster Water 1 27 27 27
0259    
 
Monster Water 1 35 35 35
0260    
 
Monster Water 1 35 35 35
0287     Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
17ORAS
17 17 17
0288     Field Field 1
0289     Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
17ORAS
17 17 17
0316     Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12 12 12
0317     Amorphous Amorphous 17 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12 12 12
0320     Field Water 2 46 37 37 37 37 42 42
0321     Field Water 2 52 37 37 37 37 44 44
0322    
 
Field Field 31 25 31BW
19B2W2
19 19 19 19
0323    
 
Field Field 31 25 31BW
19B2W2
19 19 19 19
0324     Field Field 40 49 49 49XY
40ORAS
40 62 52 52
0339    
 
Water 2 Water 2 21 18 18 18XY
15ORAS
15 18 18 18
0340    
 
Water 2 Water 2 21 18 18 18XY
15ORAS
15 18 18 18
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3 36 29 29 29XY
36ORAS
36 28 28
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3 36 29 29 29XY
36ORAS
36 28 28
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0368     Water 1 Water 1 29 19 19 19XY
16ORAS
16 16
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
37 36 36 36
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41 41 41 41XY
37ORAS
37 36 36 36
0386  
Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35 73 73 73XY
55ORAS
55 55 55
0399     Water 1 Field 29 29 29 41 41
0400    
 
Water 1 Field 33 33 33 48 48
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 40B2W2 40 40
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 46B2W2 46 46
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9 9 36 36 36
0473    
 
Field Field 37 37 37
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 46 46 46 46 42 42 42
0513     Field Field 25 25 25
0527    
 
Field Flying 29 29 29 30
0528    
 
Field Flying 29 29 29 30
0568     Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 9
0569     Mineral Mineral 46 46 46 9
0631     Field Field 46 44 47 45
0636    
 
Bug Bug 80 80 80 54 54
0637    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 54 54
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying 42 42
0875     Water 1 Field 30 30
0974     Field Field 40
0975     Field Field 40
0980    
 
Water 1 Field Evo.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0002    
 
Monster Grass
0003    
 
Monster Grass
0027     Field Field
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0028     Field Field
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0032     Monster Field
0033     Monster Field
0034    
 
Monster Field
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0054     Water 1 Field
0055     Water 1 Field
0060     Water 1 Water 1
0061     Water 1 Water 1
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0079    
 
Monster Water 1
0079  
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
0080    
 
Monster Water 1
0080  
Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0098     Water 3 Water 3
0099     Water 3 Water 3
0108     Monster Monster
0114     Grass Grass
0143     Monster Monster
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0164    
 
Flying Flying
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0186     Water 1 Water 1
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0194  
Wooper
Paldean Form
 
 
Water 1 Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0199    
 
Monster Water 1
0199  
Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
0202     Amorphous Amorphous
0203    
 
Field Field
0206     Field Field
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0220    
 
Field Field
0221    
 
Field Field
0222    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0222  
Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0258     Monster Water 1
0259    
 
Monster Water 1
0260    
 
Monster Water 1
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0273     Field Grass
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0320     Field Water 2
0321     Field Water 2
0322    
 
Field Field
0323    
 
Field Field
0324     Field Field
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0339    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0340    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0369    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
Defense Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0387     Monster Grass
0388     Monster Grass
0389    
 
Monster Grass
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous
0423  
Gastrodon
All forms
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0449     Field Field
0450     Field Field
0458    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0463     Monster Monster
0465     Grass Grass
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0473    
 
Field Field
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0517     Field Field
0518     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0531     Fairy Fairy
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0568     Mineral Mineral
0569     Mineral Mineral
0631     Field Field
0636    
 
Bug Bug
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0684     Fairy Fairy
0685     Fairy Fairy
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0728     Water 1 Field
0729     Water 1 Field
0730    
 
Water 1 Field
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0740    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0799    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0819     Field Field
0820     Field Field
0842    
 
Grass Dragon
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying
0863     Field Field
0864     Water 1 Water 3
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous
0875     Water 1 Field
0974     Field Field
0975     Field Field
0980    
 
Water 1 Field
0981    
 
Field Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0001    
 
Monster Grass
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0032     Monster Field
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0098     Water 3 Water 3
0108     Monster Monster
0114     Grass Grass
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0173     Fairy Fairy
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0203    
 
Field Field
0222    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0226    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0273     Field Grass
0325     Field Field
0351     Fairy Amorphous
0369    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0387     Monster Grass
0422  
Shellos
All forms
  Water 1 Amorphous
0458    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0531     Fairy Fairy
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0626     Field Field
0728     Water 1 Field
0739     Water 3 Water 3
0755    
 
Grass Grass
0764     Grass Grass
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation I

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0054     Water 1 Field Amnesia PsyduckStad
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0098     Water 3 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0096     Human-Like Human-Like New York Pokémon Center
0223     Water 1 Water 2 New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0151  
MewLv. 50
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Sapporo PalCity Mew
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0054  
PsyduckLv. 20
  Water 1 Field Junichi Masuda's Psyduck
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Amnesia raises the user's Sp. Defense by two stages.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 22 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 22 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 22 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 17 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 17 40 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Blast

The user's Defense rises.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Amnesia is Slowbro's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Slack Off into it instead of Telekinesis. The user becomes briefly unstoppable, gains increased defenses, restores a portion of their Oblivious health, and gains bonus damage on the next Surf or Scald used. At level 13, the move also increases the user's Special Attack.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Special Defense by two levels.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Special Defense by 2 levels.
BSL じぶんの とくぼうを 2だんかいあげる
MDGtI It sharply boosts your Special Defense. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It sharply boosts your Sp. Def. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

 
Slowbro


The user makes the foe or itself forget how to use a move.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Slowbro temporarily forgets how to use a move.
Professor Westwood V's Slowbro The Evolution Solution Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瞬間失憶 Seungāan Sātyīk *
突然失憶 Dahtyìhn Sātyīk *
Mandarin 瞬間失憶 / 瞬间失忆 Shùnjiān Shīyì
  Czech Amnézie
  Danish Hukommelsestab
  Dutch Amnesie
  Finnish Muistinmenetys
  French Amnésie
  German Amnesie
  Greek Αμνησία Amnisía
  Italian Amnesia
  Korean 망각술 Manggaksul
  Norwegian Amnesi
Hukommelsestap
  Polish Amnezja
  Portuguese Amnésia
  Russian Амнезия Amneziya
  Serbian Amnezija
  Spanish Amnesia
  Swedish Minnesförlust
  Turkish Unutkanlık
  Vietnamese Mất Trí



Variations of the move Acid Armor
  Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
  Minimize


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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