Astonish (move)

Astonish
おどろかす Astonish
Astonish VIII.png
Astonish VIII 2.png
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.

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
SMUSUM
SwSh
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 VIII
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 11RSE
6FRLG
9 9BW
8B2W2
8XY
7ORAS
7SMUSUM 5
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7SMUSUM 1
050   Diglett
  Field Field 7 7 7 7SMUSUM 8
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7SMUSUM 8
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 7 7 7 7SMUSUM 1
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7SMUSUM 1
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
190   Aipom
  Field Field 13 8 8 8 8
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 9 1 1 1 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 11 10 10 10 10
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 7 1 1 1 1
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 5
234   Stantler
  Field Field 13RSE
11FRLG
7 7 7 7
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1
273   Seedot
  Field Grass 6
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 1
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1
293   Whismur
  Monster Field 11 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8 1
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 13 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 3
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16 6
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16 1
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 1
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 1
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 8 5 5BW
4B2W2
4XY
3ORAS
3
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 3ORAS
1, 3
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
9ORAS
9 1
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 1
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 1
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 6 6BW
4B2W2
4 4 1
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 4
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
19ORAS
19 1
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1 1
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1 1
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 1
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 8 8 8 1
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 8 8 1
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 5 5 1
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 5 1, 5 1
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6ORAS 6
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 11 6
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 11 1
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 11 1
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 4 1
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 4 1
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5 5
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 5 1
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 4
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 4
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
840   Applin
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon 1
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous 1
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous 1
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 1
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 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 VIII
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
050   Diglett
  Field Field
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
633   Deino
 
 
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
 
 
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Astonish is a move with base power of 6, 17 PP and 88% accuracy. It damages an enemy in the front and might inflict cringing.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 20
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.
Users:        
Grid 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.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 1 12 14 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Astonish is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Astonish
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.7 - 1.05 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 9
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                         
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Energy boost: 12 → 14
    • Duration: 1.05 → 1.1 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.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ひるみじょうたいにして わざや こうげきを だせなくする
Conq. The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Cringe status condition, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also cause the enemy to flinch.


In the anime

       
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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Misdreavus Misdreavus comes out of nowhere and makes a chilling face that frightens the opponent.
A wild Misdreavus Ghoul Daze! None
  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

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


Pokémon Adventures


  • Fantina's Drifblim was revealed to know Astonish on the official web site, but she was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 驚嚇 Gīnghaak
Mandarin 驚嚇 / 惊吓 Jīngxià
  Czech Úžas
  Danish Forbløffe
  Dutch Verbijstering
  Finnish Hämmästys
  French Étonnement
  German Erstauner
  Greek Κατάπληξη
  Indonesian Terkejut
  Italian Sgomento
  Korean 놀래키기 Nollaekigi
  Polish Zdumienie
Portuguese   Brazil Abismar (games, TCG, manga)
Assustar (early anime)
  Portugal Abismar
Assustar
Impressionar
  Serbian Zastrašivanje
  Spanish Impresionar
  Thai ทำให้ตกใจ
  Turkish Şaşırtma
  Vietnamese Gây Sợ Hãi



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