Astonish (move)

Astonish
おどろかす Astonish
Astonish VIII.png
Astonish VIII 2.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Astonish's PP has been increased to 25, and it lower's the target's action speed.

Category  Physical
PP  25
Agile Strong
Power  30  20  40
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  +3  +5  +3
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
None

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
SwShBDSP
The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.
LA The user attacks the target while crying out in a startling fashion.


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 5SwShBDSP
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
050   Diglett
  Field Field 7 7 7 7SMUSUM 8SwShBDSP
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7SMUSUM 8SwShBDSP
051   Dugtrio
  Field Field 7 7 7 7SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7SMUSUM 1SwShBDSP
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1LA
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1SwShBDSP
190   Aipom
  Field Field 13 8 8 8 8 8BDSP
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 9 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous 11 10 10 10 10 10BDSP
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field 7 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 5SwSh
234   Stantler
  Field Field 13RSE
11FRLG
7 7 7 7 7BDSP
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
273   Seedot
  Field Grass 6SwShBDSP
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 1SwShBDSP
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1SwShBDSP
293   Whismur
  Monster Field 11 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8 1SwShBDSP
294   Loudred
  Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1SwShBDSP
295   Exploud
  Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1SwShBDSP
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 13 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 3SwShBDSP
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16 6SwShBDSP
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16 1SwShBDSP
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 1SwShBDSP
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 1SwShBDSP
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1SwShBDSP
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon 8 5 5BW
4B2W2
4XY
3ORAS
3SwShBDSP
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 3ORAS
1, 3SwShBDSP
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
9ORAS
9 1SwShBDSP
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1SwShBDSP
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1, 7BDSP
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral 1SwShBDSP
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral 1SwShBDSP
424   Ambipom
  Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8BDSP
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 6 6BW
4B2W2
4 4 1SwShBDSP
9LA
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1SwShBDSP
9LA
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7 7BDSP
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 4SwShBDSP
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1SwShBDSP
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
19ORAS
19 1SwShBDSP
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1SwShBDSP
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1 1SwSh
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1SwSh
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1 1SwSh
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 1SwSh
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1SwSh
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1SwSh
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 8 8 8 1SwSh
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1SwSh
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1SwSh
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1SwSh
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1SwSh
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1SwSh
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1SwSh
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1SwSh
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 8 8 1SwSh
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 5 5 1SwSh
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 5 1, 5 1SwSh
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1SwSh
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1SwSh
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 6
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6ORAS 6
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 11 6SwSh
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 11 1SwSh
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 11 1SwSh
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 4 1SwSh
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 4 1SwSh
769   Sandygast
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5 5SwSh
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 5 1SwSh
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1SwSh
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 4
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 4SwSh
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1SwSh
840   Applin
 
 
Grass Dragon 1SwSh
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 1SwSh
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon 1SwSh
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous 1SwSh
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous 1SwSh
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3 1SwSh
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1SwSh
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh
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 BDSP
050   Diglett
  Field Field BDSP
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
261   Poochyena
  Field Field BDSP
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field SwSh
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
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 target in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.
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

Trivia

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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