Astonish (move)

If you were looking for the skill in Pokémon Shuffle, see Skill (Shuffle) → Astonish.
Astonish
おどろかす Astonish
Astonish IX.png
Astonish IX 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.

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.
ColoXD 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
SMUSUMPE
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.
SV The user attacks the target by crying out in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0041    
 
Flying Flying 11RSE
6FRLG
9 9BW
8B2W2
8XY
7ORAS
7 5 5
0042    
 
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1
0050     Field Field 7 7 7 7 8 8 8
0050  
Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7 8 8
0051     Field Field 7 7 7 7 1 1 1
0051  
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 7 1 1
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
0169    
 
Flying Flying 1, 11RSE
1, 6FRLG
1, 9 1, 9BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1
0190     Field Field 13 8 8 8 8 8 8
0198    
 
Flying Flying 9 1 1 1 1 1 1
0200     Amorphous Amorphous 11 10 10 10 10 10 10
0203    
 
Field Field 7 1 1 1 1 1 1
0222  
Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3 5
0234     Field Field 13RSE
11FRLG
7 7 7 7 7 7
0270    
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Rem.
0273     Field Grass 6 6 6
0274    
 
Field Grass 1 1 1
0275    
 
Field Grass 1 1 Rem.
0293     Monster Field 11 11 11 11XY
8ORAS
8 1 1
0294     Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1 1
0295     Monster Field 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1 1
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 13 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 3 3 3
0303    
 
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0320     Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16 6 6
0321     Field Water 2 23 17 17 17XY
16ORAS
16 1 1
0328     Bug Dragon 1 1 1
0329    
 
Bug Dragon 1 1 Rem.
0330    
 
Bug Dragon 1 1 Rem.
0333    
 
Flying Dragon 8 5 5BW
4B2W2
4XY
3ORAS
3
0334    
 
Flying Dragon 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4XY
1, 3ORAS
1, 3
0345    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0346    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0352     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
0353     Amorphous Amorphous 1
0355     Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
9ORAS
9 1 1 1
0356     Amorphous Amorphous 16 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1 1 1
0358     Amorphous Amorphous 9 9 9 9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1, 7 1
0361     Fairy Mineral 1 1 1
0362     Fairy Mineral 1 1 1
0424     Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 6 6BW
4B2W2
4 4 1 1 9 1
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1 1 9 1
0429     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1
0430    
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 9 9 9XY
7ORAS
7 7 1
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 4 4 4
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0477     Amorphous Amorphous 14 14 14XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1 1 1
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10XY
19ORAS
19 1 1 1
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0562     Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0562  
Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
0563     Mineral Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0582     Mineral Mineral 7 7 7 1
0583     Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
0584     Mineral Mineral 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
0590    
 
Grass Grass 8 8 8 1 1
0591    
 
Grass Grass 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1 1
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0622    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral 8 8 1 1
0708    
 
Grass Amorphous 5 5 1 1
0709    
 
Grass Amorphous 5 1, 5 1 1
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 6 6
0722    
 
Flying Flying 11 6 6
0723    
 
Flying Flying 11 1 1
0724    
 
Flying Flying 11 1 1
0755    
 
Grass Grass 4 1
0756    
 
Grass Grass 1, 4 1
0769    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 5 5 5
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1, 5 1 1
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
0779    
 
Water 2 Water 2 4 4
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 4
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0840    
 
Grass Dragon 1 1
0841    
 
Grass Dragon 1 1
0842    
 
Grass Dragon 1 1
0854  
Sinistea
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous 1 1
0855  
Polteageist
All forms
  Mineral Amorphous 1 1
0864     Water 1 Water 3 1
0867    
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
0885    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0899    
 
Field Field 7
0905  
Enamorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0919     Bug Bug 6
0920    
 
Bug Bug 6
0935     Human-Like Human-Like 1
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0946    
 
Grass Grass 1
0947    
 
Grass Grass 1
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy 1
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy 1
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy 1
0963     Field Water 2 7
0964     Field Water 2 7
0981    
 
Field Field 1
0986    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0987    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
0999  
Gimmighoul
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1011    
 
Grass Dragon 1
1012  
Poltchageist
All forms
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
1013  
Sinistcha
All forms
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
1019    
 
Grass Dragon 1
1025    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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
0021    
 
Flying Flying
0050     Field Field
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0206     Field Field
0211    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0211  
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0261     Field Field
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0396    
 
Flying Flying
0434    
 
Field Field
0511     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0587    
 
Field Field
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0618    
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0618  
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
0633    
 
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.
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0094    
 
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.
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

Astonish deals damage and may cause the target to flinch.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 6 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 6 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 6 - 17 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 3 99 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 3 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
>
 
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 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 9
Energy boost 10
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
Trainer Battles
  • September 1, 2023
    • Energy boost: 9 → 10
  • December 1, 2023
    • Power: 5 → 9

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Astonish
★★
Attack power 16.20741
Charge time 0.62 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May flinch the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Physical 1 12 14 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch. Acerola & Palossand
Morty & Mismagius
Bea (Palentine's 2022) & Vanilluxe
Lillie (Special Costume) & Polteageist (Antique Form)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Astonish is Hoopa's first move and Decidueye's second move.

Hoopa starts with the move. The user deals damage to opposing Pokémon in the designated area of effect, leaving them unable to act for a short time. At level 6 this move is replaced by either Phantom Force or Shadow Ball.

Decidueye starts with the move. The user deals damage to enemies and decreases their movement speed by 80% for a short time. At level 8 this move is replaced by either Leaf Storm or Shadow Sneak.

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 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 appears out of nowhere, makes a horrifying face, and shadows appear around its face, frightening the opponent.
A wild Gastly Ghoul Daze! None
  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 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 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 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 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 comes out of nowhere and makes a chilling face that frightens the opponent.
A wild Misdreavus Ghoul Daze! None
  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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