Embargo (move)

Embargo
さしおさえ Seize
Embargo VII.png
Embargo VII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The following Pokémon can not raise any voltage in that turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Embargo (Japanese: さしおさえ Seize) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM63 from Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does Embargo fail when used on Origin Forme Giratina in the Distortion World?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Generation IV

For five turns, the target's held item has its effects negated and its Trainer cannot use items from the Bag on it. The effect wears off if the Pokémon switches out.

Embargo does not negate item effects that affect prize money, experience, effort values, or friendship, such as those of the Amulet Coin, Lucky Egg, Power Weight, or Soothe Bell.

The Speed drop from the Iron Ball, Macho Brace, and Power items (such as the Power Bracer) is not negated by Embargo. However, the grounding effect of the Iron Ball is negated.

A Pokémon under the effect of Embargo cannot use Fling or Natural Gift. If the target of Fling is under the effect of Embargo, items thrown at it will not activate. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Bug Bite or Pluck, it will consume the target's held Berry without gaining its effects. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Judgment, it will be a Normal-type move.

Embargo fails if used on a Pokémon with Multitype or a Giratina holding a Griseous Orb.

Generations V to VII

Embargo can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Embargo now negates the Speed drop from the Iron Ball, Macho Brace, and Power items (such as the Power Bracer).

If the target of Fling is under the effect of Embargo, items thrown at it now activate as usual. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Bug Bite or Pluck, it will now receive the effects of a consumed held Berry. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Techno Blast or Multi-Attack, it will be a Normal-type move.

Embargo can now be used successfully on a Pokémon with Multitype and Origin Forme Giratina. However, Embargo cannot negate form-changing effects of items.

Embargo does not prevent the Pokémon from Mega Evolving with a Mega Stone, undergoing Primal Reversion with a Red Orb or Blue Orb, or using a Z-Move with a Z-Crystal.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Embargo, the user's Special Attack stat rises one stage.

Generation VIII

Embargo cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS It prevents the foe from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
PBR It prevents the foe from using its held item.
BWB2W2 It prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
XYORAS This move prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
SMUSUMPE This move prevents the target from using its held item for five turns. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 40 37 37 37
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 44 41 41 41
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 41 41 41XY
28ORAS
28
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 47 47 47XY
32ORAS
32
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 27 27BW
19B2W2
19XY
33ORAS
33
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
21B2W2
21XY
17ORAS
17
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
21B2W2
21XY
17ORAS
17
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
38B2W2
38XY
34ORAS
34
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 42 51BW
40B2W2
40XY
34ORAS
34
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 34 34 34 34
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 75DP
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 22 22 22
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 22 22 22
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 22 22 22
570   Zorua
  Field Field 41 41 41
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 44 44 44
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 50 50 50
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 50 50 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
--
IV
TM63
V
TM63
VI
TM63
VII
TM63
VIII
--
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
770   Palossand
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Embargo is a move with 18PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user targets enemy in the front, inflicting Embargo status condition on them for 5-8 turns. This prevents the afflicted Pokémon from using or throwing items, as well as eating edible items. This does not prevent effects of held items, however; for example Mobile Scarf will still allow the user to travel in all kinds of terrain, and Seeds will still influence Natural Gift. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with an Embargo status condition. A Pokémon with the Embargo status can't use items.
BSL てきポケモンを さしおさえじょうたいにかえる さしおさえじょうたいの ポケモンは どうぐを つかえなくなってしまう
MDGtI It causes the Embargo status condition, which makes the enemy unable to use any items.
SMD It puts an embargo on an enemy, making the enemy unable to use any items.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Embargo ending in Battle Revolution.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 查封 Chàhfūng *
徵收 Jīngsāu *
Mandarin 查封 Cháfēng *
徵收 Zhēngshōu *
  French Embargo
  German Itemsperre
  Greek Απαγόρευση
  Italian Divieto
  Korean 금제 Geumje
  Serbian Zaplena
  Spanish Embargo
  Vietnamese Cấm Vận



Variations of the move Disable
  DisableEmbargoHeal BlockTauntTorment


Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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