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

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 Pokémon 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 onwards

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.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
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
0228    
 
Field Field 40 37 37 37
0229    
 
Field Field 44 41 41 41
0261     Field Field 41 41 41XY
28ORAS
28
0262     Field Field 47 47 47XY
32ORAS
32
0335     Field Field 27 27BW
19B2W2
19XY
33ORAS
33
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
21B2W2
21XY
17ORAS
17
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
21B2W2
21XY
17ORAS
17
0353     Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
38B2W2
38XY
34ORAS
34
0354     Amorphous Amorphous 42 51BW
40B2W2
40XY
34ORAS
34
0461    
 
Field Field 1 1 1 1
0474     Mineral Mineral 34 34 34 34
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75DP
0551    
 
Field Field 22 22 22
0552    
 
Field Field 22 22 22
0553    
 
Field Field 22 22 22
0570     Field Field 41 41 41
0571     Field Field 44 44 44
0574     Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
0575     Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
0576     Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
0629    
 
Flying Flying 50 50 50
0630    
 
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.
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM63
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0215    
 
Field Field
0228    
 
Field Field
0229    
 
Field Field
0261     Field Field
0262     Field Field
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0335     Field Field
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0461    
 
Field Field
0474     Mineral Mineral
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0551    
 
Field Field
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0562     Mineral Amorphous
0563     Mineral Amorphous
0570     Field Field
0571     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0575     Human-Like Human-Like
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0578     Amorphous Amorphous
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0653     Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0727    
 
Field Field
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0765    
 
Field Field
0770    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0779    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Embargo inflicts the Embargo status condition, preventing the target from using any items. This includes throwing items or eating edible items. However in the Explorers series, this does not prevent the effects of held items (for example, Mobile Scarf will still allow the user to travel in all kinds of terrain, and Seeds will still influence Natural Gift). In Super Mystery Dungeon, the user will also be unable to use held items such as Looplets.


Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 18 - —% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 18 - —% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 20 99 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 99 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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
  DisableTormentTauntEmbargoHeal Block


Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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