Encore (move)

Encore redirects here. For the bad status condition in the Mystery Dungeon series, see Status condition (Mystery Dungeon).
Encore
アンコール Encore
Encore IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Encore (Japanese: アンコール Encore) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TR30 in Pokémon Sword and Shield, and is TM122 in Generation IX.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: If a Pokémon with Truant is under the effect of Encore, will it be forced to repeat the move from two turns ago or will Truant cancel the effect of Encore?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Encore temporarily prevents the target from using any move except the last used move.

In every generation, Encore fails if the last move the target used was Transform, Mimic, Sketch, Mirror Move, Encore itself, Struggle, or a move that has no PP left. It also fails if the foe has not used a move yet.

If the Pokémon affected by Encore runs out of PP for the affected move, the effects of Encore end immediately. If the move the Pokémon is locked into by Encore is currently blocked by Disable, Gravity, Heal Block, Imprison, Taunt, Throat Chop, or Torment, the Pokémon will be forced to use Struggle. In particular, a Pokémon under the effect of both Encore and Torment will be forced to use Struggle every two turns.

Encore can hit through a substitute.

Encore cannot affect a Pokémon under the effect of Aroma Veil. Encore will fail if used against a Pokémon that has an active Shell Trap in waiting.

If a Pokémon is forced to use Beak Blast on a turn it chose another move, Beak Blast will fail.

Encore can be used successfully any turn after the opponent went to sleep using Rest as long as it doesn't use Sleep Talk or wake up; moreover, the duration of Encore also takes into account the turns that the target spends sleeping without doing anything. Encore also works if the opponent had used Rest while at maximum HP.

Generation II

Encore lasts for 2 to 6 turns.

Encore fails if the last move the target used was a move that calls other moves (i.e. Sleep Talk and Metronome).

If a Pokémon is affected by Encore before it can use its move that turn, it will be forced to use the move that Encore has locked it into.

In Pokémon Stadium 2, if Roar or Whirlwind are used and the Pokémon that was forcefully summoned uses Encore in the next turn, Encore fails; however if Roar or Whirlwind are used when there is only one opposing Pokémon and it uses Encore in the next turn, then Encore succeeds.

Generation III

Encore will no longer fail against moves that call other moves, aside from Mirror Move.

A Pokémon affected by Encore cannot select the targets of its moves. If the Pokémon chooses to use the move, if that move can target a foe, a random foe will be targeted.

If a Pokémon is affected by Encore before it uses its move that turn, and it is now locked into a move other than the one it selected, it will be forced to use the move that Encore has locked it into; even if the move it is forced to use has a different priority than the move it had selected, the Pokémon will still move with the priority of the move it had selected. If the move the Pokémon is forced to use is the same as it had selected, the move will execute on its designated target that turn; otherwise, if the move it is locked into is a move that can target a single opponent, it will target a random opponent. If a Pokémon is forced to use Focus Punch on a turn it chose another move, the charging message does not appear, but it will still lose its focus if it took damage from an attack that turn.

Generation IV

Encore now lasts for 3 to 7 turns in Diamond and Pearl, 2 to 6 turns in Platinum, and 4 to 8 turns in HeartGold and SoulSilver, despite its description saying otherwise. Encore starts counting on the turn it was used, which means Encore will have no effect for one turn if the target moves before it receives the encore.

If a Pokémon is forced to use Acupressure on a turn it chose another move, it will randomly target either itself or an ally when executed.

Generations V and VI

Encore now lasts exactly 3 turns. It can now be reflected by Magic Coat, but will then fail.

A Pokémon affected by Encore can now select the target of its moves.

If a Pokémon is forced to use Focus Punch on a turn it chose another move, the charging message does not appear and it can be executed regardless of whether the Pokémon took damage that turn. If a Pokémon is forced to use Acupressure on a turn it chose another move, it will always target the user, not an ally.

Encore can be used as a part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Counter, Destiny Bond, Grudge, King's Shield, Metal Burst, Mirror Coat and Spite) to give an extra three appeal points if any of them is used in the next turn.

Generation VII onwards

Encore once again fails if the target's last move was a move that calls other moves, and additionally fails if it was Dynamax Cannon or a Z-Move. A Pokémon affected by Encore can use a Z-Move even if it is locked into another move (including on the same turn it became affected by Encore).

If a Pokémon is forced to use a move at an increased priority due to selecting a priority move before being affected by an even faster Encore, Pokémon affected by Psychic Terrain, Queenly Majesty, or Dazzling will block that move, even if the move that ends up being used does not normally have priority. Dark-type Pokémon will also block the move if the reason for the increased priority was Prankster, no matter if the replacement move is a status move or not.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Encore, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Encore fails if it targets a Dynamax Pokémon. Dynamax Pokémon that are affected by Encore (due to being inflicted with it before Dynamaxing) can use moves regardless of Encore. If a Pokémon's Dynamax recently ended, and Encore is then used against it before it can make another move, it will be forced to use the base move that powered up into its most recent Max Move.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Forces the target to continue to use the move it used last for the next two to six turns.
GSC Makes the foe repeat 2-6 times.
RSE Makes the foe repeat its last move over 2 to 6 turns.
FRLG Makes the foe use the move it last used repeatedly for two to six turns.
Colo.XD Makes target repeat its last move for 2 to 6 turns.
DPPBR The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for two to six turns.
PtHGSS The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for three to seven turns.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0026     Field Fairy - - - - - - 1 - - -
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy - 1 - -
0035     Fairy Fairy 4 5 4 4 1 1 22 1 1 8
0036     Fairy Fairy - - - - - - - 1 1 Rem.
0055     Water 1 Field - - - - - - 1 - - -
0057     Field Field - - - - - - 1 - -
0065     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 1 - -
0068     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 1 - -
0086     Water 1 Field - - 13 13 13 13 8 13 13
0087    
 
Water 1 Field - - 13 13 13 13 1, 8 13 13
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 31 25RSE
26FRLG
11 11BW
18B2W2
18 18 26 1 1
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 4 4 4 4 4 4 16 16 16
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 21RSE
17FRLG
19 17 17 17 - -
0176    
 
Flying Fairy 25 21RSE
17FRLG
19 17 17 17 - -
0202     Amorphous Amorphous - - - - - - 1 1
0213    
 
Bug Bug 14 14 14DP
9PtHGSS
7BW
5B2W2
5 5 - -
0287     Field Field 7 7 7 7XY
6ORAS
6 6 6
0288     Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1, 6 1
0289     Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1, 6 1
0311     Fairy Fairy 22 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10 10 10
0312     Fairy Fairy 22 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10 10 10
0313     Bug Human-Like - - - - - 26 -
0314     Bug Human-Like 25 25 25 25XY
26ORAS
26 26 26
0316     Amorphous Amorphous 23 23 23 23XY
20ORAS
20 20 20
0317     Amorphous Amorphous 23 23 23 23XY
20ORAS
20 20 20
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0363    
 
Water 1 Field 7 7 7 7XY
9ORAS
9 33 33
0364    
 
Water 1 Field 1, 7RSE
7FRLG
1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
9ORAS
9 35 35
0365    
 
Water 1 Field 1, 7RSE
7FRLG
1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
7ORAS
7 35 35
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11 11BW
18B2W2
18 18 8 8
0501     Field Field 31 31 31 31
0502     Field Field 36 36 37 37
0503     Field Field 38 38 39 39
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 39
0572     Field Field 15 15 15 24 24
0573     Field Field - - - 1 Rem.
0587    
 
Field Field 38 38 38 35
0698    
 
Monster Monster 44 44 4
0699    
 
Monster Monster 46 46 1
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like 20 20 16 16
0728     Water 1 Field 18 24 24
0729     Water 1 Field 19 30 30
0730    
 
Water 1 Field 19 30 30
0758    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0876    
 
Fairy Fairy 5 5
0924     Field Fairy 22
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy 22
0963     Field Water 2 34
0964     Field Water 2 34
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0037     Field Field
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0038     Field Field
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0054     Water 1 Field
0055     Water 1 Field
0056     Field Field
0057     Field Field
0060     Water 1 Water 1
0061     Water 1 Water 1
0062    
 
Water 1 Water 1
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0067     Human-Like Human-Like
0068     Human-Like Human-Like
0069    
 
Grass Grass
0070    
 
Grass Grass
0071    
 
Grass Grass
0086     Water 1 Field
0087    
 
Water 1 Field
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0107     Human-Like Human-Like -
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0143     Monster Monster
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon -
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0152     Monster Grass
0153     Monster Grass
0154     Monster Grass
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0173     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0175     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0182     Grass Grass -
0183    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0184    
 
Water 1 Fairy
0186     Water 1 Water 1
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0188    
 
Fairy Grass
0189    
 
Fairy Grass
0191     Grass Grass
0192     Grass Grass
0194    
 
Water 1 Field
0195    
 
Water 1 Field
0202     Amorphous Amorphous
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0213    
 
Bug Bug
0231     Field Field
0232     Field Field
0271    
 
Water 1 Grass
0272    
 
Water 1 Grass
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0287     Field Field
0288     Field Field
0289     Field Field
0298    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0316     Amorphous Amorphous
0317     Amorphous Amorphous
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0331     Grass Human-Like
0332    
 
Grass Human-Like
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0360     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0363    
 
Water 1 Field
0364    
 
Water 1 Field
0365    
 
Water 1 Field
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0417     Field Fairy
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0446     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0457     Water 2 Water 2
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0501     Field Field
0502     Field Field
0503     Field Field
0503  
Samurott
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0546    
 
Grass Fairy
0547    
 
Grass Fairy
0548     Grass Grass
0549     Grass Grass
0549  
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass
0554     Field Field
0554  
Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0555     Field Field
0555  
Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon -
0560    
 
Field Dragon -
0570     Field Field -
0571     Field Field *
0572     Field Field
0573     Field Field
0577     Amorphous Amorphous
0578     Amorphous Amorphous
0579     Amorphous Amorphous
0587    
 
Field Field
0588     Bug Bug
0589    
 
Bug Bug
0613     Field Field
0614     Field Field
0616     Bug Bug
0617     Bug Bug
0653     Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0719    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0728     Water 1 Field
0729     Water 1 Field
0730    
 
Water 1 Field
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0764     Grass Grass
0765    
 
Field Field
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0848    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0869  
Alcremie
All forms
  Fairy Amorphous
0876    
 
Fairy Fairy
0893  
Zarude
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898  
Calyrex
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0909     Field Field
0910     Field Field *
0911    
 
Field Field
0912     Flying Water 1
0913     Flying Water 1
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0924     Field Fairy
0925  
Maushold
All forms
  Field Fairy
0930    
 
Grass Grass
0944    
 
Field Field
0945    
 
Field Field
0957    
 
Fairy Fairy
0958    
 
Fairy Fairy
0959    
 
Fairy Fairy
0963     Field Water 2
0964     Field Water 2
0979    
 
Field Field
0985    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0991    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1017  
Ogerpon
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field -
0054     Water 1 Field - - HGSS -
0056     Field Field - - HGSS
0060     Water 1 Water 1 - - HGSS -
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0066     Human-Like Human-Like
0069    
 
Grass Grass -
0086     Water 1 Field -
0165    
 
Bug Bug - -
0172     Field Fairy -
0187    
 
Fairy Grass
0191     Grass Grass -
0194    
 
Water 1 Field - - -
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous - HGSS -
0298    
 
Water 1 Fairy -
0313     Bug Human-Like - -
0314     Bug Human-Like - -
0327     Field Human-Like
0390     Field Human-Like -
0427     Field Human-Like
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0509     Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0546    
 
Grass Fairy -
0548     Grass Grass - - USUM -
0554     Field Field
0613     Field Field -
0616     Bug Bug
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0909     Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0054     Water 1 Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0187    
 
Fairy Grass Dream World - Windswept Sky
0202     Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
0546    
 
Grass Fairy Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0616     Bug Bug Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0057     Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - Glaseado MountainSV
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0231     Field Field Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0331     Grass Human-Like PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0510     Field Field Se Jun's Liepard
0616     Bug Bug Summer 2011 Shelmet
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0025     Field Fairy PGL Pikachu
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous Pokémon Center Mega Tokyo Egg Ralts
Pokémon Center Hiroshima Egg Ralts
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0055     Water 1 Field Ryota Otsubo's Golduck
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

Encore inflicts the Encore status condition on the enemy. The afflicted Pokémon will only be able to use the move it had most recently used. This status lasts for 6-11RBTDS / 11GtISMD turns. From Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move can be reflected by Magic Coat.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 10 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 10 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Encore status on the target, making it capable of using only the move it last used.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with an Encore status condition. A Pokémon with the Encore status can use only the move it last used.
BSL てきポケモンを アンコールじょうたいにかえる アンコールじょうたいになると さいごに だしたわざしか だせなくなる
MDGtI It causes the Encore status condition to an enemy. With the Encore status, it can use only the move it last used.
SMD It demands an encore from an enemy.


In the anime

 
Plusle and Minun
 
Effect on target
The user creates a white ball which is fired at the opponent, forcing it to repeat its last move.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Plusle raises its hands and a white orb of energy appears between them. Plusle then fires the orb at the opponent. When the orb hits, the opponent's body sparkles white. As long as the opponent is sparkling white, it can only use the move it last used.
Ursula's Plusle Playing the Performance Encore! Debut
  Minun raises its hands and a white orb of energy appears between them. Minun then fires the orb at the opponent. When the orb hits, the opponent's body sparkles white. As long as the opponent is sparkling white, it can only use the move it last used.
Ursula's Minun Playing the Performance Encore! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Encore ending in Battle Revolution.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 再來一次 Joilòihyātchi
Mandarin 再來一次 / 再来一次 Zàiláiyīcì
  Dutch Toegift
  French Encore
  German Zugabe
  Greek Επανάληψη
  Indonesian Encore
  Italian Ripeti
  Korean 앙코르 AngkoleuIX+
앵콜 AengkolII, IVVIII
  Polish Bis
Portuguese   Brazil Bis (TCG, manga)
Repetição (anime)
  Portugal Encore
  Serbian Bis
  Spanish Otra Vez
  Vietnamese Lặp Lại Chiêu Thức


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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