Lock-On (move)

Lock-On
ロックオン Lock-On
Lock-On VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make 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 II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from getting excited.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if two Pokémon raise the Voltage in a row.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Lock-On (Japanese: ロックオン Lock-On) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

The next move made by the user of this move against the target will not miss, even if the target uses a move with a semi-invulnerable turn like Fly. If the target switches out, the effect of Lock-On wears off. This effect can be passed by Baton Pass.

Lock-On does not allow the user to bypass protection moves.

Metronome ignores the effect of Lock-On in favor of its random targeting.

Lock-On's accuracy is 100%.

Generation III

Lock-On's effect now lasts until the end of the next turn rather than until the user makes its next move.

While Lock-On prevents the user's move from missing if it targets the affected Pokémon, it does not prevent its target being changed by move-drawing moves and Abilities.

Lock-On can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing certain moves (Superpower, Thunder, Tri Attack and Zap Cannon) to have their base appeal doubled.

Generation IV onward

The move Lock-On now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Lock-On now fails if the user is already taking aim at a Pokémon. It will not fail if the Pokémon it was taking aim at fainted or switched out.

Lock-On can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing a one-hit knockout move to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

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

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that locks on to the target to ensure that the next attack will hit without fail.
GSC Ensures the next attack will hit.
RSE Locks on to the foe to ensure the next move hits.
FRLG The user locks on to the foe, making the next move sure to hit.
Colo.XD Locks onto the target to ensure the next move hits.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user takes sure aim at the foe. It ensures the next attack does not fail to hit the target.
BWB2W2 The user takes sure aim at the target. It ensures the next attack does not fail to hit the target.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user takes sure aim at the target. This ensures the next attack does not miss the target.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 27 32 27 30BW
46B2W2
46XY
41ORAS
41 48
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 27 35 27 30BW
56B2W2
56XY
49ORAS
49 58
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 32 32 45 45 45 45 55
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2 11 11 6 6 6 6 24
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2 24
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 32 32 45 45 45 45 55
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral 46 67DP
73PtHGSS
73BW
50B2W2
50XY
43ORAS
43
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57 1, 57XY
55ORAS
55 60
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57 1, 57XY
55ORAS
55 60
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 57 1, 57XY
55ORAS
55 60
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 27 30BW
56B2W2
56XY
49ORAS
49 58
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 45 45 45 45 55
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 67DP
73PtHGSS
73BW
50B2W2
50XY
43ORAS
43
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 51 50 50 36
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 56 56 56 36
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 60 60 60 36
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 11 11 11 77
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 6
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 6
894   Regieleki
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 60
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
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
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, Blue Rescue Team, Mind Reader is a move with 12PP. The user gains Sure Shot status condition for 11-12 turns, making user's moves ignore accuracy and evasion checks. This move is affected by Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 7.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Lock-On is a Fast Attack that has been available since November 1, 2019.

  Lock-On
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 1
Energy boost 6
Duration 0.3 seconds
Damage window 0.17 - 0.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 1
Energy boost 5
Turns 1
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
     
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Gives the user the Sure Shot status, making all its moves and attacks completely accurate.
MDTDS Gives the user a Sure Shot status, which makes all moves and attacks completely accurate.
BSL じぶんを ひっちゅうじょうたいにかえる ひっちゅうじょうたいのときは こうげきや わざが かならず めいちゅうする
MDGtI You'll get the Sure Shot status, which makes your attack hit the enemy without fail.
SMD
MDRTDX
You'll get the Sure Shot status, which makes your attacks and moves hit the enemy without fail.


In the anime

Main series

       
Effect Regirock Registeel
The user takes sure aim at the foe. It ensures the next attack does not fail to hit the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Regirock The Braille pattern on Regirock's face glows red, and it releases a red ring at the opponent from its body. The red ring shoots at the opponent and grows smaller when it hits it, turning into a red target that sticks to the opponent. The next attack Regirock uses cannot miss, and will curve should the target move.
Brandon's Regirock Battling the Enemy Within! Debut
  Registeel The Braille pattern on Registeel's face glows red and it releases a red ring at the opponent from its body. The red ring shoots at the opponent and grows smaller when it reaches the opponent, turning into a red target that sticks to the opponent. The next attack Registeel uses cannot miss, and will curve should the target move.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None


Pokémon: Twilight Wings

       
Dragapult
The user takes sure aim at the foe. It ensures the next attack does not fail to hit the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dragapult Dragapult focuses a target on the opponent. The next move Dragapult uses cannot miss.
Leon's Dragapult Sky Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鎖定 Sódihng
Mandarin 鎖定 / 锁定 Suǒdìng
  French Verrouillage
  German Zielschuss
  Greek Κλείδωμα Στόχου
  Italian Localizza
  Korean 록온 Lock On
Portuguese   Brazil Mirar
  Portugal Mira
  Serbian Nišanjenje
  Spanish Fijar Blanco
  Thai ล็อคออน
  Vietnamese Khóa Mục Tiêu




Variations of the move Lock-On
  Lock-OnMind Reader


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.