たこがため Octopus Hold
Octolock (Japanese: たこがため Octopus Hold) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Grapploct.
Octolock prevents the target from fleeing or switching out. At the end of each turn, the target's Defense and Special Defense are lowered by one stage each. If the user switches out, the target will be freed.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Octolock cannot be selected in a battle.
By leveling up
||Water 1||Human-Like||1, Evo.SwSh|
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
|The user wraps its tentacles around the opponent, preventing them from moving.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Grapploct||Grapploct wraps its tentacles around the opponent, preventing them from moving.|
|Bea's Grapploct||Solitary and Menacing!||Debut|
In other languages
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