Octolock (move)

たこがため Octopus Hold
Octolock VIII.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
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  • 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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Octolock cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Octolock cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user locks the target in and prevents it from fleeing. This move also lowers the target's Defense and Sp. Def every turn.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0853     Water 1 Human-Like 1, Evo.
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 the anime


The user wraps its tentacles around the opponent, preventing them from moving.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Grapploct wraps its tentacles around the opponent, preventing them from moving.
Bea's Grapploct Solitary and Menacing! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蛸固 Sīu Gu
Mandarin 蛸固 Xiāo Gù
  Czech Chapadlochyt
  French Octoprise
  German Octoklammer
  Italian Tentacolock
  Korean 문어굳히기 Muneo Guthigi
  Polish Oktoblokada
Portuguese   Brazil Chave de Tentáculos
  Portugal Octobloquear
  Spanish Octopresa

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