Scary Face (move)

Scary Face
こわいかお Scary Face
Scary Face VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Scary Face (Japanese: こわいかお Scary Face) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. In Generation VIII, it is TM26.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Scary Face lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages.

Scary Face can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if either Leer or Rage was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing any of the moves Bite, Crunch and Leer to have their base appeal points doubled.

Generation V onward

Scary Face's accuracy was changed from 90% to 100%.

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

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A horrific look that scares the victim, sharply reducing the target's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSEColo.XD Frightens with a scary face to sharply reduce Speed.
FRLG Frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly reduce its Speed stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 25 25 19 19 19 19 28
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 27 27 21 21 21 21 37
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 27 27 21 21 21 21 39
020   Raticate
  Field Field 20 20 20 20 20 1, Evo.
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1, Evo.
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like 43 43 43 46 46XY
43ORAS
43 20
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like 52 51 44 51 51XY
53ORAS
53 20
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like 52 51 44 51 51XY
53ORAS
53 20
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field 31 24 21 19 19XY
9ORAS
9 20
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field 31 24 21 19 19XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 20
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 24
128   Tauros
  Field Field 19 19RSE
13FRLG
11 11 11 11 25
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 33 16
136   Flareon
  Field Field 64 64BW
29B2W2
29 29 45
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 36 36 1 1 1 1 15
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 27 27 15 15 15 15
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 28 28 15 15 15 15
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 28 28 15 15 15 15
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug 6 6 5 5 5 12
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 12
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 38 38 38 38
232   Donphan
  Field Field 39 39 39XY
37ORAS
37
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 36
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster 36 36 19 23 23 23 12
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster 38 38 19 23 23 23 12
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster 38 38 19 23 23 23 12
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 29 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 32 37 37 37XY
28ORAS
28
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 27
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 33
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 33 26 26 26XY
22ORAS
22
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 16 11 11 11XY
29ORAS
29 12
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 16 11 11 11XY
29ORAS
29 12
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1 29 19 19 19XY
9ORAS
9
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon 37 40 40 40XY
39ORAS
39 20
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon 47 43 43 43XY
42ORAS
42 20
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon 47 43 43 43XY
42ORAS
42 20
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral 26 24 24BW
35B2W2
35 35 42
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 26 24 24BW
35B2W2
35 35 42
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5 1
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5 1
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5 1
403   Shinx
  Field Field 37 37 37 37 28
404   Luxio
  Field Field 43 43 43 43 36
405   Luxray
  Field Field 49 49 49 49 40
408   Cranidos
  Monster Monster 19 19 19 19
409   Rampardos
  Monster Monster 19 19 19 19
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 28DP
23PtHGSS
23BW
41B2W2
41 41 27
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 28DP
23PtHGSS
23BW
43B2W2
43 43 27
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field 21 19 19XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 20
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 24
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field 65 65BW
58B2W2
1, 58 1, 58
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41 41 24
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 35
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like 37 37 37 28
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41 30
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41 30
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 41 41 30 20
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 34 34 34 12
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 36 36 36 12
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 36 36 36 12
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 34 34 34 28
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 34 34 34 28
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 34 34 1, Evo. 1
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 11 11 11 27
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 11 11 11 27
570   Zorua
  Field Field 21 21 21 16
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 21 21 21 16
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug 40 40 40 28
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 1
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 16 16 16 21
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 16 16 16 21
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 16 16 16 21
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster 13 13 13 20
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22 20
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22 20
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field 21 21 21 20
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 24
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 19 19 19 24
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon 52 50 50 36
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon 55 55 55 36
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon 55 55 55 36
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 43 48
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 4 4 24
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 4 1, 4 24
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
725   Litten
  Field Field 39 24
726   Torracat
  Field Field 46 30
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 49 30
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 31
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 35
744   Rockruff
  Field Field 37 40
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 37 48
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field 37 48
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 37USUM 48
766   Passimian
  Field Field 18 20
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 10
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 1
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon 21 12
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 21 12
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 21 12
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 35
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying 24
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying 28
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 28
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 12
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 12
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 35
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous 1
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM26
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
066   Machop
  Human-Like Human-Like
067   Machoke
  Human-Like Human-Like
068   Machamp
  Human-Like Human-Like
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
111   Rhyhorn
 
 
Monster Field
112   Rhydon
 
 
Monster Field
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
128   Tauros
  Field Field
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
136   Flareon
  Field Field
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145   Zapdos
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
310   Manectric
  Field Field
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
383   Groudon
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484   Palkia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
532   Timburr
  Human-Like Human-Like
533   Gurdurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
534   Conkeldurr
  Human-Like Human-Like
538   Throh
  Human-Like Human-Like
539   Sawk
  Human-Like Human-Like
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
614   Beartic
  Field Field
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645   Landorus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
744   Rockruff
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field
750   Mudsdale
  Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
891   Kubfu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
896   Glastrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
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
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
174   Igglybuff
  Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
183   Marill
  Water 1 Fairy New York Pokémon Center
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
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 and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Scary Face is a move with 14PP and 70% accuracy. The user target enemy in front, lowering its Movement Speed by one level. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの いどうそくどを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It reduces the enemy's Travel Speed.


In the anime

       
Ariados Snubbull Flareon Poochyena
The user frightens the foe with a scary face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Snubbull Snubbull makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Madame Muchmoney's Snubbull Snubbull Snobbery Debut
  Totodile Totodile makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Duplica's Mini-Dit in the form of Totodile Imitation Confrontation Used via Transform
Ash's Totodile One Trick Phony! Revealed to know in Imitation Confrontation
Incorrectly referred to as Leer in Playing with Fire! in the English dub
  Charizard Charizard makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
A Charizard Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
  Ariados Ariados makes a scary face, frightening the opponent, or Ariados covers itself with string, making only the eyes on its abdomen showing.
Harley's Ariados A Hurdle for Squirtle None
  Flareon Flareon's eyes glow red. Then, a large illusion of its face appears and fires at the opponent, frightening them.
Ursula's Flareon Opposites Interact! None
  Poochyena Poochyena glares the opponent as red and black streaks of energy come out of its face. It then releases a red and black energy from its face at the opponent. As it travels, the energy morphs into a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Team Rocket's Poochyena Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鬼面 Gwáimihn *
鬼臉 Gwáilíhm *
Mandarin 鬼面 Guǐmiàn *
鬼臉 / 鬼脸 Guǐliǎn *
可怕的臉孔 Kěpà-de Liǎnkǒng *
奇怪的脸 Qíguài-de Liǎn *
  Dutch Lonk
  Finnish Rumailme*
Rumanaama (original series)
Irvistys (Advanced Generation)
  French Grimace
  German Grimasse
  Greek Τρομακτικός Μορφασμός Tromaktikos Morfasmos
  Hindi डरावना चेहरा Daravna Chehra
  Indonesian Wajah Menakutkan
  Italian Visotruce
  Korean 겁나는얼굴 Geopna-neun Eolgul
  Polish Maszkaron*
Przerażająca Twarz*
Straszna Mina*
Dzika Mina*
Portuguese   Brazil Face Assustadora (manga)
Cara Assustadora
  Portugal Cara Medonha
Cara Assustadora
  Serbian Zastrašujuća grimasa
  Spanish Cara Susto
  Swedish Hämsk min-attack
  Vietnamese Khuôn Mặt Đáng Sợ



Variations of the move Eerie Impulse
  Eerie ImpulseFeather DanceScary Face


Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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