Snarl (move)

Snarl
バークアウト Bark Out
Snarl VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  55
Accuracy  95%
Priority  0
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Snarl (Japanese: バークアウト Bark Out) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM95 from Generation V to Generation VII, and is TM85 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Snarl deals damage and lowers the Special Attack of all targets hit by one stage. Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move. Snarl hits all adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Snarl will become a Water-type move when used by a Pokémon with the Ability Liquid Voice. If the user is affected by Throat Chop, it will be unable to use this move for two turns.

Snarl will have its power boosted by 30% when used by a Pokémon with the ability Punk Rock. The damage dealt by Snarl will also be halved when used against a Pokémon with Punk Rock.

If the user is holding a Throat Spray, the item will be consumed and the user's Special Attack stat will raise by one stage.

Snarl cannot be called by Metronome.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user yells as if it is ranting about something, making the target's Sp. Atk stat decrease.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user yells as if it's ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stat of opposing Pokémon.
SwSh The user yells as if it's ranting about something, which lowers the Sp. Atk stats of opposing Pokémon.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 1, Evo.
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 18ORAS 1, Evo.
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 9
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 9
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 18 18 10
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 19USUM 1
827   Nickit
  Field Field 12
828   Thievul
  Field Field 12
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field 9
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
TM95
VI
TM95
VII
TM95
VIII
TM85
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
309   Electrike
  Field Field
310   Manectric
  Field Field
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
359   Absol
  Field Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
507   Herdier
  Field Field
508   Stoutland
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 USUM
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
812   Rillaboom
  Field Grass
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
835   Yamper
  Field Field
836   Boltund
  Field Field
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
892   Urshifu
Single 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 event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
571   Zoroark
  Field Field Pokémon Smash! ZoroarkBW
Summer 2011 ZoroarkBW
Station ZoroarkBW
Zoroark Month ZoroarkBW
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Jungle Zarude
European Jungle Zarude
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 39 46 95% All opponents Lowers the target's Sp. Atk by one stat rank*.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Lowers the target's Sp. Atk.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Snarl is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Snarl
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 12
Energy boost 14
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.85 - 1.05 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 13
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                          ZacianZamazenta
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.55 → 1.1 seconds
  • September 27, 2019
    • Energy boost: 12 → 14
Trainer Battles
  • September 27, 2019
    • Power: 8 → 5
    • Energy boost: 10 → 13

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It also lowers their Special Attack.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages nearby enemies. It also lowers their Sp. Atk.


In the anime

       
Mightyena Bisharp Lycanroc Guzzlord
The user sends a burst of purple energy towards the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bisharp Bisharp crosses its arms and then slashes its arms forward. A purple ball of energy is fired from in front of Bisharp's body and grows in size until it turns into a hemisphere and runs along with top of ground until it hits the opponent and creates an explosion on impact.
Heidayu's Bisharp A Festival of Decisions! Debut
  Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc forms a black ball of energy with black sparks on it in its mouth and hurls it at the opponent.
Cross's Lycanroc I Choose You! None
  Guzzlord Guzzlord inhales and releases purple rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Three wild Guzzlord Z-Move Showdown! None
  Mightyena Mightyena releases multiple purple and black rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Hodge's Mightyena Serving Up the Flute Cup! None
  Luxray Luxray releases multiple purple and black rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Volkner's Luxray JN077 None
  Umbreon Umbreon releases multiple purple and black rings of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Haruhi's Umbreon JN079 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Prior to the release of Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, this move had a very unique distribution, being simultaneously a TM and an event-exclusive move due to TM95 not being available yet. Thus the only way for the move to be generally obtained at that time was to receive the event Zoroark listed above, then pass down the move via breeding, chain breeding, or Sketch, taking advantage of the fact that TM moves can be passed down. Outside of Volt Tackle, this was the only case where a move that is not an Egg Move required breeding to obtain.
  • Snarl is the only variant of Icy Wind that does not lower the target's Speed.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 大聲咆哮 Daaihsēng Pàauhhāau
Mandarin 大聲咆哮 / 大声咆哮 Dàshēng Páoxiāo
  French Aboiement
  German Standpauke
  Hungarian Vicsorgás
  Italian Urlorabbia
  Korean 바크아웃 Bark Out
  Polish Prychnięcie
  Brazilian Portuguese Rosnado
Spanish   Latin America Gruñido*
  Spain Alarido
  Thai บาร์กเอาต์
  Vietnamese Gáy



Variations of the move Icy Wind
  Icy WindMud ShotElectrowebSnarl



Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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