Snatch (move)

Snatch redirects here. For the status in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, see Status conditions in the Mystery Dungeon series.

Snatch
よこどり Snatch
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Steals the Voltage of the Pokémon that just went.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Snatch (Japanese: よこどり Snatch) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM49 in Generation III and Generation IV.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Snatch is an increased priority move. After being used, if another Pokémon (including an ally) attempts to use a beneficial status move, the user of Snatch steals the move and uses the move itself instead of the move's original user.

Snatch will steal the first susceptible move that is used by any other Pokémon in the same turn. If more than one Pokémon use Snatch in the same turn, the fastest Pokémon's Snatch will activate first, but the stolen move will in turn be stolen by the next fastest Pokémon's Snatch (such that only the slowest user of Snatch will receive a stolen effect in the end).

If Acupressure is stolen, it will always be applied to the user of Snatch regardless of the move's original target. If Psych Up is stolen, it will target the Pokémon the move was most recently stolen from.

Generations V to VII

Snatch no longer steals moves that were stolen by another Pokémon's Snatch on the same turn. The order in which moves are stolen is the same as the order in which Snatch was executed.

Acupressure and Psych Up can no longer be stolen. All moves that can be stolen either affect only the user or affect the user's entire team.

The following moves can now be stolen: Aqua Ring, Conversion, Healing Wish, Imprison, Lucky Chant, Lunar Dance, Magnet Rise, Power Trick, Recycle, Wish.

Rest and Swallow can now only be stolen if they would have an effect when used by the original user (regardless of whether or not they would have an effect on the user of Snatch).

If Swallow is stolen and the user of Snatch is not under the effects of Stockpile, it will nonetheless recover 25% of its max HP.

Snatch cannot steal Z-Moves, even if it could normally steal their base move.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Snatch, the user's Speed stat rises two stages.

Generation VIII

Snatch cannot be selected in a battle.

Affected moves

The following moves can be stolen by Snatch:

The Generation VIII moves Clangorous Soul, No Retreat, and Stuff Cheeks are affected by Snatch according to the moves' data, but Snatch cannot be used in Sword and Shield, so they are omitted in the table.

Description

Games Description
RSE Steals the effects of the move the foe uses next.RS*
Steals the effects of the move the target uses next.E*
Steals the effects of the move the foe is trying to use.*
FRLG Steals the effects of the foe's healing or status-changing move.
Colo.XD Steals and uses a target's move if it raises stats.
DPPBR The user steals the effects of any healing or status-changing move the foe attempts to use.
PtHGSS The user steals the effects of any healing or stat-changing move the foe attempts to use.*
The user steals the effects of any healing or status-changing move the foe attempts to use.*
BWB2W2 The user steals the effects of any healing or stat-changing move the opponent attempts to use.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user steals the effects of any attempts to use a healing or stat-changing move.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 40B2W2 40 40
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 49 43 46BW
42B2W2
42 42
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 55 51 58BW
46B2W2
46 46
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 49 49 49XY
37ORAS
37
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 49 49 49XY
37ORAS
37
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 52 1, 52XY
50ORAS
50
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 40B2W2 40 40
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 39 39 39
510   Liepard
  Field Field 47 47 47
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous 10 10 10
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 26 26 26
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
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
431   Glameow
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
570   Zorua
  Field Field
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
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
TM49
IV
TM49
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
  Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
  Fairy Fairy
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
052   Meowth
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
122   Mr. Mime
  Human-Like Human-Like
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
190   Aipom
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
491   Darkrai
  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 Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
190   Aipom
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1
386   Deoxys
Normal Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Attack Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Defense Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
Speed Forme
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Flying
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Flying
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807   Zeraora
  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.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
197   Umbreon
  Field Field Starter PokémonColo
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Snatch is a move with 17 PP. The user gives itself Snatch status condition for 5-6 turns, allowing them steal certain moves from any Pokémon on the floor, ally or enemy. There can be only one Pokémon on the floor with this status; using a move will remove the status from whoever currently has it. While the Snatchable moves are mostly the same as in main series, there are some differences: Psych Up cannot be snatched, while Aqua Ring, Healing Wish, Lucky Chant, Lunar Dance and Magnet Rise can be. This move is affected by Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 2 —% An opponent Returns the target's raised stats to normal and raises the user's stats by the same amount.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Returns the target's raised stats to normal and raises the user's stats by that amount.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Snatch status. It steals the moves of Pokémon on the same floor.
MDTDS Gives the user a Snatch status, which lets the user steal the effects from all moves used by Pokémon on the floor.
BSL じぶんを よこどりじょうたいにかえる フロアじゅうで つかわれた わざの こうかを よこどりする
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD The Snatch status lets you steal the effects of a recovery move or status move used nearby. But there are some moves that can't be stolen, so be careful!
MDRTDX It gives the Snatch status, which lets you steal the effects of a recovery move or status move used nearby. There are some moves that can't be stolen, so be careful!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 搶奪 Chéungdyuht
Mandarin 搶奪 / 抢夺 Qiǎngduó *
化为己用 Huà Wéi Jǐ Yòng *
  French Saisie
  German Übernahme
  Greek Αρπαγή
  Italian Scippo
  Korean 가로챔 Garochaem
  Brazilian Portuguese Arrebatar
  Serbian Ščepavanje
  Spanish Robo
  Vietnamese Giành Giật


External links


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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