Swagger (move)

Swagger
いばる Swagger
Swagger VIII.png
Swagger VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed first.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Swagger (Japanese: いばる Swagger) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM34 in Generation II before losing its TM status in Generation III. It regained its TM status, albeit as TM87, in Generation IV until Generation VII. It is similar to Flatter.

Effect

Generation II

Swagger raises the target's Attack stat by two stages and confuses it. Even if the target is already confused, or cannot become confused due to an effect such as Safeguard, its Attack will still be raised.

If the target's Attack is already at +6 stages, it will not become confused.

Generations III to VI

Even if the target's Attack is already at +6 stages, it will still become confused. Even if the target has Contrary and its Attack is already at -6 stages, it will still become confused.

Generation VII onward

Swagger's accuracy was lowered from 90% to 85%.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Swagger, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that infuriates and confuses the opponent, but it increases the target's Attack.
GSC Causes confusion and raises Attack.
RSE Confuses the foe, but also sharply raises Attack.
FRLG A move that makes the foe confused, but also sharply raises its Attack.
Colo.XD Confuses the target, but sharply raises Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.
BWB2W2 The user enrages and confuses the target. However, it also sharply raises the target's Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
  Field Field 45FRLG
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field 24
053   Persian
  Field Field 61FRLG
056   Mankey
  Field Field 36FRLG 33 33 33 19
057   Primeape
  Field Field 44FRLG 35 35 35 19
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like 41FRLG 37 45 45 45
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like 49FRLG 45 45 45 45
128   Tauros
  Field Field 26FRLG 41 48 48 48 45
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1 51 51 53DP
27PtHGSS
27 27 27 1
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 43 43RSE
36FRLG
43 41 41 41 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 1
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43 60
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 27 27 27 27XY
20ORAS
20
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 43 43 43 43XY
32ORAS
32 1
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1
289   Slaking
  Field Field 36 36 36 36 1, Evo.
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 20FRLG
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 20FRLG
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 37 21 21 21XY
22ORAS
22 28
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 43 21 21 21XY
22ORAS
22 28
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 37 37 37BW
9B2W2
1 1
364   Sealeo
 
 
Water 1 Field 32 32 32 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
365   Walrein
 
 
Water 1 Field 32 32 32 1 1
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field 19DP
24PtHGSS
24 24 24
403   Shinx
  Field Field 25 25 25 25 44
404   Luxio
  Field Field 28 28 28 28 60
405   Luxray
  Field Field 28 28 28 28 72
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster 24 24 24 24
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster 24 24 24 24
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 39 39BW
49B2W2
49 49 20
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 25 25 25 25
432   Purugly
  Field Field 38 38 38 1, Evo.
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24 24 28
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24 24 28
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass 17 17 17 17 30
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass 17 17 17 17 30
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 39 39 39 20
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 45 45 45 20
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 49 49 49 20
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 25 25 25 24
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 25 25 25 24
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 25 25 25 24
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field 17 17 17
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 16 16 12 36
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 16 16 12 36
614   Beartic
  Field Field 29 29 29 27
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 7 1 10
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 7 1 10
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 12 12 18
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 12 12 18
725   Litten
  Field Field 25 27
726   Torracat
  Field Field 28 35
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field 28 32
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass 1, 5 1
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying 32
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying 40
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying 42
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 28
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 28
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 20
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 20
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 20
863   Perrserker
  Field Field 24
893   Zarude
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 54
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
TM34
III
--
IV
TM87
V
TM87
VI
TM87
VII
TM87
VIII
--
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
401   Kricketot
  Bug Bug
412   Burmy
  Bug Bug
415   Combee
 
 
Bug Bug
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
664   Scatterbug
  Bug Bug
665   Spewpa
  Bug Bug
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
789   Cosmog
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
790   Cosmoem
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
803   Poipole
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
019   Rattata
  Field Field
234   Stantler
  Field Field
255   Torchic
  Field Field
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
771   Pyukumuku
  Water 1 Water 1
831   Wooloo
  Field Field
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
878   Cufant
  Field Mineral
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
FRLG E XD
All Pokémon can learn this move by Move Tutor except the ones listed below only if marked with ✘.
010   Caterpie
  Bug Bug
011   Metapod
  Bug Bug
013   Weedle
 
 
Bug Bug
014   Kakuna
 
 
Bug Bug
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon
132   Ditto
  Ditto Ditto
201   Unown
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
202   Wobbuffet
  Amorphous Amorphous
235   Smeargle
  Field Field
265   Wurmple
  Bug Bug
266   Silcoon
  Bug Bug
268   Cascoon
  Bug Bug
360   Wynaut
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
374   Beldum
 
 
Mineral Mineral
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
172   Pichu
Spiky-eared
  Undiscovered Undiscovered Spiky-eared Pichu - Ilex ForestHGSS (requires Pikachu-colored Pichu)
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, Swagger is a move with 18 PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, causing it to be confused and increasing its Attack stat by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 1 100% An opponent Raises the target's Attack by two stat ranks. Leaves the target confused.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply raises the opponent's Attack. Leaves the target confused.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Confused status on the target, but also raises its Attack by two levels.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Confused status condition and also boosts its Attack by 2 levels.
BSL てきポケモンを こんらんじょうたいにかえるが こうげきが 2だんかい あがってしまう
MDGtI It causes the Confused status condition to an enemy, but it also sharply raises its Attack.
SMD It makes an enemy confused, but it also sharply raises its Attack.


In the anime

       
Politoed Opponents confused
The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Politoed Politoed crosses its arms and looks at the opponent in an intimidating manner while glowing red, confusing the opponent and making them stronger as well. While confused, the opponent's eyes glow red.
Misty's Politoed Outrageous Fortunes Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 虛張聲勢 Hēuijēungsīngsai *
逞威風 Chíng Wāifūng *
裝腔作勢 Jōnghōngjoksai *
Mandarin 虛張聲勢 / 虚张声势 Xūzhāngshēngshì *
逞威風 Chěng Wēifēng *
裝腔作勢 / 装腔作势 Zhuāngqiāngzuòshì *
  French Vantardise
  German Angeberei
  Greek Καύχηση
  Italian Bullo
  Korean 뽐내기 Ppomnaegi
  Polish Dezorientacja
Portuguese   Brazil Arrogância
  Portugal Presunção
Arrogância
  Serbian Šepurenje
Spanish   Latin America Descontrol
  Spain Contoneo
  Vietnamese Kiêu Ngạo



Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Variations of the move Swagger
  SwaggerFlatter


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