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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.

Contents

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 Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 45FRLG
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 24
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 61FRLG
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 36FRLG 33 33 33 19
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 44FRLG 35 35 35 19
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 41FRLG 37 45 45 45
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 49FRLG 45 45 45 45
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 26FRLG 41 48 48 48 45
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 51 51 53DP
27PtHGSS
27 27 27 1
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 43 43RSE
36FRLG
43 41 41 41 1
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 43 43 43 43
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25XY
19ORAS
19
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 27 27 27 27XY
20ORAS
20
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 43 43 43 43XY
32ORAS
32 1
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36 36 1, Evo.
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 20FRLG
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 20FRLG
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 37 21 21 21XY
22ORAS
22 28
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 43 21 21 21XY
22ORAS
22 28
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 37 37 37BW
9B2W2
1 1
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 32 32 32 1, Evo.
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 32 32 32 1
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 19DP
24PtHGSS
24 24 24
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25 44
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 28 28 28 28 60
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 28 28 28 28 72
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 24 24 24 24
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 24 24 24 24
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 39 39BW
49B2W2
49 49 20
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25 25 25 25
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 38 38 38 1, Evo.
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24 24 28
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24 24 28
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 17 17 17 17 30
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass 17 17 17 17 30
519 Pidove Pidove
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 39 39 39 20
520 Tranquill Tranquill
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 45 45 45 20
521 Unfezant Unfezant
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 49 49 49 20
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 25 25 25 24
552 Krokorok Krokorok
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 25 25 25 24
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 25 25 25 24
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
FireIC Big.png Field Field 17 17 17
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 16 16 12 36
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 16 16 12 36
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field 29 29 29 27
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 7 1
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7 7 1
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 12 12 18
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 12 12 18
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field 25 27
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field 28 35
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 28 32
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1
763 Tsareena Tsareena
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1, 5 1
821 Rookidee Rookidee
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying 32
822 Corvisquire Corvisquire
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying 40
823 Corviknight Corviknight
FlyingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Flying Flying 42
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 28
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 28
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 20
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 20
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 20
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field 24
893 Zarude Zarude
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
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 Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
415 Combee Combee
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
789 Cosmog Cosmog
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
799 Guzzlord Guzzlord
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
803 Poipole Poipole
PoisonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805 Stakataka Stakataka
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png 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 Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy
878 Cufant Cufant
SteelIC Big.png 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 Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
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 Pichu
Spiky-eared
ElectricIC Big.png 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 18PP 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.

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

None.png Misty Politoed Swagger.png None.png None.png
Politoed
The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe's Attack stat.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
186 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Swagger II.png Swagger III.png Swagger IV.png Swagger V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Swagger VI.png
Swagger VI 2.png
Swagger VII.png
Swagger VII 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Side series games

Swagger Stad2.png Swagger Colo.png Swagger XD.png Swagger PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Swagger PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

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 *
France Flag.png French Vantardise
Germany Flag.png German Angeberei
Greece Flag.png Greek Καύχηση
Italy Flag.png Italian Bullo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 뽐내기 Ppomnaegi
Poland Flag.png Polish Dezorientacja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Arrogância
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Presunção
Arrogância
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Šepurenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Descontrol
Spain Flag.png Spain Contoneo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Kiêu Ngạo


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Variations of the move Swagger
Status SwaggerFlatter


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