Torment (move)

Torment
いちゃもん Falsely Accuse
Torment VIII.png
Torment VIII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Torment (Japanese: いちゃもん Falsely Accuse) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM41 from Generation III to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Torment prevents the target from selecting the same move for use twice in a row. The effect lasts until the target is switched out. If a Pokémon has selected the move it used last turn and becomes affected with Torment, it may still use the move this turn (even if it moves after the user of Torment).

If the target can only use one move (e.g. is holding a Choice item, only has one move with PP, is under the effect of Encore, etc.), the target will be forced to use Struggle every second round. Struggle is not affected by Torment; if a Pokémon has run out of PP for all of its moves, it can continue to use Struggle. Moves such as Rollout will still be fully executed under the effects of Torment.

Generation V onward

Torment can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Pokémon that know Torment are banned from participating in films at Pokéstar Studios.

Torment does not work on Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil.

Torment can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Counter, Destiny Bond, Grudge, King's Shield, Metal Burst, Mirror Coat and Spite) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

A Pokémon affected by Torment can upgrade a status move into a Z-Move even if it used that move during the previous turn.

Torment does not prevent the target from repeating its most recent move via Instruct.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Torment, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Torment will fail if used on a Dynamax Pokémon, and a Pokémon under the effect of Torment can remove it by Dynamaxing.

Description

Games Description
RSE Torments the foe and stops successive use of a move.*
Prevents the foe from using the same move in a row.*
FRLG It enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move successively.
Colo.XD Torments the target. Stops successive use of a move.*
Prevents the target from using the same move in a row.*
DPPtHGSSPBR The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user torments and enrages the target, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 61 61 61 61BDSP
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 25 25 25 25XY
16ORAS
9 1
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like 25 25 25 25 25BDSP
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 29 29 29 29 29BDSP
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 1BDSP
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 1BDSP
509   Purrloin
  Field Field 19 19 19 16
510   Liepard
  Field Field 19 19 19 16
511   Pansage
  Field Field 25 25 25
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 10 10 10 18
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 10 10 10 18
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 10 10 10 18
570   Zorua
  Field Field 33 33 33 4
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 34 34 34 1
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 14 14 14 15
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 15
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 32 32 12
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 28
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 28
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 28
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 35
896   Glastrier
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24
898   Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
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
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
827   Nickit
  Field Field
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
TM41
IV
TM41
V
TM41
VI
TM41
VII
TM41
VIII
--
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
023   Ekans
  Field Dragon
024   Arbok
  Field Dragon
031   Nidoqueen
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
034   Nidoking
 
 
Monster Field
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
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying
088   Grimer
  Amorphous Amorphous
088   Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
  Amorphous Amorphous
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
091   Cloyster
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
217   Ursaring
  Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  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
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
491   Darkrai
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
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
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
633   Deino
 
 
Dragon Dragon
634   Zweilous
 
 
Dragon Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
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
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
734   Yungoos
  Field Field
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
787   Tapu Bulu
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
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, Torment is a move with 16PP and 100% accuracy. Instead of prohibiting a move from being used twice in a row, Torment seals the last move the target used. A sealed move will remain unusable until the user moves to the next floor; this is not considered to be a status condition. This move is affected by Taunt and the Muzzled status condition.

In Gates to Infinity onwards, sealing is now considered a status condition and can be cured without moving to the next floor.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Prevents the targeted Pokémon, while it remains on the floor, from using the last move it used.
MDTDS Prevents the target from using the last move it used. The effect persists as long as the target remains on the floor.
BSL てきポケモンが ちょくぜんにくりだしたわざに いちゃもんをつけて いまのフロアでは だせないようにしてしまう
MDGtI It seals the move the enemy last used and prevents the Pokémon from using it. The seal will be removed when it arrives on the next floor.
SMD It has the move the enemy last used Sealed, which prevents the Pokémon from using it. The seal will be removed when you go to the next floor.


In the anime

       
Banette The effect
The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Banette Banette stomps its foot on the ground and yells at the opponent, making it unable to use the same move twice in a row.
Harley's Banette Rhapsody in Drew 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 無理取鬧 Mòuhléihchéuinaauh *
假指控 Gá Jíhung *
Mandarin 無理取鬧 / 无理取闹 Wúlǐqǔnào *
假指控 Jiǎ Zhǐkòng *
  Dutch Kwelling
  Finnish Piina
  French Tourmente
  German Folterknecht
  Greek Βασανιστήριο
  Italian Attaccalite
  Korean 트집 Teujip
Portuguese   Brazil Atormentar (TCG, manga)
Tormento
  Portugal Tormento
  Serbian Mučenje
  Spanish Tormento



Variations of the move Disable
  DisableEmbargoHeal BlockTauntTorment


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
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4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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