Torment (move)

Torment
いちゃもん Falsely Accuse
Torment IX.png
Torment IX 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, as well as in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: How does hitting yourself in confusion interact with Torment? Does it count the move used on the previous turn, current turn, or neither?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Torment prevents the target from using the same move 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.

Torment does not work on Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil. Torment does not prevent the target from repeating its most recent move via Instruct.

Generations III and IV

Torment cannot be reflected with Magic Coat.

In Pokémon Emerald, if the target hits itself in Confusion, Torment has no effect on which move it can select next.

Generation V onwards

Torment can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

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

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.

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.
ColoXD 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
SV
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
0198    
 
Flying Flying 61 61 61 61 55
0228    
 
Field Field 32
0229    
 
Field Field 35
0274    
 
Field Grass 25 25 25 25XY
16ORAS
9 1 1 1
0275    
 
Field Grass 1 1 Rem.
0390     Field Human-Like 25 25 25 25 25 25
0391    
 
Field Human-Like 29 29 29 29 29 29
0392    
 
Field Human-Like 1 29
0430    
 
Flying Flying 1
0509     Field Field 19 19 19 16
0510     Field Field 19 19 19 16
0511     Field Field 25 25 25
0551    
 
Field Field 10 10 10 18 18
0552    
 
Field Field 10 10 10 18 18
0553    
 
Field Field 10 10 10 18 18
0559    
 
Field Dragon 20
0560    
 
Field Dragon 20
0570     Field Field 33 33 33 4 4
0570  
Zorua
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 4
0571     Field Field 34 34 34 1 1
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 14 14 14 15 15
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 14 1, 14 1, 14 15 15
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral 32 32 12 12
0758    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0859    
 
Fairy Human-Like 28 28
0860    
 
Fairy Human-Like 28 28
0861    
 
Fairy Human-Like 28 28
0877    
 
Field Fairy 35 35
0896     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24 24
0898  
Calyrex
Ice Rider
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0905  
Enamorus
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 5
0931  
Squawkabilly
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 10
0962    
 
Flying Flying 24
0983    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 15
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0827     Field Field
0965    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM41
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
0023     Field Dragon
0024     Field Dragon
0031    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0034    
 
Monster Field
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0042    
 
Flying Flying
0052     Field Field
0052  
Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0053     Field Field
0053  
Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0085    
 
Flying Flying
0088     Amorphous Amorphous
0088  
Grimer
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0089     Amorphous Amorphous
0089  
Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0091    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral
0096     Human-Like Human-Like
0097     Human-Like Human-Like
0100     Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0109     Amorphous Amorphous
0110     Amorphous Amorphous
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0124    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0185     Mineral Mineral
0197     Field Field
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0207    
 
Bug Bug
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0215    
 
Field Field
0216     Field Field
0217     Field Field
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0228    
 
Field Field
0229    
 
Field Field
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0261     Field Field
0262     Field Field
0274    
 
Field Grass
0275    
 
Field Grass
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0294     Monster Field
0295     Monster Field
0299     Mineral Mineral
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0318    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0319    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0362     Fairy Mineral
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0410    
 
Monster Monster
0411    
 
Monster Monster
0419     Water 1 Field
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0431     Field Field
0432     Field Field
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0434    
 
Field Field
0435    
 
Field Field
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0451    
 
Bug Water 3
0452    
 
Bug Water 3
0453    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0454    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0461    
 
Field Field
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0472    
 
Bug Bug
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0476    
 
Mineral Mineral
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0495     Field Grass
0496     Field Grass
0497     Field Grass
0509     Field Field
0510     Field Field
0511     Field Field
0512     Field Field
0513     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0515     Field Field
0516     Field Field
0517     Field Field
0518     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0551    
 
Field Field
0552    
 
Field Field
0553    
 
Field Field
0555     Field Field
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0566    
 
Flying Water 3
0567    
 
Flying Water 3
0570     Field Field
0571     Field Field
0574     Human-Like Human-Like
0575     Human-Like Human-Like
0576     Human-Like Human-Like
0621     Dragon Monster
0624    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0625    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0633    
 
Dragon Dragon
0634    
 
Dragon Dragon
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0641  
Tornadus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0659     Field Field
0660    
 
Field Field
0674     Field Human-Like
0675    
 
Field Human-Like
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All available forms
  Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0686    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0687    
 
Water 1 Water 2
0688    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0689    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0707    
 
Mineral Mineral
0714    
 
Flying Dragon
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0717    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720  
Hoopa
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0725     Field Field
0726     Field Field
0727    
 
Field Field
0734     Field Field
0735     Field Field
0757    
 
Monster Dragon
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0779    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0787    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0788    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0806    
 
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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Torment seals the target's last used move, preventing the sealed move from being used. This move is affected by the Muzzled status condition.

Prior to Gates to Infinity, a sealed move is not considered a status condition, however could still be cured by status-curing moves such as Refresh. From Gates to Infinity, sealing is now considered a status condition.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 16 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 16 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 16 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 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 (anime)
  Portugal Tormento
  Serbian Mučenje
  Spanish Tormento


Variations of the move Disable
  DisableTormentTauntEmbargoHeal Block


Generation III TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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