Yawn (move)

Yawn
あくび Yawn
Yawn VIII.png
Yawn VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Yawn (Japanese: あくび Yawn) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Yawn makes the target drowsy. At the end of the next turn, the drowsy Pokémon will fall asleep, unless it is already afflicted by a non-volatile status condition. If a drowsy Pokémon switches out, it loses its drowsiness. Drowsiness cannot be passed by Baton Pass.

Yawn bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Yawn will fail if the target is already afflicted by a major status condition or behind a substitute.

Yawn will fail if the target has the Ability Insomnia or Vital Spirit or if it has Leaf Guard during harsh sunlight; a drowsy Pokémon that has Insomnia, Vital Spirit, or (during harsh sunlight) Leaf Guard will not fall asleep. Yawn will fail if used on a Pokémon without Soundproof during an uproar. It will also fail when used on a target under the effect of Safeguard, but a Pokémon that is already drowsy can still fall asleep while under the effect of Safeguard.

If a Pokémon falls asleep from Yawn while it is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly, it will remain in that state until it attempts to use the move again (whether it wakes up or not).

Yawn can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Rest and Slack Off to have their base appeal points doubled.

Generation V onward

Yawn no longer fails during an uproar, but drowsiness cannot cause a Pokémon to fall asleep during an uproar.

Yawn will fail if the target has the Ability Comatose or is a Meteor Form Minior; a drowsy Pokémon that has Comatose or that is Meteor Form Minior will not fall asleep. Yawn will fail if used on a target that is affected by Sweet Veil, Electric Terrain, or Flower Veil; Sweet Veil, Electric Terrain, and Misty Terrain each also prevent affected Pokémon already drowsy due to Yawn from falling asleep.

Yawn can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Dream Eater, Hex, Nightmare, and Wake-Up Slap) to give an extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Yawn, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Lulls the foe into yawning, then sleeping the next turn.
FRLG A huge yawn lulls the foe into falling asleep on the next turn.
Colo.XD Makes the target yawn and fall asleep next turn.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the foe into falling asleep on the next turn.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field 1PE
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1 9
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 9
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1PE
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1PE
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1PE
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 24RSE
21FRLG
20 20 20 20SMUSUM
13PE
12
175   Togepi
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 16RSE
13FRLG
15 13 13 13 20
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy 16RSE
13FRLG
15 13 13 13 20
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field 31 29 29 29 29 21
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field 35 31 31 31 31 23
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1 9
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1 9
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field 11 9 8BW
16B2W2
16 13SM
16USUM
28
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 1 1 1 1 1
261   Poochyena
  Field Field 37
262   Mightyena
  Field Field 44
287   Slakoth
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
289   Slaking
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1
316   Gulpin
  Amorphous Amorphous 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5
317   Swalot
  Amorphous Amorphous 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6XY
1, 5ORAS
1, 5
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field 36B2W2 36 36
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 39B2W2 39 39
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 25XY
13ORAS
13
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 22 22 22 22XY
35ORAS
35 15
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field 25 25 25 21
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field 28 28 28 23
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 13ORAS 13
449   Hippopotas
  Field Field 13 13 13 13 8
450   Hippowdon
  Field Field 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 31 31 31 56
513   Pansear
  Field Field 16 16 16
517   Munna
  Field Field 7 7 7 32
518   Musharna
  Field Field 1
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug 25 25 25 20
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 1
734   Yungoos
  Field Field 40
735   Gumshoos
  Field Field 47
775   Komala
  Field Field 16
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
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
133   Eevee
  Field Field
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1 HGSS
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
363   Spheal
 
 
Water 1 Field
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
498   Tepig
  Field Field
506   Lillipup
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy
765   Oranguru
 
 
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.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field Pokéwalker - Stormy Beach
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
422   Shellos
West Sea
  Water 1 Amorphous Dream World - Sparkling Sea
422   Shellos
East Sea
  Water 1 Amorphous Dream World - Sparkling Sea
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous Regina's Stunfisk (The Isle of Armor)
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field Wish Egg
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster Wish Egg
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Sleeping Pikachu
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field GTS Psyduck
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, Yawn is a move with 17PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. It targets enemy in front, inflicting Yawning status condition on them, causing them to fall asleep 3 turns later (if the target is in middle of a two-turn move such as Dig, it will be automatically brought of it when it falls asleep). This move fails if the target is immune to Sleep. This move is affected by Taunt, Magic Coat, and the Muzzled status condition.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Yawn is a Fast Attack that has been available since December 8, 2017.

  Yawn
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 0
Energy boost 15
Duration 1.7 seconds
Damage window 1.4 - 1.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 0
Energy boost 12
Turns 4
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
  
By Elite Fast TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Yawning status on the target. A yawning Pokémon falls asleep sometime later.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Yawning status condition. A Pokémon with the Yawning status falls asleep sometime later.
BSL てきポケモンを あくびじょうたいにかえる あくびじょうたいになった ポケモンは しばらくすると ねてしまう
MDGtI It causes the Yawning status condition to an enemy. The Yawning status will cause the Sleep condition after a while.
SMD It inflicts the yawning status on an enemy. The yawning status condition will make the Pokémon go to sleep after a while.


In the anime

       
Slowbro Snorlax Poochyena Slugma
The user lets loose a huge yawn, releasing varying amounts of bubbles that float over and pop in the opponent's face, causing them to fall asleep.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Slugma Slugma opens its mouth and releases a large pink bubble from it. The bubble floats over to the opponent and pops in its face, making it fall asleep.
Flannery's Mag Going, Going, Yawn Debut
  Snorlax Snorlax opens its mouth and releases multiple pink bubbles at the opponent. When the bubbles burst in the opponent's face, it becomes drowsy and falls asleep.
Marcel's Snorlax The Garden of Eatin' None
  Slowbro Slowbro opens its mouth and releases a blue bubble at the opponent. The bubble then pops in the opponent's face. When it pops, its body glows yellow-green and it falls asleep.
Solidad's Slowbro Channeling the Battle Zone! None
  Hippopotas Hippopotas opens its mouth and releases a clear bubble from it at the opponent. The bubble pops in the opponent's face, and after a couple minutes, the opponent falls asleep.
Hippopotas (recurring) Mass Hip-Po-Sis! None
  Poochyena Poochyena opens its mouth and releases multiple white bubbles at the opponent. When the bubbles burst in the opponent's face, it becomes drowsy and falls asleep.
Team Rocket's Poochyena Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


  • Multiple wild Slowpoke were revealed to know Yawn on the official website, but they were never shown using the move.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Yawn is the only move whose English name begins with the letter Y.
  • Its basis stems from the phenomenon of how yawns are contagious from person to person.
  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it ignores accuracy and evasion checks.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 哈欠 Hāhim / Hōhim
Mandarin 哈欠 Hāqian
  Dutch Geeuw
  Finnish Haukotus
  French Bâillement
  German Gähner
  Greek Χάσμησμα
  Hindi ओबासी Obasi
  Indonesian Menguap
  Italian Sbadiglio
  Korean 하품 Hapum
  Polish Ziewnięcie
  Portuguese Bocejo
  Serbian Zevanje
  Spanish Bostezo
  Thai หาว
  Vietnamese Ngáp



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