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Block (move)

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Block
とおせんぼう Block
Block V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Category  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Category  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Block (Japanese: とおせんぼう Block) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III to IV

Block prevents the target from switching out or fleeing (including via Teleport). The effect only applies as long as the Pokémon that used it remains in battle.

The affected Pokémon can still switch out via Baton Pass, but in that case, the Pokémon that switches in will now be affected. Affected Pokémon can also switch out with U-turn. Conversely, the Pokémon that used Block can switch out with Baton Pass and the effects of Block will still apply. Also, if the affected Pokémon is Roared at or hit with a Whirlwind, they will still be switched out.

If a wild Pokémon uses Block on the player's Pokémon, the player will be unable to escape, unless the player's Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball.

Generation V

If a Pokémon traps a target with Block and then switches with Baton Pass the target will no longer be trapped. Pokémon affected by Block can switch out with Volt Switch. Also, Dragon Tail and Circle Throw will force the affected Pokémon to switch out.

Generation VI

Block no longer affects Ghost-type Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
RSE Blocks the foe’s way to prevent escape.
FRLG
DPPtHGSS
The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Colo.XD Blocks the target's way to prevent escape.
BWB2W2
XY
The user blocks the target's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal 37 41 36 41 41
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock 33 22 22 26 26
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock 16 19 19 8 8
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel   30 30 30
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic   33 33 '
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock   22 22 26 26
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass   57 57 56 56
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel   --, 19 --, 19 --, 8 --, 8
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying     -- '
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground SudowoodoNosepass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic   SnorlaxBastiodon SnorlaxBastiodon SnorlaxBastiodon
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground SudowoodoNosepass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic     Tangrowth Tangrowth
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water     SnorlaxBastiodon SnorlaxBastiodon
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock   SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass     Tangrowth Tangrowth
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice SudowoodoNosepass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock     SudowoodoNosepassProbopass SudowoodoNosepassProbopass
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 Type Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
112 Rhydon Rhydon Rock Ground
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
004 004 Charmander Fire Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
007 007 Squirtle Water Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Block III.png Block IV.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Mandarin Chinese 擋路 Dǎnglù
France Flag.png French Barrage
Germany Flag.png German Rückentzug
Greece Flag.png Greek Φραγμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Blocco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 블록 Block
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Bloqueio
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Bloqueio
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blokada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bloqueo


Variations of the move Mean Look
Status BlockMean LookSpider Web


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