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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
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

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

Effect

Generations III and IV

Block prevents the target from switching out or fleeing (including via Teleport). It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. The effect only applies as long as the Pokémon that used it remains in battle.

It is blocked by Protect and Detect.

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 onward

Block no longer affects Ghost-type Pokémon. It will now hit the target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.

Pokémon affected by Block can also switch out with Parting Shot.

Block can be used as as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Explosion, Memento, Perish Song and Self-Destruct) to gain an extra three appeal points if they are used in the next turn.

If powered up by Normalium Z into Z-Block, the user's Defense stat raises one stage.

Description

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

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 37RSE
41FRLG
36 41 41 41
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 33 22 22BW
26B2W2
26 29
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 16 19 19BW
8B2W2
8XY
7ORAS
7
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 30 30 30 1, Evo.
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 33 33 33 1, Evo.
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22BW
26B2W2
26 29
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 57 57BW
56B2W2
1, 56 1, 56
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 19 1, 19BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 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
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug 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
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
317 Swalot Swalot
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
525 Boldore Boldore
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
526 Gigalith Gigalith
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
538 Throh Throh
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
539 Sawk Sawk
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
709 Trevenant Trevenant
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC 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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur
Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Charmander
Kanto Starter Egg Charmander
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Leg Hold status on the target, making it incapable of movement.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

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)
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 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

Block Colo.png Block XD.png Block 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 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
Block 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 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 擋路 Dónglouh
Mandarin 擋路 / 挡路 Dǎnglù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Houd tegen
France Flag.png French Barrage
Germany Flag.png German Rückentzug
Greece Flag.png Greek Φραγμός Fragmós
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
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chốt Chặn


Variations of the move Mean Look
Status BlockMean LookSpider Web


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