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Embargo (move)

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Embargo
さしおさえ Seize
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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 IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The following Pokémon can not raise any voltage in that turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.

Embargo (Japanese: さしおさえ Seize) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM63 since Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

The target is unable to use its held item and the Trainer is also unable to use items on that Pokémon for five turns. The effect wears off if the Pokémon switches out.

A Pokémon under the effect of Embargo cannot use Fling.

Generation V

Embargo can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Generation VI

Embargo does not prevent the use of Mega Stones when Mega Evolving a Pokémon.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS It prevents the foe from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
BWB2W2 It prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
XY This move prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
PMDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with an Embargo status condition. A Pokémon with the Embargo status can't use items.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire 40 37 37
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire 44 41 41
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark 41 41 41
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark 47 47 47
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal 27 27 19 19
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic 31 31 21 21
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic 31 31 21 21
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 38 43 38 38
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 42 51 40 40
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice -- -- --
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal 34 34 34
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark 75   '
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark   22 22
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark   22 22
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark   22 22
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark   41 41
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark   44 44
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic   19 19
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic   19 19
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic   19 19
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel   41 41
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel   41 41
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying   50 50
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying   50 50
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 Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
--
IV
TM63
V
TM63
VI
TM63
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
605 Elgyem Elgyem Psychic Psychic
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Embargo 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 徵收 Zhēngshōu
France Flag.png French Embargo
Germany Flag.png German Itemsperre
Greece Flag.png Greek Απαγόρευση
Italy Flag.png Italian Divieto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금제 Geumje
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Confiscar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zaplena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Embargo


Variations of the move Taunt
Status TauntTormentEmbargoHeal Block


Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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