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Outrage (Japanese: げきりん Imperial Rage) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of the Dratini evolutionary line.
Outrage inflicts damage for 2-3 turns. While the user is using Outrage, it cannot use any other attacks. PP is deducted only on the turn Outrage is called; it will not be deducted for the amount of turns Outrage is used before it is finished. After Outrage is finished, the user becomes confused.
If the Outrage duration is disrupted (such as by full paralysis or hurting itself due to
confusion), it will immediately end. The user will only become confused if Outrage is fully
executed, without its duration being disrupted. Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Outrage.
Outrage has a base power of 90 in this generation.
The battle screen will now show a message box saying that the user became confused, and its target is a randomly selected enemy in Double Battles.
The base power of Outrage has been increased to 120, and it is now a physical move.
Outrage's PP was reduced to 10 and it is disrupted if it is not successful due to missing, sleeping, paralysis, freeze, flinching, a Protecting target, or Wonder Guard immunity. If a disruption occurs on what would have been the final, confusion-inducing turn of Outrage, the user will always become confused.
Outrage will now also be disrupted if used on a Fairy-type Pokémon, which are immune to it.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
The user will attack randomly one tile ratio away, the user will then become confused after pulling off the move.
Outrage has a power of ★★★★, has regular accuracy, and is a multi-strike move, hitting 2-3 times per use. Its target area is the four tiles directly adjacent to the user. If a Pokémon successfully executed Outrage during the previous turn, it will not be able to move (as if its Range is temporarily set to an unimprovable 0), but will be able to use moves. This penalty does not occur if Outrage has a move rank of +S, which is attained by the Pokémon sharing a 100% link with its partner Warrior. Nor does it occur if the move misses all of its targets. If Outrage misses a target, the multi-strike move will cease, regardless of any other targets that were hit.
|| An attack that lasts two to three turns. Afterwards, the attacker will become confused.
|| Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
|| A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
|| The user thrashes about for two to three turns, then becomes confused.
|| The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. However, it then becomes confused.
| The user rampages and attacks for two to three turns. It then becomes confused, however.
|| The user rampages and attacks two to three times. The user is temporarily immobilized.
In other games
Outrage is the only move of Haxorus.
In the anime
| The user rampages and attacks endlessly, then becomes confused.
|| First Used In
|| Dragonite becomes extremely enraged and goes on a rampage, or Dragonite's body becomes outlined in a red aura and goes on a rampage. The aura wears off when Dragonite is calmed.
| Gym Leader's Dragonite
|| Great Bowls of Fire!
|| Axew's eyes glow red and its body becomes outlined in a red aura as well. It then jumps up and continuously punches and kicks the opponent. After the attack is over, the aura disappears, but Axew's eyes continue to glow red, showing that it is confused.
| Iris's Axew
|| Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome!
|| Druddigon's eyes glow red and its body is outlined in a red aura. It then goes on a rampage and once it is calmed down, the red outline and glow disappear.
| Clair's Druddigon
|| A Pokémon of a Different Color!
|| Gyarados's eyes glow red and its body is outlined in a red aura. It then goes on a rampage and once it is calmed down, the red outline and glow disappear.
| A wild Gyarados
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- The Japanese name of Outrage, げきりん (逆鱗) Gekirin, can be translated to mean imperial wrath or the wrath of one's superior, and appears in the idiom 逆鱗に触れる gekirin ni fureru, which means to infuriate one's superior. The move's Dragon type is derived from the etymology of 逆鱗 gekirin (lit. reverse scale), as it usually refers to a dragon scale growing in the opposite direction, which will infuriate the dragon if touched.
In other languages