Roar (move)

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Roar
ほえる Roar
Roar.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  -6*
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move later on the next turn.

Roar (Japanese: ほえる Roar) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It has been TM05 since Generation II.

Effect

Generation I

If Roar is used in a wild Pokémon battle by a Pokémon on either side, the battle will automatically end. In a Trainer battle, Roar has no effect. Roar has 100% accuracy and normal priority.

Generation II

When in a Trainer battle, Roar will now force the target to switch with a randomly chosen Pokémon from its Trainer's party. If there is no Pokémon for the target to switch with, Roar will fail. Roar now has a priority of -1. If Roar is used before the opponent can make its move, Roar will fail.

Generation III to IV

Roar will fail when used against Pokémon with the Abilities Soundproof and Suction Cups or rooted by Ingrain. It no longer fails if it is not used last.

If the user's level is less than the target's, there is now a chance that Roar will fail. The chance of failure starts at approximately 25%, but drops as the user's level increases. Given the terms T for the target's level, U for the user's level, and X for a random integer from 0 to 255, a term R can be calculated where R = FLOOR( ( T + U ) * X / 256 ) + 1. If R is less than or equal to T/4, Roar fails. The chance of Roar failing can generally be approximated by ( T / 4 + 1 ) / ( T + U ); the true chance of failing may diverge moderately from that approximation for low values of T and U.

Roar now has a priority of -6.

Generation V

In wild Pokémon battles, Roar will now always fail if the user's level is less than the target's. In Trainer battles, Roar will now succeed if it hits, regardless of either Pokémon's level.

Roar is now reflected by Magic Coat and Magic Bounce.

Generation VI

Roar now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. Roar can now hit a target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.

In a wild Horde Encounter, if a wild Pokémon uses Roar, it will force the target to switch with a Pokémon from its Trainer's party, regardless of the target's level. If the Trainer's Pokémon uses Roar, however, it will fail.

Description

Games Description
Stad A terrifying roar that drives wild Pokémon away. It is useful only in the wild.
Stad2 A terrifying roar that drives the target away. The opposing trainer must use a new Pokémon.
GSC Scares wild foes to end battle.
RSE Makes the foe flee to end the battle.*
A savage roar that makes the foe flee to end the battle.*
Colo.XD Causes the target to flee and switch out of battle.*
A savage roar that swaps the target out of battle.*
FRLG The foe is made to switch out with an ally. In the wild, the battle ends.
DPPtHGSS The foe is scared off, to be replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
BW The target is scared off and replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
B2W2 The target is scared off and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
XYORAS The target is scared off and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
SM The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field 21 13 9 7 7 7
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field 1
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying 9 9 9
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy 26 26 25 25 25
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy 28 28 27 27 27
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field 7 19 14 14 13
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field 7 19 14 14 13
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21 21 15 15 15
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21 21 15 15 15
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered 21GS
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field 21 21 21 21XY
16ORAS
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field 22 22 22 22XY
16ORAS
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field 35 35 35 35XY
29ORAS
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field 43 43 43 43XY
29ORAS
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field 45 45 45 45XY
29ORAS
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster 21 22 22BW
18B2W2
18XY
19ORAS
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster 21 22 22BW
18B2W2
18XY
19ORAS
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster 21 22 22BW
18B2W2
18XY
19ORAS
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field 28 36 36 36XY
34ORAS
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field 31 42 42 42XY
36ORAS
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field 21 21 21
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field 23 23 23
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field 23 23 23
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field 39 39
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field 47 47
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field 55 55
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field 26 26
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field 29 29
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field 29 29
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon 20 20
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon 20 20
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon 20 20
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon 6
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon 6
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
335 Zangoose Zangoose
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.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM05
III
TM05
IV
TM05
V
TM05
VI
TM05
VII
TM05
003 Venusaur Venusaur
Monster Grass
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen
Undiscovered Undiscovered
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Field Field
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
Monster Field
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
Monster Water 1
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
159 Croconaw Croconaw
Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
Monster Water 1
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field
221 Piloswine Piloswine
Field Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
231 Phanpy Phanpy
Field Field
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered
245 Suicune Suicune
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
260 Swampert Swampert
Monster Water 1
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
Monster Field
304 Aron Aron
Monster Monster
305 Lairon Lairon
Monster Monster
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
Field Water 2
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field
334 Altaria Altaria
Dragon Flying
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass
364 Sealeo Sealeo
Water 1 Field
365 Walrein Walrein
Water 1 Field
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
389 Torterra Torterra
Monster Grass
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
395 Empoleon Empoleon
Water 1 Field
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
Monster Monster
410 Shieldon Shieldon
Monster Monster
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon
Monster Monster
419 Floatzel Floatzel
Water 1 Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
447 Riolu Riolu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
Field Human-Like
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
Field Field
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon
Field Field
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
Monster Field
470 Leafeon Leafeon
Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
Field Field
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
Field Field
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field
551 Sandile Sandile
Field Field
552 Krokorok Krokorok
Field Field
553 Krookodile Krookodile
Field Field
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon
566 Archen Archen
Water 3 Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic
Field Field
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
Field Field
667 Litleo Litleo
Field Field
668 Pyroar Pyroar
Field Field
672 Skiddo Skiddo
Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
Field Field
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster
716 Xerneas Xerneas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721 Volcanion Volcanion
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Roar blows away the opponent in front in a straight line, contrary to the direction it is facing. If it hits a wall, it takes 5 damage. If it hits another Pokémon, both Pokémon take 5 damage. If it falls to a space where it cannot stand, such as a sky or water tile, it will be randomly teleported elsewhere in the dungeon.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Knocks the target flying. If the target hits a wall or another Pokémon, it sustains damage.
MDTDS Sends the target flying. If the target hits a wall or another Pokémon, it sustains damage.

In the anime

Arcanine Roar.png Lenora Lillipup Roar.png Lenora Herdier Roar.png Suicune Roar.png
Arcanine Lillipup Herdier Suicune
The user growls at another Pokémon, sending it back to its Poké Ball.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
245 Suicune The horn on Suicune's head glows bright blue and it lets out a fierce roar, scaring the opponent and making it go back into its Poké Ball.
A wild Suicune For Ho-Oh the Bells Toll! Debut
244 Entei Entei growls and black waves come off its body, sending the opponent back to its Poké Ball.
A wild Entei Entei at your Own Risk None
229 Houndoom Houndoom barks loudly at the opponent, causing the opponent to be scared and go back into its Poké Ball.
Team Magma Grunts' two Houndoom A Ruin with a View None
304 Aron Aron roars loudly, letting out a cyclone of sound waves from its mouth, causing rampaging Pokémon to calm down.
Steven's Aron A Hole Lotta Trouble None
059 Arcanine Arcanine roars loudly, causing the opponent to be scared and go back into its Poké Ball.
A wild Arcanine On Cloud Arcanine None
295 Exploud Exploud yells loudly and light blue circles come out of its mouth and at the opponent, causing it to become scared and run away. Sometimes, before it uses the attack, a flash of light blue light appears inside of Exploud's mouth.
A wild Exploud Pikachu's Island Adventure None
506 Lillipup Lillipup's body becomes outlined in a crimson aura and it yells loudly, releasing invisible shock waves from its mouth that expand outward. The yell has enough force to almost blow the opponent away. The opponent then goes back into its Poké Ball.
Lenora's Lillipup The Battle According to Lenora! None
507 Herdier Herdier's body becomes outlined in red energy and it howls loudly, releasing invisible circles from its mouth that expand outward. The howl has enough force to almost blow away the opponent. The opponent then goes into its Poké Ball.
Lenora's Herdier Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Roar I.png Roar II.png Roar III.png Roar 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
Roar V.png Roar 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
Roar Stad.png Roar Stad2.png Roar Colo.png Roar XD.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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 吼叫 Hǒujiào
Denmark Flag.png Danish Brøl
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Brul
Finland Flag.png Finnish Karjaisu
France Flag.png French Hurlement
Germany Flag.png German Brüller
Greece Flag.png Greek Βρυχηθμός
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Raungan
Menggonggong
Italy Flag.png Italian Boato
South Korea Flag.png Korean 울부짖기 Ulbujitki
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Brøl
Poland Flag.png Polish Ryk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rugido
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rugido
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Rikanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Rugido
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kükreme
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Rống


Variations of the move Roar
Status RoarWhirlwind


Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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