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Round (move)

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りんしょう Round
Round V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Is a sound-based move
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works well if it is the same type as the move used by the last Pokémon.

Round (Japanese: りんしょう Round) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM48 as of Generation V.


Round inflicts damage, which will double in power to 120 if used consecutively by an ally. If used by an ally, it will be directly after the first user, regardless of speed.


Games Description
The user attacks the target with a song. Others can join in the Round and make the attack do greater damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Fairy 17 17
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying   18 18
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying   18 18
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying 29 29
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water 9 9
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground -- --, 9
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground -- --, 9
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic -- --
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water   21
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water   23
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy   13
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff Fairy Fairy   13
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice   30
699 Aurorus Aurorus Rock Ice   30
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
All Pokémon that can learn TMs can learn Round except Wobbuffet, Wynaut, Kricketot, Burmy, Tynamo, and Spewpa.
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 anime

None.png Swoobat Round.png Toby Maractus Round.png None.png
Swoobat Maractus
The user attacks the target with a song.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
528 Swoobat Swoobat opens its mouth and releases a high-pitched note from its mouth, causing red, green or blue circles to come out of its mouth. The opponent then holds its ears in pain. As the circles fly towards the opponent, they grow bigger. The attack is much more powerful when used in a group.
Multiple wild Swoobat Emolga the Irresistible! Debut
556 Maractus Maractus opens its mouth and sings a note. As it does, multiple green, red, or blue rings come out of its mouth at the opponent. As the circles fly towards the opponent, they grow bigger.
Toby's Marra A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Racca A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Tussy A Maractus Musical! None


  • The name of this move refers to vocal rounds, a type of canon in which two voices sing harmoniously.
  • Round is the only Generation V TM that can be learned by every Pokémon capable of learning TM moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 輪唱 Lúnchàng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Canon
France Flag.png French Chant Canon
Germany Flag.png German Kanon
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Suara Keras
Italy Flag.png Italian Coro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 돌림노래 Dolrimnorae
Poland Flag.png Polish Kanon
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ronda
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Canon
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Canon
Spain Flag.png Spain Canon

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs

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