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Scary Face (move)

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Scary Face
こわいかお Scary Face
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.

Scary Face (Japanese: こわいかお Scary Face) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Scary Face lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages.

Generation V

Scary Face's accuracy changed from 90% to 100%.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A horrific look that scares the victim, sharply reducing the target's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSEColo.XD Frightens with a scary face to sharply reduce Speed.
FRLG Frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed.
DPPtHGSS The user frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly reduce its Speed stat.
XY The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire 25 25 19 19 19
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire 27 27 21 21 21
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying 27 27 21 21 21
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal 20 20 20 20 20
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting 43 43 43 46 46
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting 52 52 44 51 51
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting 52 52 44 51 51
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock 31 31 21 19 19
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock 31 31 21 19 19
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal 19 19 13 11 11 11
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire     64 64 29 29
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying 36 36 -- -- --
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water 27 27 15 15 15
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water 28 28 15 15 15
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water 28 28 15 15 15
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison 6 6 5 5 5
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison --, 6 --, 6 --, 5 --, 5 --, 5
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy -- -- -- -- --
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy -- -- -- -- --
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal     38 38 38
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground     21 39 39
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground 36 36 19 23 23
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground 38 38 19 23 23
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark 38 38 19 23 23
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark   29 33 33 33
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark   32 37 37 37
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying   33 26 26 26
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark   16 11 11 11
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark   16 11 11 11
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water   29 19 19 19
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon   37 40 40 40
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon   47 43 43 43
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying   47 43 43 43
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic   26 24 24 35 35
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic   --, 26 24 24 35 35
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water   5 5 5 5
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground   5 5 5 5
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying   5 5 5 5
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric     37 37 37
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric     43 43 43
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric     49 49 49
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock     19 19 19
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock     19 19 19
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug     28 23 23 41 41
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark     28 23 23 43 43
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock     21 19 19
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground     65 65 58 --, 58
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon     -- -- --
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon     -- -- --
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel     41 41 41
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon     -- -- --
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting       37 37
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting       41 41
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting       41 41
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water       41 41
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark       34 34
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark       36 36
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark       36 36
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting       34 34
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting       34 34
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost       34 34
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying       11 11
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying       11 11
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark       21 21
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark       21 21
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       40 40
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon       16 16
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon       16 16
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon       16 16
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon       13 13
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel       22 22
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel       22 22
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal       21 21
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying       19 19
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying       19 19
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon       52 50
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon       55 55
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon       55 55
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
Dragon Ice       43 43
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass         4
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass         4
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Aerodactyl AerodactylArchenArcheopsRuffletBraviary AerodactylArchenArcheopsRuffletBraviary
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison     RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswine RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonBouffalantDeinoZweilousHydreigon CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonBouffalantDeinoZweilousHydreigon
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison       Cofagrigus CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison       Cofagrigus CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground   RhyhornRhydonRaticateTaurosSnubbullGranbullPoochyenaMightyena RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswine RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison     RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswine RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonBouffalantDeinoZweilousHydreigon RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaBagonShelgonSalamenceShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonBouffalantDeinoZweilousHydreigon
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel     CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarCranidosRampardos CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarCranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigon CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarCranidosRampardosAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigon
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark     RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswine RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant RaticateRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTaurosFlareonSnubbullGranbullUrsaringDonphanPoochyenaMightyenaShinxLuxioLuxrayMamoswineSandileKrokorokKrookodileScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkBouffalant
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground     CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarBagonShelgonSalamenceCranidosRampardos CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarBagonShelgonSalamenceCranidosRampardosScraggyScraftyAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon CharmanderCharmeleonCharizardRhyhornRhydonRhyperiorTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitarBagonShelgonSalamenceCranidosRampardosScraggyScraftyAxewFraxureHaxorusDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying       AerodactylArchenArcheopsRuffletBraviary AerodactylArchenArcheopsRuffletBraviary
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
172 172 Pichu Electric New York Pokémon Center
173 173 Cleffa Normal New York Pokémon Center
174 174 Igglybuff Normal New York Pokémon Center
183 183 Marill Water New York Pokémon Center
194 194 Wooper Water Ground New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Harley Ariados Scary Face.png Madame Muchmoney Snubbull Scary Face.png Ursula Flareon Scary Face.png Ash Totodile Scary Face.png
Ariados Snubbull Flareon Totodile
The user frightens the foe with a scary face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
209 Snubbull Snubbull makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Madame Muchmoney's Snubbull Snubbull Snobbery Debut
158 Totodile Totodile makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Duplica's Mini-Dit in the form of Totodile Imitation Confrontation Used via Transform
Ash's Totodile One Trick Phony! None
006 Charizard Charizard makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
A Charizard Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
168 Ariados Ariados makes a scary face, frightening the opponent, or Ariados covers itself with string, making only the eyes on its abdomen showing.
Harley's Ariados A Hurdle for Squirtle None
136 Flareon Flareon's eyes glow red. Then, a large illusion of its face appears and fires at the opponent.
Ursula's Flareon Opposites Interact! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Scary Face II.png Scary Face III.png Scary Face IV.png Scary Face V.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 XY 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

Trivia

  • In Generation V games, Scary Face and Glare are identical in appearance.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鬼臉 Guǐliǎn
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rumanaama (original series)
Irvistys (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Grimace
Germany Flag.png German Grimasse
Greece Flag.png Greek Τρομακτικός Μορφασμός
India Flag.png Hindi डरावना चेहरा Daravna Chehra
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wajah Menakutkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Visotruce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겁나는얼굴 Geopna-neun Eolgul
Poland Flag.png Polish Maszkaron
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Cara Assustadora
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zastrašujuća Grimasa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cara Susto


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