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Torment (Japanese: いちゃもん Quibble) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM41 since Generation III.
Generations III and IV
Torment prevents the target from using the same move twice in a row, starting from the turn following Torment's use. If Torment is used first in a turn, the move used by the opponent in the same turn is affected on the following turn. If Torment is used after any other moves are made in the same turn, it will be applied to the opponent's move made in the following turn.
If the target is using a Choice item, only knows one move, or if the target is under an Encore, the target will be forced to use Struggle every second round.
Struggle is not affected by Torment; if a Pokémon has run out of PP for all of its moves, it can continue to use Struggle. Moves such as Rollout will still be fully executed under the effects of Torment.
Torment now activates the same turn it is used and can now be reflected with Magic Coat.
Torment no longer works on Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil.
|| Torments the foe and stops successive use of a move.*|
Prevents the foe from using the same move in a row.*
|| It enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move successively.
|| Torments the target. Stops successive use of a move.*|
Prevents the target from using the same move in a row.*
|| Prevents the targeted Pokémon, while it remains on the floor, from using the last move it used.
|| The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
| The user torments and enrages the target, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
In other games
Instead of prohibiting a move from being used twice in a row, Torment seals one of the foe's moves. If a user's move is sealed by Torment, it will remain sealed until the user moves to the next floor.
In the anime
| The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
|| First Used In
|| Banette stomps its foot on the ground and yells at the opponent, making it unable to use the same move twice in a row.
| Harley's Banette
|| Rhapsody in Drew
In other generations
In other languages