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Torment (move)

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Torment
いちゃもん Falsely Accuse
Torment.png
Torment 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Make all Pokémon after the user nervous
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.

Torment (Japanese: いちゃもん Falsely Accuse) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM41 since Generation III.

Effect

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.

Generation V

Torment now activates the same turn it is used and can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Generation VI

Torment no longer works on Pokémon under the protection of Aroma Veil.

Description

Games Description
RSE Torments the foe and stops successive use of a move.*
Prevents the foe from using the same move in a row.*
FRLG It enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move successively.
Colo.XD Torments the target. Stops successive use of a move.*
Prevents the target from using the same move in a row.*
PMDRB Prevents the targeted Pokémon, while it remains on the floor, from using the last move it used.
DPPtHGSS The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
BWB2W2
XY
The user torments and enrages the target, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying     61 61
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark 25 25 25 25
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire   25 25 25
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting   29 29 29
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark     19 19
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark     19 19
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass     25 25
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark     10 10
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark     10 10
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark     10 10
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark     33 33
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark     34 34
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel     14 14
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel     --, 14 --, 14
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy       32
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 Type Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
TM41
IV
TM41
V
TM41
VI
TM41
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull Fairy Fairy
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
246 Larvitar Larvitar Rock Ground
247 Pupitar Pupitar Rock Ground
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
325 Spoink Spoink Psychic Psychic
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
410 Shieldon Shieldon Rock Steel
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
433 Chingling Chingling Psychic Psychic
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Fairy
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
551 Sandile Sandile Ground Dark
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
633 Deino Deino Dark Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous Dark Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby Normal Normal
660 Diggersby Diggersby Normal Ground
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic
682 Spritzee Spritzee Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay Dark Psychic
687 Malamar Malamar Dark Psychic
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
707 Klefki Klefki Steel Fairy
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
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

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

None.png Harley Banette Torment.png None.png None.png
Banette
The user torments and enrages the foe, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
354 Banette 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 Debut

In other generations

Torment III.png Torment IV.png Torment 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
Torment 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)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 假指控 Jiǎ Zhǐkòng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Kwelling
Finland Flag.png Finnish Piina
France Flag.png French Tourmente
Germany Flag.png German Folterknecht
Greece Flag.png Greek Βασανιστήριο
Italy Flag.png Italian Attaccalite
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트집 Teujip
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Tormento
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mučenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Tormento


Variations of the move Taunt
Status TauntTormentEmbargoHeal Block


Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
0102030405060708
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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