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Yawn (Japanese: あくび Yawn) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.
In the turn that Yawn is used, the only effect will be the user yawning at the target. At the end of the next turn, the target (if still active) will fall asleep unless it gets affected by a major status condition in the meantime, a status-protecting move is used (like Uproar), or the battle ends.
Yawn will fail immediately if the target has a substitute, a major status condition, or when used against a Pokémon with Insomnia or Vital Spirit as its Ability.
If a Pokémon is afflicted by status condition (including sleep) while affected by Yawn, then cured from it before Yawn would cause it to fall asleep, Yawn's effect proceeds as normal.
|| Lulls the foe into yawning, then sleeping the next turn.
|| A huge yawn lulls the foe into falling asleep on the next turn.
|| Makes the target yawn and fall asleep next turn.
| The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.
In the anime
| The user lets loose a huge yawn, releasing varying amounts of bubbles that float over and pop in the opponent's face, causing them to fall asleep.
|| First Used In
|| Slugma opens its mouth and releases a large pink bubble from its mouth. The bubble floats over to the opponent and pops in its face, making it fall asleep.
| Flannery's Meg
|| Going, Going, Yawn
|| Snorlax opens its mouth and releases multiple pink bubbles. When the bubbles burst in the opponent's face, it becomes drowsy and falls asleep.
| Marcel's Snorlax
|| The Garden of Eatin'
|| Slowbro opens its mouth and releases a blue bubble at the opponent. The bubble then pops in the opponent's face. When it pops, its body glows yellow-green and it falls asleep.
| Solidad's Slowbro
|| Channeling the Battle Zone!
|| Hippopotas opens its mouth and releases a clear bubble from it at the opponent. The bubble pops in the opponent's face, and after a couple minutes, the opponent falls asleep.
| A wild Hippopotas
|| Mass Hip-Po-Sis!
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
- Although Slowpoke's yawn is said to summon rain (according to history of the Slowpoke Well in Azalea Town), and Kingdra's yawn is said to cause whirlpools to form, neither of these are the case in battle.
- Yawn is the only move whose name begins with the letter Y.
- Its basis stems from the phenomenon of how yawns are contagious from person to person.
In other languages