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Yawn (move)

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Yawn
あくび Yawn
Yawn V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes all Pokémon after the user nervous.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Yawn (Japanese: あくび Yawn) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

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.

Description

Games Description
RSE Lulls the foe into yawning, then sleeping the next turn.
FRLG A huge yawn lulls the foe into falling asleep on the next turn.
Colo.XD Makes the target yawn and fall asleep next turn.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XY
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic -- -- -- --
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic -- -- -- --
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal -- 21 20 20 20
175 Togepi Togepi Fairy Fairy 16 13 15 13 13
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying 16 13 15 13 13
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground 31 29 29 29
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground 35 31 31 31
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic -- -- -- --
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce Normal Normal 11 9 8 16 16
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire -- -- -- --
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock -- -- -- --
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon   -- -- --
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal -- -- -- --
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal -- -- -- --
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison 6 6 6 6
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison --, 6 --, 6 --, 6 --, 6
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground       36 36
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground       39 39
358 Chimecho Chimecho Psychic Psychic 25 25 25 25
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock 22 22 22 22
399 Bidoof Bidoof Normal Normal   25 25 25
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water   28 28 28
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas Ground Ground   13 13 13
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground   --, 13 --, 13 --, 13
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic   31 31 31
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire     16 16
517 Munna Munna Psychic Psychic     7 7
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug     25 25
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireRelicanth SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireKingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireKingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingSnorlaxWooperQuagsireKingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water   SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal   WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlaking WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water     SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireKingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireKingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireKingdraRelicanthBidoofBibarel
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlaking WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground   WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlaking WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
363 Spheal Spheal Ice Water SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingRelicanth SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water   SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdon SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireDunsparceKingdraSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptRelicanthBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water   SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugmaMagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugmaMagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugmaMagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanthBidoofBibarel
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire     WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal     WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark     WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal     Togetic Togetic
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire     WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice     WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric     SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugmaMagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanthBidoofBibarel SlowpokeSlowbroSlowkingWooperQuagsireSlugmaMagcargoKingdraGulpinSwalotChimechoRelicanthBidoofBibarel
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal       WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
677 Espurr Espurr Psychic Psychic       WooperQuagsireDunsparceSlakothSlakingNumelCameruptBidoofBibarelHippopotasHippowdonPansearMunna
684 Swirlix Swirlix Fairy Fairy       Togetic
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
054 054 Psyduck Water Pokéwalker - Stormy Beach
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
422 422 Shellos Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
422E 422E Shellos Water Dream World - Sparkling Sea
531 531 Audino Normal Dream World - Dream Park
618 618 Stunfisk Ground Electric Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
083 083 Farfetch'd Normal Flying Wish Egg
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal Wish Egg
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Onemuri Event
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

Solidad Slowbro Yawn.png Marcel Snorlax Yawn.png Hippopotas Yawn.png None.png
Slowbro Snorlax Hippopotas
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.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
218 Slugma 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 Debut
143 Snorlax 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' None
080 Slowbro 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! None
449 Hippopotas 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! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Yawn III.png Yawn IV.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

  • 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

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 哈欠 Hāqian
Finland Flag.png Finnish Haukotus
France Flag.png French Bâillement
Germany Flag.png German Gähner
Greece Flag.png Greek Χάσμησμα
India Flag.png Hindi ओबासी Obasi
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Menguap
Italy Flag.png Italian Sbadiglio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 하품 Hapum
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bocejo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zevanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bostezo


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