Screech (move)

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いやなおと Unpleasant Tone
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Does not affect any Pokémon*
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Screech (Japanese: いやなおと Unpleasant Tone) is a mostly accurate non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I.


Screech decreases the opponent's Defense by two levels.

Screech will do nothing if the opponent's Defense has reached a level of -6 or a value of 1, and will fail if the opponent has a Substitute or is under the effect of Mist. The effect of Screech is ignored by critical hits.

In the anime


Golbat. Golbat opens its mouth and a glass-shattering shriek is released.

Onix. Onix opens its mouth and roars loudly.


Generation I

By leveling up

Generation II

By leveling up

Generation III

By leveling up

Generation IV

By leveling up

In other languages

  • Spanish: Chirrido
  • French: Grincement
  • German: Kreideschrei
  • Portuguese: Uivo

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