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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.
In other languages
- Spanish: Chirrido
- French: Grincement
- German: Kreideschrei
- Portuguese: Uivo
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