Screech (move)

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Screech
{{{jname}}} Unpleasant Tone
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Does not affect any Pokémon*
Availability
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.

Effect

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

Pokémon

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

Onix. Onix opens its mouth and roars loudly.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
023 023 Ekans Poison 31
024 024 Arbok Poison 36
052 052 Meowth Normal 24
053 053 Persian Normal 24
056 056 Mankey Fighting 45Y
057 057 Primeape Fighting 45Y
072 072 Tentacool Water Poison 40
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison 43
081 081 Magnemite Electric 47
082 082 Magneton Electric 54
088 088 Grimer Poison 48
089 089 Muk Poison 53
095 095 Onix Rock Ground --
100 100 Voltorb Electric --
101 101 Electrode Electric --
108 108 Lickitung Normal 39
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 47
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 II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
023 023 Ekans Poison 29
024 024 Arbok Poison 33
042 042 Golbat Poison Flying --
052 052 Meowth Normal 35
053 053 Persian Normal 38
054 054 Psyduck Water 23
055 055 Golduck Water 23
056 056 Mankey Fighting 45
057 057 Primeape Fighting 54
073 073 Tentacool Water Poison 43
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison 47
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel 39
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel 43
088 088 Grimer Poison 31
089 089 Muk Poison 31
095 095 Onix Rock Ground --
100 100 Voltorb Electric 9
101 101 Electrode Electric --
101 101 Electrode Electric 9
108 108 Lickitung Normal 43
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 36
158 158 Totodile Water 43
159 159 Croconaw Water 45
160 160 Feraligatr Water 47
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison 45GS
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison 53GS
169 169 Crobat Poison Flying --
190 190 Aipom Normal 36
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying 43
197 197 Umbreon Dark 47
206 206 Dunsparce Normal 30
207 207 Gligar Ground Flying 44
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground --
215 215 Sneasel Dark Ice 17
239 239 Elekid Electric 33
246 246 Larvitar Rock Ground 15
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground --
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground 15
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark --
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark 15
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 breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 019 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 019 | style="background: #FFF" | Rattata | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Ekans, Arbok
Meowth, Persian
Psyduck, Golduck
Mankey, Primeape
Aipom
Umbreon
Dunsparce
Sneasel

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 046 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 046 | style="background: #FFF" | Paras | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#78C850" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Yanma
Gligar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Yanma
Gligar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 050 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 050 | style="background: #FFF" | Diglett | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Ekans, Arbok
Meowth, Persian
Psyduck, Golduck
Mankey, Primeape
Aipom
Umbreon
Dunsparce
Sneasel

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 090 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 090 | style="background: #FFF" | Shellder | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Tentacool, Tentacruel

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | Cubone | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Lickitung
Totodile, Croconaw
Feraligatr
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Mareep, Flaaffy, Ampharos

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 109 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 109 | style="background: #FFF" | Koffing | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 170 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 170 | style="background: #FFF" | Chinchou* | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#F8D030" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Remoraid, Octillery

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 179 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 179 | style="background: #FFF" | Mareep | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Ekans, Arbok
Meowth, Persian
Psyduck, Golduck
Mankey, Primeape
Lickitung
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Aipom
Umbreon
Dunsparce
Sneasel
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 200 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 200 | style="background: #FFF" | Misdreavus | colspan="2" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 222 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 222 | style="background: #FFF" | Corsola | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Psyduck, Golduck
Tentacool, Tentacruel
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | Remoraid | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Psyduck, Golduck
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
023 023 Ekans Poison 25
024 024 Arbok Poison 28
042 042 Golbat Poison Flying --
052 052 Meowth Normal 35RSE
052 052 Meowth Normal 31FRLG
053 053 Persian Normal 38RSE
053 053 Persian Normal 34FRLG
054 054 Psyduck Water 23
055 055 Golduck Water 23
056 056 Mankey Fighting 45RSE
056 056 Mankey Fighting 41FRLG
057 057 Primeape Fighting 54RSE
057 057 Primeape Fighting 53FRLG
073 073 Tentacool Water Poison 43
073 073 Tentacruel Water Poison 47
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel 44
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel 53
088 088 Grimer Poison 26
089 089 Muk Poison 26
095 095 Onix Rock Ground --
100 100 Voltorb Electric 8
101 101 Electrode Electric --
101 101 Electrode Electric 8
108 108 Lickitung Normal 45
125 125 Electabuzz Electric 36
158 158 Totodile Water 43
159 159 Croconaw Water 45
160 160 Feraligatr Water 47
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison 45GS
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison 53GS
169 169 Crobat Poison Flying --
190 190 Aipom Normal 43
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying 49RSE
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying 50FRLG
197 197 Umbreon Dark 47
206 206 Dunsparce Normal 31RSE
206 206 Dunsparce Normal 34FRLG
207 207 Gligar Ground Flying 44
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground --
215 215 Sneasel Dark Ice 15
239 239 Elekid Electric 33
246 246 Larvitar Rock Ground 15
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground --
247 247 Pupitar Rock Ground 15
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark --
248 248 Tyranitar Rock Dark 15
252 252 Treecko Grass 21
253 253 Grovyle Grass 23
254 254 Sceptile Grass 23
291 291 Ninjask Bug Flying 20
293 293 Whismur Normal 31
294 294 Loudred Normal 37
295 295 Exploud Normal 37
318 318 Carvanha Water Dark 28
319 319 Sharpedo Water Dark 28
329 329 Vibrava Ground Dragon 41
330 330 Flygon Ground Dragon 41
336 336 Seviper Poison 19
352 352 Kecleon Normal 24
353 353 Shuppet Ghost 8
354 354 Banette Ghost --
354 354 Banette Ghost 8
367 367 Huntail Water 15
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 breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 019 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 019 | style="background: #FFF" | Rattata | colspan="2" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal | style="background: #FFF" | Ekans, Arbok
Golbat
Meowth, Persian
Psyduck, Golduck
Mankey, Primeape
Aipom
Umbreon
Dunsparce
Sneasel
Whismur, Loudred, Exploud
Seviper
Kecleon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 046 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 046 | style="background: #FFF" | Paras | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#78C850" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Grass | style="background: #FFF" | Yanma
Gligar
Ninjask
Vibrava, Flygon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 048 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 048 | style="background: #FFF" | Venonat | colspan="1" style="background:#A8B820; text-align:center" | Bug || style="background:#A040A0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Yanma
Gligar
Ninjask
Vibrava, Flygon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 050 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 050 | style="background: #FFF" | Diglett | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Ekans, Arbok
Golbat
Meowth, Persian
Psyduck, Golduck
Mankey, Primeape
Aipom
Umbreon
Dunsparce
Sneasel
Whismur, Loudred, Exploud
Seviper
Kecleon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 090 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 090 | style="background: #FFF" | Shellder | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Tentacool, Tentacruel

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 104 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 104 | style="background: #FFF" | Cubone | colspan="2" style="background:#E0C068; text-align:center" | Ground | style="background: #FFF" | Lickitung
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile
Whismur, Loudred,Exploud

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 109 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 109 | style="background: #FFF" | Koffing | colspan="2" style="background:#A040A0; text-align:center" | Poison | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk
Shuppet, Banette

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 170 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 170 | style="background: #FFF" | Chinchou | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#F8D030" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Carvanha, Sharpedo

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 179 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 179 | style="background: #FFF" | Mareep | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Ekans, Arbok
Meowth, Persian
Psyduck, Golduck
Mankey, Primeape
Lickitung
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Aipom
Umbreon
Dunsparce
Sneasel
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile
Whismur, Loudred, Exploud
Seviper
Kecleon

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 200 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 200 | style="background: #FFF" | Misdreavus | colspan="2" style="background:#705898; text-align:center" | Ghost | style="background: #FFF" | Grimer, Muk
Shuppet, Banette

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 222 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 222 | style="background: #FFF" | Corsola | colspan="1" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water || style="background:#B8A038" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Rock | style="background: #FFF" | Psyduck, Golduck
Tentacool, Tentacruel
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Huntail

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 223 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 223 | style="background: #FFF" | Remoraid | colspan="2" style="background:#6890F0; text-align:center" | Water | style="background: #FFF" | Psyduck, Golduck
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Huntail

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 240 | style="background: #FFF; text-align:center" | 240 | style="background: #FFF" | Magby | colspan="2" style="background:#F08030; text-align:center" | Fire | style="background: #FFF" | Electabuzz

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By leveling up

In other languages

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