Block (move)

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Block
とおせんぼう Block
Block IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
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 up in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Block (Japanese: とおせんぼう Block) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generations III and IV

Block prevents the target from switching out or fleeing (including via Teleport). It bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. The effect only applies as long as the Pokémon that used it remains in battle.

It is blocked by Protect and Detect.

The affected Pokémon can still switch out via Baton Pass, but in that case, the Pokémon that switches in will now be affected. Affected Pokémon can also switch out with U-turn. Conversely, the Pokémon that used Block can switch out with Baton Pass and the effects of Block will still apply. Also, if the affected Pokémon is Roared at or hit with a Whirlwind, they will still be switched out.

If a wild Pokémon uses Block on the player's Pokémon, the player will be unable to escape, unless the player's Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball.

Generation V

If a Pokémon traps a target with Block and then switches with Baton Pass the target will no longer be trapped. Pokémon affected by Block can switch out with Volt Switch. Also, Dragon Tail and Circle Throw will force the affected Pokémon to switch out.

Generation VI onward

Block no longer affects Ghost-type Pokémon. It will now hit the target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.

Pokémon affected by Block can also switch out with Parting Shot and Flip Turn.

Block can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing certain moves (Explosion, Memento, Perish Song, and Self-Destruct) to gain an extra three appeal points if they are used in the next turn.

If powered up by Normalium Z into Z-Block, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Blocks the foe's way to prevent escape.
Colo.XD Blocks the target's way to prevent escape.
FRLG
DPPtHGSSPBR
The user blocks the foe's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user blocks the target's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
SV The user blocks the target's way with arms spread wide to prevent the target from fleeing.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0143 Snorlax NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 37RSE
41FRLG
36 41 41 41 1 1 1
0185 Sudowoodo RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 33 22 22BW
26B2W2
26 29 12 12 12
0299 Nosepass RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 16 19 19BW
8B2W2
8XY
7ORAS
7 7 7
0411 Bastiodon RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster 30 30 30 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 33 33 33 1, Evo. 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0438 Bonsly RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 22 22BW
26B2W2
26 29 12 12 12
0465 Tangrowth GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 57 57BW
56B2W2
1, 56 1, 56 1 1
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 19 1, 19BW
1, 8B2W2
1, 8XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1, 7 1
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All available forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 10 10
0805 Stakataka RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - 20
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1
0874 Stonjourner RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1
0917 Tarountula BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 18
0918 Spidops BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 19
0934 Garganacl RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0074 Geodude RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0074 Geodude
Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0095 Onix RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass - -
0158 Totodile WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 - -
0299 Nosepass RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - -
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like - - *
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0557 Dwebble BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
0564 Tirtouga WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 - - -
0679 Honedge SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral - -
0837 Rolycoly RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0946 Bramblin GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0074 Geodude RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0074 Geodude
Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0075 Graveler RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0075 Graveler
Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0076 Golem RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0076 Golem
Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0089 Muk PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk
Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0095 Onix RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass -
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass -
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0112 Rhydon GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0131 Lapras WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0143 Snorlax NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0158 Totodile WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0159 Croconaw WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0160 Feraligatr WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0185 Sudowoodo RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0205 Forretress BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0208 Steelix SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0232 Donphan GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0241 Miltank NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0242 Blissey NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
0248 Tyranitar RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0289 Slaking NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0299 Nosepass RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0306 Aggron SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0317 Swalot PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0321 Wailord WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like -
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like -
0346 Cradily RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0348 Armaldo RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0361 Snorunt IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0362 Glalie IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0365 Walrein IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0376 Metagross SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0377 Regirock RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378 Regice IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379 Registeel SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0382 Kyogre WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0383 Groudon GroundIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0411 Bastiodon RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0437 Bronzong SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0438 Bonsly RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0463 Lickilicky NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0464 Rhyperior GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0465 Tangrowth GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0473 Mamoswine IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0486 Regigigas NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0500 Emboar FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0503 Samurott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0524 Roggenrola RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0525 Boldore RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0526 Gigalith RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0532 Timburr FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0533 Gurdurr FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0534 Conkeldurr FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0538 Throh FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0539 Sawk FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0557 Dwebble BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
0558 Crustle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0564 Tirtouga WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0565 Carracosta WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0598 Ferrothorn GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral -
0622 Golett GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0623 Golurk GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0638 Cobalion SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639 Terrakion RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0652 Chesnaught GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0674 Pancham FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0675 Pangoro FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0681 Aegislash SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0687 Malamar DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0696 Tyrunt RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0697 Tyrantrum RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0709 Trevenant GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous
0713 Avalugg IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
0716 Xerneas FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0718 Zygarde
Zygarde
All available forms
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0735 Gumshoos NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0740 Crabominable FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0748 Toxapex PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0765 Oranguru NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0766 Passimian FightingIC Big.png Field Field
0769 Sandygast GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0770 Palossand GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0771 Pyukumuku WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0776 Turtonator FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0780 Drampa NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0795 Pheromosa BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0797 Celesteela SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0805 Stakataka RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0950 Klawf RockIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 Former Titan Klawf
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Egg Bulbasaur
Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon Sticker Promotional Egg Charmander
Kanto Starter Egg Charmander
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Egg Squirtle
Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Block inflicts the stuck (previously Leg HoldRB/Shadow HoldTDS) status condition which prevents the target from moving (but may attack), or switch places with the team leader. This status lasts for 2-5RBTDS/ 7GtISMDturns. In Super Mystery Dungeon Ghost-type Pokémon cannot become stuck.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 12 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 13 50 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 13 50 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Block is Snorlax's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 upgrading Rest into it instead of Yawn. The user creates and holds a wall in a targeted direction for 4 seconds. Enemies that contact the wall are knocked back and stunned. The user cannot attack or use abilities while Blocking but can move slowly. While Blocking the user’s Defense and Sp. Defense are increased by 25%. At level 13, the user takes less damage while this move is in effect.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts the Leg Hold status on the target, making it incapable of movement.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Shadow Hold status condition. A Pokémon with the Shadow Hold status is incapable of movement.
BSL てきポケモンを かげふみじょうたいにかえる かげふみじょうたいの ポケモンは いどうできない
MDGtI It causes the Stuck status condition to an enemy. With the Stuck status, the enemy can't move.
SMD
MDRTDX
It causes an enemy to get stuck.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • In Generation III, the status screen erroneously states that the move has 100% accuracy, even though it ignores accuracy and evasion checks.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擋路 Dónglouh
Mandarin 擋路 / 挡路 Dǎnglù
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Houd tegen
France Flag.png French Barrage
Germany Flag.png German Rückentzug
Greece Flag.png Greek Φραγμός Fragmós
Italy Flag.png Italian Blocco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 블록 Beullok
Poland Flag.png Polish Blokada*
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bloquear
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Blokada
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bloqueo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Chốt Chặn


Variations of the move Mean Look
StatusIC HOME.png BlockMean LookSpider Web


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