Embargo (move)

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Embargo
さしおさえ Seize
Embargo VII.png
Embargo VII 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The following Pokémon can not raise any voltage in that turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going up in the same turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Embargo (Japanese: さしおさえ Seize) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM63 from Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

151Mew.png This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Does Embargo fail when used on Origin Forme Giratina in the Distortion World?
You can discuss this on the talk page.

Generation IV

For five turns, the target's held item has its effects negated and its Trainer cannot use items from the Bag on it. The effect wears off if the Pokémon switches out.

Embargo does not negate item effects that affect prize money, experience, effort values, or friendship, such as those of the Amulet Coin, Lucky Egg, Power Weight, or Soothe Bell.

The Speed drop from the Iron Ball, Macho Brace, and Power items (such as the Power Bracer) is not negated by Embargo. However, the grounding effect of the Iron Ball is negated.

A Pokémon under the effect of Embargo cannot use Fling or Natural Gift. If the target of Fling is under the effect of Embargo, items thrown at it will not activate. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Bug Bite or Pluck, it will consume the target's held Berry without gaining its effects. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Judgment, it will be a Normal-type move.

Embargo fails if used on a Pokémon with Multitype or a Giratina holding a Griseous Orb.

Generations V to VII

Embargo can now be reflected with Magic Coat.

Embargo now negates the Speed drop from the Iron Ball, Macho Brace, and Power items (such as the Power Bracer).

If the target of Fling is under the effect of Embargo, items thrown at it now activate as usual. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Bug Bite or Pluck, it will now receive the effects of a consumed held Berry. If a Pokémon affected by Embargo uses Techno Blast or Multi-Attack, it will be a Normal-type move.

Embargo can now be used successfully on a Pokémon with Multitype and Origin Forme Giratina. However, Embargo cannot negate form-changing effects of items.

Embargo does not prevent the Pokémon from Mega Evolving with a Mega Stone, undergoing Primal Reversion with a Red Orb or Blue Orb, or using a Z-Move with a Z-Crystal.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Embargo, the user's Special Attack stat rises one stage.

Generation VIII onwards

Embargo cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS It prevents the foe from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
PBR It prevents the foe from using its held item.
BWB2W2 It prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
XYORAS This move prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
SMUSUMPE This move prevents the target from using its held item for five turns. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
SwShBDSPLA
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 40 37 37 37
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field 44 41 41 41
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41XY
28ORAS
28
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field 47 47 47XY
32ORAS
32
0335 Zangoose NormalIC Big.png Field Field 27 27BW
19B2W2
19XY
33ORAS
33
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
21B2W2
21XY
17ORAS
17
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 31 31BW
21B2W2
21XY
17ORAS
17
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 38 43BW
38B2W2
38XY
34ORAS
34
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 42 51BW
40B2W2
40XY
34ORAS
34
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 1 1
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 34 34 34 34
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75DP
0551 Sandile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 22 22 22
0552 Krokorok GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 22 22 22
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 22 22 22
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41
0571 Zoroark DarkIC Big.png Field Field 44 44 44
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 19
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
0625 Bisharp DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 50 50 50
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 50 50 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
--
IV
TM63
V
TM63
VI
TM63
VII
TM63
VIII
--
IX
--
0019 Rattata
Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0053 Persian NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0053 Persian
Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0063 Abra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0064 Kadabra PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0065 Alakazam PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0088 Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0089 Muk
Muk
Alolan Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0150 Mewtwo PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
0335 Zangoose NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0337 Lunatone RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0453 Croagunk PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494 Victini PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0509 Purrloin DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0510 Liepard DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0527 Woobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0528 Swoobat PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
0551 Sandile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0552 Krokorok GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0571 Zoroark DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0574 Gothita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0575 Gothorita PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0576 Gothitelle PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0577 Solosis PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0578 Duosion PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0579 Reuniclus PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0605 Elgyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0606 Beheeyem PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0607 Litwick GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0608 Lampent GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0609 Chandelure GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0625 Bisharp DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0629 Vullaby DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0630 Mandibuzz DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0641 Tornadus FlyingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0642 Thundurus ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0653 Fennekin FireIC Big.png Field Field
0654 Braixen FireIC Big.png Field Field
0655 Delphox FireIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0675 Pangoro FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0686 Inkay DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0687 Malamar DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0688 Binacle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0689 Barbaracle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0720 Hoopa
Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0727 Incineroar FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0741 Oricorio FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0765 Oranguru NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0770 Palossand GhostIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0779 Bruxish WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0800 Necrozma PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
Dusk Mane
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0801 Magearna SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Embargo inflicts the Embargo status condition, preventing the target from using any items. This includes throwing items or eating edible items. However in the Explorers series, this does not prevent the effects of held items (for example, Mobile Scarf will still allow the user to travel in all kinds of terrain, and Seeds will still influence Natural Gift). In Super Mystery Dungeon, the user will also be unable to use held items such as Looplets.


Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS - - 18 - —% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 18 - —% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 20 99 100% - Front Enemy No
SMD - - 20 99 100% - Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with an Embargo status condition. A Pokémon with the Embargo status can't use items.
BSL てきポケモンを さしおさえじょうたいにかえる さしおさえじょうたいの ポケモンは どうぐを つかえなくなってしまう
MDGtI It causes the Embargo status condition, which makes the enemy unable to use any items.
SMD It puts an embargo on an enemy, making the enemy unable to use any items.


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

Embargo ending in Battle Revolution.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 查封 Chàhfūng *
徵收 Jīngsāu *
Mandarin 查封 Cháfēng *
徵收 Zhēngshōu *
France Flag.png French Embargo
Germany Flag.png German Itemsperre
Greece Flag.png Greek Απαγόρευση
Italy Flag.png Italian Divieto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 금제 Geumje
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zaplena
Spain Flag.png Spanish Embargo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cấm Vận


Variations of the move Disable
StatusIC HOME.png DisableTormentTauntEmbargoHeal Block


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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