Jaw Lock (move)

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Jaw Lock
くらいつく Seize with Teeth
Jaw Lock VIII.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Jaw Lock (Japanese: くらいつく Seize with Teeth) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation VIII. Prior to Generation IX, it was the signature move of Chewtle and Drednaw.


Jaw Lock inflicts damage. It also prevents the user and the target from fleeing or switching out (even if they are allies), unless either of them is already prevented, and until either Pokémon is removed from the field. Jaw Lock does not prevent a Pokémon from switching out with Wimp Out or Emergency Exit or due to Shed Shell, Eject Button, or Red Card.


Games Description
SwShLA This move prevents the user and the target from switching out until either of them faints. The effect goes away if either of the Pokémon leaves the field.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
833 Chewtle Chewtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 35SwSh 35
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 39SwSh 39
Maschiff Maschiff
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 43
Mabosstiff Mabosstiff
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 48
Roaring Moon Roaring Moon
DragonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Rem.
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 140 168 100% An opponent Applies the Restrain effect to the target and the user. Nessa & Drednaw

In other generations

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 緊咬不放 Gánngáauh Bātfong
Mandarin 緊咬不放 / 紧咬不放 Jǐnyǎo Bùfàng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Poutavé Kousnutí
France Flag.png French Croque Fort
Germany Flag.png German Fesselbiss
Italy Flag.png Italian Morsostretto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 물고버티기 Mulgo Beotigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Trava de Mandíbula
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presa Maxilar

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