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Quash (Japanese: さきおくり Postpone) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM60 from Generation V to Generation VII.
The target of Quash will act last in that turn, ignoring priority, provided it has not yet acted.
If multiple Pokémon are affected by Quash, they move in the order they were affected by Quash.
If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Quash, the user's Speed stat is raised by one stage.
Due to a glitch, in a Double Battle where the player who didn't initiate the challenge is down to their final Pokémon, that Pokémon's Quash originally failed when used against the opponent on their right, regardless of what move that Pokémon selected for the turn. With the release of the version 1.1 update to Sword and Shield, this glitch was fixed and Quash can now correctly hit Pokémon in that position.
In other games
Instead of postponing the target's move, it inflicts the Flinch status on the target. It is the only non-damaging move to do this.
|| It causes an enemy to flinch, making it unable to attack on the next turn.*|
It causes an enemy to flinch.*
In other generations
- Although Quash was introduced in Generation V, no Pokémon introduced in that generation can learn it.
- Every Pokémon with the word king in both of its English and Japanese name can learn this move.
- Also, both Nidoqueen and Vespiquen can learn this move being the only ones with the word queen (quen for Vespiquen) in the name.
In other languages