Scary Face (move)

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Scary Face
こわいかお Scary Face
Scary Face.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles the Pokémon that has the judge's attention.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform last in the next turn.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Scary Face (Japanese: こわいかお Scary Face) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II to IV

Scary Face lowers the target's Speed stat by two stages.

Scary Face can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if either Leer or Rage was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing any of the moves Bite, Crunch and Leer to have their base appeal points doubled.

Generation V onwards

Scary Face's accuracy was changed from 90% to 100%.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Scary Face, the user's Speed stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A horrific look that scares the victim, sharply reducing the target's Speed.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Speed.
RSEColo.XD Frightens with a scary face to sharply reduce Speed.
FRLG Frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed stat.
BWB2W2 The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly reduce its Speed stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 25 25 19 19 19 19
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon 27 27 21 21 21 21
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 27 27 21 21 21 21
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 20 20 20 20 20 1, Evo.
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1, Evo.
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 43 43 43 46 46XY
43ORAS
43
067 Machoke Machoke
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 44 51 51XY
53ORAS
53
068 Machamp Machamp
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 52 52 44 51 51XY
53ORAS
53
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 31 31 21 19 19XY
9ORAS
9
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 31 31 21 19 19XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 19RSE
13FRLG
11 11 11 11
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon 33
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field 64 64BW
29B2W2
29 29
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 36 36 1 1 1 1
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 27 27 15 15 15 15
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 28 28 15 15 15 15
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 28 28 15 15 15 15
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 6 6 5 5 5 12
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 6 1, 6 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 12
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 38 38 38 38
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 21 39 39XY
37ORAS
37
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 36 36 19 23 23 23
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 38 38 19 23 23 23
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster 38 38 19 23 23 23
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 29 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 32 37 37 37XY
28ORAS
28
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 33 26 26 26XY
22ORAS
22
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 16 11 11 11XY
29ORAS
29
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 16 11 11 11XY
29ORAS
29
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 29 19 19 19XY
9ORAS
9
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 37 40 40 40XY
39ORAS
39
372 Shelgon Shelgon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 47 43 43 43XY
42ORAS
42
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 47 43 43 43XY
42ORAS
42
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 26 24 24BW
35B2W2
35 35
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 26 24 24BW
35B2W2
35 35
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 5 5 5 5 5
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 37 37 37 37
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43 43
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49 49
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 19 19 19 19
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 19 19 19 19
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 28DP
23PtHGSS
23BW
41B2W2
41 41
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 28DP
23PtHGSS
23BW
43B2W2
43 43
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field 21 19 19XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 65 65BW
58B2W2
1, 58 1, 58
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
484 Palkia Palkia
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
485 Heatran Heatran
FireIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41 41
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
532 Timburr Timburr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 37 37
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 41 41 41
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 41 41 30
551 Sandile Sandile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 34 34 34
552 Krokorok Krokorok
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 36 36 36
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 36 36 36
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 34 34 34
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon 34 34 34
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 34 34 1, Evo.
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 11 11 11
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 11 11 11
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 21 21 21
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 21 21 21
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 40 40 40
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 16 16 16
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 16 16 16
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 16 16 16
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster 13 13 13
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 21 21 21
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 19 19
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 19 19 19
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 52 50 50
634 Zweilous Zweilous
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 55 55 55
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 55 55 55
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Normal Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 43
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 4 4
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 4 1, 4
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field 39
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field 46
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 49
734 Yungoos Yungoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31
735 Gumshoos Gumshoos
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 35
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field 37
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 37
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 37
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 18
772 Type: Null Type: Null
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 30
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 21
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 21
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 21
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 20
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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
322 Numel Numel
FireIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy New York Pokémon Center
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Movement Speed by one level.

In the anime

Harley Ariados Scary Face.png Madame Muchmoney Snubbull Scary Face.png Ursula Flareon Scary Face.png Ash Totodile Scary Face.png
Ariados Snubbull Flareon Totodile
The user frightens the foe with a scary face.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
209 Snubbull Snubbull makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Madame Muchmoney's Snubbull Snubbull Snobbery Debut
158 Totodile Totodile makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
Duplica's Mini-Dit in the form of Totodile Imitation Confrontation Used via Transform
Ash's Totodile One Trick Phony! None
006 Charizard Charizard makes a scary face that frightens the opponent.
A Charizard Jessie borrowed from the Battle Park One Trick Phony! None
168 Ariados Ariados makes a scary face, frightening the opponent, or Ariados covers itself with string, making only the eyes on its abdomen showing.
Harley's Ariados A Hurdle for Squirtle None
136 Flareon Flareon's eyes glow red. Then, a large illusion of its face appears and fires at the opponent.
Ursula's Flareon Opposites Interact! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Core series games

Scary Face II.png Scary Face III.png Scary Face IV.png Scary Face V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Scary Face Stad2.png Scary Face Colo.png Scary Face XD.png Scary Face PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Scary Face PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • In Generation V games, Scary Face and Glare are identical in appearance.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鬼面 Gwáimihn *
鬼臉 Gwáilíhm *
Mandarin 鬼面 Guǐmiàn *
鬼臉 / 鬼脸 Guǐliǎn *
可怕的臉孔 Kěpà-de Liǎnkǒng *
奇怪的脸 Qíguài-de Liǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lonk
Finland Flag.png Finnish Rumanaama (original series)
Irvistys (Advanced Generation)
France Flag.png French Grimace
Germany Flag.png German Grimasse
Greece Flag.png Greek Τρομακτικός Μορφασμός Tromaktikos Morfasmos
India Flag.png Hindi डरावना चेहरा Daravna Chehra
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Wajah Menakutkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Visotruce
South Korea Flag.png Korean 겁나는얼굴 Geopna-neun Eolgul
Poland Flag.png Polish Maszkaron
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Cara Assustadora
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Cara Medonha
Cara Assustadora
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zastrašujuća grimasa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cara Susto
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Hämsk min-attack
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Khuôn Mặt Đáng Sợ


Variations of the move Eerie Impulse
Status Eerie ImpulseFeather DanceScary Face


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