Screech (move)

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Screech
いやなおと Unpleasant Tone
Screech V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by 1.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Screech (Japanese: いやなおと Unpleasant Tone) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Screech decreases the target's Defense stat by two stat stages. If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Screech, the user's Attack stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 A move that makes a horrible noise. It sharply reduces the target's Defense.
GSC Sharply reduces the foe's Defense.
RSE Emits a screech to sharply reduce the foe's Defense.
FRLG An ear-splitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe's Defense.
Colo.XD Screeches to sharply lower the target's Defense.
DPPtHGSSPBR An earsplitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe's Defense stat.
BWB2W2 An earsplitting screech harshly reduces the target's Defense stat.
XYORAS
SM
An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 31 29 25 17 17 17 17
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 36 33 28 17 17 17 17
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 35 35RSE
31FRLG
17 17 17 17
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 17
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1, 24 38 38RSE
34FRLG
17 17 17 17
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 17
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 23 23 31 31BW
25B2W2
25 22
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 23 23 31 31BW
25B2W2
25XY
29ORAS
22
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 45Y 45 45RSE
41FRLG
21 21 21 40
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field 45Y 54 54RSE
53FRLG
21 21 21 44
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 40 43 43 36 40 40XY
37ORAS
37
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 43 47 47 42 43 43XY
40ORAS
40
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 47 39 44 33 38BW
39B2W2
39XY
35ORAS
35
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 54 43 53 34 40BW
45B2W2
45XY
39ORAS
39
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 48 31 26 33 33BW
32B2W2
32XY
37ORAS
37
088 Grimer Grimer
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 37
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 53 31 26 33 33BW
32B2W2
32XY
37ORAS
37
089 Muk Muk
Alola Form
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 37
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 6 6BW
31B2W2
31 31
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 9 8 19 19 19XY
13ORAS
13
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1, 9 1, 8 19 19 19XY
13ORAS
13
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 39 43 45 45 49 49 49
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 36 36 52 56BW
42B2W2
42 42
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 43 43 34 36 36 36
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 45 45 39 42 42 42
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 47 47 45 50 50 50
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 45GS
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 53GS
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 36 43 25 25 25 25
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43 49RSE
50FRLG
46 46 46 46
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 47 47 64 64BW
29B2W2
29 29
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 30 31RSE
34FRLG
29 28BW
13B2W2
13 11
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 44 44 27 31BW
35B2W2
35 35
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 6 6BW
31B2W2
31 31
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 17 15 10 10BW
32B2W2
32 32
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 33 33 43 51BW
36B2W2
36 36
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 15 15 10 10 10 10
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1, 15 1, 15 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1, 15 1, 15 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 21 21 21 21XY
49ORAS
49
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 23 23 23 23XY
63ORAS
63
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 23 23 23 23XY
69ORAS
69
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 20 20 20 20 1, Evo.
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 31 31 31 31XY
15ORAS
15
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 37 37 37 37XY
15ORAS
15
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field 37 37 37 37XY
15ORAS
15
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 28 18 18 18 18
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 28 18 18 18 18
329 Vibrava Vibrava
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41BW
34B2W2
34XY
22ORAS
22
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 19 19 19BW
16B2W2
16XY
13ORAS
14
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 24 32 32 32XY
38ORAS
38
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 8 5 5BW
4B2W2
4 4
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 15 10 10 10XY
5ORAS
5
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 30DP
34PtHGSS
34 34 34
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 37 42 42 42
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 43 51 51 51
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 7 7 7 7
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 7 7 7 1, 7
446 Munchlax Munchlax
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 20 20 20 20
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 24 24 24 24
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 10 10BW
32B2W2
32 32
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34 40BW
45B2W2
45XY
39ORAS
39
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 45 49 49 49
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 52 56BW
42B2W2
42 42
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43DP
46PtHGSS
46 46 46
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 27 31BW
35B2W2
35 35
543 Venipede Venipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 8 8 8
544 Whirlipede Whirlipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 7 7 7
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 7 7 7
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 39 39 39
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1
731 Pikipek Pikipek
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 29
733 Toucannon Toucannon
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 30
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 36
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 33
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 33
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 33
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC 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
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
240 Magby Magby
FireIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
304 Aron Aron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
410 Shieldon Shieldon
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Monster Monster
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
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 Sharply lowers the target's Defense.

In the anime

Ash Larvitar Screech.png Schwarz Seviper Screech.png Roark Onix Screech.png Brianna Vibrava Screech.png
Larvitar Seviper Onix Vibrava
An earsplitting screech is emitted from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
042 Golbat Golbat opens its mouth and releases thin yellow or purple circles from its mouth, causing a loud, piercing noise that makes the opponent to hold its ears in pain.
Koga's Golbat The Ninja Poké-Showdown Debut
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce chitters over and over again, irritating the opponent.
Multiple Dunsparce The Dunsparce Deception None
A wild Dunsparce The Path That Leads to Goodbye! None
246 Larvitar Larvitar releases a loud, irritating cry.
A wild Larvitar Hatch Me if You Can None
294 Loudred Loudred sucks in a gulp of air and shouts loudly, distorting the air.
A wild Loudred Gone Corphishin' None
Loudred of Wigglytuff's Guild Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness None
293 Whismur Whismur screams loudly, distorting the air.
Alanna's Whismur A Poké-BLOCK Party None
100 Voltorb Voltorb's body glows blue and it releases sound waves from its body that distort the air around it.
Wattson's Voltorb Watt's with Wattson None
367 Huntail Huntail opens its mouth and yells out loudly, distorting the air.
Keith's Huntail The Evolutionary War None
354 Banette Banette yells out loudly, and a red orb appears in front of its mouth, sending off red shockwaves at the opponent.
Harley's Banette Rhapsody in Drew None
329 Vibrava Vibrava shakes its wings and they become surrounded in a white aura, sending purple shockwaves from its wings to the opponent.
Brianna's Vibrava Spontaneous Combusken! None
095 Onix Onix opens its mouth and the inside of it glows white. It then releases a light blue cylinder beam from its mouth at the opponent, blowing the opponent back the louder it roars.
Roark's Onix A Gruff Act to Follow! None
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus yells out loudly and multiple transparent waves come out of its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Misdreavus Ghoul Daze! None
472 Gliscor Gliscor opens its mouth and calls out loudly, distorting the air.
Ash's Gliscor A Breed Stampede! None
208 Steelix Steelix releases a high-pitched screech and releases a beam of invisible shockwaves that distort the air.
Byron's Steelix Dealing with Defensive Types! None
543 Venipede Venipede waves its antennae repeatedly and shrieks loudly, causing orange shockwaves to come out from its antennae.
Two wild Venipede A Venipede Stampede! None
545 Scolipede Scolipede waves its antennae repeatedly and shrieks loudly, causing orange shockwaves to come out from its antennae.
Roxie's Scolipede Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 2 None
336 Seviper Seviper opens its mouth and the inside of it glows red. It then shrieks loudly, causing red shockwaves to come out from its mouth.
Schwarz's Seviper Saving Braviary! None
714 Noibat Noibat opens its mouth and shrieks loudly, causing white shockwaves to come out from its mouth.
A wild Noibat Calling from Beyond the Aura! None

In the manga

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Screech I.png Screech II.png Screech III.png Screech IV.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

Screech Stad.png Screech Stad2.png Screech Colo.png Screech XD.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
Screech 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
Screech 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 刺耳聲 Chi'yíh Sīng *
噪音 Chouyām *
Mandarin 刺耳聲 / 刺耳声 Cì'ěr Shēng *
噪音 Zàoyīn *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hyle
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gil
Finland Flag.png Finnish Kirskunta (OS)
Kirsku (AG series)
Itku (EP264)
France Flag.png French Grincement
Germany Flag.png German Kreideschrei
Greece Flag.png Greek Τσίριγμα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Suara Berisik
Italy Flag.png Italian Stridio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 싫은소리 Sir-eun Sori
Poland Flag.png Polish Skrzek
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Agudo (anime, TCG, manga)
Silvo (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ganido (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Rosnar (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Guincho Ensurdecedor (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ruído (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Grunhido (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Uivo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Sunetul Strident
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Krik
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Chillido (EP032-AG040)
Grito (AG095, AG162)
Alarido (AG123, DP016-DP018, BW022-present)
Chirrido (DP106-DP108)
Spain Flag.png Spain Chirrido
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Skrikattack
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tiếng Thét


Variations of the move Screech
Status ScreechMetal Sound
Formerly a variation
Status Cotton Spore



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