Snore (move)

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Snore
いびき Snore
Snore VIII.png
Snore VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Snore (Japanese: いびき Snore) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM13 in Generation II. It regained TM status in Generation VIII, albeit as TM24.

Effect

Generation II

Snore can only be used if the user is sleeping; it will fail in any other case.

Snore inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation III

If Sleep Talk or Snore is used at least once consecutively in the turns right before switching out, the Pokémon will sleep for the same amount of turns as were remaining prior to the usage of those two moves when switched back in.

Pokémon with the Ability Soundproof are not affected by this move.

Snore can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if Rest was used in the prior turn.

Generations IV and V

Turns where Snore is used are always counted towards waking the Pokémon.

Generation VI onward

Snore's power changed from 40 to 50.

Snore can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Rest was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 Has a one-in-three chance of making the target flinch. Can be used only by a sleeping Pokémon.
GSC An attack useable only while asleep.
RSEColo.XD A loud attack that can be used only while asleep.
FRLG An attack that can be used only while asleep. It may cause flinching.
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the foe flinch.
BWB2W2 An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may make the target flinch.
XYORAS An attack that can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.
SMUSUM
SwSh
This attack can be used only if the user is asleep. The harsh noise may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 36 28RSE
29FRLG
28 28 28 28 20
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 43 43 43 43
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 49 43 49 49 49 49
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 37 29 29 29XY
33ORAS
33
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 43 29 29 29XY
35ORAS
35
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 26 31 31 31XY
25ORAS
25 6
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 26 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25 1
363 Spheal Spheal
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 37 37 37 37XY
31ORAS
31
364 Sealeo Sealeo
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 39 39 39 39XY
31ORAS
31
365 Walrein Walrein
IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 39 39 39 39XY
31ORAS
31
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 31 31
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
TM13
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM24
Every Pokémon can learn this move by TM except the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
401 Kricketot Kricketot
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
789 Cosmog Cosmog
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
824 Blipbug Blipbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
840 Applin Applin
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon
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 VIII
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
369 Relicanth Relicanth
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
Every Pokémon can learn this move by Move Tutor except
the ones listed below and only if marked with ✘.
010 Caterpie Caterpie
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
011 Metapod Metapod
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
013 Weedle Weedle
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
014 Kakuna Kakuna
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
056 Mankey Mankey
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
057 Primeape Primeape
FightingIC Big.png Field Field
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon
132 Ditto Ditto
NormalIC Big.png Ditto Ditto
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
201 Unown Unown
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
202 Wobbuffet Wobbuffet
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
266 Silcoon Silcoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
268 Cascoon Cascoon
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
360 Wynaut Wynaut
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
374 Beldum Beldum
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
664 Scatterbug Scatterbug
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
665 Spewpa Spewpa
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
771 Pyukumuku Pyukumuku
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
789 Cosmog Cosmog
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
790 Cosmoem Cosmoem
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
265 Wurmple Wurmple
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
412 Burmy Burmy
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Dream World - Pokémon Café Forest and Rugged Mountain
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Sleeping PikachuDP
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

Snore is a Normal-type move with a power of 4, 16 PP, and 95 Accuracy. Using it will have no effect; rather, it will automatically be used if the Pokémon that uses it is asleep and is attacked, and will be used on the attacker. It has a 30% chance to inflict the target with cringing. It is completely unaffected by the cowering and confusion statuses, and cannot be linked.

In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Snore instead has a base power of 20 (up to 50), a base accuracy of 90 (up to 98), and max PP of 25 (up to 40). Rather than function as a counterattack, it instead is used automatically if there are any nearby enemies, and affects all enemies surrounding the user. It may still cause flinching.

In both games, it is a sound-based move, and thus can be blocked if the user has the Muzzle status.

Description

Doll Meowth III.png This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Japanese and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Japanese.
Games Description
MDRB If the user is attacked while asleep, it counterattacks. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action.
MDTDS Lets the user counterattack if hit while sleeping. The counterattack may also afflict the opposing enemy with a Cringe status condition, which makes actions fail. This move has no effect if the Pokémon is awake.
BSL ねむっているときに こうげきされると はんげきで ダメージをあたえ しかもいっていの かくりつで ひるみじょうたいに してしまう ふだんは くりだしても なにもおきないが ポケモンタワーで ねむったときには……?
MDGtI IconKanji2MD.pngUNUSED
SMD If you're sleeping, it will be used automatically and will damage enemies around you. It could also make them flinch. Keep in mind that nothing will happen if you use it while you're wide awake.

In the anime

None.png Snorlax Snore.png None.png None.png
Snorlax
The user snores loudly while asleep, hurting the opponent's ears.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
143 Snorlax Snorlax snores loudly while sleeping, causing the opponent to hold its ears in pain.
A wild Snorlax Awakening the Sleeping Giant! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Snore II.png Snore III.png Snore 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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
Snore V.png Snore VI.png Snore VII.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side series games

Snore Stad2.png Snore Colo.png Snore XD.png Snore 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Snore 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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 other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 打鼾 Dáhòhn
Mandarin 打鼾 Dǎhān
France Flag.png French Ronflement
Germany Flag.png German Schnarcher
Greece Flag.png Greek Ροχαλητό Rochalitó
Italy Flag.png Italian Russare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 코골기 Kogolgi
Poland Flag.png Polish Chrapanie
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ronco (manga)
Roncar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Hrkanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ronquido
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tiếng Ngáy


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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