Astonish (move)

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Move data

Type Ghost
Category Physical Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Astonish deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that may shock the foe into flinching.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack using a startling shout. It also may make the foe flinch.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks the foe while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
X/Y The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Astonish at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 8
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 8
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 7
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 7
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 8
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 8
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 10
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 7
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 11
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 11
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 11
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 17
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 17
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 14
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 14
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 9
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 6
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 9
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 14
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 10
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 1
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 7
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 1
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 8
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 8
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 8
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 5
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 5
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Astonish as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Field
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Field
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Field
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Field
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Panpour
#515 / Water
Field
Simipour
#516 / Water
Field
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Water 1, Amorphous
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon