Block (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Opponent cannot flee or switch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Blocks the foe’s way to prevent escape.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
X/Y The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Block at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 41
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 26
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 8
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 30
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 33
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 26
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 56
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 8
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Mineral
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Mineral
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Block in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wailord
#321 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Regice
#378 / Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Samurott
#503 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor