Chatter (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Special Special
Power 65
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Chatter deals damage and causes the target to become confused. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Chatter has base power 60.

In Generations 4-5, the player's voice can be recorded and this recording is played back when the move is used. The louder the recording, the more likely Chatter is to cause confusion. The chance of confusion can be 1%, 11% or 31% for a low, medium or high volume respectively.

Chatot was previously banned from online play due to the possibility of inappropriate phrases being recorded with Chatter (although the recording is always somewhat distorted).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks using a sound wave based on words it has learned. It may also confuse the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks using a sound wave based on words it has learned. It may also confuse the target.
X/Y The user attacks using a sound wave based on words it has learned. This confuses the target.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Chatter 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.

Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 21