Disable (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Disable causes the previous move the target used to be disabled for 1-8 turns, which prevents the move's use.

Changes

In Generations 1-3 it has 55% accuracy. In Generation 4 this is improved to 80%, and improved again to 100% from Generation 5 onward.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Disables the foe's most recent move.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Psychically disables one of the foe’s moves.
FireRed/LeafGreen For a few turns, it prevents the foe from using the move it last used.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
For several turns, this move prevents the foe from using the move it last used.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.
X/Y For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Disable 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.

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 13
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 11
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 11
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 18
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 18
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 12
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 12
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 5
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 5
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 25
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 6
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 6
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 25
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 6
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 1
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 5
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 5
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

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

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Seel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
Horsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Field
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Castform
#351 / Normal
Amorphous, Fairy
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous