Embargo (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM63
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM63
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM63

Effects

Embargo prevents the target using any items for five turns. This includes both held items and items used by the trainer such as medicines.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Magic Coat does not deflect the effect of Embargo.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
It prevents the foe from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
It prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
X/Y This move prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Embargo 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.

Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 37
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 41
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 41
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 47
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 19
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 21
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 21
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 38
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 40
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 34
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 41
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 44
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 19
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 19
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 19
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 41
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 41
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 50
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 50

Learnt by TM

Persian
#053 / Normal
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa
#720 / Psychic · Ghost