Embargo (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category 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
Sun/Moon 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Embargo turns into Z-Embargo and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
This move prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
Sun/Moon This move prevents the target from using its held item for five turns. 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 37
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 41
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 28
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 32
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 33
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 17
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 17
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 34
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 34
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 34
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 41
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 44
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 19
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 19
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 19
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 41
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 41
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 50
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 50

Learnt by TM

PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark