Encore (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Encore forces the target to use the previously selected move for 3 turns.

Encore does not work against Encore itself, Mimic, Mirror Move, Sketch, Struggle or Transform.

Changes

In Generations 2-3 and Diamond/Pearl, it lasts for 2-6 turns. In Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver it lasts for 3-7 turns.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Encore turns into Z-Encore and raises Speed 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

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Makes the foe repeat 2-6 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe repeat its last move over 2 to 6 turns.
FireRed/LeafGreen Makes the foe use the move it last used repeatedly for two to six turns.
Diamond/Pearl The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for two to six turns.
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for three to seven turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.
Sun/Moon The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Encore 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.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Level 13
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 13
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Level 4
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 17
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 17
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 5
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 6
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 1
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 6
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 6
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 10
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 10
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Level 26
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 20
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
Level 20
WynautWynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
SphealSpheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 9
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 9
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 7
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Level 31
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Level 36
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Level 38
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Level 15
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 38
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 44
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 46
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
Grass
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
ChatotChatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Field
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
Fairy
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Field
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug