Encore (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status 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.

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 The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Encore 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.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 13
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 13
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Level 4
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 17
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 17
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 5
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 7
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 1
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 7
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 7
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 17
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 17
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 25
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 23
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 23
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 7
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 7
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 7
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 31
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 36
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 38
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 15
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 38
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 44
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 46
Hawlucha
#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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Field, Water 1
Golduck
#055 / Water
Field, Water 1
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Field
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Field
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Water 1
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Water 1
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Water 1
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Human-Like
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Human-Like
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Human-Like
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Human-Like
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Human-Like
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Seel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
Politoed
#186 / Water
Water 1
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Fairy, Grass
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Grass
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Field, Water 1
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Field
Audino
#531 / Normal
Fairy
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Field
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Field
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug