Imprison (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Opponent is unable to use moves that the user also knows.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokemon on the opposing field.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Prevents foes from using moves known by the user.
FireRed/LeafGreen Prevents foes from using any move that is also known by the user.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
If the foe knows any move also known by the user, the foe is prevented from using it.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
If the opponents know any move also known by the user, the opponents are prevented from using it.
X/Y If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Imprison 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.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 18
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 49
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 34
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 39
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 45
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 9
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 9
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 6
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 6
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 6
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 13
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 19
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 19
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 53
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 59
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 25
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 25
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 24
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 24
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 8
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 64
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 8
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 64
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 7
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 45
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 36

Learnt by breeding

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

Grimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
Muk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Mineral
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Mineral
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Mineral
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous, Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous, Grass