Mean Look (move)

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Move data

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

Effects

Opponent cannot escape/switch.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Prevents fleeing or switching.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Fixes the foe with a mean look that prevents escape.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is fixed with a mean look that prevents it from escaping.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user affixes the foe with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
X/Y The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Mean Look at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 34
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 33
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 8
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 8
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 8
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 25
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 33
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 37
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 41
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 19
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 25
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 60
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 41
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 49
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 49
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 31
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 36
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 45
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 51
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Grimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
Muk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Field
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Field
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Human-Like
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Human-Like
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Human-Like
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying