Roar (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Priority -6
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM05
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM05
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM05
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM05
X/Y TM05

Effects

In the wild, Roar causes the target Pokémon to flee if they are of a lower level, and the battle ends.

In trainer battles (including linked battles), Roar forces the target to switch out of battle (regardless of level) and is replaced with another Pokémon in the trainer's team.

Pokémon with the abilities Soundproof or Suction Cups or those rooted by Ingrain are not affected by Roar.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Roar has 100% accuracy (in other words, it is affected by Accuracy and Evasion stats).

In Generations 1-4, Roar works on any level Pokémon in wild battles.

Roar has a priority of -5 in Generation 3 and -1 in Generation 2.

In Generation 1, Roar has no priority and only causes wild battles to end with no effect in trainer battles.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Scares wild foes to end battle.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe flee to end the battle.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is made to switch out with an ally. In the wild, the battle ends.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is scared off, to be replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
Black/White The target is scared off and replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Roar 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.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 7
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 1
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 9
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 25
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 27
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 13
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 13
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 15
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 15
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 21
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 22
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 35
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 43
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 45
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 18
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 22
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 22
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 36
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 42
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 21
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 23
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 23
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 39
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 47
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 55
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 26
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Level 29
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 29
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 6
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 6

Learnt by Machine

Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Persian
#053 / Normal
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy