Roar (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category 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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM05
Sun/Moon 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Roar turns into Z-Roar and raises Defense 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
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.
Black 2/White 2 The target is scared off and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
Sun/Moon The target is scared off, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Roar 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.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 7
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 1
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 9
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 25
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 27
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 13
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 13
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
Level 15
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Level 15
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 16
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 16
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Level 29
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Level 32
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Level 32
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Level 19
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Level 19
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Level 19
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Level 34
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Level 36
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Level 21
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Level 23
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Level 23
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Level 39
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 47
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 55
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
Level 26
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
Level 29
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
Level 29
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 20
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Level 6
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Level 6

Learnt by TM

VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
AltariaAltaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
SealeoSealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water