Scary Face (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Scary Face lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Scary Face has 90% accuracy.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Sharply reduces the foe's SPEED.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Frightens with a scary face to sharply reduce SPEED.
FireRed/LeafGreen Frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its SPEED.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly reduce its Speed stat.
X/Y The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Scary Face 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.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 19
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 21
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 21
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 20
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 46
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 51
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 51
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 19
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 19
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 11
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 29
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 15
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 15
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 15
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 1
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 38
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 39
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 23
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 23
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 23
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 33
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 37
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 26
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 11
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 11
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 19
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 40
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 43
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 43
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Level 5
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Level 5
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 5
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 37
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 43
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 49
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 19
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 19
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 23
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 43
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 19
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 58
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 1
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 41
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 1
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 1
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 37
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 41
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 41
Basculin
#550 / Water
Level 41
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 34
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 36
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 36
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 34
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 34
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 34
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 11
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 11
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 21
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 21
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 40
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 16
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 16
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 16
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 13
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 22
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 22
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 21
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 19
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 19
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 52
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 55
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 55
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 43
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 4
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 4

Learnt by breeding

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

Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
Muk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying