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 numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Level 19
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 21
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 21
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 20
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Level 43
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 53
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 53
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 9
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 9
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
Level 11
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Level 29
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 15
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 15
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 15
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 5
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Level 1
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Level 1
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 38
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Level 37
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 23
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 23
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 23
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 25
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 28
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 22
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 29
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 29
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 9
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 39
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 42
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 42
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
Level 5
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
Level 5
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 5
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Level 37
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Level 43
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Level 49
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 19
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 19
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 41
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 43
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 1
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 9
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 1
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Level 58
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Level 1
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 41
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Level 1
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 37
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 41
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 41
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 41
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 34
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 36
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 36
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 34
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 34
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 34
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 11
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 11
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 21
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 21
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 40
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 16
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 16
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 16
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 13
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 22
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 22
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 21
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 19
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 19
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 50
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 55
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 55
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 43
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 4
Gourgeist (Average Size)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.

SpearowSpearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
FearowFearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Field
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Field
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying