Screech (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 85
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Screech lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Sharply reduces the foe's DEFENSE.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Emits a screech to sharply reduce the foe’s DEFENSE.
FireRed/LeafGreen An ear-splitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe’s DEFENSE.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An earsplitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe’s Defense stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An earsplitting screech harshly reduces the target’s Defense stat.
X/Y An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Screech at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 17
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 17
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 17
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 17
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 25
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 25
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 21
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 21
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 40
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 43
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 39
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 45
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 32
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 32
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 31
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 19
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 19
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 49
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 42
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 36
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 42
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 50
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 25
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 46
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 29
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 13
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 35
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 31
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 32
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 36
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 10
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 10
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 10
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 21
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 23
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 23
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 20
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 31
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 37
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 37
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 18
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 18
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 34
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 34
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 16
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 32
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 4
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 4
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 10
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 34
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 42
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 51
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 25
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 20
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 24
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 32
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 45
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 49
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 42
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 46
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 35
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 7
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 7
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 39
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 40
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 40
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Field
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Field
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Octillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Magby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Monster
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Field
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Field
Dewott
#502 / Water
Field
Samurott
#503 / Water
Field
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Field
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Field
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon