Taunt (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM12
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM12
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM12
X/Y TM12

Effects

Opponent can only use moves that attack.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Taunts the foe into only using attack moves.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for two to four turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
X/Y The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Taunt 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.

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 25
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 25
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 31
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 37
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 42
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 40
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 35
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 32
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 34
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 9
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 25
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 9
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 9
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 38
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 6
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 6
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 10
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 10
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 38
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 25
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 27
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 27
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 35
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 39
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 25
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 25
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 22
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 22
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 22
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 36
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 36
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 36
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 65
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by Machine

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Basculin
#550 / Water
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
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying

Learnt by breeding

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

Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Water 1, Water 2