Amnesia (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Amnesia raises the user's Special Defense by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Amnesia turns into Z-Amnesia and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Amnesia
Japanese ドわすれ (Dowasure)
German Amnesie
French Amnésie
Italian Amnesia
Spanish Amnesia

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Sharply raises the user's SPCL.DEF.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
Forgets about something and sharply raises SP. DEF.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. It sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Amnesia at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 37
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 41
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 41
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 43
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 9
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 79
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 60
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 36
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 42
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 23
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 24
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 36
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 36
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 48
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Level 58
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 17
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 17
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 12
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 12
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 37
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 37
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 19
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 19
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 40
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Level 15
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Level 15
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 36
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 36
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Level 16
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 37
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 37
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 55
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 41
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 48
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 40
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 46
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 9
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 46
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 25
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 29
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 29
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 40
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 46
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 47
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 80
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Amnesia in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Poliwag
#060 / Water
Gen 1 — Level up
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 1 — Level up
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 1 — Pre-evolution