Astonish (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Astonish deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Changes

In Generation 3 if the target has used Minimize, Astonish deals double damage.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Ghostium Z and uses its Z-Power, Astonish turns into Never-Ending Nightmare and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Astonish
Japanese おどろかす (Odorokasu)
German Erstauner
French Étonnement
Italian Sgomento
Spanish Impresionar

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that may shock the foe into flinching.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack using a startling shout. It also may make the foe flinch.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user attacks the foe while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. It may also make the target flinch.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks the target while shouting in a startling fashion. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

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

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 5
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 8
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 8
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 1
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Level 5
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 6
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 1
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 3
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 6
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 1
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Level 1
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Level 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 4
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 1
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 1
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 1
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 1
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 6
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 1
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 1
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 5
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 1
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 1
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 4
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 1
Applin
#840 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 1
Sinistea
#854 / Ghost
Level 1
Polteageist
#855 / Ghost
Level 1
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Level 1
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Dreepy
#885 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Amorphous, Water 1