Astonish (move)

Move data

Type Ghost
Category   Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
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.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Astonish 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.

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 7
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 7
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 7
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 7
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 7
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 7
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 7
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 8
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Level 10
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 7
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 8
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 1
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 9
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 1
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 9
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 9
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 16
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 16
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Level 3
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Level 3
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 1
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 1
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 9
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 9
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 1
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 7
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 1
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 8
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 4
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 1
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 4
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Level 1
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 7
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 9
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 19
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
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 7
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 1
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 7
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 7
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 8
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 8
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 8
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 5
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 5
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 6
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Level 6
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 11
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 11
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 11
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 4
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 4
Sandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
Level 5
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 1
Palossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
Level 5
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Level 1
Bruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 4
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Tapu Lele
#786 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Blacephalon
#806 / Fire · Ghost
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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