Block (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Opponent cannot flee or switch.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Block turns into Z-Block and raises Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Block
Japanese とおせんぼう (Tōsenbō)
German Rückentzug
French Barrage
Italian Blocco
Spanish Bloqueo

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Blocks the foe’s way to prevent escape.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user blocks the foe’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user blocks the target’s way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Block 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.

Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 41
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 29
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 7
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 29
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 56
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 7
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Block from a move tutor in the games.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Wailord
#321 / Water
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Stakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel