Block (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 1
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 12
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 12
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Stonjourner
#874 / Rock
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Monster, Water 1
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Mineral