Block (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 41
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 29
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 7
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 29
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 1
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Level 56
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 7
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)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.

GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Grass
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Grass
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Monster, Water 1
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
Mineral
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Mineral
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Bug, Mineral