Block (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status  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
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.

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
Landorus (Therian Forme)Landorus
Therian 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

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Block by the various move tutors in the games.

VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
WalreinWalrein
#365 / Ice · Water
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus (Therian Forme)Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
GumshoosGumshoos
#735 / Normal
CrabominableCrabominable
#740 / Fighting · Ice
ToxapexToxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
OranguruOranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
SandygastSandygast
#769 / Ghost · Ground
PalossandPalossand
#770 / Ghost · Ground
PyukumukuPyukumuku
#771 / Water
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
PheromosaPheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
CelesteelaCelesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
StakatakaStakataka
#805 / Rock · Steel