Disable (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Disable causes the previous move the target used to be disabled for 1-8 turns, which prevents the move's use.

Changes

In Generations 1-3 it has 55% accuracy. In Generation 4 this is improved to 80%, and improved again to 100% from Generation 5 onward.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Disable turns into Z-Disable and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Disable
Japanese かなしばり (Kanashibari)
German Aussetzer
French Entrave
Italian Inibitore
Spanish Anulación

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Disables the foe's most recent move.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Psychically disables one of the foe’s moves.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen For a few turns, it prevents the foe from using the move it last used.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
For several turns, this move prevents the foe from using the move it last used.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Disable 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.

Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 14
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 19
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 19
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 18
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 18
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 12
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 12
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 5
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 5
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 25
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 6
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 6
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 25
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 6
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 1
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 5
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 5
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 35
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Bruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 20
Tapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous