Disable (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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

JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 14
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 19
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 19
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
Level 18
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
Level 18
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 12
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 12
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 5
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 1
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 5
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 25
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 1
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 19
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 6
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 1
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 6
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 25
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 1
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 6
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 1
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 5
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 5
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 35
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 20
Tapu BuluTapu 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.

EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Undiscovered
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Undiscovered
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Amorphous
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Monster
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Field
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Amorphous
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Grass, Human-Like
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Grass, Human-Like
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
Amorphous, Fairy
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
Amorphous
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Undiscovered
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Amorphous
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Human-Like
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Human-Like
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Fairy
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous