Embargo (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM63
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM63
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM63
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM63

Effects

Embargo prevents the target using any items for five turns. This includes both held items and items used by the trainer such as medicines.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Magic Coat does not deflect the effect of Embargo.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Embargo turns into Z-Embargo and raises Special Attack 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

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
It prevents the foe from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
It prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
This move prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
This move prevents the target from using its held item for five turns. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Embargo 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.

Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 37
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 41
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 28
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 32
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 33
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 17
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 17
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 34
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 34
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 34
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 22
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 41
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 44
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 19
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 19
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 19
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 41
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 41
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 50
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 50

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying