Encore (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Encore forces the target to use the previously selected move for 3 turns.

Encore does not work against Encore itself, Mimic, Mirror Move, Sketch, Struggle or Transform.

Changes

In Generations 2-3 and Diamond/Pearl, it lasts for 2-6 turns. In Platinum/HeartGold/SoulSilver it lasts for 3-7 turns.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Encore turns into Z-Encore and raises Speed 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

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Makes the foe repeat 2-6 times.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Makes the foe repeat its last move over 2 to 6 turns.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Makes the foe use the move it last used repeatedly for two to six turns.
Diamond​/​Pearl The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for two to six turns.
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user compels the foe to keep using only the move it last used for three to seven turns.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user compels the target to keep using only the move it last used for three turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Encore 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.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Seel
#086 / Water
Level 13
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Level 13
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Level 4
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 17
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 17
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Level 5
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 6
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 1
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 6
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 6
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 10
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 10
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 26
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 20
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 20
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Level 9
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 9
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 7
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 18
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 31
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 37
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 39
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 15
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 38
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Level 44
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Level 46
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 20
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 18
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 19
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 19
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field