Encore (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR30

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Encore
Japanese アンコール (Encore)
German Zugabe
French Encore
Italian Ripeti
Spanish Otra Vez

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for three turns.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Level 1
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Level 1
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Level 16
Wobbuffet
#202 / Psychic
Level 1
Wynaut
#360 / Psychic
Level 1
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 8
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 24
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Level 1
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 35
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 16
Popplio
#728 / Water
Level 24
Brionne
#729 / Water
Level 30
Primarina
#730 / Water · Fairy
Level 30
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Level 5

Learnt by TR

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass