Imprison (move)

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Move data

Type Psychic
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Opponent is unable to use moves that the user also knows.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Psychium Z and uses its Z-Power, Imprison turns into Z-Imprison and raises Special Defense two stages, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokemon on the opposing field.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Prevents foes from using moves known by the user.
FireRed/LeafGreen Prevents foes from using any move that is also known by the user.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
If the foe knows any move also known by the user, the foe is prevented from using it.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
If the opponents know any move also known by the user, the opponents are prevented from using it.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.
Sun/Moon If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Imprison 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.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 39
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 39
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Level 49
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 29
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 33
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 35
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 43
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 52
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 9
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 9
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 6
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 6
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 6
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Level 13
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 19
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 19
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 53
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 59
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 25
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 25
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 24
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 24
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 8
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 64
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 8
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 64
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
KyuremKyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem (Black Kyurem)Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem (White Kyurem)Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 45
KlefkiKlefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 36
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 15
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Amorphous
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Amorphous
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Amorphous
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Amorphous
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Amorphous
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
Amorphous
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
Amorphous
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Amorphous
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
Mineral
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
Mineral
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Mineral
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous, Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Amorphous, Grass