Imprison (move)

Move data

Type Psychic
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM44

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 the user.

Other languages

English Imprison
Japanese ふういん (Fūin)
German Begrenzer
French Possessif
Italian Esclusiva
Spanish Cerca

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 36
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 36
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Level 70
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 21
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 21
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 12
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 12
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 1
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 28
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 28
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 28
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 12
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 20
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 36
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 40
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 6
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 1
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 44
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 46
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 72
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 72
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 30
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 30
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 64
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 44
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 32
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 1
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Ponyta
Galarian Ponyta
#077 / Psychic
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Articuno
Galarian Articuno
#144 / Psychic · Flying
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
#146 / Dark · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Milotic
#350 / Water
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Landorus
Therian Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost