Imprison (move)

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 39
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Level 39
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Level 1
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Level 49
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 29
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 33
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 35
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 43
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 52
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 9
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 1
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 9
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 6
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 6
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 6
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 13
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 19
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 19
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 53
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 1
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 59
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Level 25
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Level 25
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 24
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 24
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 8
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Level 8
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 1
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 8
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 45
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 36
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 15
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Amorphous