Mean Look (move)

Move data

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

Effects

Opponent cannot flee or switch.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Mean Look turns into Z-Mean Look and raises Special Defense 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 Mean Look
Japanese くろいまなざし (Kuroi Manazashi)
German Horrorblick
French Regard Noir
Italian Malosguardo
Spanish Mal De Ojo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Prevents fleeing or switching.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Fixes the foe with a mean look that prevents escape.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is fixed with a mean look that prevents it from escaping.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user affixes the foe with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
Sword​/​Shield The user pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Mean Look 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.

Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 8
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 50
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 36
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 28
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 28
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 28
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 28
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Level 28
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 28
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 1
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 28

Learnt by breeding

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