Scary Face (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM26

Effects

Scary Face lowers the target's Speed by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Scary Face has 90% accuracy.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Scary Face turns into Z-Scary Face 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 Scary Face
Japanese こわいかお (Kowai Kao)
German Grimasse
French Grimace
Italian Visotruce
Spanish Cara Susto

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Sharply reduces the foe’s SPEED.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Frightens with a scary face to sharply reduce SPEED.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its SPEED.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user frightens the foe with a scary face to sharply reduce its Speed stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly reduce its Speed stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user frightens the target with a scary face to harshly lower its Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Scary Face 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.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 28
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 37
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 39
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Level 20
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Level 20
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Level 20
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Level 20
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Level 20
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 25
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 16
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 45
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 12
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 12
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 12
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Level 27
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 33
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 12
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 12
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 28
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 36
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 40
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Level 27
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Level 27
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Level 20
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Level 28
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Level 30
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Level 30
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Level 20
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 12
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 12
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 12
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 28
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 28
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 16
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 16
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 28
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 21
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 21
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 21
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Level 20
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 20
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 20
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 20
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 24
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 24
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Level 36
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Level 36
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Level 36
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Level 48
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Level 24
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 24
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 24
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 30
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 30
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Level 40
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 48
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 48
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 48
Passimian
#766 / Fighting
Level 20
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 10
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 1
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 12
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 12
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 12
Rookidee
#821 / Flying
Level 24
Corvisquire
#822 / Flying
Level 28
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 28
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 12
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 12
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 35
Runerigus
#867 / Ground · Ghost
Level 1
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 16
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 16
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 16
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 30

Learnt by TM

Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass