Screech (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 85
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Sword​/​Shield TM16

Effects

Screech lowers the target's Defense by two stages.

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Screech turns into Z-Screech and raises Attack 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 Screech
Japanese いやなおと (Iyanaoto)
German Kreideschrei
French Grincement
Italian Stridio
Spanish Chirrido

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Sharply reduces the foe’s DEFENSE.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Emits a screech to sharply reduce the foe’s DEFENSE.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An ear-splitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe’s DEFENSE.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
An earsplitting screech is emitted to sharply reduce the foe’s Defense stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
An earsplitting screech harshly reduces the target’s Defense stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target’s Defense stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target’s Defense stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Screech 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.

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Level 17
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Level 17
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 17
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 17
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 17
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 17
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 22
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 22
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 40
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 44
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 37
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 40
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 35
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 39
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Level 37
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 37
Muk
#089 / Poison
Level 37
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 37
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 31
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 13
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 13
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 49
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 42
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 36
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 42
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 50
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 25
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 46
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 29
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 11
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 35
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 31
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 32
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 36
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 10
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 10
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 10
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 49
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 63
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 69
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 15
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 15
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 15
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 18
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 18
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 22
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 22
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 14
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 38
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 4
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 4
Huntail
#367 / Water
Level 5
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 34
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 42
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 51
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 25
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 20
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 24
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 32
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 39
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 49
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 42
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 46
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 35
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 7
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 7
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 39
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 40
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 40
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
Pikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Trumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
Toucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 30
Bruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 33
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 33
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 33
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 20

Learnt by breeding

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

Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Screech in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Gen 2 — Level up
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Gen 2 — Level up