Screech (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 85
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 32
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 32
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 32
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 36
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 36
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 21
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 21
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 20
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 20
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 24
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 24
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 24
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 42
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 1
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 45
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 16
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 24
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 54
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 21
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 21
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 21
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Level 40
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Level 50
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Level 54
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 24
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 24
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 24
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 24
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 24
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 24
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 24
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 28
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 54
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 24
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 42
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 16
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 16
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 16
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 40
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 44
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 28
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 28
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 28
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 30
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 30
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 40
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 40
Jangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 24
Hakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 24
Kommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 24
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Level 17
Thwackey
#811 / Grass
Level 19
Rillaboom
#812 / Grass
Level 19
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 24
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 24
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 36

Learnt by TM

Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Tympole
#535 / Water
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Cufant
#878 / Steel