Screech (move)

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Move data

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

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 Pokemon.

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
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.

EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Level 17
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Level 17
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 17
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 17
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 17
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 17
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 22
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 22
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 40
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 44
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Level 37
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Level 40
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 35
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 39
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Level 37
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Level 37
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Level 37
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Level 37
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 31
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 13
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 13
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
Level 49
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 42
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 36
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 42
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 50
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 1
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 25
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 46
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 29
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 11
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 35
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 31
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 32
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 36
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Level 10
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 1
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Level 10
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 1
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Level 10
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Level 49
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 63
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 69
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Level 15
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Level 15
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Level 15
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 18
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 18
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 22
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 22
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 14
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 38
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 4
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 1
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 4
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 5
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 34
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
Level 42
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
Level 51
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 25
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 7
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
Level 20
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 24
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 32
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 39
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 49
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 42
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 46
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 35
VenipedeVenipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
WhirlipedeWhirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Level 8
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 7
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 7
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
Level 39
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 40
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 40
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
NoibatNoibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
NoivernNoivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 1
PikipekPikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Level 30
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
Level 36
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Level 33
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 33
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Level 33
Tapu KokoTapu 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.

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Field
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Field
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Bug
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Bug
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Field
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Amorphous
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Amorphous
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Field
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Monster
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Monster
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Monster
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Monster
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Monster
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Field
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Field
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Field
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Field
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Field
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Field
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Dragon