Screech (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category 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 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 Sun & 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