Screech (move)

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 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
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.

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

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