Swagger (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 85
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM34
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM87
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM87
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM87
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM87

Effects

Swagger confuses the target and raises its Attack by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack. Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Changes

In Generations 2-6, Swagger has 90% accuracy.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Swagger turns into Z-Swagger and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Swagger
Japanese いばる (Ibaru)
German Angeberei
French Vantardise
Italian Bullo
Spanish Contoneo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Causes confusion and raises ATTACK.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Confuses the foe, but also sharply raises ATTACK.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A move that makes the foe confused, but also sharply raises its ATTACK.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user enrages the foe into confusion. However, it also sharply raises the foe’s Attack stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user enrages and confuses the target. However, it also sharply raises the target’s Attack stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target’s Attack stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Swagger 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.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 19
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 19
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Level 45
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Level 45
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 48
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 27
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 41
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 43
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 19
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 20
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 32
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 22
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 22
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 1
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 24
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 25
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 28
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 28
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 24
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 24
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 49
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 25
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 1
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 24
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 24
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 17
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 17
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 39
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 45
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 49
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 25
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 25
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 25
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 17
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 12
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 12
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 29
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 12
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 12
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 25
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 28
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 28
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 5

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Seel
#086 / Water
Dewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Spheal
#363 / Ice · Water
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Litten
#725 / Fire
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Rockruff
Own Tempo Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying