Swagger (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 85
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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 33% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 attacking turns (50% chance in Generations 1-6). 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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 24
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Level 45
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 1
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Level 1
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 60
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Level 28
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 28
Sealeo
#364 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Walrein
#365 / Ice · Water
Level 1
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 44
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 60
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 72
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 20
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 28
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 28
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Level 30
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Level 30
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 20
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 20
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 20
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 24
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 24
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 24
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 36
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 36
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 27
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 10
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 10
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 10
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 10
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 18
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 18
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 27
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 35
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 32
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 1
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
Rookidee
#821 / Flying
Level 32
Corvisquire
#822 / Flying
Level 40
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 42
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 28
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 28
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 20
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 20
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 20
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 24
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 54

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Swagger as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Fairy, Field