Taunt (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category Status  Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM12
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM12
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM12
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM12
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM12
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM02
Sword​/​Shield TR37

Effects

Taunt prevents the target from using Status-category moves for three turns.

Evolution

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Taunt turns into Z-Taunt 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 Taunt
Japanese ちょうはつ (Chōhatsu)
German Verhöhner
French Provoc
Italian Provocazione
Spanish Mofa

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Taunts the foe into only using attack moves.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for two to four turns.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
Sword​/​Shield The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Taunt 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
#052 / Normal
Level 20
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 20
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 20
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 20
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 20
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 6
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Level 33
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 43
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 40
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 8
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 20
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 8
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 12
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 12
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 12
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 4
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Level 4
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 1
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 20
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 20
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 4
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 1
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 1
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 12
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 12
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 12
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Level 8
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 1
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 32
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 5
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 10
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 5
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Level 8
Thwackey
#811 / Grass
Level 1
Rillaboom
#812 / Grass
Level 1
Rookidee
#821 / Flying
Level 20
Corvisquire
#822 / Flying
Level 22
Corviknight
#823 / Flying · Steel
Level 22
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 16
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 16
Clobbopus
#852 / Fighting
Level 35
Grapploct
#853 / Fighting
Level 35
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 49
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 20
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Level 60
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Ice · Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
#145 / Fighting · Flying
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
#146 / Dark · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Zweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Keldeo
Ordinary Form
#647 / Water · Fighting
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Ice · Psychic
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Glastrier
#896 / Ice
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost