Taunt (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

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 TM12

Effects

Opponent can only use moves that attack.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Taunt 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.

Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 25
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 25
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 25
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 25
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 31
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 31
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 36
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 56
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 43
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 34
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 36
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 13
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 19
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 9
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 9
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 9
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Level 38
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Level 6
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 1
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Level 6
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 10
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 10
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 38
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 25
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 27
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 27
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 35
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 39
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 25
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 25
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Level 22
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Level 22
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Level 22
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 36
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 36
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 36
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Level 65
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 8
Pyukumuku
#771 / Water
Level 9
Buzzwole
#794 / Bug · Fighting
Level 31

Learnt by TM

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Dewott
#502 / Water
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
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
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
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
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Froakie
#656 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Rockruff
#744 / Rock
Rockruff
Own Tempo 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