Yawn (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Yawn makes the target drowsy on the turn it is used. If the target is still on the field at the end of the next turn, it falls asleep. Sleeping Pokémon cannot move (with some exceptions such as Snore). Sleep lasts for 1-3 turns.

Pokémon with the abilities Insomnia or Vital Spirit, or those behind a Substitute cannot be put to sleep.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Yawn turns into Z-Yawn and raises Speed one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Lulls the foe into yawning, then sleeping next turn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A huge yawn lulls the foe into falling asleep on the next turn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the foe into falling asleep on the next turn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Yawn 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.

Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 20
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 13
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 13
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 29
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 31
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 16
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 1
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 1
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 37
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 44
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 1
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 1
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Level 5
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 1
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Level 5
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 36
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Level 39
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Level 13
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 35
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 21
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 23
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Level 13
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 13
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 1
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 13
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 31
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 16
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 7
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 25
Yungoos
#734 / Normal
Level 40
Gumshoos
#735 / Normal
Level 47
Komala
#775 / Normal
Level 16

Learnt by breeding

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

Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field