Yawn (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Yawn
Japanese あくび (Akubi)
German Gähner
French Bâillement
Italian Sbadiglio
Spanish Bostezo

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into falling asleep on the next turn.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Level 9
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Level 9
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Level 9
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Level 9
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Level 12
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Level 20
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Level 20
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Level 21
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Level 23
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Level 9
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 28
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 1
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 8
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 1
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Level 32
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Level 1
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Level 20
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Field
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Field
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Field
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Amorphous, Water 1
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Field