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Block

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 5 0 - Single non-user

Description

Prevents the target from switching out. The target can still switch out if it is holding Shed Shell or uses Baton Pass, U-turn, or Volt Switch. If the target leaves the field using Baton Pass, the replacement will remain trapped. The effect ends if the user leaves the field or if the user or target faints. Note that if the user then uses Baton Pass, the effect will now end. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user. Does not prevent the effect of Eject Button. If the target is hit with Roar or Whirlwind while Block is in effect, they will be forced out as per normal.

Competitive Use

Block is not a frequently seen move competitively. It can, however, be effective in some cases, especially if combined with sleep moves. For example, Gastrodon can use Block + Yawn + Memento to give a completely free turn to a dangerous set-up sweeper. This move could also see some use, for example, in Toxic stalling. Unfortunately, though this move can potentially offer free setup, this move can no longer be effectively used alongside Baton Pass.

Related Moves

Mean Look is a Normal-type equivalent with different distribution.

Spider Web is a Bug-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Bonsly Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
Bronzong Steel / Psychic UU Levitate / Heatproof / Heavy Metal 67 89 116 79 116 33 500
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Crustle Bug / Rock RU Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 70 95 125 65 75 45 475
Dwebble Bug / Rock LC Sturdy / Shell Armor / Weak Armor 50 65 85 35 35 55 325
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Geodude Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
Glalie Ice NU Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Landorus Ground / Flying Uber Sand Force / Sheer Force 89 125 90 115 80 101 600
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Slowbro Water / Psychic UU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 110 100 80 30 490
Slowking Water / Psychic RU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 80 100 110 30 490
Slowpoke Water / Psychic LC Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 90 65 65 40 40 15 315
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Snorunt Ice LC Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 50 50 50 50 50 50 300
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Totodile Water LC Torrent / Sheer Force 50 65 64 44 48 43 314