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Embargo

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Dark - 100% 15 0 - Single non-user

Description

For 5 turns, one target cannot use its held item. Items thrown at the target with Fling will still activate for it. If the target uses Baton Pass, the replacement will remain unable to use items. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. The effect lasts until the user switches out or faints. If a Pokemon under this effect uses Bug Bite or Pluck on another Pokemon's Berry, they remove the Berry but do not consume it. In-game, it also prevents the trainer from using any items on that Pokemon.

Competitive Use

Embargo may seem useful, but in reality it has little competitive bearing. First of all, the target can simply switch, nullifying its effect. Secondly, the user is required to give up a moveslot for this unreliable move, and often it cannot spare a filler move. Lastly, simply dishing out damage will incapacitate the target quicker than nullifying its item, and thus this move should not be used.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abra Psychic LC Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Beheeyem Psychic NU Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Cofagrigus Ghost UU Mummy 58 50 145 95 105 30 483
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
Drifblim Ghost / Flying NU Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 150 80 44 90 54 80 498
Drifloon Ghost / Flying LC Aftermath / Unburden / Flare Boost 90 50 34 60 44 70 348
Duosion Psychic NU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Dusclops Ghost UU Pressure 40 70 130 60 130 25 455
Dusknoir Ghost RU Pressure 45 100 135 65 135 45 525
Duskull Ghost LC Levitate 20 40 90 30 90 25 295
Elgyem Psychic LC Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Gothita Psychic LC Frisk / Shadow Tag 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
Gothitelle Psychic BL Frisk / Shadow Tag 70 55 95 95 110 65 490
Gothorita Psychic NU Frisk / Shadow Tag 60 45 70 75 85 55 390
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Houndoom Dark / Fire UU Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 75 90 50 110 80 95 500
Houndour Dark / Fire LC Early Bird / Flash Fire / Unnerve 45 60 30 80 50 65 330
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Lunatone Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 55 65 95 85 70 440
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Meloetta Normal / Psychic UU Serene Grace 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
Meloetta-P Normal / Fighting UU Serene Grace 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mewtwo Psychic Uber Pressure / Unnerve 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Solosis Psychic LC Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Solrock Rock / Psychic NU Levitate 70 95 85 55 65 70 440
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Yamask Ghost LC Mummy 38 30 85 55 65 30 303
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330