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Encore

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - 100% 5 0 - Single non-user

Description

This move forces the target to repeat its last successfully executed move for 3 turns. It does not prevent the target from switching out, and switching out negates the effect. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute. If Disable is used on the target after Encore, then the target is forced to Struggle until the effects of either move wear off. Similarly, if Torment is used after Encore, the target is forced to Struggle on every other turn. If the affected move runs out of PP, the effect ends. Fails if the target is already under this effect, if it has not moved yet, or if the move has 0 PP. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Encore fails against the following moves:

  • Encore
  • Mimic
  • Mirror Move
  • Sketch
  • Struggle
  • Transform

Competitive Use

Encore is a great move since it can cripple an opponent for 3 turns. By locking it into a useless move, one of your own team members can set up safely or finish it off. Furthermore, Encore forces switches, so it is very useful for a stall team. One notable user is Whimsicott with Prankster, as the opponent will not be able to change moves once the cotton ball switches in. Another is Wobbuffet, since its Shadow Tag ability prevents the opponent from switching, even if it knows Encore is coming. Beware of sticking this move on any Pokemon; not every Pokemon can use Encore to its greatest effect.

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
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Azumarill Water UU Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 100 50 80 50 80 50 410
Azurill Normal LC Thick Fat / Huge Power / Sap Sipper 50 20 40 20 40 20 190
Beartic Ice NU Snow Cloak / Swift Swim 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Chatot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Cinccino Normal RU Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 75 95 60 65 60 115 470
Clefable Normal RU Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Unaware 95 70 73 85 90 60 473
Cleffa Normal LC Cute Charm / Magic Guard / Friend Guard 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Cubchoo Ice LC Snow Cloak / Rattled 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Dewgong Water / Ice NU Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 90 70 80 70 95 70 475
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Gulpin Poison LC Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 70 43 53 43 53 40 302
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Illumise Bug NU Oblivious / Tinted Lens / Prankster 65 47 55 73 75 85 400
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Ledian Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Early Bird / Iron Fist 55 35 50 55 110 85 390
Ledyba Bug / Flying LC Swarm / Early Bird / Rattled 40 20 30 40 80 55 265
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Machamp Fighting UU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 90 130 80 65 85 55 505
Machoke Fighting NU Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 80 100 70 50 60 45 405
Machop Fighting LC Guts / No Guard / Steadfast 70 80 50 35 35 35 305
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Minccino Normal LC Cute Charm / Technician / Skill Link 55 50 40 40 40 75 300
Minun Electric NU Minus 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Pichu Electric LC Static / Lightningrod 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Politoed Water OU Water Absorb / Damp / Drizzle 90 75 75 90 100 70 500
Poliwag Water LC Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 40 50 40 40 40 90 300
Poliwrath Water / Fighting RU Water Absorb / Damp / Swift Swim 90 85 95 70 90 70 500
Primeape Fighting NU Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 65 105 60 60 70 95 455
Psyduck Water LC Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 50 52 48 65 50 55 320
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Quagsire Water / Ground RU Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 95 85 85 65 65 35 430
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Ralts Psychic LC Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Seel Water LC Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 65 45 55 45 70 45 325
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shuckle Bug / Rock NU Sturdy / Gluttony / Contrary 20 10 230 10 230 5 505
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Spheal Ice / Water LC Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 70 40 50 55 50 25 290
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Togepi Normal LC Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
Togetic Normal / Flying NU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Volbeat Bug NU Illuminate / Swarm / Prankster 65 73 55 47 75 85 400
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Wobbuffet Psychic BL Shadow Tag / Telepathy 190 33 58 33 58 33 405
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210
Wynaut Psychic LC Shadow Tag / Telepathy 95 23 48 23 48 23 260