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Mean Look

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 Mean Look is in effect, they will be forced out as per normal.

Competitive Use

Mean Look can be used to trap and eliminate a troublesome Pokemon on the opponent's team, which is quite a useful tool to have. However, the effects of the move can no longer be Baton Passed, which makes the move less useful than it has been in the past. Furthermore, most Pokemon with access to this move cannot eliminate its opponent. Murkrow is a notable exception, as it has priority on Mean Look and Perish Song, and can stall out an opponent with Roost or Substitute.

Related Moves

Block 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
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Cofagrigus Ghost UU Mummy 58 50 145 95 105 30 483
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
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
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
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
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
Grimer Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
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
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Muk Poison NU Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Ralts Psychic LC Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 28 25 25 45 35 40 198
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
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Yamask Ghost LC Mummy 38 30 85 55 65 30 303
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245