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Roar

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - 100% 20 -6 - Single non-user

Description

Forces the target out, dragging out another random non-fainted ally. Fails if the opponent's team does not contain any inactive Pokemon. Fails if the target used Ingrain previously or has the ability Suction Cups. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. This move has a priority of -6. Pokemon with the ability Soundproof are immune. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute.

Competitive Use

Forcing the opponent to switch has several advantages. Firstly, the opponent has no control over what is switched in, which makes it likely that the opponent will be forced to switch again. Secondly, the switch-in is forced to take entry hazard damage, which is especially advantageous for defensive teams that rely on it as one of their primary damaging methods. Lastly, it can save the team from an opposing setup sweeper that has gone out of control, even if it has a Substitute up. Since Roar has negative priority, it is commonly seen on slow, bulky Pokemon, such as Giratina in Ubers, Heatran in OU, and Blastoise in UU.

Many defensive Pokemon have the luxury of choosing between Roar and Dragon Tail. The advantage of Roar is that it works even if the opponent has a Substitute up, whereas Dragon Tail may merely break the Substitute. This can especially be a problem in match-ups such as a Bold or Calm Blastoise vs Kingdra in UU, where Blastoise's Dragon Tail may not even break Kingdra's Substitute. On the other hand, Taunt disables Roar, and Magic Coat and Magic Bounce reflect it. These factors cause many Pokemon to choose Dragon Tail over Roar.

Related Moves

Circle Throw is a Fighting-type equivalent that also causes damage.

Dragon Tail is a Dragon-type equivalent that also causes damage.

Whirlwind is another Normal-type equivalent that bypasses the Soundproof ability.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Altaria Dragon / Flying NU Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Articuno Ice / Flying NU Pressure / Snow Cloak 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
Axew Dragon LC Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 46 87 60 30 40 57 320
Bagon Dragon LC Rock Head / Sheer Force 45 75 60 40 30 50 300
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Beartic Ice NU Snow Cloak / Swift Swim 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Cobalion Steel / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Deino Dark / Dragon LC Hustle 52 65 50 45 50 38 300
Dialga Steel / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
Donphan Ground OU Sturdy / Sand Veil 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
Dragonite Dragon / Flying OU Inner Focus / Multiscale 91 134 95 100 100 80 600
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
Eelektross Electric NU Levitate 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
Electrike Electric LC Static / Lightningrod / Minus 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Empoleon Water / Steel UU Torrent / Defiant 84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Entei Fire RU Pressure / Flash Fire 115 115 85 90 75 100 580
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Feraligatr Water RU Torrent / Sheer Force 85 105 100 79 83 78 530
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Fraxure Dragon NU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 66 117 70 40 50 67 410
Gabite Dragon / Ground NU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 68 90 65 50 55 82 410
Garchomp Dragon / Ground OU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Gible Dragon / Ground LC Sand Veil / Rough Skin 58 70 45 40 45 42 300
Giratina Ghost / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 150 100 120 100 120 90 680
Giratina-O Ghost / Dragon Uber Levitate / Levitate 150 120 100 120 100 90 680
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Golem Rock / Ground NU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sand Veil 80 110 130 55 65 45 485
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Groudon Ground Uber Drought 100 150 140 100 90 90 670
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Gyarados Water / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 125 79 60 100 81 540
Haxorus Dragon OU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Hippopotas Ground LC Sand Stream / Sand Force 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
Hippowdon Ground OU Sand Stream / Sand Force 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
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
Hydreigon Dark / Dragon OU Levitate 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Keldeo Water / Fighting OU Justified 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Kyogre Water Uber Drizzle 100 100 90 150 140 90 670
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Lapras Water / Ice NU Water Absorb / Shell Armor / Hydration 130 85 80 85 95 60 535
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Linoone Normal NU Pickup / Gluttony / Quick Feet 78 70 61 50 61 100 420
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Luxray Electric NU Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
Mamoswine Ice / Ground OU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 110 130 80 70 60 80 530
Manectric Electric RU Static / Lightningrod / Minus 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Nidoking Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 81 92 77 85 75 85 495
Nidoqueen Poison / Ground UU Poison Point / Rivalry / Sheer Force 90 82 87 75 85 76 495
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Palkia Water / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 90 120 100 150 120 100 680
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Phanpy Ground LC Pickup / Sand Veil 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
Piloswine Ice / Ground NU Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 100 100 80 60 60 50 450
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Raikou Electric UU Pressure / Volt Absorb 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Raticate Normal NU Run Away / Guts / Hustle 55 81 60 50 70 97 413
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Rhydon Ground / Rock RU Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 105 130 120 45 45 40 485
Rhyhorn Ground / Rock LC Lightningrod / Rock Head / Reckless 80 85 95 30 30 25 345
Rhyperior Ground / Rock UU Lightningrod / Solid Rock / Reckless 115 140 130 55 55 40 535
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Salamence Dragon / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 135 80 110 80 100 600
Sandile Ground / Dark LC Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 50 72 35 35 35 65 292
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Shelgon Dragon NU Rock Head / Overcoat 65 95 100 60 50 50 420
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Shinx Electric LC Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Suicune Water UU Pressure / Water Absorb 100 75 115 90 115 85 580
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
Swinub Ice / Ground LC Oblivious / Snow Cloak / Thick Fat 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Terrakion Rock / Fighting OU Justified 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Tropius Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Harvest 99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Wailmer Water LC Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 130 70 35 70 35 60 400
Wailord Water NU Water Veil / Oblivious / Pressure 170 90 45 90 45 60 500
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
Whismur Normal LC Soundproof / Rattled 64 51 23 51 23 28 240
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Zapdos Electric / Flying UU Pressure / Lightningrod 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330
Zweilous Dark / Dragon NU Hustle 72 85 70 65 70 58 420