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Screech

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - 85% 40 0 - Single non-user

Description

Lowers the target's Defense by two stages. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user. Pokemon with the ability Soundproof are immune.

Competitive Use

Like all other stat-lowering moves, Screech's effect is nullified by the simple act of switching out, which usually pushes Screech into relative obscurity on the competitive scene. However, it does have an interesting, though somewhat gimmicky, use when paired with a Pursuit user. As the opponent is likely to switch out after getting hit by Screech lest they face a powerful hit, your Pokemon is free to nail them with Pursuit as they try to flee, smacking them in their still-lowered Defense stat.

Related Moves

Metal Sound lowers Special Defense rather than Defense.

Competitive Use
Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aggron Steel / Rock RU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 70 110 180 60 60 50 530
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Aron Steel / Rock LC Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 50 70 100 40 40 30 330
Banette Ghost NU Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 64 115 65 83 63 65 455
Bastiodon Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Soundproof 60 52 168 47 138 30 495
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Chinchou Water / Electric LC Volt Absorb / Illuminate / Water Absorb 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
Cloyster Water / Ice OU Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Corsola Water / Rock NU Hustle / Natural Cure / Regenerator 55 55 85 65 85 35 380
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Cubone Ground LC Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Deino Dark / Dragon LC Hustle 52 65 50 45 50 38 300
Diglett Ground LC Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 10 55 25 35 45 95 265
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Dugtrio Ground OU Sand Veil / Arena Trap / Sand Force 35 80 50 50 70 120 405
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
Electabuzz Electric NU Static / Vital Spirit 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Electrode Electric NU Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 60 50 70 80 80 140 480
Elekid Electric LC Static / Vital Spirit 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
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
Flygon Ground / Dragon UU Levitate / Levitate 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Golduck Water NU Damp / Cloud Nine / Swift Swim 80 82 78 95 80 85 500
Grimer Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Huntail Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 55 104 105 94 75 52 485
Hydreigon Dark / Dragon OU Levitate 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Kabuto Rock / Water LC Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 30 80 90 55 45 55 355
Kabutops Rock / Water RU Swift Swim / Battle Armor / Weak Armor 60 115 105 65 70 80 495
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Klang Steel NU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
Klink Steel LC Plus / Minus / Clear Body 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
Klinklang Steel RU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Kricketune Bug NU Swarm / Technician 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Lairon Steel / Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Heavy Metal 60 90 140 50 50 40 430
Lanturn Water / Electric RU Volt Absorb / Illuminate / Water Absorb 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
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
Lickilicky Normal NU Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 110 85 95 80 95 50 515
Lickitung Normal LC Own Tempo / Oblivious / Cloud Nine 90 55 75 60 75 30 385
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Magby Fire LC Flame Body / Vital Spirit 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
Magmar Fire NU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Magnemite Electric / Steel LC Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
Magneton Electric / Steel RU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
Magnezone Electric / Steel OU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
Mankey Fighting LC Vital Spirit / Anger Point / Defiant 40 80 35 35 45 70 305
Mareep Electric LC Static / Plus 55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
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
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
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
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
Rattata Normal LC Run Away / Guts / Hustle 30 56 35 25 35 72 253
Remoraid Water LC Hustle / Sniper / Moody 35 65 35 65 35 65 300
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scolipede Bug / Poison NU Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 60 90 89 55 69 112 475
Seviper Poison NU Shed Skin / Infiltrator 73 100 60 100 60 65 458
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Shellder Water LC Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
Shuppet Ghost LC Insomnia / Frisk / Cursed Body 44 75 35 63 33 45 295
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Skuntank Poison / Dark NU Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 103 93 67 71 61 84 479
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Steelix Steel / Ground RU Rock Head / Sturdy / Sheer Force 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Stunky Poison / Dark LC Stench / Aftermath / Keen Eye 63 63 47 41 41 74 329
Tentacool Water / Poison LC Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
Tentacruel Water / Poison OU Clear Body / Liquid Ooze / Rain Dish 80 70 65 80 120 100 515
Totodile Water LC Torrent / Sheer Force 50 65 64 44 48 43 314
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Tyranitar Rock / Dark OU Sand Stream / Unnerve 100 134 110 95 100 61 600
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Venipede Bug / Poison LC Poison Point / Swarm / Quick Feet 30 45 59 30 39 57 260
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venonat Bug / Poison LC Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens / Run Away 60 55 50 40 55 45 305
Voltorb Electric LC Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490
Whismur Normal LC Soundproof / Rattled 64 51 23 51 23 28 240
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
Zweilous Dark / Dragon NU Hustle 72 85 70 65 70 58 420