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Torment

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

Description

The target is unable to use the same move twice in a row. This effect lasts until the target switches out. If the target can only use one move (ie. is holding a Choice item or locked by Encore) then the Pokemon must Struggle every other turn. Torment does not affect moves such as Outrage which repeat over several turns, and does not prevent the consecutive use of Struggle. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead redirect this move back to the user.

Competitive Use

When combined with Substitute and Protect, Torment can be an effective and agonizingly annoying attack. Torment is best used on a Pokemon whose Substitutes aren't easily broken, be it through natural bulk or thanks to a nice set of resistances. Ideally, set up a Substitute on a switch and use Torment on your opponent as it breaks the Substitute. From there, replace your Substitute or attack on the turns your opponent can't damage your Pokemon efficiently, and use Protect on their more powerful attack. The strategy's poster child and founding father is TormentTran, namely Heatran with the moves Torment, Substitute, Protect, and Lava Plume. A few other Pokemon can use the strategy effectively, but none have found as much success as Heatran has, thanks to its stellar array of resistances.

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
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Arbok Poison NU Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 60 85 69 65 79 80 438
Archen Rock / Flying LC Defeatist 55 112 45 74 45 70 401
Archeops Rock / Flying RU Defeatist 75 140 65 112 65 110 567
Azelf Psychic UU Levitate 75 125 70 125 70 115 580
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
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
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
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Chingling Psychic LC Levitate 45 30 50 65 50 45 285
Cloyster Water / Ice OU Shell Armor / Skill Link / Overcoat 50 95 180 85 45 70 525
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Darkrai Dark Uber Bad Dreams 70 90 90 135 90 125 600
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
Deino Dark / Dragon LC Hustle 52 65 50 45 50 38 300
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Dodrio Normal / Flying NU Run Away / Early Bird / Tangled Feet 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Drowzee Psychic LC Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
Druddigon Dragon RU Rough Skin / Sheer Force / Mold Breaker 77 120 90 60 90 48 485
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
Ekans Poison LC Intimidate / Shed Skin / Unnerve 35 60 44 40 54 55 288
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
Exploud Normal NU Soundproof / Scrappy 104 91 63 91 63 68 480
Floatzel Water NU Swift Swim / Water Veil 85 105 55 85 50 115 495
Froslass Ice / Ghost BL Snow Cloak / Cursed Body 70 80 70 80 70 110 480
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
Glalie Ice NU Inner Focus / Ice Body / Moody 80 80 80 80 80 80 480
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
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
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
Granbull Normal NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Rattled 90 120 75 60 60 45 450
Grimer Poison LC Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Gyarados Water / Flying OU Intimidate / Moxie 95 125 79 60 100 81 540
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
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
Hydreigon Dark / Dragon OU Levitate 92 105 90 125 90 98 600
Hypno Psychic NU Insomnia / Forewarn / Inner Focus 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Koffing Poison LC Levitate 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
Krookodile Ground / Dark UU Intimidate / Moxie / Anger Point 95 117 70 65 70 92 509
Larvitar Rock / Ground LC Guts / Sand Veil 50 64 50 45 50 41 300
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
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
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
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
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Misdreavus Ghost NU Levitate 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Muk Poison NU Stench / Sticky Hold / Poison Touch 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
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
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Onix Rock / Ground LC Rock Head / Sturdy / Weak Armor 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Panpour Water LC Gluttony / Torrent 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
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
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
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
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
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Sharpedo Water / Dark UU Rough Skin / Speed Boost 70 120 40 95 40 95 460
Shieldon Rock / Steel LC Sturdy / Soundproof 30 42 118 42 88 30 350
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
Simipour Water NU Gluttony / Torrent 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
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
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Snubbull Normal LC Intimidate / Run Away / Rattled 60 80 50 40 40 30 300
Spiritomb Ghost / Dark RU Pressure / Infiltrator 50 92 108 92 108 35 485
Spoink Psychic LC Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 60 25 35 70 80 60 330
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
Sudowoodo Rock NU Sturdy / Rock Head / Rattled 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Teddiursa Normal LC Pickup / Quick Feet / Honey Gather 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
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
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
Ursaring Normal NU Guts / Quick Feet / Unnerve 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
Voltorb Electric LC Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
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
Weezing Poison NU Levitate 65 90 120 85 70 60 490
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245
Zweilous Dark / Dragon NU Hustle 72 85 70 65 70 58 420