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Yawn

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - - 10 0 - Single non-user

Description

Causes one adjacent target to fall asleep at the end of the next turn. If the target is still on the field and does not have a major status problem at that time, it falls asleep, and this effect cannot be prevented by Safeguard or Substitute. Yawn will fail immediately if the target is already behind a Substitute when the move is used. If the opponent falls asleep through some means other than Yawn, and then wakes up, Yawn's effect will put the target to sleep again at the end of the following turn. Fails if the target cannot fall asleep or if it already has a major status problem. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Competitive Use

Yawn's greatest perk is its ability to force switches; as such, it works very well with entry hazard support—your opponent will be forced to choose between switching and taking damage, or having one of their Pokémon falling asleep. Yawn has a decent distribution, as well. It should be noted that if a Pokemon falls asleep (due to any other method) while being affected by Yawn and wakes up before Yawn takes place, then it will fall asleep again. This means that ChestoRest Kingdra among others is not entirely safe.

Related Moves

Spore is a similar Grass-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used.

Lovely Kiss is a similar move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

GrassWhistle is a similar Grass-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

Hypnosis is a similar Psychic-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

Sing is a similar move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has much lower accuracy.

Sleep Powder is a similar Grass-type move that puts the Pokemon to sleep on the turn used, but it has lower accuracy.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Audino Normal NU Healer / Regenerator / Klutz 103 60 86 60 86 50 445
Beartic Ice NU Snow Cloak / Swift Swim 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
Bibarel Normal / Water NU Simple / Unaware / Moody 79 85 60 55 60 71 410
Bidoof Normal LC Simple / Unaware / Moody 59 45 40 35 40 31 250
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
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
Dunsparce Normal NU Serene Grace / Run Away / Rattled 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
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
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Gastrodon Water / Ground OU Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 111 83 68 92 82 39 475
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
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
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
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Kingdra Water / Dragon UU Swift Swim / Sniper / Damp 75 95 95 95 95 85 540
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Lillipup Normal LC Vital Spirit / Pickup / Run Away 45 60 45 25 45 55 275
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Mightyena Dark NU Intimidate / Quick Feet / Moxie 70 90 70 60 60 70 420
Mudkip Water LC Torrent / Damp 50 70 50 50 50 40 310
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Piplup Water LC Torrent / Defiant 53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Poochyena Dark LC Run Away / Quick Feet / Rattled 35 55 35 30 30 35 220
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
Relicanth Water / Rock NU Swift Swim / Rock Head / Sturdy 100 90 130 45 65 55 485
Shellos Water LC Sticky Hold / Storm Drain / Sand Force 76 48 48 57 62 34 325
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Slaking Normal NU Truant 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
Slakoth Normal LC Truant 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
Slowbro Water / Psychic UU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 110 100 80 30 490
Slowking Water / Psychic RU Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 95 75 80 100 110 30 490
Slowpoke Water / Psychic LC Oblivious / Own Tempo / Regenerator 90 65 65 40 40 15 315
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Spheal Ice / Water LC Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 70 40 50 55 50 25 290
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Stoutland Normal NU Intimidate / Sand Rush / Scrappy 85 100 90 45 90 80 490
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471
Swalot Poison NU Liquid Ooze / Sticky Hold / Gluttony 100 73 83 73 83 55 467
Swampert Water / Ground UU Torrent / Damp 100 110 90 85 90 60 535
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
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
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
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
Uxie Psychic RU Levitate 75 75 130 75 130 95 580
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Vigoroth Normal NU Vital Spirit 80 80 80 55 55 90 440
Walrein Ice / Water NU Thick Fat / Ice Body / Oblivious 110 80 90 95 90 65 530
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405
Wooper Water / Ground LC Damp / Water Absorb / Unaware 55 45 45 25 25 15 210