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Imprison VIII.png
Generation: III
Battle Data
Type: Type Psychic.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: N/A
PP: 10, max: 16
Affects: Target
Secondary Effect:
Contact: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Smart
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Smart

Imprison is a non-damaging Psychic-type move introduced in Generation III.


Games Description
RSE Prevents foes from using moves known by the user.
FRLG Prevents foes from using any move that is also known by the user.
DPPtHGSS If the foe knows any move also known by the user, the foe is prevented from using it.
BWB2W2 If the opponents know any move also known by the user, the opponents are prevented from using it.
If opposing Pokémon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.


In Battle

Imprison prevents the target Pokémon from using moves known by their trainer's Pokémon and the player's Pokémon.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
037.png Vulpix fire Field 25 21 21BW
39 36
037A.png Vulpix ice Field 39 36
038.png Ninetales fire Field 1 1 1
038A.png Ninetales ice/fairy Field 1 1
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered 70
234.png Stantler normal Field 43 49 49 49
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous 31 32 34 34XY
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous 33 36 39 39XY
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous 33 40 45 45XY
343.png Baltoy ground/psychic Mineral 43ORAS 43 21
344.png Claydol ground/psychic Mineral 52ORAS 52 21
436.png Bronzor steel/psychic Mineral 12 12BW
9 9 12
437.png Bronzong steel/psychic Mineral 1, 12 1, 12BW
1, 9B2W2
1, 9 1, 9 12
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting Human-Like/Amorphous 1
480.png Uxie psychic Undiscovered 6 6 6 6 28
481.png Mesprit psychic Undiscovered 6 6 6 6 28
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered 6 6 6 6 28
517.png Munna psychic Field 13 13 13 12
518.png Musharna psychic Field 1
527.png Woobat psychic/flying Field/Flying 19 19 19 20
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying Field/Flying 19 19 19 20
570.png Zorua dark Field 53 53 53 36
571.png Zoroark dark Field 59 1, 59 1, 59 40
605.png Elgyem psychic Human-Like 25 25 25 6
606.png Beheeyem psychic Human-Like 25 25 25 1
607.png Litwick ghost/fire Amorphous 24 24 24 44
608.png Lampent ghost/fire Amorphous 24 24 24 46
609.png Chandelure ghost/fire Amorphous 1
643.png Reshiram dragon/fire Undiscovered 8, 64 8, 64 8, 64SM
644.png Zekrom dragon/electric Undiscovered 8, 64 8, 64 8, 64SM
645.png Landorus ground/flying Undiscovered 7 7 1 30
646.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered 8, 64 8, 64 8, 64SM
646A.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered 8, 64B2W2 8, 64 8, 64SM
646B.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered 8, 64B2W2 8, 64 8, 64SM
678.png Meowstic psychic Field 45 45 44
707.png Klefki steel/fairy Mineral 36 36 32
772.png Type: Null normal Undiscovered 15 1
773.png Silvally normal Undiscovered 1 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
035.png Clefairy fairy Fairy TM44
036.png Clefable fairy Fairy TM44
037.png Vulpix fire Field TM44
037A.png Vulpix ice Field TM44
038.png Ninetales fire Field TM44
038A.png Ninetales ice/fairy Field TM44
065.png Alakazam psychic Human-Like TM44
077A.png Ponyta psychic Field TM44
078A.png Rapidash psychic/fairy Field TM44
079.png Slowpoke water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM44
079A.png Slowpoke psychic Monster/Water 1 TM44
080.png Slowbro water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM44
080A.png Slowbro poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM44
094.png Gengar ghost/poison Amorphous TM44
105A.png Marowak fire/ghost Monster TM44
144A.png Articuno psychic/flying Undiscovered TM44
146A.png Moltres dark/flying Undiscovered TM44
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TM44
163.png Hoothoot normal/flying Flying TM44
164.png Noctowl normal/flying Flying TM44
176.png Togetic fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TM44
177.png Natu psychic/flying Flying TM44
178.png Xatu psychic/flying Flying TM44
199.png Slowking water/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM44
199A.png Slowking poison/psychic Monster/Water 1 TM44
249.png Lugia psychic/flying Undiscovered TM44
250.png Ho-Oh fire/flying Undiscovered TM44
251.png Celebi psychic/grass Undiscovered TM44
280.png Ralts psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous TM44
281.png Kirlia psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous TM44
282.png Gardevoir psychic/fairy Human-Like/Amorphous TM44
302.png Sableye dark/ghost Human-Like TM44
343.png Baltoy ground/psychic Mineral TM44
344.png Claydol ground/psychic Mineral TM44
350.png Milotic water Water 1/Dragon TM44
355.png Duskull ghost Amorphous TM44
356.png Dusclops ghost Amorphous TM44
385.png Jirachi steel/psychic Undiscovered TM44
426.png Drifblim ghost/flying Amorphous TM44
436.png Bronzor steel/psychic Mineral TM44
437.png Bronzong steel/psychic Mineral TM44
442.png Spiritomb ghost/dark Amorphous TM44
468.png Togekiss fairy/flying Flying/Fairy TM44
475.png Gallade psychic/fighting Human-Like/Amorphous TM44
477.png Dusknoir ghost Amorphous TM44
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral TM44
480.png Uxie psychic Undiscovered TM44
481.png Mesprit psychic Undiscovered TM44
482.png Azelf psychic Undiscovered TM44
517.png Munna psychic Field TM44
518.png Musharna psychic Field TM44
527.png Woobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TM44
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TM44
561.png Sigilyph psychic/flying Flying TM44
562.png Yamask ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM44
562A.png Yamask ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM44
563.png Cofagrigus ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM44
570.png Zorua dark Field TM44
571.png Zoroark dark Field TM44
576.png Gothitelle psychic Human-Like TM44
577.png Solosis psychic Amorphous TM44
578.png Duosion psychic Amorphous TM44
579.png Reuniclus psychic Amorphous TM44
582.png Vanillite ice Mineral TM44
583.png Vanillish ice Mineral TM44
584.png Vanilluxe ice Mineral TM44
592.png Frillish water/ghost Amorphous TM44
593.png Jellicent water/ghost Amorphous TM44
605.png Elgyem psychic Human-Like TM44
606.png Beheeyem psychic Human-Like TM44
607.png Litwick ghost/fire Amorphous TM44
608.png Lampent ghost/fire Amorphous TM44
609.png Chandelure ghost/fire Amorphous TM44
622.png Golett ground/ghost Mineral TM44
623.png Golurk ground/ghost Mineral TM44
643.png Reshiram dragon/fire Undiscovered TM44
644.png Zekrom dragon/electric Undiscovered TM44
645.png Landorus ground/flying Undiscovered TM44
646.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered TM44
646A.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered TM44
646B.png Kyurem dragon/ice Undiscovered TM44
678.png Meowstic psychic Field TM44
707.png Klefki steel/fairy Mineral TM44
708.png Phantump ghost/grass Grass/Amorphous TM44
709.png Trevenant ghost/grass Grass/Amorphous TM44
710.png Pumpkaboo ghost/grass Amorphous TM44
711.png Gourgeist ghost/grass Amorphous TM44
724.png Decidueye grass/ghost Flying TM44
742.png Cutiefly bug/fairy Bug/Fairy TM44
743.png Ribombee bug/fairy Bug/Fairy TM44
765.png Oranguru normal/psychic Field TM44
772.png Type: Null normal Undiscovered TM44
773.png Silvally normal Undiscovered TM44
800.png Necrozma psychic Undiscovered TM44
800DM.png Necrozma psychic/steel Undiscovered TM44
800DW.png Necrozma psychic/ghost Undiscovered TM44
801.png Magearna steel/fairy Undiscovered TM44
825.png Dottler bug/psychic Bug TM44
826.png Orbeetle bug/psychic Bug TM44
854.png Sinistea ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM44
855.png Polteageist ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM44
856.png Hatenna psychic Fairy TM44
857.png Hattrem psychic Fairy TM44
858.png Hatterene psychic/fairy Fairy TM44
867.png Runerigus ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM44
869.png Alcremie fairy Fairy/Amorphous TM44
873.png Frosmoth ice/bug Bug TM44
874.png Stonjourner rock Mineral TM44
876.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TM44
876A.png Indeedee psychic/normal Fairy TM44
888A.png Zacian fairy Undiscovered TM44
889A.png Zamazenta fighting Undiscovered TM44
898.png Calyrex psychic/grass Undiscovered TM44
898I.png Calyrex psychic/ice Undiscovered TM44
898S.png Calyrex psychic/ghost Undiscovered TM44
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Special move

Generation IV

Generation V

By event

Generation V


Main games

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