Whenever this Pokémon uses a move that would lower the target's stats (Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, Speed, Accuracy, Evasion), the value of the stat drop is doubled (so, for example, Growl would lower its targets' Attack by two stages instead of one, and Acid Spray would lower its target's Special Defense by four stages instead of two). Self-inflicted stat drops (caused by either Pokémon, e.g. by Draco Meteor or Curse) are not affected by Scornful, nor are stat modifications caused by held items (e.g. Macho Brace) or by status conditions (e.g. paralysis).