Restrain

Stats

Base PowerPower PointsAccuracy
102090%
Effect ChancePriorityTarget
—%0Single non-user

Flavor Text

The target is grabbed and squeezed for four to five turns. Holding the target in place makes it easier to catch.

Move Description

The user either wraps its body, tail, tongue, vines, etc. around the opponent or grabs it with long, powerful limbs, then holds on tight and squeezes for several turns. The attack does minimal damage, but the opponent is pinned in such a way that it will have a hard time evading or escaping Poké Balls.

Effect

For the next 2–5 turns, the target cannot leave the field unless it is a Ghost-type or is holding a Shed Shell, and is damaged for 1/16 its max HP at the end of each turn. The user continues to use other moves during this time. If the user leaves the field, this effect ends.

Has a 3/8 chance each to last for 2 or 3 turns, and a 1/8 chance each to last for 4 or 5 turns. Averages to 3 hits per use. If user is holding a Grip Claw, this move will always last for 5 turns. If the user is holding a Binding Band, the damage dealt at the end of each turn is 1/8 instead of 1/16.

Rapid Spin cancels this effect.

The target's catch rate is doubled for the duration of this move.

Pokémon that learn Restrain by level (2)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (2)

Superboa
Superboa
Normal
Stakeout
Adaptability
65/75/65/30/30/60
Level 1
Hyperboa
Hyperboa
Normal Dark
Stakeout
Adaptability
90/110/90/60/60/80
Level 1

Pokémon that learn Restrain via move relearner (1)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (1)

Pokémon that learn Restrain by TM/HM (32)

Phoenixdex Pokémon (27)

Mambar
Mambar
Poison
Sturdy
Rattled
30/40/66/35/35/84
Noperajina
Noperajina
Ghost
Beguile
Illusion
100/120/80/65/85/80
Dasfix
Dasfix
Steel Poison
Levitate
45/55/40/60/70/30
Malraja
Malraja
Steel Poison
Levitate
80/90/75/95/120/65
Loftitan-R
Loftitan-R
Steel
Pressure
Sturdy
80/100/105/50/105/40

Canon Pokémon (5)

Dusclops
Dusclops
Ghost
Pressure
Frisk
40/70/130/60/130/25
Dusknoir
Dusknoir
Ghost
Pressure
Frisk
45/100/135/65/135/45
Cryogonal
Cryogonal
Ice
Levitate
80/50/50/95/135/105