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Taunt XY
(ちょうはつ Taunt)
Generation: III
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category Type Status
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20 (max. 32)
Affects: Both foes
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Taunt is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.


The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.


The Pokémon can only use attacking moves for the turns that Taunt is in effect. In Generation III, Taunt lasts 1 turn after its use. In Generation IV, the move lasts between 2 and 4 turns. In Generation V, it lasts 3.


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