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This page lists all Status moves that are usable in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Read on to see the Type and Effect of each move!

List of Status Moves

Move Type Effect
Acid Armor Poison Image The user alters its cellular structure to liquefy itself, sharply raising its Defense stat.
Acupressure Normal Image The user applies pressure to stress points, sharply boosting one of its or its allies' stats.
After You Normal Image Helps the target and makes it use its move right after the user.
Agility Psychic Image The user relaxes and lightens its body to move faster. This sharply raises the Speed stat.
Ally Switch Psychic Image The user teleports and switches places with one of its allies.
Amnesia Psychic Image The user temporarily empties its mind to forget its concerns. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
Aqua Ring Water Image The user envelops itself in a veil made of water. It regains some HP every turn.
Aromatherapy Grass Image The user releases a soothing scent that heals all status conditions affecting the user's party.
Aromatic Mist Fairy Image The user raises the Sp. Def stat of an ally Pokémon by using a mysterious aroma.
Attract Normal Image If it is the opposite gender of the user, the target becomes infatuated and less likely to attack.
Aurora Veil Ice Image This move reduces damage from physical and special moves for five turns. This can be used only in a hailstorm.
Autotomize Steel Image The user sheds part of its body to make itself lighter and sharply raise its Speed stat
Baby-Doll Eyes Fairy Image The user stares at the target with its baby-doll eyes, which lowers the target's Attack stat. This move always goes first.
Baneful Bunker Poison Image In addition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also poisons any attacker that makes direct contact
Baton Pass Normal Image The user switchers places with a party Pokemon in waiting ans passes along any stat changes
Belly Drum Normal Image The user maximizes its Attack stat in exchange for HP equal to half its max HP
Block Normal Image The user blocks the target's way with arms spread wide to prevent escape.
Bulk Up Fighting Image The user tenses its muscles to bulk up its body, raising both its Attack and Defense stats.
Calm Mind Psychic Image The user quietly focuses its mind and calms its spirit to raise its Sp. Atk and Sp. Def stats.
Charge Electric Image The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user's Speed Defense stat
Charm Fairy Image Gazes at the target charmingly, making it less wary. Lowers its Attack stat.
Clangorous Soul Dragon Image The user raises all its stats by using some of its HP.
Coil Poison Image The user coils up and concentrates. This raises its Attack and Defense stats as well as its accuracy.
Confide Normal Image The user tells the target a secret, and the target loses its ability to concentrate. This lowers the target's Special Attack stat.
Confuse Ray Ghost Image The target is exposed to a sinister ray that triggers confusion.
Copycat Normal Image The user mimics the move used immediately before it. The move fails if no other move has been used yet.
Cosmic Power Psychic Image The user absorbs a mystical power from space to raise its Defense and Special Defense stats
Cotton Guard Grass Image The user protects itself by wrapping its body in soft cotton, which drastically raises the user's Defense stat.
Cotton Spore Grass Image Releases cotton-like spores that cling to the target, which lowers their Speed stat
Court Change Normal Image With its mysterious power, the user swaps the effects on either side of the field.
Crafty Shield Fairy Image Protects the user and its allies from status moves with a mysterious power. This does not stop moves that do damage.
Curse Ghost Image A move that works differently for the Ghost type than for all other types.
Decorate Fairy Image The user sharply raises the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats by decorating the target.
Defend Order Bug Image The user calls out its underlings to shield its body, raising its Defense and Special Defense stats
Defense Curl Normal Image The user curls up to conceal weak spots and raise its Defense stat.
Defog Flying Image A strong wind blows away the target's barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen. This lowers the target's evasiveness
Destiny Bond Ghost Image After using this move, if the user faints, the target that landed the knockout hit also faints. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession
Detect Fighting Image This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Disable Normal Image For four turns, this move prevents the target from using the move it last used.
Double Team Normal Image By moving rapidly, the user makes illusory copies of itself to raise its evasiveness.
Dragon Dance Dragon Image The user vigorously performs a mystic powerful dance that boosts its Attack and Speed stats
Eerie Impulse Electric Image The user's body generate an eerie impulse. Exposing the target to it harshly lowers the target's Special Attack stat.
Electric Terrain Electric Image The user electrifies the ground for five turns, powering up Electric-Type moves. Pokemon on the ground no longer fall asleep
Electrify Electric Image If the target is electrified before it uses a move during that turn, the target's move becomes Electric-Type
Encore Normal Image The user compels the target to keep using the move it encored for 3 turns
Endure Normal Image The user endures any attack with at least 1 HP. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession
Entrainment Normal Image The user dances with an odd rhythm that compels the target to mimic it, making the target's ability the same as the user's
Fake Tears Dark Image The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Special Defense stat
Feather Dance Flying Image The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat
Flatter Dark Image Flattery is used to confuse the target. However, this also raises the target's Special Attack stat
Flower Shield Fairy Image The user raises the Defense stat of all Grass-type Pokemon in battle with a mysterious power
Focus Energy Normal Image The user takes a deep breath and focuses so that critical hits land more easily.
Follow Me Normal Image The user draws attention to itself, making all targets take aim only at the user
Forest's Curse Grass Image The user puts a forest curse on the target. The target is now Grass-type as well
Gastro Acid Poison Image The user hurls up its stomach acids on the target. The fluid eliminates the effect of the target's Ability
Gear Up Steel Image The user engages its gears to raise the Attack and Special Attack stats of ally Pokemon with the Plus or Minus Ability
Glare Normal Image The user intimidates the target with the pattern on its belly to cause paralysis.
Grassy Terrain Grass Image The user turns the ground to grass to five turns. This restores the HP of Pokemon on the ground a little every turm and powers up Grass-type moves
Gravity Psychic Image This move enables Flying-type Pokémon or Pokémon with the Levitate Ability to be hit by Ground-type moves. Moves that involve flying can't be used.
Growl Normal Image The user growls in an endearing way, making opposing Pokemon less wary. This lowers their Attack stat.
Growth Normal Image The user's body grows all at once, raising the Attack and Sp. Atk stats.
Grudge Ghost Image If the user faints, the user's grudge fully depletes the PP of the opponent's move that knocked it out
Guard Split Psychic Image The user employs its psychic power to average its Defense and Special Defense stats with those of the target
Guard Swap Psychic Image The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Defense and Special Defense stats with the target
Hail Ice Image The user summons a hailstorm lasting five turns. It damages all Pokémon except Ice types.
Harden Normal Image The user stiffens all the muscles in its body to raise its Defense stat.
Haze Ice Image The user creates a haze that eliminates every stat change among all the Pokemon engaged in battle.
Heal Pulse Psychic Image The user emits a healing pulse that restores the target's HP by up to its max HP
Healing Wish Psychic Image The user faints. In return, Pokemon taking its place will have its HP restored and status conditions cured
Helping Hand Normal Image The user assists an ally by boosting the power of that ally's attack.
Hone Claws Dark Image The user sharpens its claws to boost its Attack stat and accuracy.
Howl Normal Image The user howls loudly to raise its spirit, which raises its Attack stat.
Hypnosis Psychic Image The use employs hypnotic suggestion to make the target fall into a deep sleep.
Imprison Psychic Image If opposing Pokemon know any move also known by the user, they are prevented from using it.
Ingrain Grass Image The user lays roots that restore its HP on every turn. Because it's rooted, it can't swich out.
Instruct Psychic Image The user instructs the target to use the target's last move again.
Iron Defense Steel Image The user hardens its body's surface like iron, sharply raising its Defense stat.
King's Shield Steel Image The user takes a defensive stance while it protects itself from damage. It also harshly lowers the Attack stat of any attacker who makes direct contact.
Laser Focus Normal Image The user concentrates intensely. The attack on the next turn always results in a critical hit.
Leech Seed Grass Image A seed is planted on the target. It steals some HP from target every turn.
Leer Normal Image The user gives opposing Pokemon an intimidating leer that lowers the Defense stat.
Life Dew Water Image The user scatters mysterious water around and restores the HP of itself and its ally Pokémon in the battle.
Light Screen Psychic Image A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from special attacks for five turns.
Lock-On Normal Image The user takes sure aim at the target. This ensures the next attack does not miss the target.
Magic Coat Psychic Image Moves like Leech Seed and moves that inflict status conditions are blocked by a barrier and reflected back to the user of those moves.
Magic Powder Psychic Image The user scatters a cloud of magic powder that changes the target to Psychic type.
Magic Room Psychic Image The user creates a bizarre area in which Pokemon's held items lose their effects for five turns.
Magnet Rise Electric Image The user levitates using electrically generated magnetism for five turns.
Magnetic Flux Electric Image The user manipulates magnetic fields, which raises the Defense and Sp.Def stats of ally Pokemon with the Plus or Minus Abilities.
Max Guard Normal Image This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Mean Look Normal Image The use pins the target with a dark, arresting look. The target becomes unable to flee.
Memento Dark Image The user faints when using this move. In return, this harshly lowers the target's Attack and Sp.Atk stats.
Metal Burst Steel Image The user retaliates with much greater force against the opponent that last inflicted damage on it.
Metal Sound Steel Image A horrible sound like scraping metal harshly lowers the target's Sp.Def stat.
Metronome Normal Image The user waggles a finger and stimulates its brain into randomly using nearly any move.
Milk Drink Normal Image This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
Mimic Normal Image The user copies the target's last move. The move can be used during battle until the Pokemon is switched out.
Mind Reader Normal Image The user senses the target's movements with its mind to ensure its next attack does not miss the target.
Minimize Normal Image The user compresses its body to make itself look smaller, which sharply raises its evasiveness.
Mist Ice Image The user cloaks itself and its allies in a white mist that prevents any of their stats from being lowered for five turns.
Misty Terrain Fairy Image This protects Pokemon on the gound from status conditions and halves damage from Dragon-type moves for five turns.
Moonlight Fairy Image The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Morning Sun Normal Image The user restores its own HP . The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Nasty Plot Dark Image The user stimulates its brain by thinking bad thoughts. This sharply raises the user's Sp. Atk stat.
Nature Power Normal Image This attack makes use of nature's power. Its effects vary depending on the user's environment.
No Retreat Fighting Image This move raises all the user's stats but prevents the user from switching out or fleeing.
Noble Roar Normal Image Letting out a noble roar, the user intimidates the target and lowers its Attack and Sp. Atk stat.
Obstruct Dark Image This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession. Direct contact harshly lowers the attacker's Defense stat.
Octolock Fighting Image The user locks the target in and prevents it from fleeing. This move also lowers the target's Defense and Sp. Def every turn.
Pain Split Normal Image The user adds its HP to the target's HP, then equally shares the combined HP with the target.
Parting Shot Dark Image With a parting threat, the user lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stats. Then it switches with a party Pokmeon.
Perish Song Normal Image Any Pokmeon that hears this song faints in three turns, unless it switches out of battle.
Play Nice Normal Image The user and the target become friends, and the target loses its will to fight. This lowers the target's Attak stat.
Poison Fang Poison Image The user bites the target with toxic fangs. This may also leave the target badly poisoned.
Poison Gas Poison Image A cloud of poison gas is sprayed in the face of oppoding Pokmeon, poisoning those hit.
Poison Powder Poison Image The user scatters a cloud of poisonous dust that poisons the target.
Power Swap Psychic Image The user employs its psychic power to switch changes to its Attack and Sp. Atk stats with the target.
Power Trick Psychic Image The user employs its psychic power to switch its Attack stat with its Defense stat.
Protect Normal Image This move enables the user to protect itself from all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Psych Up Normal Image The user hypnotizes itself into copying any stat change made by the target.
Psychic Terrain Psychic Image This protects Pokemon on the ground from priority moves and powers up Psychic-type moves for five turns.
Psycho Shift Psychic Image Using its psychic power of suggestion, the user transfers its status conditions to the target.
Purify Poison Image The user heals the target's status condition. If the move succeeds, it also restores the user's own HP.
Quash Dark Image The user suppresses the target and makes its move go last.
Quick Guard Fighting Image The user protects itself and its allies from priority moves.
Quiver Dance Bug Image The user lightly perfoms a beautiful, mystic dance. This boosts the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.
Rage Powder Bug Image The user scatters a cloud of irritating powder to draw attention to itself. Opponents aim only at the user.
Rain Dance Water Image The user summons a heavy rain that falls for five turns, powering up Water-type moves. It lowers the power of Fire-type moves.
Recover Normal Image Restoring its own cells, the user restores its own HP by half of its max HP.
Recycle Normal Image The user recycles a held item that has been used in battle so it can be used again.
Reflect Psychic Image A wondrous wall of light is put up to reduce damage from physical attacks for five turns.
Reflect Type Normal Image The user reflects the target's type, making it the same type as the target.
Rest Psychic Image The user goes to sleep for two rutns. This fully restores the user's HP and heals any status conditions.
Roar Normal Image The target is scared off, and a different Poemon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokemon.
Rock Polish Rock Image The user polishes its body to reduce drag. This can sharply raise the Speed stat.
Role Play Psychic Image The user mimics the target completely, copying the target's natural Ability.
Roost Flying Image The user lands and rests its body. It restores the user's HP by up to half of its max HP.
Safeguard Normal Image The user creates a protective field that prevents status conditions for five turns.
Sand Attack Ground Image Sand is hurled in the target's face, reducing the target's accuracy.
Sandstorm Rock Image A five-turn sandstorm is summoned to hurt all combatants except the Rock, Ground, and Steel types. It raises the Sp. Def stat of Rock types.
Scary Face Normal Image The user frightens the target with a scary dace to harshly lower its Speed stat.
Screech Normal Image An earsplitting screech harshly lowers the target's Defense stat.
Shell Smash Normal Image The user breaks its shell, which lowers Defense and Sp, Def stats but sharply raises its Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats.
Shift Gear Steel Image The user rotates its gears, raising its Attack stat and sharply raising its Speed stat.
Simple Beam Normal Image The user's mysterious psychic wave changes the target's Ability to Simple.
Sing Normal Image A soothing lullaby is sung in a calming voice that puts the target into a deep slumber.
Skill Swap Psychic Image The user employs its psychic power to exchange Abilities with the target.
Slack Off Normal Image The user slacks off, restoring its own HP by up to half of its max HP.
Sleep Powder Grass Image The user scatters a big cloud of sleep-inducing dust around the target.
Sleep Talk Normal Image While it is asleep, the user randomly uses one of the moves it knows.
Smokescreen Normal Image The user releases an obscuring cloud of smoke or ink. This lowers the target's accuracy.
Soak Water Image The user shoots a torent of water at the targer and changes the target's type to Water.
Speed Swap Psychic Image The user exchanges Speed stats with the target.
Spikes Ground Image The user lays a trap of spikes at the opposing team's feet. The trap hurts Pokemon that switch into battle.
Spiky Shield Grass Image In adddition to protecting the user from attacks, this move also damages any attacker who makes direct contact.
Spite Ghost Image The user unleashes its grudge on the move last used by the target by cutting 4 PP fom it.
Splash Normal Image The user just flops and splashes around to no effect at all...
Spore Grass Image The user scatters bursts of spores that induce sleep.
Stealth Rock Rock Image The user lays a trap of levitating stones around the opposing team. The trap hurts opposing Pokemon that switch into battle.
Sticky Web Bug Image The user weaves a sticky net around the opposing team, which lowers their Speed stat upon switching into battle.
Stockpile Normal Image The user charges up power and raises both its Defense and Sp. Def stats. The move can used three times.
Strength Sap Grass Image The user restores its HP by the same amount as the target's Attack stat. It also lowers the target's Attack stat.
String Shot Bug Image The opposing Pokemon are bound with silk blown from the user's mouth that harshly lowers the Speed stat.
Stuff Cheeks Normal Image The user eats its held Berry, then sharply raises its Defense stat.
Stun Spore Grass Image The user scatters a cloud of numbing powder that paralyzes the target.
Substitute Normal Image The user creates a substitute for itself using some of its HP. The substitute serves as the user's decoy.
Sunny Day Fire Image The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves. It lowers the power of Water-type moves.
Supersonic Normal Image The user generates odd sound waves from its body that confuse the target.
Swagger Normal Image The user enrages and confuses the target. However, this also sharply raises the target's Attack stat.
Swallow Normal Image The power stored using the move Stockpile is absorbed by the user to heal its HP. Storing more power heals more HP.
Sweet Kiss Fairy Image The user kisses the target with a sweet, angelic cuteness that causes confusion.
Sweet Scent Normal Image A sweet scent that harshly lowers opposing Pokemon's evasiveness.
Switcheroo Dark Image The user trades held items with the target faster than the eye can follow.
Swords Dance Normal Image A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
Synthesis Grass Image The user restores its own HP. The amount of HP regained varies with the weather.
Tail Whip Normal Image The user wags its tail cutely, making opposing Pokemon less wary and lowereing their Defense stat.
Tailwind Flying Image The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed stat of the user and its allies for four turns.
Tar Shot Rock Image The user pours sticky tar over the target, lowering the target's Speed stat. The target becomes weaker to Fire-type moves.
Taunt Dark Image The target is taunted into a rage that allows it to use only attack moves for three turns.
Tearful look Normal Image The user gets teary eyed to make the target lose its combative spirit. This lowers the target's Attack and Sp. Atk stat.
Teatime Normal Image The user has teatime with all the Pokémon in the battle. Each Pokémon eats its held Berry.
Teeter Dance Normal Image The user performs a wobbly dance that confuses the Pokemon around it.
Teleport Psychic Image The user switches places with a party Pokémon in waiting, if any. If a wild Pokémon uses this move, it flees.
Thunder Wave Electric Image The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
Tickle Normal Image The user tickles the target into laughing, reducing its Attack and Defense stats.
Torment Dark Image The user torments and enrages the target, making it incapable of using the same move twice in a row.
Toxic Poison Image A move that leaves the target badly poisoned. Its poison damage worsens every turn.
Toxic Spikes Poison Image The user lays a trap of poison spikes at the feet of the opposing team. The spikes will poison opposing Pokemon that switch into battle.
Transform Normal Image The user transforms into a copy of target right down to having the same move set.
Trick Psychic Image The user catches the target off guard and swaps its held item with its own.
Trick Room Psychic Image The user creates a bizarre area in which slower Pokemon get to move first for five turns.
Trick-or-Treat Ghost Image The user takes the target trick-or-treating. This adds Ghost type to the target's type.
Venom Drench Poison Image Opposing Pokmeon are drenched in an odd poisonous liquid. This lowers the Attack, Sp. Atk, and Speed stats of a poisoned target.
Whirlwind Normal Image The target is blown away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
Wide Guard Rock Image The user and its allies are protected from wide-ranging attacks for one turn.
Will-O-Wisp Fire Image The user shoots a sinister flame at the target to inflict a burn.
Wish Normal Image One turn after this move is used, the user's or its replacement's HP is restored by half the user's max HP.
Withdraw Water Image The user withdraws its body into hard shell, raising its Defense stat.
Wonder Room Psychic Image The user creates a bizarre area in which Pokemon's Defense and Sp. Def stats are swapped for five turns.
Work Up Normal Image The user is roused, and its Attack and Sp. Atk stats increase.
Worry Seed Grass Image A seed that causes worry is planted on the target. It prevents sleep by making the target's Ability Insomnia.
Yawn Normal Image The user lets loose a huge yawn that lulls the target into faling asleep on the next turn.

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