Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +4
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user
  • Move Tutor

Snatch is a non-damaging Dark-type move.


Snatch is an increased priority move. The effects of the first status move used by any other Pokémon on the same turn will be applied to the user of Snatch instead of the other Pokémon.

If two Pokémon use Snatch, the faster of the two will Snatch the first status move, while the slower one will Snatch the move from the faster user of Snatch. This means that only the slower user of Snatch will be able to receive the effects of the status move.

The moves that can be affected by Snatch include stat boosters such as Swords Dance and Calm Mind as well as others like Substitute and Synthesis. In a double battle, Snatch will steal an ally's move if it is applicable. Snatch cannot steal the effects of Helping Hand.


The user steals the effects of any healing or stat-changing move the opponent attempts to use.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
032 032MS Snogre Ice Ice 50
047 047MS Macabra Dark Dark 65
143 143MS Chihaha Dark Normal 53
144 144MS Howlequin Dark Normal 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Tutor
031 031MS Snome Ice Unknown
032 032MS Snogre Ice Unknown
033 033MS Taomarin Normal Unknown
034 034MS Orangutao Normal Unknown
041 041MS Berratel Dark Unknown
046 046MS Dreamdery Psychic Unknown
047 047MS Macabra Dark Unknown
055 055MS Pounther Normal Unknown
056 056MS Jaguile Normal Unknown
057 057MS Neureka Psychic Electric
058 058MS Cerebrulb Psychic Electric
081 081MS Nobunata Normal Unknown
084 084MS Flowger Grass Water
085 085MS Bullotus Grass Water
092 092MS Quibble Normal Flying
093 093MS Fowattle Ground Flying
094 094MS Turkistador Ground Flying
097 097MS Cardinite Fire Flying
098 098MS Chardinal Fire Flying
100 100MS Somberado Dark Ghost
101 101MS Phlask Poison Ghost
102 102MS Noxial Poison Ghost
103 103MS Fumighast Poison Ghost
117 117MS Pueblant Bug Rock
118 118MS Cahokisect Bug Rock
119 119MS Cobrasket Ground Poison
120 120MS Charmbra Ground Poison
121 121MS Cairup Ground Unknown
122 122MS Kairoglyph Ground Psychic
140 140MS Forthorn Ghost Grass
143 143MS Chihaha Dark Normal
144 144MS Howlequin Dark Normal
151 151MS Pompagoon Dark Fighting
152 152MS Hyekuza Dark Fighting
153 153MS Erycoon Normal Unknown
155 155MS Toxito Bug Poison
156 156MS Sanguito Bug Poison
177 177MS Parapy Bug Water
178 178MS Mawasite Bug Water
190 190MS Wispern Ghost Fire
191 191MS Phantern Ghost Fire
200 200MS Baboom Electric Dark
203 203MS Wendingo Ice Unknown
204 204MS Carnibal Ice Dark
205 205MS Luchito Fighting Electric
206 206MS Eluchadon Fighting Electric
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Free Move Tutors
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Shard Move Tutors
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Bag Green Shard Sprite CounterEndeavorFlingGastro AcidHelping HandOutragePay DayRecycleSnatch
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