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

Flavor Text

The user traps the target by biting with powerful, steely jaws and holds it in place for four to five turns.

Move Description

The user gives the target a savage bite and immediately sets its jaws and holds on. The target is unable to escape from the user's bear trap hold until the user relents and lets go.


For the next 4–5 turns, the target cannot leave the field unless it is a Ghost-type or is holding a Shed Shell, and is damaged for 1/8 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 50% chance to last for 4 turns, and a 50% chance to last for 5 turns. 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 1/6 instead of 1/8.

Rapid Spin cancels this effect.

Pokémon that learn Lockjaw by level (2)

TurquoiseDex Pokémon (2)

Water Steel
Rough Skin
Rock Head
Level 30
Mega Khargonaut
Mega Khargonaut
Water Steel
Sheer Force
Level 30

Pokémon that learn Lockjaw via move relearner (1)

TurquoiseDex Pokémon (1)

Pokémon that learn Lockjaw by TM/HM (24)

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Canon Pokémon (13)