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    Default Move-of-the-Week Discussion #30: Embargo

    In Pokémon, there are lots of different moves used by different Pokémon. However, there are certain moves we don't normally see being used, heard about, or used in a meaningful manner. On the other hand, there are moves we see that are famous or used often. In this type of discussion, we shall discuss the ins-and-outs of the move of the topic, and there will be some base questions that would help you start this off. Every Saturday, a different move will be the centre of discussion.



    Quote Originally Posted by In-game Description (Move)
    Type:Dark (Status)
    Base Power: -
    Accuracy: -
    PP: 15

    It prevents the target from using its held item. Its Trainer is also prevented from using items on it.
    Greetings travelers, this week we've got a Dark type move in store for you, Embargo. When used, it prevents the target from using any held items for five turns. It also prevents the target’s trainer from using any items on it (including those used through the Wonder Launcher). Embargo’s Japanese name, Seize carries quite different connotations to the English name, making how it works rather ambiguous.

    Here are the usual possible questions about this move:
    • How does certain Pokémon (who knows it) use this move?
    • What kind of purpose would this move have for them (in the Pokémon World)?
    • How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?
    • Realistically, would there be any advantage or disadvantage associated with using this move? If yes, what kind of advantage/disadvantage would they have when they use it?
    • Could this move realistically be used by any Pokémon who doesn't learn it normally? If yes, please explain your choices.
    • How would this move be used in battling, realistically or video game-wise?


    Other questions (You could ask other critical questions beyond the listed):
    • How would this move differ in practice from Knock Off and Thief, which also prevent item use?
    • Why does the effect end when the target switches?
    • Why does Embargo not prevent the use of Poke Balls on the target?


    Here are the current users of this move (Spoilered, as there are many):


    Thanks for reading, and happy discussing!

    ~ The Pokémon World Forum Staff


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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #30: Embargo

    How could this move be used to aid a profession in the Pokémon World?

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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #30: Embargo

    I think that the effect the move gives, it gives some kind of aura that makes the victims unable to use items. Or it works as an anti-item barrier. For the held items, same explanation with the aura.

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    Default Re: Move-of-the-Week Discussion #30: Embargo

    Quote Originally Posted by Winterdaze View Post
    Embargo’s Japanese name, Seize carries quite different connotations to the English name, making how it works rather ambiguous.
    The translation "Seize" is too ambiguous and unclear in itself, too. Something like "Impound" would give a better idea of exactly what they're going for.
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