Fake Out (move)

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Fake Out
ねこだまし Slap Hands
Fake Out.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +3*
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Fake Out (Japanese: ねこだまし Slap Hands) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

Fake Out inflicts damage, is an increased priority move, and always makes the target flinch, unless it has the Ability Inner Focus or Shield Dust. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Fake Out will go first regardless of the user's or target's Speed. If the target also uses a move with an increased priority of +1 during the same round that the user uses Fake Out, the move order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Fake Out is (or attempts to be) used, Fake Out's increased priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.

Although Fake Out's accuracy is 100%, it will fail if not used on the first turn the user is out.

In this generation, Fake Out does not make contact.

Generation IV

Fake Out now makes contact.

Generation V onward

Fake Out now has +3 priority. In a Rotation Battle, Fake Out can be used on the first turn the Pokémon is rotated in—being out of its Poké Ball but currently rotated out does not affect a Pokémon's ability to use Fake Out.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD A 1st-turn, 1st-strike move that causes flinching.
FRLG An attack that hits first and causes flinching. Usable only on 1st turn.
DPPt An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. This move works only on the first turn.
HGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
SM This attack hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field 50RSE
43FRLG
9 9 9 9
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field 9
053 Persian Persian
Field Field 59RSE
55FRLG
1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field 1, 9
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster 19 7 7 7 7
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
271 Lombre Lombre
Water 1 Grass 19 11 11 11XY
16ORAS
16
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass 19 19 19 19XY
12ORAS
12
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like 19 13 13 13XY
10ORAS
10
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like 19 13 13 13XY
10ORAS
10
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 21 18 18 18XY
21ORAS
21
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field 1 1 1 1
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field 1 1 1 1
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 21 21 21
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 22 22 22
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
Field Human-Like 13 13 13
620 Mienshao Mienshao
Field Human-Like 13 1, 13 1, 13
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field 19 19
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field 19 19
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field 19 19
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1
086 Seel Seel
Water 1 Field
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field HGSS
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
Human-Like Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
725 Litten Litten
Field Field
757 Salandit Salandit
Monster Dragon
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
Field Fairy
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 Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like Dream World - Rugged Mountain
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like Dream World - Pleasant Forest
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Junior Division
510 Liepard LiepardLv. 20
Field Field Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Master Division
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy PGL Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Fake Out hits a target up to 2 tiles from user. It will cringe a target that's a tile away.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also make the target cringe. It reaches up to two tiles ahead.

In the anime

None.png Zoey Glameow Fake Out close.png Zoey Glameow Fake Out.png None.png
Glameow gets right near the opponent Glameow
The user makes the foe flinch as it claps its hands together sending a wave of air making the foe fly backwards.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
431 Glameow Glameow runs up to the opponent and claps its paws together. When it claps, a large shockwave of air comes out of them and pushes the opponent back.
Zoey's Glameow A Grand Fight for Winning! Debut
Johanna's Glameow SS024 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Fake Out III.png Fake Out IV.png Fake Out V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Fake Out Colo.png Fake Out XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Fake Out PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • This move is the first Generation III move in index number order.
  • Its Japanese name, ねこだまし Neko Damashi (Slap Hands), refers to a sumo technique used at the start of a match to make the opponent close their eyes. Its wide distribution among catlike Pokémon is likely a play on this name, as it literally translates to cat deception.
  • Fake Out has the highest priority of all damage-dealing moves, excluding Pursuit used against a target being switched out.
  • Excluding Fling with a King's Rock or Razor Fang, Fake Out is the only move with a 100% chance of causing the target to flinch.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擊掌奇襲 Gīkjéung Kèijaahp *
假動作 Gáduhngjok *
Mandarin 擊掌奇襲 / 击掌奇袭 Jīzhǎng Qíxí *
假動作 / 假动作 Jiǎdòngzuò *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Misleid
France Flag.png French Bluff
Germany Flag.png German Mogelhieb
Greece Flag.png Greek Εξαπάτηση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Trik Kucing
Italy Flag.png Italian Bruciapelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 속이다 Sok'ida
Poland Flag.png Polish Blef
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Surpresa
Fingimento (TCG)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Odglumljivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sorpresa


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