Fake Tears (move)

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Fake Tears
うそなき Fake Crying
Fake Tears VI.png
Fake Tears VI 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Fake Tears (Japanese: うそなき Fake Crying) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Fake Tears lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Fake Tears, the user's Special Attack stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Feigns crying to sharply lower the target's Sp. Def.
FRLG The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSS The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
124 Jynx Jynx
Human-Like Human-Like 41 25 28 28 28
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field 19 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field 19 1 1 1 1
238 Smoochum Smoochum
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 25 28 28 28
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy 28 21, 31 21, 35 35XY
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy 31 35 35XY
25ORAS
25
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field 9 9 9
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like 10 10 10
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10
684 Swirlix Swirlix
Fairy Fairy 10 10
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
Fairy Fairy 10 10
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
133 Eevee Eevee
Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
Monster Water 1
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
293 Whismur Whismur
Monster Field
298 Azurill Azurill
Undiscovered Undiscovered
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy ORAS
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy ORAS
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
361 Snorunt Snorunt
Fairy Mineral
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
546 Cottonee Cottonee
Grass Fairy
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying
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 V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Pleasant Forest
314 Illumise Illumise
Bug Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Special Defense by two levels.

In the anime

None.png Brock Sudowoodo Fake Tears.png Brock Bonsly Fake Tears.png None.png
Sudowoodo Bonsly
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
438 Bonsly Bonsly pretends to cry, making actual tears come out of its eyes. It can also cry loudly, distorting the air around it.
A wild Bonsly Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Debut
A wild Bonsly Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
Brock's Bonsly From Cradle to Save None
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo pretends to cry, causing the opponent to feel sorry for it.
Brock's Sudowoodo Battling a Cute Drama! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Fake Tears III.png Fake Tears IV.png Fake Tears 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 Tears Colo.png Fake Tears 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 Tears 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 假哭 Jiǎkū
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Neptranen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tekokyyneleet
France Flag.png French Croco Larme
Germany Flag.png German Trugträne
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψεύτικα Δάκρυα Pséútika Dakrua
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Mata Buaya
Italy Flag.png Italian Falselacrime
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거짓울음 Geojit Ul'eum
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywe Łzy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choro Falso
Lágrimas Falsas (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Choro Falso
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lacrimile False
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažne Suze
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llanto Falso


Variations of the move Charm
Status CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


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