False Swipe (move)

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False Swipe
みねうち Strike with the Back of the Sword
False Swipe VI.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

False Swipe (Japanese: みねうち Strike with the Back of the Sword) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM54 since Generation IV.

Effect

False Swipe inflicts damage, but will leave the target with 1 HP if it would otherwise cause it to faint. If the target has 1 HP remaining, False Swipe will hit and leave the target at 1 HP.

If used against a substitute, False Swipe is able to break it and will not leave the substitute with 1 HP.

False Swipe can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if move Swords Dance was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that adjusts Attack so that the foe has one HP left. Can't cause the foe to faint.
GSC Leaves the foe with at least 1HP.
RSEColo. An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
FRLG A restrained attack that always leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
XD An attack that leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
DPPtHGSSPBR A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 44 46 43DP
45PtHGSS
45 45 45
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 33 33 27 27 27 27
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 39 39 27 27 27 27
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 18 16 13 13 13 13
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 18 16 13 13 13 13
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 53 53 53 53XY
48ORAS
48
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 59 59 59 59XY
51ORAS
51
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 25 25XY
33ORAS
33
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 55 44 44BW
29B2W2
29 29
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 45 50 50XY
44ORAS
44
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 25 25 25
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 25
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24 24 24
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24 24 24
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24 24 24
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 7
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png 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 TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM54
V
TM54
VI
TM54
VII
TM54
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass My Pokémon Ranch
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like New York City Pokémon Center
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Eggs
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon Sticker Promotional Eggs
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Eggs
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass Korean Global Link
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 2013 World Championships Smeargle
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon Japanese Global Link
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 Inflicts damage on the target. It leaves the target with one HP if its damage would have made the target faint.

In the anime

None.png Blade False Swipe.png None.png None.png
Scizor
A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
212 Scizor Scizor flies into the air then flies down toward the opponent. It raises its two pincers into the air, then brings them both down hard on the opponent.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle! Debut

In the manga

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

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Reason: description of the move.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

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In other generations

Core series games

False Swipe II.png False Swipe III.png False Swipe IV.png False Swipe 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

Spin-off series games

False Swipe Stad2.png False Swipe Colo.png False Swipe XD.png False Swipe PBR.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
False Swipe 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
Chinese Cantonese 點到為止 Dí-mdou Wàihjí
Mandarin 點到為止 / 点到为止 Diǎn-dào Wéizhǐ *
刀背擊打 / 刀背击打 Dāobèi Jídǎ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Salasyöksy
France Flag.png French Faux-Chage
Germany Flag.png German Trugschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Υποκριτικός Κτύπος
Italy Flag.png Italian Falsofinale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼등치기 Kaldeungchigi
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corte Falso
Corte Artificial (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Golpe Falso
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažan Zamah
Spain Flag.png Spanish Falsotortazo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Giả Vờ


Variations of the move False Swipe
Physical False SwipeHold Back


Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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