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.

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.
DPPtHGSS 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 Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field 44 46 43DP
45PtHGSS
45 45 45
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster 33 33 27 27 27 27
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster 39 39 27 27 27 27
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug 18 16 13 13 13 13
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug 18 16 13 13 13 13
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon 53 53 53 53XY
48ORAS
48
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon 59 59 59 59XY
51ORAS
51
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug 25 25 25 25XY
33ORAS
33
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field 55 44 44BW
29B2W2
29 29
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous 45 50 50XY
44ORAS
44
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug 1 1 1
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug 25 25 25
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug 25 25 25
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon 24 24 24
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon 24 24 24
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon 24 24 24
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
798 Kartana Kartana
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
303 Mawile Mawile
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 Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM54
V
TM54
VI
TM54
VII
TM54
015 Beedrill Beedrill
Bug Bug
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
Bug Grass
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field
098 Krabby Krabby
Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
Monster Monster
123 Scyther Scyther
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field
253 Grovyle Grovyle
Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
Monster Dragon
273 Seedot Seedot
Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
Fairy Grass
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
341 Corphish Corphish
Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
Water 1 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
Water 3 Water 3
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
402 Kricketune Kricketune
Bug Bug
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
Bug Water 3
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
501 Oshawott Oshawott
Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Field Field
542 Leavanny Leavanny
Bug Bug
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
Bug Bug
610 Axew Axew
Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
674 Pancham Pancham
Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
Water 3 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying
753 Fomantis Fomantis
Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
Grass Grass
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
Dragon Dragon
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Undiscovered Undiscovered
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798 Kartana Kartana
Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
333 Swablu Swablu
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
285 Shroomish Shroomish
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
066 Machop Machop
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Eggs
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon Sticker Promotional Eggs
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Eggs
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
Fairy Grass Korean Global Link
235 Smeargle Smeargle
Field Field 2013 World Championships Smeargle
334 Altaria Altaria
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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In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga

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In other generations

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
False Swipe Stad2.png False Swipe Colo.png False Swipe 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
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
Mandarin Chinese 刀背擊打 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
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Corte Falso
Corte Artificial (TCG)
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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Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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