Sucker Punch (move)

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Sucker Punch
ふいうち Surprise Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used first.

Sucker Punch (Japanese: ふいうち Surprise Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Sucker Punch is an increased priority damaging move with base power of 80. If Sucker Punch's target has selected a physical or special attack and has not yet had a chance to execute its move, Sucker Punch will damage the target; otherwise, Sucker Punch will fail. Sucker Punch only depends on the move the target has selected, and is not affected by any consideration of whether the attack can actually be executed, such as status conditions like sleep or freeze or Abilities like Truant.

If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Sucker Punch is (or attempts to be) used, Sucker Punch's increased speed 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.

Generation V

Sucker Punch will now succeed if the opponent is using Me First, regardless of who is faster.

Generation VII

Sucker Punch's power is lowered to 70.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
BWB2W2 This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
XYORAS
SM
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field 19 19 19 25
019 Rattata Rattata
Alola Form
Field Field 25
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field 19 19 19 29
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
Field Field 29
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field 23 23 23 22
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
Field Field 23 23 23 22
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field 23 23 23 22
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alola Form
Field Field 23 23 23 22
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster 46 49 49 49
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field 31 31 31 31
162 Furret Furret
Field Field 36 36 36 36
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug 26 26 26 26
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug 28 28 28 28
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral 41 41BW
36B2W2
36 40
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying 45 55 55 55
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field 49 49 49XY
40ORAS
43
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field 62 62 62XY
48ORAS
52
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like 32 32 32XY
28ORAS
28
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like 37 37 37XY
34ORAS
34
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field 46DP
43PtHGSS
43 43XY
46ORAS
46
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous 35 38BW
34B2W2
34XY
38ORAS
38
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous 35 42BW
34B2W2
34XY
40ORAS
40
359 Absol Absol
Field Field 44 44BW
52B2W2
50XY
45ORAS
45
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 23ORAS 23
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 1
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 1
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug 1
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying 1 1
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field 41 41 41 41
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field 39
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field 39
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41BW
36B2W2
36 40
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous 31 31 31 31
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31 31
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31 31
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field 46 46 46
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field 55 55 55
556 Maractus Maractus
Grass Grass 42 42 42
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug 40 40 40
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug 46 46 46
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field 42 42
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field 48 48
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field 48 48
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered 80 80
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying 32
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying 37
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying 38
768 Golisopod Golisopod
Bug Water 3 31
775 Komala Komala
Field Field 31
802 Marshadow Marshadow
Undiscovered Undiscovered 56
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
023 Ekans Ekans
Field Dragon
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
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
DP Pt HGSS
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
Monster Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Field Field
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
Grass Grass
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
Mineral Mineral
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
Human-Like Human-Like
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
161 Sentret Sentret
Field Field
162 Furret Furret
Field Field
167 Spinarak Spinarak
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
Bug Bug
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
Water 1 Water 3
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
261 Poochyena Poochyena
Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
Field Field
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Human-Like Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like
336 Seviper Seviper
Field Dragon
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
Field Field
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous
491 Darkrai Darkrai
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 V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
Monster Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like 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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Junior 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
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field Sly Zoroark
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

The move behaves like all priority moves, striking any foe that is two tiles away regardless of if a teammate is in front.

Pokémon GO

Sucker Punch
Fast Attack
Type Dark
Power 7
Energy boost 9%
Duration 0.7 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
DugtrioGastlyGengar

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Sucker Punch had an energy gain of 4%.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Sucker Punch IV.png Sucker Punch 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

Trivia

  • Despite its name, Sucker Punch is not a punching move. The term sucker punch refers to an unexpected or cheap shot at an opponent, akin to its Japanese name, which translates to surprise attack. Thus, many Pokémon that do not possess arms can learn this move, and its base power is not increased by Iron Fist.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 突襲 Tūxí
France Flag.png French Coup Bas
Germany Flag.png German Tiefschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Χτύπημα Εξαπάτησης Chtýpima Exapátisis
Italy Flag.png Italian Sbigoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기습 Giseup
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Soco Medonho
Soco Enganador (TCG and manga)
Russia Flag.png Russian Запрещенный приём Zapreshchennyy priyom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Bajo
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Şaşırtıcı Darbe


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