Sucker Punch (move)

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Sucker Punch
ふいうち Surprise Attack
Sucker Punch.png
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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 has a power of 80. It has a priority of +1, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority. 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.

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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png 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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png 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 8%
Duration 0.7 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
DugtrioGastlyGengarFurret
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Sucker Punch had an energy gain of 4%.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Sucker Punch had a power of 7 and a duration of 0.7 seconds.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Sucker Punch had a power of 8, an energy gain of 9%, and a duration of 1.2 seconds.

Gastly may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.

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

Core series games

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

Spin-off series games

Sucker Punch 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

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
Chinese Cantonese 突襲 Dahtjaahp
Mandarin 突襲 / 突袭 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
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Úp


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