Feint Attack (move)

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If you were looking for the attack called Feint, see Feint (move).
Feint Attack
だましうち Sneak Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed first.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this turn.

Feint Attack (Japanese: だましうち Sneak Attack), spelled Faint Attack prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. The English TCG and TFG have consistently spelled the move as "Feint Attack".

Effect

Generations II and III

Feint Attack inflicts damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

This move will not trigger effects involving contact.

Generations IV to VII

Feint Attack now triggers effects involving contact.

Feint Attack can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining two extra appeal points if any of the moves Fake Out, Leer or Pound was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Feint Attack cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. The move catches the opponent off guard, so it never misses.
GSC An attack that never misses.
RSE Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.
FRLG The user draws up close to the foe disarmingly, then hits without fail.
Colo.XD Draws the target close, then strikes without fail.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
BWB2W2 The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. This attack never misses.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 20B2W2 20XY
23ORAS
23SMUSUM
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field 23SMUSUM
052   Meowth
  Field Field 28 28RSE
25FRLG
22 22 22 22SMUSUM
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 22SMUSUM
053   Persian
  Field Field 29 29RSE
25FRLG
22 22 22 22SMUSUM
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 22SMUSUM
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16BW
12B2W2
12 12SMUSUM
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 37 41 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 36 36 36 36BW
21B2W2
20 20
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 31 35 35 35 35 35
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 28 28 23 23BW
19B2W2
19 19
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 25 22 14 14BW
10B2W2
10 10
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 22 25 15 15 15 15
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 22 25 15 15 15 15
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 27 37 35 32 32 32
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 30 43 38 35 35 35
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 16 16BW
12B2W2
12 12
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 31 31 31 31XY
24ORAS
24
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass 1 1 1 1
287   Slakoth
  Field Field 19 19 19 19XY
14ORAS
14
289   Slaking
  Field Field 19 19 19 19XY
14ORAS
14
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy 27 25DP
29PtHGSS
29 29XY
22ORAS
22
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 29 32 32 32XY
19ORAS
19
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 26 26 26 26XY
21ORAS
21
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like 12 14 14 14XY
10ORAS
10
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 17 17 17BW
7B2W2
7XY
1ORAS
1
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon 1, 17 1, 17 1, 17BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7XY
1ORAS
1
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1, 17 1, 17 1, 17BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7XY
1ORAS
1
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like 29 29 29 29XY
19ORAS
19
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like 29 29 29 29XY
19ORAS
19
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 7 7 7 7XY
16ORAS
16
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 37 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
19ORAS
19
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 39 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
19ORAS
19
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1 11ORAS 11
431   Glameow
  Field Field 17 17 17 17
432   Purugly
  Field Field 17 17 17 17
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 41 41BW
21B2W2
21 21
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 50 50BW
21B2W2
21 21
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 7 7 7 7
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17 17
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17 17
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass 27 27 27 27
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 14 14BW
10B2W2
10 10
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 16 16BW
12B2W2
12 12
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 23 23BW
19B2W2
19 19
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 29PtHGSS 29 29 29
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 13 13 13
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 13 13 13
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon 9 9 9
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
570   Zorua
  Field Field 17 17 17
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 17 17 17
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field 16 16 16
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field 16 16 16
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass 20 20 20
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass 20 20 20
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 23 23 23
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 23 23 23
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 33 33
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 5 5
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 5 1, 5
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 19 19
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 19 19
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2 9
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field 22
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 23
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 VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
050   Diglett
  Field Field
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
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
FRLG E XD
151   Mew
  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
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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
115   Kangaskhan
  Monster Monster New York Pokémon Center
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered New York 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time and Darkness, Faint Attack is a move with 6 base power and 8 PP that ignores accuracy and evasion checks. The user damages enemy in the front.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been increased to 25.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 36
Accuracy: 0
Effect: Never misses.
Users:      
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 45 54 100% An opponent Sure Hit Never misses.

Pokémon GO

  Feint Attack
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 10
Energy boost 9
Duration 0.9 seconds
Damage window 0.75 - 0.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 6
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                   
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 10
  • February 16, 2017
    • Duration: 1.04 → 1.4 seconds
    • Damage window: 0.84 - 1.04 → 0.75 - 0.9 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 10
    • Energy boost: 10 → 9
    • Duration: 1.4 → 0.9 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It never misses.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる かならず めいちゅうする
Conq. The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy. It never misses.


In the anime

       
Houndour Cacturne Magmortar Sudowoodo
The user catches the target off guard before launching a surprise attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Sudowoodo Sudowoodo jumps into the air while the opponent isn't looking, and while the opponent looks for it, Sudowoodo kicks it, or Sudowoodo sways before standing still and focusing on the opponent. When it senses where to strike, it immediately hits the opponent with the green spheres on the end of one of its arms.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Debut
Brock's Sudowoodo Heart of Fire! Heart of Stone! None
  Houndour Houndour runs to the opponent on the right or left side, then it disappears, and appears on the opposite side of the opponent.
Ralph's Houndour Ariados, Amigos None
  Sneasel Sneasel walks up to the opponent and points somewhere to the side. When the opponent looks where Sneasel was pointing, Sneasel attacks it.
Harrison's Sneasel Pop Goes The Sneasel None
  Cacturne Cacturne sneaks up behind the opponent while it's not looking and kicks it, or Cacturne floats into the air at the opponent and kicks it.
Harley's Cacturne A Cacturne for the Worse None
  Magmortar Magmortar stands on its tippy toes and pretends to look for something as it blushes. When the opponent lets their guard down, it punches them with one of its hands.
Mad Magmar's Magmortar A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

 
Old animation for the move


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 出奇一擊 Chēutkèih Yātgīk *
虛晃一招 Hēuifóng Yātjīu *
詐欺 Jahēi *
欺騙攻擊 Hēipin Gūnggīk *
騙人的攻擊 Pinyàhn-dīk Gūnggīk *
Mandarin 出奇一擊 / 出奇一击 Chūqí Yījí / Chūqí Yījī *
虛晃一招 / 虚晃一招 Xūhuàng Yīzhāo *
詐欺攻擊 Zhàqī Gōngjí *
欺騙攻擊 Qīpiàn Gōngjí *
  Dutch Duizel aanval
  Finnish Tajukangastus (S04)
Huimaushyökkäys (EP265)
Pyörrytys (AG103)
  French Feinte
  German Finte
  Greek Αντιπερισπασμός
  Hindi नकली वार Nakli Waar
  Indonesian Serangan Tipuan
  Italian Finta
  Korean 속여때리기 Sok'yeo Ttaerigi
  Polish Fortel*
Błyskawiczny Atak*
  Brazilian Portuguese Ataque Dissimulado (games, SM081-present, TCG, manga)
Ataque Furtivo (early anime)
  Serbian Tihi napad
Spanish   Latin America Patada Voladora (EP162)
Ataque Rápido* (EP176)
Ataque de Engaño (EP265)
Ataque de Mareo (AG103)
  Spain Finta
  Swedish Svimmattack* (EP265)
  Thai หลอกตี
  Vietnamese Đánh Lừa



Variations of the move Swift
  Feint AttackAerial AceShadow PunchMagnet Bomb
  SwiftMagical LeafShock Wave


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