Fake Tears (move)

Fake Tears
うそなき Fake Crying
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Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Fake Tears (Japanese: うそなき Fake Crying) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III. It is TM47 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Fake Tears lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Fake Tears, the user's Special Attack stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Feigns crying to sharply lower the target's Sp. Def.
FRLG The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 41 25 28 28 28 24
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 1
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field 19 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
217   Ursaring
  Field Field 19 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 25 28 28 28 24
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5 44
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 28 21, 31 21, 35 35XY
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 31 35 35XY
25ORAS
25 25BDSP
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
570   Zorua
  Field Field 9 9 9 28
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 28
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like 10 10 10 28
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy 10 10 15
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy 10 10 15
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 12
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 12
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 12
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
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
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM47
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
133   Eevee
  Field Field
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
136   Flareon
  Field Field
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
173   Cleffa
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
196   Espeon
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
238   Smoochum
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263   Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
264   Linoone
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
294   Loudred
  Monster Field
295   Exploud
  Monster Field
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
470   Leafeon
  Field Field
471   Glaceon
  Field Field
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
572   Minccino
  Field Field
573   Cinccino
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
742   Cutiefly
 
 
Bug Fairy
743   Ribombee
 
 
Bug Fairy
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
862   Obstagoon
 
 
Field Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
869   Alcremie
  Fairy Amorphous
877   Morpeko
 
 
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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
133   Eevee
  Field Field
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
173   Cleffa
  Fairy Fairy
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
216   Teddiursa
  Field Field
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass
293   Whismur
  Monster Field
298   Azurill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy ORAS
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy ORAS
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral
403   Shinx
  Field Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
431   Glameow
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
572   Minccino
  Field Field
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
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
174   Igglybuff
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Pleasant Forest
314   Illumise
  Bug 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Fake Tears is a move with 22 PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, lowering their Special Defense by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Sp. Def by two stat ranks.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply lowers the target's Sp. Def.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Special Defense by two levels.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Special Defense by 2 levels.
BSL てきポケモンの とくぼうを 2だんかいさげる
MDGtI It sharply lowers the enemy's Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It sharply lowers the enemy's Sp. Def.


In the anime

       
Bonsly Sudowoodo
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bonsly Bonsly pretends to cry, making actual tears come out of its eyes. It can also cry loudly, distorting the air around it.
A wild Bonsly Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Debut
A wild Bonsly Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
Brock's Bonsly From Cradle to Save None
  Sudowoodo Sudowoodo pretends to cry, causing the opponent to feel sorry for it.
Brock's Sudowoodo Battling a Cute Drama! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 假哭 Gáhūk
Mandarin 假哭 Jiǎkū
  Dutch Neptranen
  Finnish Tekokyyneleet
  French Croco Larme
  German Trugträne
  Greek Ψεύτικα Δάκρυα Pséútika Dakrua
  Indonesian Air Mata Buaya
  Italian Falselacrime
  Korean 거짓울음 Geojit Ul'eum
  Polish Fałszywe Łzy
Portuguese   Brazil Lágrimas Falsas (TCG, manga)
Choro Falso (anime)
  Portugal Choro Falso (anime)
Lágrimas Falsas (TCG)
  Romanian Lacrimile False
  Serbian Lažne Suze
Spanish   Latin America Lágrimas Falsas
  Spain Llanto Falso
  Vietnamese Nước Mắt Cá Sấu



Variations of the move Charm
  CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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