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Fake Tears
うそなき Fake Crying
Fake Tears VIII.png
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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. In Generation VIII, it is TM47.

Contents

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 Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 25 28 28 28
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 1 1 1 1
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 25 28 28 28
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5 44
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 28 21, 31 21, 35 35XY
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31 35 35XY
25ORAS
25
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9 28
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 28
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 10 10 10 28
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10 15
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10 15
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 12
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 12
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 12
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
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 Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
562 Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
821 Rookidee Rookidee
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying
822 Corvisquire Corvisquire
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying
823 Corviknight Corviknight
FlyingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Flying Flying
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
867 Runerigus Runerigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
869 Alcremie Alcremie
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
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 Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy ORAS
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy ORAS
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
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 Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Pleasant Forest
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png 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 22PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, reducing their Special Defense by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition.

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 It sharply lowers the enemy's Sp. Def.

In the anime

None.png Brock Bonsly Fake Tears.png Brock Sudowoodo Fake Tears.png None.png
Bonsly Sudowoodo
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
438 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
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo pretends to cry, causing the opponent to feel sorry for it.
Brock's Sudowoodo Battling a Cute Drama! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Fake Tears III.png Fake Tears IV.png Fake Tears V.png Fake Tears VI.png
Fake Tears VI 2.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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
Fake Tears VII.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side series games

Fake Tears Colo.png Fake Tears XD.png Fake Tears 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Fake Tears 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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
Chinese Cantonese 假哭 Gáhūk
Mandarin 假哭 Jiǎkū
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Neptranen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tekokyyneleet
France Flag.png French Croco Larme
Germany Flag.png German Trugträne
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψεύτικα Δάκρυα Pséútika Dakrua
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Mata Buaya
Italy Flag.png Italian Falselacrime
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거짓울음 Geojit Ul'eum
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywe Łzy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choro Falso (anime)
Lágrimas Falsas (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Choro Falso (anime)
Lágrimas Falsas (TCG)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lacrimile False
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažne Suze
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lágrimas Falsas
Spain Flag.png Spain Llanto Falso
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nước Mắt Cá Sấu


Variations of the move Charm
Status CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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