False Surrender (move)

False Surrender
どげざつき Groveling Strike
False Surrender IX.png
False Surrender IX 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  —%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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False Surrender (Japanese: どげざつき Groveling Strike) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Morgrem and Grimmsnarl.


False Surrender 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.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

False Surrender cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user pretends to bow its head, but then it stabs the target with its disheveled hair. This attack never misses.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
Fairy Human-Like 1, Evo. Evo.
Fairy Human-Like 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In the anime

The user pretends to bow its head, but then it stabs the target with its disheveled hair.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Grimmsnarl pretends to bow before the opponent. When the opponent lets its guard down, two spears of hair come out of Grimmsnarl's back and stab the opponent.
Marnie's Grimmsnarl Battling Turned Up to Eleven! Debut

In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 假跪真撞 Gá Gwaih Jān Johng
Mandarin 假跪真撞 Jiǎ Guì Zhēn Zhuàng
  Czech Falešná pokora
  French Fourbette
  German Kniefalltrick
  Italian Supplicolpo
  Korean 사죄의찌르기 Sajoe-uijjireugi
  Polish Fałszywa Uległość
  Portuguese Rendição Falsa
  Spanish Irreverencia

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