Feint (move)

Feint
フェイント Feint
Feint VIII.png
Feint VIII 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  30
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +2
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points awarded = 4 minus Current judge voltage
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Feint (Japanese: フェイント Feint) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Feint inflicts damage but only strikes a target that has used Protect or Detect during that turn, lifting the effects of Protect or Detect for the remainder of the turn. Feint cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it misses or does not affect the target (such as if the target is Ghost-type).

Feint has an increased priority of +2, so is used after Protect or Detect, but before other increased priority attacks.

Generation V

Feint can now inflict damage even if the target has not used Protect or Detect, and its power has changed from 50 to 30.

Despite being an increased priority move, Feint will lift the effects of Wide Guard and Quick Guard for the remainder of the turn only if they are used on an opposing team. Feint is not blocked by an opponent's Quick Guard, but it is blocked by an ally's if it targets an ally.

Generation VI onward

Feint will now lift the effects of Quick Guard and Wide Guard when used on allies, and it is no longer blocked by an ally's Quick Guard.

Feint can now be copied by Mirror Move.

Feint hits a target even if it is protected by Mat Block, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, Baneful Bunker, or Obstruct and removes that protection for the rest of the turn. The user of Feint does not suffer the negative effects of its target's Spiky Shield, King's Shield, Baneful Bunker, or Obstruct.

Feint hits a target even if it is protected by Max Guard but does not remove the protection.

Feint removes Crafty Shield and Mat Block from the target's team.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack that hits a foe using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
BWB2W2 An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
XYORAS An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
This attack hits a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 29 34 34XY
21ORAS
21SMUSUM 16SwShBDSP
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1SwShBDSP
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
052   Meowth
  Field Field 54PtHGSS 54 50 50SMUSUM
15PE
4
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field 50SMUSUM
15PE
4
053   Persian
  Field Field 68PtHGSS 68 65 65SMUSUM
15PE
1
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field 65SMUSUM
16PE
1
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 43PtHGSS 43 43 43SMUSUM
1PE
106   Hitmonlee
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 25SMUSUM
15PE
1
107   Hitmonchan
  Human-Like Human-Like 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
15PE
1
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 61PtHGSS 61 61 61SMUSUM
12PE
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 1PtHGSS 1 1 1 1
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 61PtHGSS 61 1, 61 1, 61
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug 49 49BW
37B2W2
37XY
7ORAS
7
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 20PtHGSS 20 20 20
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 33 24 1
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass 19ORAS 19 19BDSP
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22XY
15ORAS
15 15BDSP
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22XY
15ORAS
15 15BDSP
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon 81 81BW
61B2W2
1, 61XY
29ORAS
29
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1
336   Seviper
  Field Dragon 11 11BDSP
352   Kecleon
  Field Field 14PtHGSS 14 14XY
10ORAS
10 10BDSP
359   Absol
  Field Field 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26 26BDSP
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 29 26 26 26 26BDSP
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 18PtHGSS 18 18 15 3SwShBDSP
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field 18PtHGSS 18 18 15 1SwShBDSP
447   Riolu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15 15BW
11B2W2
11 11 4SwShBDSP
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 15 15BW
11B2W2
11 11 1SwShBDSP
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 38PtHGSS 38 38 38 38BDSP
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous 39 45 45XY
40ORAS
40 12SwShBDSP
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field 1 1
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 1
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 1
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon 1 1 1
795   Pheromosa
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 19 1
802   Marshadow
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11 1
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like 1
852   Clobbopus
  Water 1 Human-Like 5
853   Grapploct
  Water 1 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field HGSS BDSP
236   Tyrogue
  Human-Like Human-Like
239   Elekid
  Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
255   Torchic
  Field Field
296   Makuhita
  Human-Like Human-Like HGSS BDSP
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
335   Zangoose
  Field Field BDSP
359   Absol
  Field Field
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
522   Blitzle
  Field Field USUM
616   Shelmet
  Bug Bug
619   Mienfoo
  Field Human-Like
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like USUM
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass
766   Passimian
  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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
236   Tyrogue
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Pinsir
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
766   Passimian
  Field Field Easter Egg Passimian
Korean Egg Passimian
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 Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, Feint is a move with 5 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. This attack hits enemy in the front, hitting through Protect status condition and ending it early.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Breaks through the enemy's Protect status to inflict damage.
BSL まもりじょうたいを うちやぶり てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
MDGtI It breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, or Quick Guard status to damage the enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
SMD It breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, Mat Block, King's Shield, or Spiky Shield to damage the enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.
MDRTDX It breaks through the enemy's Protect, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, or Spiky Shield to damage the enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.


In the anime

       
Gallade Heracross Alolan Meowth
The user strikes a target using a protection move. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Heracross Heracross's horn glows white and it slams it into an opponent using Protect, destroying the barrier. It then tosses the opponent with its horn.
Conway's Heracross Smells Like Team Spirit! Debut
  Meowth Alolan Meowth disappears and then reappears in front of the opponent. It then flicks the opponent with one of its fingers.
Matori's Meowth Acting True to Form! None
  Gallade When the opponent uses Detect, one of Gallade's arm blades glows orange and he slashes the opponent with it.
Rinto's Gallade Beyond Chivalry… Aiming to be a Leek Master! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 佯攻 Yèuhnggūng
Mandarin 佯攻 Yánggōng
  Dutch List
  French Ruse
  German Offenlegung
  Greek Προσποίηση Prospoíisi
  Indonesian Feint
  Italian Fintoattacco
  Korean 페인트 Feint
  Polish Symulacja
Portuguese   Brazil Fintar (games, JN060-present, Diamond & Pearl, Plasma Storm-present)
Fingimento (early anime, Noble Victories)
  Portugal Fingimento
Finta
  Serbian Prividan napad
  Spanish Amago
  Vietnamese Động Tác Giả



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