Foul Play (move)

Foul Play
イカサマ Trickery
Foul Play VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  95
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Clever
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as the move used just before it.

Foul Play (Japanese: イカサマ Trickery) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM21 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In Generation VIII, it is TR81.

Effect

Foul Play inflicts damage. It uses the target's Attack stat to calculate damage instead of the user's.

The target's Attack stat stage-modifiers are applied (rather than the user's), but otherwise the user's Attack modifiers are used (including held item, Ability, and burn). For example, the user's Huge Power or held Choice Band will increase the stat used in calculation, whereas the target's will not.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user turns the target's power against it. The higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the damage.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user turns the target's power against it. The higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the move's power.
SwSh The user turns the target's power against it. The higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the damage it deals.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 45 45 45
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 40 40 40
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 45 45 45
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 50 50XY
41ORAS
41 48
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 45 45 45
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field 37 37 37 33
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field 40 40 40 35
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field 42 42 42 35
570   Zorua
  Field Field 29 29 29 48
571   Zoroark
  Field Field 29 29 29 58
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 8 8 33
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 8 8 37
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 27 27 48
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 51 51 60
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field 36 55
827   Nickit
  Field Field 36
828   Thievul
  Field Field 46
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 44
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 52
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like 56
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
TM21
VIII
TR81
037   Vulpix
  Field Field PE
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field PE
038   Ninetales
  Field Field PE
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field PE
052   Meowth
  Field Field PE
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field PE
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field PE
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field PE
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 PE
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
089   Muk
Alolan Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous PE
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like PE
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral PE
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral PE
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like PE
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral PE
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
359   Absol
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
827   Nickit
  Field Field
828   Thievul
  Field Field
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
859   Impidimp
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
860   Morgrem
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
861   Grimmsnarl
 
 
Fairy Human-Like
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
892   Urshifu
Single Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
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
BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
053   Persian
  Field Field
053   Persian
Alolan Form
  Field Field
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral
190   Aipom
  Field Field
197   Umbreon
  Field Field
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
261   Poochyena
  Field Field
262   Mightyena
  Field Field
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
424   Ambipom
  Field Field
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
431   Glameow
  Field Field
432   Purugly
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
435   Skuntank
 
 
Field Field
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
453   Croagunk
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
454   Toxicroak
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
510   Liepard
  Field Field
551   Sandile
 
 
Field Field
552   Krokorok
 
 
Field Field
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
570   Zorua
  Field Field
571   Zoroark
  Field Field
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
624   Pawniard
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field
674   Pancham
  Field Human-Like
675   Pangoro
 
 
Field Human-Like
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
745   Lycanroc
Midnight Form
  Field Field
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
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
273   Seedot
  Field Grass Dream World - Dream Park
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field 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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
510   Liepard
  Field Field Se Jun's LiepardBW
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 Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 47
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: The higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the damage.
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 GO

In Pokémon GO, Foul Play is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Foul Play
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 1.9 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 45  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                         
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user turns the target's power against it. The higher the target's Attack stat, the greater the damage.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. But the enemy's Attack stat determines damage instead of your Attack stat.
SMD It damages an enemy. But the damage is determined by the enemy's Attack stat instead of your Attack stat.
SMD It damages an enemy. But the damage is determined by the enemy's Attack stat instead of the user's Attack stat.


In the anime

       
Inkay
The user turns the opponent's power against them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Inkay When the opponent attacks Inkay with a physical move, Inkay grabs them, turns them around, and throws them to the ground.
James's Inkay A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 欺詐 Hēija
Mandarin 欺詐 / 欺诈 Qīzhà *
詐欺 Zhàqī *
  Dutch Vals spel
  French Tricherie
  German Schmarotzer
  Hebrew משחק מלוכלך Mis'hak Meluchlach
  Italian Ripicca
  Korean 속임수 Sog-imsu
  Polish Nieczysta Gra
  Portuguese Jogo Sujo
  Spanish Juego Sucio
  Thai หลอกลวง
  Vietnamese Chơi Khăm



Generation VII TMs
Alola
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Kanto
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Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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