No Retreat (move)

No Retreat
はいすいのじん Last Stand
No Retreat VIII.png
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Type  Fighting
Category  Status
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

No Retreat (Japanese: はいすいのじん Last Stand) is a non-damaging Fighting-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Falinks.

Effect

No Retreat raises the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each. It also prevents the user from switching out or fleeing, unless the user has Ghost type. No Retreat fails if the user is prevented from switching out or fleeing from No Retreat.

If the user has already been given the "Can't Escape" status by another move such as Mean Look, No Retreat will successfully grant its stat boosts but will not create an additional status line to trap the user again. In this case, using No Retreat multiple times will create multiple boosts.

Holding the item Shed Shell, Eject Button or Red Card allows the user of No Retreat to switch out even after using the move.

Description

Games Description
SwShLA This move raises all the user's stats but prevents the user from switching out or fleeing.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
870   Falinks
  Fairy Mineral 40SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

  • The Japanese, Chinese, and Korean names of this move literally mean "to fight with one's back to the river," an idiom for a desperate last stand. The idiom originated from the historical Battle of Jingxing, where the now-renowned Chinese general Han Xin ordered his army to fight with a river at their backs and no way to cross, successfully routing an enemy ten times their number. The move's animation is a reference to this.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 背水一戰 Buiséuiyātjin
Mandarin 背水一戰 / 背水一战 Bèishuǐyīzhàn
  Czech Žádné Ustoupení
  French Ultime Bastion
  German Finalformation
  Italian Spalle al Muro
  Korean 배수의진 Baesuui Jin
  Spanish Bastión Final



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