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Talk:Sucker Punch (move)

What does it mean "Readying an attack" - Tesh - 21:59pm 9th July 2007

It means that it only works if the opponent is using a damage-dealing move. TTEchidna 21:21, 9 July 2007 (UTC)

Ah, Thanks For That. - Tesh -

Term should be included

"Despite being called "Sucker Punch", it isn't really a punching attack, as many Pokémon that learn this attack do not even possess arms that can deliver a punch."

This sentence is useless on it's own as it does not explain why the move is called "Sucker Punch" despite Pokémon without arms learning it. Maybe the term for a sucker punch should be included with a reference to the direct Japanese translation as proof?

Why can't it be a punch? Gastly can learn Fire Punch, Ice Punch and ThunderPunch through breeding. It obviously has no arms. ~$aturn¥oshi THE VOICES 15:04, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

A sucker punch isn't limited to a punch, it can be any type of attack. The term "sucker punch" refers to a tactic used to get the upperhand in a fight unfairly usually through deception and with the foe unaware. An example would be hitting someone in the back of the head from behind. Tywddle 15:15, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

Twyddle is right. A sucker punch is pretty much nothing but a "cheap shot" in a fight; it doesn't matter if you punch them, kick them, or anything like that. Diachronos 16:13, 9 October 2008 (UTC)

Used against sleeping/ frozen/paralysed/confused targets who do not wake/de-thaw/succeed move

I was wondering if sucker punch worked if a sleeping, frozen, paralysed, confused, immobilised etc. targets if they select a damaging move and do not actually use the move after sucker punch is used.

I was also wondering if moves that have no effect can be hit with a sucker punch. Thanks, Pokepro97 (talk) 10:53, 15 June 2014 (UTC).

Generation IV image

Isn’t it a little wrong to imply that using Sucker Punch causes a palette change while using the move? Because I know it was never like that--KnightGalarie (talk) 05:14, 17 May 2020 (UTC)

There's no palette change in the current Gen IV image. --SnorlaxMonster 07:29, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
As it plays on my iPhone Safari browser, it does. I wouldn’t have needed to say anything if it didn’t. Honchkrow for some reason turns brown with a blue beak and there’s yellow and green background gradients--KnightGalarie (talk) 14:23, 17 May 2020 (UTC)
Just as an update, we were able to replicate this and think it might be an issue with iOS support, potentially since either the first frame is skipped or interframe compression. We'll keep an ear out for solutions in the future, or hopefully, it'd be a glitch on their end they'll eventually fix for APNG's. --Spriteit (talk) 04:00, 6 June 2020 (UTC)
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