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Faint Attack (Japanese: だましうち Sneak Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II.
Faint Attack inflicts damage, and is unaffected by modifications to the accuracy stat or evasion stat. It will not hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of moves such as Dig, Fly and Dive.
|| A Dark-type attack. The move catches the opponent off guard, so it never misses.
|| An attack that never misses.
|| Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.
|| The user draws up close to the foe disarmingly, then hits without fail.
|| Draws the target close, then strikes without fail.
|| The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
|| The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other Generations
- This move's in-game descriptions and its Japanese name, along with several other depictions and translations, suggest that its English name contains a misspelling of the word feint, deceitful movement.
- This is not the case in the TCG, where it is consistently referred to as Feint Attack.
In other languages