Fake Out (move)

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Fake Out
ねこだまし Slap Hands
Fake Out.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +3*
  • Makes contact
  • 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 III
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Startles Pokémon that made a same-type appeal.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Fake Out (Japanese: ねこだまし Slap Hands) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation III.

Contents

Effect

Generations III and IV

Fake Out inflicts damage and always makes the target flinch, unless it has the Ability Inner Focus or Shield Dust. It has a priority of +1, so is used before all moves that do not have increased priority.

Fake Out will fail if not used on the first turn the user is out.

In Generation III only, this move will not trigger effects involving contact.

Fake Out can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with certain moves (Arm Thrust, Faint Attack, Knock Off, Seismic Toss and Vital Throw) having their base appeal points doubled if they are used in the next turn.

Generation V onward

Fake Out now has +3 priority. In a Rotation Battle, Fake Out can be used on the first turn the Pokémon is rotated in—being out of its Poké Ball but currently rotated out does not affect a Pokémon's ability to use Fake Out.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD A 1st-turn, 1st-strike move that causes flinching.
FRLG An attack that hits first and causes flinching. Usable only on 1st turn.
DPPtPBR An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. This move works only on the first turn.
HGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
SM This attack hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 50RSE
43FRLG
9 9 9 9
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 9
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 59RSE
55FRLG
1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1, 9
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 19 7 7 7 7
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass 19 11 11 11XY
16ORAS
16
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 19 19 19 19XY
12ORAS
12
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19 13 13 13XY
10ORAS
10
297 Hariyama Hariyama
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19 13 13 13XY
10ORAS
10
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1 1
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 21 18 18 18XY
21ORAS
21
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 21 21 21
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 13 13 13
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like 13 1, 13 1, 13
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 19 19
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 19 19
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 19 19
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field HGSS
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
757 Salandit Salandit
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
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
FRLG E XD
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png 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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like Dream World - Rugged Mountain
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like Dream World - Pleasant Forest
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon Dream World - Dream Park
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
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Junior Division
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like Walmart Chimchar
510 Liepard LiepardLv. 20
DarkIC Big.png Field Field Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Master Division
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy PGL Pikachu
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

Fake Out hits a target up to 2 tiles from user. It will cringe a target that's a tile away.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also make the target cringe. It reaches up to two tiles ahead.

In the anime

Hala Hariyama Fake Out.png Zoey Glameow Fake Out close.png Zoey Glameow Fake Out.png None.png
Hariyama Glameow gets right near the opponent Glameow
The user makes the foe flinch as it claps its hands together sending a wave of air.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
431 Glameow Glameow runs up to the opponent and claps its paws together. When it claps, a large shockwave of air comes out of them and pushes the opponent back.
Zoey's Glameow A Grand Fight for Winning! Debut
Johanna's Glameow SS024 None
297 Hariyama Hariyama's hands glow orange as it claps them together. When it claps, a large shockwave of air comes out of them, stopping the opponent's attack.
Hala's Hariyama SM010 None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In other generations

Core series games

Fake Out III.png Fake Out IV.png Fake Out V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Fake Out Colo.png Fake Out XD.png Fake Out PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Fake Out PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • This move is the first Generation III move in index number order.
  • Its Japanese name, ねこだまし Neko Damashi (Slap Hands), refers to a sumo technique used at the start of a match to make the opponent close their eyes. Its wide distribution among catlike Pokémon is likely a play on this name, as it literally translates to cat deception.
  • Fake Out has the highest priority of all damage-dealing moves, excluding Pursuit used against a target being switched out.
  • Excluding Fling with a King's Rock or Razor Fang, Fake Out is the only move with a 100% chance of causing the target to flinch.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擊掌奇襲 Gīkjéung Kèijaahp *
假動作 Gáduhngjok *
Mandarin 擊掌奇襲 / 击掌奇袭 Jīzhǎng Qíxí *
假動作 / 假动作 Jiǎdòngzuò *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Misleid
France Flag.png French Bluff
Germany Flag.png German Mogelhieb
Greece Flag.png Greek Εξαπάτηση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Trik Kucing
Italy Flag.png Italian Bruciapelo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 속이다 Sok'ida
Poland Flag.png Polish Blef
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Surpresa
Fingimento (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Assustar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Odglumljivanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sorpresa
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đập Tay


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