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Fake Tears (move)

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Fake Tears
うそなき Fake Crying
Fake Tears V.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Fake Tears (Japanese: うそなき Fake Crying) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.


Fake Tears lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages.


Games Description
RSE Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe’s Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Feigns crying to sharply lower the target’s Sp. Def.
FRLG The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe’s Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSS The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic 41 25 28 '
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal 19 -- -- '
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal 19 -- -- '
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic 37 25 28 '
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel 6 6 6 '
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric 28 21, 31 21, 35 '
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric   31 35 '
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock   -- -- '
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark     9 '
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic     10 '
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic     --, 10 '
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic     --, 10 '
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 Type Father
133 Eevee Eevee Normal Normal   TeddiursaUrsaringMawile TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water     Whismur
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal   MawilePlusleMinun MawilePlusleMinun
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal MawilePlusle MawilePlusleMinun MawilePlusleMinun
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal TeddiursaUrsaringMawile TeddiursaUrsaringMawile TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass MawilePlusle MawilePlusleMinun MawilePlusleMinun
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal     TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Normal   MawilePlusleMinun MawilePlusleMinun
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal TeddiursaUrsaringMawilePlusle TeddiursaUrsaringMawilePlusleMinun TeddiursaUrsaringMawilePlusleMinunZorua
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug     GothitaGothoritaGothitelle
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal     TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZoruaGothitaGothoritaGothitelle
361 Snorunt Snorunt Ice Ice     MawilePlusleMinun
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric   TeddiursaUrsaringMawilePlusleMinun TeddiursaUrsaringMawilePlusleMinunZorua
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal   TeddiursaUrsaringMawile TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal   TeddiursaUrsaringMawile TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark     TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying     TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
546 Cottonee Cottonee Grass Grass     MawilePlusleMinun
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost     Snorunt
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal     TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass     TeddiursaUrsaringMawileZorua
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying     Woobat
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 Type Obtained with
174 174 Igglybuff Normal Dream World - Pleasant Forest
314 314 Illumise Bug Dream World - Spooky Manor
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Brock Sudowoodo Fake Tears.png Brock Bonsly Fake Tears.png None.png
Sudowoodo Bonsly
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
438 Bonsly Bonsly pretends to cry, making actual tears come out of its eyes. It can also cry loudly, distorting the air around it.
A wild Bonsly Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Debut
A wild Bonsly Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
Brock's Bonsly From Cradle to Save None
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo pretends to cry, causing the opponent to feel sorry for it.
Brock's Sudowoodo Battling a Cute Drama! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Fake Tears III.png Fake Tears IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 假哭 Jiǎkū
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Neptranen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tekokyyneleet
France Flag.png French Croco Larme
Germany Flag.png German Trugträne
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψεύτικα Δάκρυα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Mata Buaya
Italy Flag.png Italian Falselacrime
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거짓울음 Geojit Ul'eum
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywe łzy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choro Falso
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Lágrimas de Crocrodilo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lacrimile False
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažne Suze
Spain Flag.png Spanish Llanto Falso

Variations of the move Charm
Status CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance

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