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False Swipe (move)

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False Swipe
みねうち Blunt Strike
False Swipe V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

False Swipe (Japanese: みねうち Blunt Strike) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. It has been TM54 since Generation IV.

Effect

False Swipe inflicts damage and if False Swipe deals more damage than the target's current HP, the target will always be left with 1 HP remaining. If the target has 1 HP remaining, False Swipe will hit and leave the target at 1 HP. This move is most often used to catch wild Pokémon.

If used against a substitute, False Swipe is able to break it, and will not leave the decoy with 1 HP.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that adjusts Attack so that the foe has one HP left. Can't cause the foe to faint.
GSC Leaves the foe with at least 1HP.
RSEColo. An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
FRLG A restrained attack that always leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
XD An attack that leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
DPPtHGSS A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
BWB2W2 A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying 44 46 43 45 45 ''''
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 33 33 27 27 '
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground 39 39 27 27 '
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 18 16 13 13 '
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel 18 16 13 13 '
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass   53 53 53 '
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass   59 59 59 '
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground   25 25 25 '
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   55 44 44 29 ''''
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting     45 50 '
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass       -- '
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       25 '
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel       25 '
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon       24 '
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon       24 '
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon       24 '
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
II III IV V VI
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Farfetch'd  
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass ScytherScizor ScytherScizorNincada    
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug   ScytherScizorNincada    
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting   ScytherScizorNincada ScytherScizorNincada  
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass   Farfetch'dZangoose Farfetch'dZangoose  
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass   ParasSeedotMawile ParasSeedotMawile  
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel   Farfetch'dZangoose Farfetch'dZangoose  
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM54
V
TM54
VI
TM08
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
066 066 Machop Fighting New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
285 285 Shroomish Grass My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison Sticker Promotional Eggs
004 004 Charmander Fire Sticker Promotional Eggs
007 007 Squirtle Water Sticker Promotional Eggs
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying Korean Global Link
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying Japanese Global Link
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Special move

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
333 333 Swablu Normal Flying Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire
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 Blade False Swipe.png None.png None.png
Scizor
A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
212 Scizor Scizor flies into the air then flies down toward the opponent. It raises its two pincers into the air, then brings them both down hard on the opponent.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

False Swipe II.png False Swipe III.png False Swipe IV.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Its Japanese name refers to striking someone with the blunt side of a sword.
  • Due to the move's effect of always leaving the target with at least 1 HP, False Swipe is the only damaging move capable of doing zero damage on a successful strike; it does zero damage on a target with exactly 1 HP left.
  • In the episode Wired for Battle!, Shingo tells his Scizor, Blade, to "finish it off with False Swipe". However, as False Swipe can never knock out a Pokémon, this command is incorrect. This sentence has since then turned famous around the Pokémon fandom.
  • False Swipe is one of few moves with the same base PP and power.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 刀背擊打 Dāobèi Jídǎ
France Flag.png French Faux-Chage
Germany Flag.png German Trugschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Αστόχησες Μαλάκα
Italy Flag.png Italian Falsofinale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼등치기 Kaldeungchigi
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažan Zamah
Spain Flag.png Spanish Falsotortazo


Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
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