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Sucker Punch (move)

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Sucker Punch
ふいうち Surprise Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Sucker Punch (Japanese: ふいうち Surprise Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Sucker Punch does damage, and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Sucker Punch will go first regardless of the user's or target's Speed. If the target also uses an increased priority move during the same round that the user uses Sucker Punch, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Sucker Punch is (or attempts to be) used, Sucker Punch's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.

If the target uses a non-damaging move or happens to act before the user, Sucker Punch will fail.

Generation V

Sucker Punch will now succeed if the opponent is using Me First, regardless of who is faster.

Mystery Dungeon

The move behaves like all priority moves, striking any foe that is two tiles away regardless of if a teammate is in front.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
BW This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal 19 19 '
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal 19 19 '
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground 23 23 '
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground 23 23 '
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison 22 22 '
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 22 22 '
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 22 22 '
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal 46 49 '
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal 31 31 '
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal 36 36 '
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison 26 26 '
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison 28 28 '
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock 41 41 36 '
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 55 45 ''''
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark 49 49 ''''
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark 62 62 ''''
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel 46 46 '
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal 32 32 '
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass 37 37 '''
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark 41 41 ''''
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal 43 46 46 '
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 35 38 34 '
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 35 42 34 '
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark 44 44 52 ''''
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal 41 41 '
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock 41 41 36 '
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark 31 31 ''''
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting 31 31 '
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting 31 31 '
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   46 ''''
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark   55 ''''
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass   42 '
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric   40 '
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric   46 '
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
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying Murkrow Murkrow
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteSpiritomb GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteSpiritomb
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost no SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon no EkansNidoran♂
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel no SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard
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 Type Game
DP Pt HGSS
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Ground
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Steel
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
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
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison Dream World - Pleasant Forest
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost Dream World - Spooky Manor
434 434 Stunky Poison Dark 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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


Trivia

  • Despite its name, Sucker Punch is not a punching attack. The name is another term for a cheap shot at the expense of the opponent. Thus, many Pokémon that do not possess arms can learn this move, and its attack power is not boosted by Iron Fist.
    • However, its Japanese name translates to Surprise Attack, which does not imply punching.
  • It is tied with ExtremeSpeed for highest base power of an increased priority attack.
  • Despite Hitmonlee and Hitmontop able to learn Sucker Punch, Hitmonchan is the only Pokémon of Tyrogue's evolutions not to learn this move. This could be due to the fact Hitmonchan's Pokédex entries saying he's has an "indomitable spirit" and a "spirit of a boxer" and is not capable of learning Sucker Punch ("cheap shots").

In other generations

Sucker Punch 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 突襲 Tūxí
France Flag.png French Coup Bas
Germany Flag.png German Tiefschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Χτύπημα Εξαπάτησης
Italy Flag.png Italian Sbigoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기습 Giseup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Bajo


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