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Feint Attack (move)

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Feint Attack
だましうち Sneak Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  60
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed first.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.

Feint Attack (Japanese: だましうち Sneak Attack), spelled Faint Attack prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II. The English TCG has consistently spelled the move as "Feint Attack".

Effect

Feint 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.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dark-type attack. The move catches the opponent off guard, so it never misses.
GSC An attack that never misses.
RSE Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.
FRLG The user draws up close to the foe disarmingly, then hits without fail.
Colo.XD Draws the target close, then strikes without fail.
PMDRB
PMDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It never misses.
DPPtHGSS The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
BWB2W2Conq The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
XY The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. This attack never misses.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire         20 20
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal 28 28 25 22 22 22
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal 29 29 25 22 22 22
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire     16 16 12 12
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock 37 41 25 25 19 19
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark 36 36 36 36 21 20
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 31 35 35 35 35
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying 28 28 23 23 19 19
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice 25 25 14 14 10 10
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal 22 25 15 15 15
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal 22 25 15 15 15
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire 27 37 35 32 32
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire 30 43 38 35 35
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire     16 16 12 12
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark   31 31 31 31
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark     -- -- --
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal   19 19 19 19
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal   19 19 19 19
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal   27 25 29 29 29
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost   29 32 32 32
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy   26 26 26 26
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal   12 14 14 14
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground   17 17 17 7 7
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon   --, 17 --, 17 --, 17 --, 7 --, 7
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon   --, 17 --, 17 --, 17 --, 7 --, 7
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass   29 29 29 29
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark   29 29 29 29
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal   7 7 7 7
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost   37 28 28 22 22
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost   39 28 28 22 22
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal     17 17 17
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal     17 17 17
436 Bronzor Bronzor Steel Psychic     41 41 21 21
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic     50 50 21 21
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock     25 25 19 19
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark     7 7 7
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting     17 17 17
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting     17 17 17
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass     27 27 27
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice     14 14 10 10
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire     16 16 12 12
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying     23 23 19 19
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark       29 29 29
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock       13 13
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock       13 13
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting       9 9
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting       --, 9 --, 9
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark       17 17
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark       17 17
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic       24 24
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic       24 24
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic       24 24
585 Deerling Deerling Normal Grass       16 16
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass       16 16
590 Foongus Foongus Grass Poison       20 20
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison       20 20
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel       17 17
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel       17 17
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying       23 23
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying       23 23
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark         33
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water         5
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon         5
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass         19
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass         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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoom MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafSlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleon MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPurugly MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoom MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafSlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleon MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPurugly MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug   GligarTrapinchVibravaFlygon GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygon GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff* Normal Fairy Snubbull SkittyMawile SkittyMawile SkittyMawile SkittyMawile
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying     GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygon GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying     Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
209 Snubbull Snubbull Fairy Fairy MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoom MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafSlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleon MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPurugly MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothVigorothSlakingSkittyDelcattyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground   GligarTrapinchVibravaFlygon GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygon GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting   SableyeSpindaCacneaCacturne MagmarMagmortarSableyeSpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak MagmarMagmortarSableyeSpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroakGothitaGothoritaGothitellePawniardBisharp MagmarMagmortarSableyeSpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroakGothitaGothoritaGothitellePawniardBisharp
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost   ShuppetBanette ShuppetBanetteSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteSpiritomb ShuppetBanetteSpiritombPhantumpTrevenant
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark   MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafSlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleon MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPurugly MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavile
TeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftry
SlakothVigorothSlakingSkittyDelcattyMawile
SpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScrafty
ZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug     GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygon GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark       MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting       MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuckSkrelpDragalge
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric       GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon       ScraggyScrafty ScraggyScraftySkrelpDragalge
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire       MeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck VulpixMeowthPersianUmbreonSneaselWeavileTeddiursaUrsaringHoundourHoundoomNuzleafShiftrySlakothSlakingSkittyMawileSpindaKecleonGlameowPuruglyScraggyScraftyZoruaZoroarkDeerlingSawsbuck
632 Durant Durant Bug Steel       GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle GligarGliscorTrapinchVibravaFlygonDwebbleCrustle
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
FRLG E XD
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
021 021 Spearow Normal Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
115 115 Kangaskhan Normal New York Pokémon Center
240 240 Magby Fire New York 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.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Faint Attack is the only move of Sneasel and Scraggy.

In the anime

Ralph Houndour Faint Attack.png Harley Cacturne Faint Attack.png Sudowoodo Faint Attack.png Harrison Sneasel Faint Attack.png
Houndour Cacturne Sudowoodo Sneasel
The Pokémon distracts the foe, then attacks while their guard is down.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo jumps into the air while the opponent isn't looking, and while the opponent looks for it, Sudowoodo kicks it.
A wild Sudowoodo Type Casting Debut
228 Houndour Houndour runs to the opponent on the right or left side, then it disappears, and appears on the opposite side of the opponent.
Ralph's Houndour Ariados, Amigos None
215 Sneasel Sneasel walks up to the opponent, points somewhere to the side. When the opponent looks, Sneasel attacks it.
Harrison's Sneasel Pop Goes the Sneasel None
332 Cacturne Cacturne sneaks up behind the opponent while it's not looking and kicks it, or Cacturne floats into the air at the opponent and kicks it.
Harley's Cacturne A Cacturne for the Worse None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Faint Attack II.png Faint Attack III.png Faint Attack 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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Faint Attack 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Old animation for the move
  • At Pokémon Festa 2002, the early animation for the attack showed that the background didn't change.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 虛晃一招 Xūhuàng​ Yīzhāo
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tajukangastus (JLC)
Huimaushyökkäys (MQ)
Pyörrytys (AG)
France Flag.png French Feinte
Germany Flag.png German Finte
Greece Flag.png Greek Αντιπερισπασμός
India Flag.png Hindi नकली वार Nakli Waar
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Serangan Tipuan
Italy Flag.png Italian Finta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 속여때리기 Sok'yeo Ttaerigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ataque Furtivo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Tihi Napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Engaño
Spain Flag.png Spain Finta


Variations of the move Swift
Physical Feint AttackAerial AceShadow PunchMagnet Bomb
Special SwiftMagical LeafShock Wave


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