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Faint Attack (Japanese: だましうち Sneak Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation II.
Faint 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.
|| A Dark-type attack. The move catches the opponent off guard, so it never misses.
|| An attack that never misses.
|| Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.
|| The user draws up close to the foe disarmingly, then hits without fail.
|| Draws the target close, then strikes without fail.
|| The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
|| The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
|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
Faint Attack is the only move of Sneasel and Scraggy.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other Generations
- This move's in-game descriptions and its Japanese name, along with several other depictions and translations, suggest that its English name contains a misspelling of the word feint, deceitful movement.
- This is not the case in the TCG, where it is consistently referred to as Feint Attack.
In other languages