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False Swipe (move)

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False Swipe
みねうち Strike with the Back of the Sword
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.

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

Effect

False Swipe inflicts damage, but will leave the target with 1 HP if it would otherwise cause it to faint. If the target has 1 HP remaining, False Swipe will hit and leave the target at 1 HP.

If used against a substitute, False Swipe is able to break it and will not leave the substitute 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
XY
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 45
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 33 33 27 27 27
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground 39 39 27 27 27
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 18 16 13 13 13
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel 18 16 13 13 13
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass   53 53 53 53
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass   59 59 59 59
290 Nincada Nincada Bug Ground   25 25 25 25
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   55 44 44 29 29
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting     45 50 50
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass       -- --
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug       25 25
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel       25 25
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon       24 24
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon       24 24
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon       24 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 ScytherScizorNincada  
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug   ScytherScizorNincada 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 Fairy   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
TM54
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 Fairy
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
674 Pancham Pancham Fighting Fighting
675 Pangoro Pangoro Fighting Dark
679 Honedge Honedge Steel Ghost
680 Doublade Doublade Steel Ghost
681 Aegislash Aegislash Steel Ghost
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
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 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.

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.

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 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
235 235 Smeargle Normal 2013 World Championships Smeargle
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.

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 the Pokémon Pocket Monsters 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 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
False Swipe 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 刀背擊打 Dāobèi Jídǎ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Salasyöksy
France Flag.png French Faux-Chage
Germany Flag.png German Trugschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Υποκριτικός Κτύπος
Italy Flag.png Italian Falsofinale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼등치기 Kaldeungchigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Corte Falso
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažan Zamah
Spain Flag.png Spanish Falsotortazo


Variations of the move False Swipe
Physical False SwipeHold Back


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
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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