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Feint (move)

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Feint
フェイント Feint
Feint.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  30
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +2
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Points awarded = 4 minus Current judge voltage
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Feint (Japanese: フェイント Feint) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Feint inflicts damage but only strikes a target that has used Protect or Detect during that turn, lifting the effects of Protect or Detect for the remainder of the turn. Feint cannot remove the effects of Protect or Detect if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Ghost-type).

Feint is an increased priority move and attacks after Protect and Detect, but before other increased priority attacks.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Feint will strike the target regardless of any move used.

Generation V

Feint can now inflict damage even if the target has not used Protect or Detect and its power has changed from 50 to 30.

Despite being an increased priority move, Feint will lift the effects of Wide Guard and Quick Guard for the remainder of the turn only if they are used on an opposing team. Feint is not blocked by an opponent's Quick Guard, but it is blocked by an ally's.

Generation VI

Feint will now lift the effects of Quick Guard and Wide Guard when used on allies, and is no longer blocked by an ally's Quick Guard.

Feint hits a target even if it has used Spiky Shield or King's Shield, removes that protection for the rest of the turn, and the user of Feint does not suffer the negative effect of that protection move.

Feint removes Crafty Shield from the target's team.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS An attack that hits a foe using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
PMDTDS Breaks through the enemy's Protect status to inflict damage.
BWB2W2 An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
XYORAS An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric 29 34 34
21
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal   54 54 50
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal   68 68 65
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying   43 43 43
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting 25 25 25
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 21 21 21
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying   61 61 61
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water   -- -- --
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   61 61 --, 61
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting 49 49 37 37
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying   20 20 20
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting 33 33 33
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting     19
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic 22 22 22
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic 22 22 22
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark   -- -- --
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground 81 81 61 --, 61
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal   14 14 14
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark   -- -- --
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting 26 26 26
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting 29 29 29
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark   18 18 18
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark   18 18 18
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting 15 15 11 11
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 15 15 11 11
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying   38 38 38
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting 39 45 45
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught Grass Fighting     --
706 Goodra Goodra Dragon Dragon     --
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
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug HeracrossTrapinch ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying HeracrossTrapinch ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying HeracrossTrapinch ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice no PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucarioChesnaught
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire   PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucarioChesnaught
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting no HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontop HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontop
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric   HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire PikachuMonfernoInfernapeLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucarioChesnaught
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting   HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost   HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal no PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucarioChesnaught
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug no ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchYanmega
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting no PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario PikachuMeowthPersianFarfetch'dHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucarioChesnaught
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
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
207 207 Gligar Ground Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
228 228 Houndour Dark Fire Dream World - Spooky Manor
236 236 Tyrogue Fighting Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
127 127 Pinsir Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Pinsir
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 Conway Heracross Feint.png None.png None.png
Heracross
The user attacks the foe, ending its Protect or Detect.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
214 Heracross Heracross's horn glows white and it slams its horn into an opponent using Protect or Detect, destroying the barrier. It then tosses the opponent with its horn.
Conway's Heracross Smells Like Team Spirit! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Feint IV.png Feint V.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 佯攻 Yánggōng
France Flag.png French Ruse
Germany Flag.png German Offenlegung
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσποίηση
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Feint
Italy Flag.png Italian Fintoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페인트 Feint
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fingimento
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fingimento
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Prividan Napad
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amago


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