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.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes first this 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 and TFG have consistently spelled the move as "Feint Attack".

Effect

Generations II to III

Feint Attack inflicts damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

In Generation III, Feint Attack does not make contact.

Generation IV onward

Feint Attack now makes contact.

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.
DPPtHGSS The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
BWB2W2 The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
XYORAS
SM
The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. This attack never misses.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field 20B2W2 20XY
23ORAS
23
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
Field Field 23
052 Meowth Meowth
Field Field 28 28RSE
25FRLG
22 22 22 22
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
Field Field 22
053 Persian Persian
Field Field 29 29RSE
25FRLG
22 22 22 22
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
Field Field 22
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like 16 16BW
12B2W2
12 12
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
Mineral Mineral 37 41 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
197 Umbreon Umbreon
Field Field 36 36 36 36BW
21B2W2
20 20
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying 31 35 35 35 35 35
207 Gligar Gligar
Bug Bug 28 28 23 23BW
19B2W2
19 19
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Field Field 25 25 14 14BW
10B2W2
10 10
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
Field Field 22 25 15 15 15 15
217 Ursaring Ursaring
Field Field 22 25 15 15 15 15
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field 27 37 35 32 32 32
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field 30 43 38 35 35 35
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered 16 16BW
12B2W2
12 12
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
Field Grass 31 31 31 31XY
24ORAS
24
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass 1 1 1 1
287 Slakoth Slakoth
Field Field 19 19 19 19XY
14ORAS
14
289 Slaking Slaking
Field Field 19 19 19 19XY
14ORAS
14
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy 27 25DP
29PtHGSS
29 29XY
22ORAS
22
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like 29 32 32 32XY
19ORAS
19
303 Mawile Mawile
Field Fairy 26 26 26 26XY
21ORAS
21
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like 12 14 14 14XY
10ORAS
10
328 Trapinch Trapinch
Bug Bug 17 17 17BW
7B2W2
7XY
1ORAS
1
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug 1, 17 1, 17 1, 17BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7XY
1ORAS
1
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug 1, 17 1, 17 1, 17BW
1, 7B2W2
1, 7XY
1ORAS
1
331 Cacnea Cacnea
Grass Human-Like 29 29 29 29XY
19ORAS
19
332 Cacturne Cacturne
Grass Human-Like 29 29 29 29XY
19ORAS
19
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field 7 7 7 7XY
16ORAS
16
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous 37 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
19ORAS
19
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous 39 28 28BW
22B2W2
22XY
19ORAS
19
367 Huntail Huntail
Water 1 Water 1 11ORAS 11
431 Glameow Glameow
Field Field 17 17 17 17
432 Purugly Purugly
Field Field 17 17 17 17
436 Bronzor Bronzor
Mineral Mineral 41 41BW
21B2W2
21 21
437 Bronzong Bronzong
Mineral Mineral 50 50BW
21B2W2
21 21
438 Bonsly Bonsly
Undiscovered Undiscovered 25 25BW
19B2W2
19 19
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous 7 7 7 7
453 Croagunk Croagunk
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17 17
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17 17
455 Carnivine Carnivine
Grass Grass 27 27 27 27
461 Weavile Weavile
Field Field 14 14BW
10B2W2
10 10
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like 16 16BW
12B2W2
12 12
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug 23 23BW
19B2W2
19 19
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered 29PtHGSS 29 29 29
557 Dwebble Dwebble
Bug Mineral 13 13 13
558 Crustle Crustle
Bug Mineral 13 13 13
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon 9 9 9
560 Scrafty Scrafty
Field Dragon 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
570 Zorua Zorua
Field Field 17 17 17
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Field Field 17 17 17
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like 24 24 24
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field 16 16 16
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field 16 16 16
590 Foongus Foongus
Grass Grass 20 20 20
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
Grass Grass 20 20 20
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like 17 17 17
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying 23 23 23
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying 23 23 23
658 Greninja Greninja
Water 1 Water 1 33 33
690 Skrelp Skrelp
Water 1 Dragon 5 5
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon 5 1, 5
708 Phantump Phantump
Grass Amorphous 19 19
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Grass Amorphous 19 19
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
Water 2 Water 2 9
765 Oranguru Oranguru
Field Field 22
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
Amorphous Amorphous 23
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
050 Diglett Diglett
Field Field
050 Diglett Diglett
Alola Form
Field Field
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir
Bug Bug
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
290 Nincada Nincada
Bug Bug
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Water 3 Bug
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
559 Scraggy Scraggy
Field Dragon
588 Karrablast Karrablast
Bug Bug
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug
621 Druddigon Druddigon
Monster Dragon
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
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 Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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 II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
Monster Monster New York Pokémon Center
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered New York Pokémon Center
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

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 36 | Accuracy = N/A | Effect = Never misses.
Used by : Sneasel   Scraggy

Pokémon GO

Feint Attack
Fast Attack
Type Dark
Power 12
Energy boost 10%
Duration 1.04 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
NinetalesJigglypuffWigglytuffPersianDodrio

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Feint Attack had an energy gain of 7%.

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target. It never misses.
Conq. The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.

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 the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

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In other generations

Faint Attack II.png Faint Attack III.png Faint Attack IV.png Faint Attack 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Faint Attack Stad2.png Faint Attack Colo.png Faint Attack XD.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

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
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Duizel aanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tajukangastus (S04)
Huimaushyökkäys (EP265)
Pyörrytys (AG103)
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
Ataque Dissimulado (TCG)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Tihi napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Patada Voladora (EP162)
Ataque Rápido* (EP176)
Ataque de Engaño (EP265)
Ataque de Mareo (AG103)
Spain Flag.png Spain Finta
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Svimmattack* (EP265)
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Lừa


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


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