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Sucker Punch (move)

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Sucker Punch
ふいうち Surprise Attack
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Category  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Category  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.

Sucker Punch (Japanese: ふいうち Surprise Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Sucker Punch does damage and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Sucker Punch will go first regardless of the user's or target's Speed. If the target also uses an increased priority move during the same round that the user uses Sucker Punch, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Sucker Punch is (or attempts to be) used, Sucker Punch's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.

If the target uses a non-damaging move or happens to act before the user, Sucker Punch will fail.

Generation V

Sucker Punch will now succeed if the opponent is using Me First, regardless of who is faster.

Mystery Dungeon

The move behaves like all priority moves, striking any foe that is two tiles away regardless of if a teammate is in front.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.
BWB2W2 This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
XY This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal 19 19 19
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal 19 19 '
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground 23 23 23
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground 23 23 23
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison 22 22 22
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison 22 22 22
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison 22 22 22
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal 46 49 49
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal 31 31 31
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal 36 36 36
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison 26 26 36
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison 28 28 28
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock 41 41 36 36
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying 45 55 55
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark 49 49 49
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark 62 62 62
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy 46 46 46
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal 32 32 32
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass 37 37 37
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark 41 41 41
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal 46 43 43 43
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 35 38 34 34
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 35 42 34 34
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark 44 44 52 50
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying     --
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal 41 41 41
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock 41 41 36 36
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark 31 31 31
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting 31 31 31
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting 31 31 31
509 Purrloin Purrloin Dark Dark   46 46
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark   55 55
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass   42 42
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric   40 40
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric   46 46
676 Furfrou Furfrou Normal Normal     42
678 Meowstic Meowstic Psychic Psychic     48
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying     80
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
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying Murkrow Murkrow Murkrow
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteSpiritomb GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteSpiritomb GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteSpiritomb
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost no SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Fairy RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretSpindaKecleonPoochyenaMightyenaMawileGlameowAbsol RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire no no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
621 Druddigon Druddigon* Dragon Dragon no EkansNidoran♂ EkansNidoran♂
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel no SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak SpindaCacneaCacturneCroagunkToxicroak
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire no RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepard RattataRaticateDiglettDugtrioSentretFurretPoochyenaMightyenaMawileSpindaKecleonAbsolGlameowPurrloinLiepardFurfrouMeowstic
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
DP Pt HGSS
019 Rattata Rattata Normal Normal
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂ Poison Poison
033 Nidorino Nidorino Poison Poison
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
050 Diglett Diglett Ground Ground
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
167 Spinarak Spinarak Bug Poison
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
261 Poochyena Poochyena Dark Dark
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
300 Skitty Skitty Normal Normal
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
431 Glameow Glameow Normal Normal
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
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
029 029 Nidoran♀ Poison Dream World - Pleasant Forest
287 287 Slakoth Normal Dream World - Dream Park
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost Dream World - Spooky Manor
434 434 Stunky Poison Dark Dream World - Spooky Manor
621 621 Druddigon Dragon Dream World - Icy Cave
624 624 Pawniard Dark Steel Dream World - Spooky Manor
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
237 237 Hitmontop Fighting Korean World Championships 2013 Qualifiers Junior Division
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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Sucker Punch 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 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

  • Despite its name, Sucker Punch is not a punching move. The term sucker punch refers to an unexpected or cheap shot at an opponent, akin to its Japanese name, which translates to surprise attack. Thus, many Pokémon that do not possess arms can learn this move, and its base power is not increased by Iron Fist.
  • It is tied with Extreme Speed for highest base power of an increased-priority move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 突襲 Tūxí
France Flag.png French Coup Bas
Germany Flag.png German Tiefschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Χτύπημα Εξαπάτησης
Italy Flag.png Italian Sbigoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기습 Giseup
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Soco Medonho
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Bajo


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