False Surrender (move)

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False Surrender
どげざつき Groveling Strike
False Surrender IX.png
False Surrender IX 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  —%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Jamming  0  

False Surrender (Japanese: どげざつき Groveling Strike) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation VIII. It is the signature move of Morgrem and Grimmsnarl.


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

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

False Surrender cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user pretends to bow its head, but then it stabs the target with its disheveled hair. This attack never misses.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0860 Morgrem DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 1, Evo. Evo.
0861 Grimmsnarl DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 1 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In the anime

Marnie Grimmsnarl False Surrender prepare.png
Marnie Grimmsnarl False Surrender.png
The user pretends to bow its head, but then it stabs the target with its disheveled hair.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl pretends to bow before the opponent. When the opponent lets its guard down, two spears of hair come out of Grimmsnarl's back and stab the opponent.
Marnie's Grimmsnarl Battling Turned Up to Eleven! Debut

In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 假跪真撞 Gá Gwaih Jān Johng
Mandarin 假跪真撞 Jiǎ Guì Zhēn Zhuàng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Falešná pokora
France Flag.png French Fourbette
Germany Flag.png German Kniefalltrick
Italy Flag.png Italian Supplicolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사죄의찌르기 Sajoe-uijjireugi
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywa Uległość
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Rendição Falsa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Irreverencia

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