Feint (move)

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フェイント Feint
Feint IV.png
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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Feint (Japanese: フェイント Feint) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation IV.


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 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, possibly to avoid overuse of this move with Technician.

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 can still break an ally's Protect or Detect, but cannot break a Pokémon's Endure. [1]


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric 29 34 '
052 Meowth Meowth Normal Normal   54 54 ''''
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal   68 68 ''''
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying   43 43 ''''
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting 25 25 '
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 21 21 '
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying   43 43 '
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water   -- -- '
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   61 61 '
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting 49 49 '
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying   20 20 '
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting 33 33 '
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic 22 22 '
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic 22 22 '
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark   -- -- '
328 Trapinch Trapinch Ground Ground 81 81 '
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal   14 14 ''''
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark   -- -- '
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting 26 26 '
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting 29 29 '
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark   18 18 '
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark   18 18 '
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting 15 15 '
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 15 15 '
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying   38 38 '
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting 39 45 '
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
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice no PikachuRaichuMonfernoInfernapeLucario
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire MeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntank MeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario MeowthPersianFarfetch'dKecleonAbsolMonfernoInfernapeStunkySkuntankLucario
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting no HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontop
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernape HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire PikachuRaichuMonfernoInfernapeLucario PikachuRaichuMonfernoInfernapeLucario
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernape HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernape HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal no PikachuRaichuMonfernoInfernapeLucario
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario HitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
616 Shelmet Shelmet Bug Bug no ScytherScizorHeracrossTrapinchVibravaFlygonYanmega
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting no PikachuRaichuHitmonleeHitmonchanHitmontopMedititeMedichamMonfernoInfernapeLucario
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
207 207 Gligar Ground Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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

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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 a 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

Pokémon Adventures


  • Despite being a Normal-type move, no Normal-type Pokémon were able to learn it by leveling up until the release of Pokémon Platinum.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Ruse
Germany Flag.png German Offenlegung
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσποίηση
Italy Flag.png Italian Fintoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페인트 Feint
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Prividan Napad
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amago


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