Fake Tears (move)

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Fake Tears
うそなき Fake Crying
Fake Tears VI.png
Fake Tears VI 2.png
Type  Dark
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

Fake Tears (Japanese: うそなき Fake Crying) is a non-damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Fake Tears lowers the target's Special Defense stat by two stages.

If powered up by a Darkinium Z into Z-Fake Tears, the user's Special Attack stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
Colo.XD Feigns crying to sharply lower the target's Sp. Def.
FRLG The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 25 28 28 28
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 1 1 1 1
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 1 1 1 1
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 25 28 28 28
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 28 21, 31 21, 35 35XY
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31 35 35XY
25ORAS
25
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 10 10 10
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy ORAS
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy ORAS
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Pleasant Forest
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Special Defense by two levels.

In the anime

None.png Brock Sudowoodo Fake Tears.png Brock Bonsly Fake Tears.png None.png
Sudowoodo Bonsly
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
438 Bonsly Bonsly pretends to cry, making actual tears come out of its eyes. It can also cry loudly, distorting the air around it.
A wild Bonsly Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Debut
A wild Bonsly Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
Brock's Bonsly From Cradle to Save None
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo pretends to cry, causing the opponent to feel sorry for it.
Brock's Sudowoodo Battling a Cute Drama! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Fake Tears III.png Fake Tears IV.png Fake Tears 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

Spin-off series games

Fake Tears Colo.png Fake Tears XD.png Fake Tears PBR.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
Fake Tears 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 假哭 Gáhūk
Mandarin 假哭 Jiǎkū
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Neptranen
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tekokyyneleet
France Flag.png French Croco Larme
Germany Flag.png German Trugträne
Greece Flag.png Greek Ψεύτικα Δάκρυα Pséútika Dakrua
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Mata Buaya
Italy Flag.png Italian Falselacrime
South Korea Flag.png Korean 거짓울음 Geojit Ul'eum
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywe Łzy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Choro Falso (anime)
Lágrimas Falsas (TCG)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Choro Falso (anime)
Lágrimas Falsas (TCG)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Lacrimile False
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažne Suze
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Lágrimas Falsas
Spain Flag.png Spain Llanto Falso
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nước Mắt Cá Sấu


Variations of the move Charm
Status CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


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