Fake Tears (move)

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Fake Tears
うそなき Fake Crying
Fake Tears IX.png
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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. It was TM47 in Generation VIII and is TM003 in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

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 rises by 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
SwShBDSPLA
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.
SV The user feigns crying to fluster the target. This harshly lowers the target's Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 41 25 28 28 28 24
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 1 1
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 1 1 1 1 1BDSP 1
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 25 28 28 28 24
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 6 6 6 6XY
5ORAS
5 44
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 25BDSP
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 9 9 9 28 28
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 28 28
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 10 10 10 28 28
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28 28
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28 28
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10 15
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 10 10 15
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 12 12
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 12 12
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 12 12
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1
901 Ursaluna Ursaluna
GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM47
IX
TM003
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
038 Ninetales Ninetales
FireIC Big.png Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
293 Whismur Whismur
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
294 Loudred Loudred
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
295 Exploud Exploud
NormalIC Big.png Monster Field
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
471 Glaceon Glaceon
IceIC Big.png Field Field
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
562 Yamask Yamask
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
570 Zorua Zorua
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
743 Ribombee Ribombee
BugIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Bug Fairy
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
821 Rookidee Rookidee
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying
822 Corvisquire Corvisquire
FlyingIC Big.png Flying Flying
823 Corviknight Corviknight
FlyingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Flying Flying
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like
862 Obstagoon Obstagoon
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
867 Runerigus Runerigus
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
869 Alcremie Alcremie
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy
901 Ursaluna Ursaluna
GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
Sprigatito Sprigatito
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
Floragato Floragato
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
Meowscarada Meowscarada
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
Tandemaus Tandemaus
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
Maushold Maushold
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
Squawkabilly Squawkabilly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
Maschiff Maschiff
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
Mabosstiff Mabosstiff
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
Scream Tail Scream Tail
FairyIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Flutter Mane Flutter Mane
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Tinkatink Tinkatink
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
Tinkatuff Tinkatuff
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
Tinkaton Tinkaton
FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
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 VIII IX
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
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Fake Tears is a move with 22 PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, lowering their Special Defense by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat, Taunt and Muzzled status condition.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Sp. Def by two stat ranks. Dawn (Palentine's 2021) & Alcremie

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Sharply lowers the target's Sp. Def.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Special Defense by two levels.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Special Defense by 2 levels.
BSL てきポケモンの とくぼうを 2だんかいさげる
MDGtI It sharply lowers the enemy's Special Defense.
SMD
MDRTDX
It sharply lowers the enemy's Sp. Def.


In the anime

None.png Brock Bonsly Fake Tears.png Brock Sudowoodo Fake Tears.png None.png
Bonsly Sudowoodo
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Bonsly 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
Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Sudowoodo pretends to cry, causing the opponent to feel sorry for it.
Brock's Sudowoodo Battling a Cute Drama! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

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 Geojisureum
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywe Łzy
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Lágrimas Falsas (TCG, manga)
Choro Falso (anime)
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
StatusIC.png CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019020021022023024025026027028029
030031032033034035036037038039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057058
059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076077078079080081082083084085086087
088089090091092093094095096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116
117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134135136137138139140141142143144145
146147148149150151152153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171


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