False Swipe (move)

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False Swipe
みねうち Strike with the Back of the Sword
False Swipe IX.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the audience quickly grow bored when an appeal move has little effect.

False Swipe (Japanese: みねうち Strike with the Back of the Sword) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

It is:

Effect

False Swipe inflicts damage, but will leave the target with 1 HP if it would otherwise cause it to faint. If the target has 1 HP remaining, False Swipe will hit and leave the target at 1 HP.

If used against a substitute, False Swipe is able to break it and will not leave the substitute with 1 HP.

False Swipe can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Swords Dance was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

False Swipe's PP was reduced to 30.

Category  Physical
PP  30
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Leaves the target with at least 1 HP

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A move that adjusts Attack so that the foe has one HP left. Can't cause the foe to faint.
GSC Leaves the foe with at least 1HP.
RSEColo. An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
FRLG A restrained attack that always leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
XD An attack that leaves the target with at least 1 HP.
DPPtHGSSPBR A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 44 46 43DP
45PtHGSS
45 45 45 35
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 33 33 27 27 27 27 8
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 39 39 27 27 27 27 1
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 18 16 13 13 13 13 8 8
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 18 16 13 13 13 13 1 1
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 53 53 53 53XY
48ORAS
48 1
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon 59 59 59 59XY
51ORAS
51 1
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 25 25XY
33ORAS
33 10
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 55 44 44BW
29B2W2
29 29 29BDSP 29
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 45 50 50XY
44ORAS
44 23 23
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1 1
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 25 25 25 12
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 25 12
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24 24 24 6 6
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24 24 24 1 1
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 24 24 24 1 1
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 15
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7 10
900 Kleavor Kleavor
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 8
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
TM54
V
TM54
VI
TM54
VII
TM54
VIII
TM94
IX
TM057
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
022 Fearow Fearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass BDSP
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass BDSP
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass BDSP
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
443 Gible Gible
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
794 Buzzwole Buzzwole
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
810 Grookey Grookey
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
811 Thwackey Thwackey
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
812 Rillaboom Rillaboom
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
833 Chewtle Chewtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
863 Perrserker Perrserker
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
870 Falinks Falinks
FightingIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
900 Kleavor Kleavor
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
903 Sneasler Sneasler
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
917 Tarountula Tarountula
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
918 Spidops Spidops
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
937 Ceruledge Ceruledge
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
983 Kingambit Kingambit
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
998 Baxcalibur Baxcalibur
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
100 Chien-Pao Chien-Pao
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
100 Iron Valiant Iron Valiant
FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
101 Iron Leaves Iron Leaves
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
215 Sneasel Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
900 Kleavor Kleavor
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
903 Sneasler Sneasler
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
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
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
021 Spearow Spearow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Purified Shadow PokémonXD
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass Purified Shadow PokémonXD
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass Purified Shadow PokémonXD
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy Purified Shadow PokémonXD
333 Swablu Swablu
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon Pokémon Box Ruby & Sapphire - Swablu Egg
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass My Pokémon Ranch
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
066 Machop Machop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass Sticker Promotional Egg Bulbasaur
Kanto Starter Egg Bulbasaur
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon Sticker Promotional Egg Charmander
Kanto Starter Egg Charmander
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 Sticker Promotional Egg Squirtle
Kanto Starter Egg Squirtle
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass Korean Global Link
235 Smeargle Smeargle
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 2013 World Championships Smeargle
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon Japanese Global Link
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

False Swipe deals damage. In the Rescue Team and Explorers series, False Swipe will leave the enemy with 1 HP. Despite being a damaging move that follows the normal damage calculation, it cannot be boosted with Ginseng in the Rescue Team series. This was fixed in the Explorers series.

In Gates to Infinity and Rescue Team DX, False Swipe can cause the enemy to faint, increasing the chance of that Pokémon joining the team if it does. False Swipe's effect is reverted to that of the previous games in Super Mystery Dungeon, as recruitment is not present in this entry.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 40 - 15 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 40 - 15 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL 40 - 15 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 2 99 50 99 95% 100% Front Enemy No
SMD 2 99 30 99 95% 100% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

NormalIC RR.png False Swipe
Attack power 24.69447
Charge time 0.54 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
False Swipe Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It leaves the target with one HP if its damage would have made the target faint.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target but leaves it with 1 HP if its damage would have made the target faint.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる あいてを たおすようなダメージを あたえても HPを 1だけのこす
MDGtI If you make an enemy faint with this move, the chance of befriending the enemy slightly goes up.
SMD It damages an enemy. But the enemy will endure the attack that would cause it to faint with 1 HP!
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. If you knock an enemy out with it, they will be more likely to join you on your adventure!


In the anime

None.png Blade False Swipe.png Rinto Gallade False Swipe.png None.png
Scizor Gallade
A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Scizor Scizor Scizor flies into the air then flies down toward the opponent. It raises its two pincers into the air, then brings them both down hard on the opponent.
Shingo's Blade Wired for Battle! Debut
Gallade Gallade One of Gallade's arm blades glows light green and extends. He then slashes the opponent with it.
Rinto's Gallade Trials of a Budding Master! None


In the manga

Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


  • Blue's Scyther was revealed to know False Swipe on the official website, but he was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • False Swipe's Japanese name is a reference to katanas, which are designed to have a single cutting edge on one side, while the other side is mostly flat. Thus, striking the opponent with the flat side of the katana would not be fatal.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 點到為止 Dí-mdou Wàihjí
Mandarin 點到為止 / 点到为止 Diǎn-dào Wéizhǐ *
刀背擊打 / 刀背击打 Dāobèi Jídǎ
Finland Flag.png Finnish Salasyöksy
France Flag.png French Faux-Chage
Germany Flag.png German Trugschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Υποκριτικός Κτύπος
Italy Flag.png Italian Falsofinale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼등치기 Kaldeungchigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Fałszywy Zamach
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Corte Artificial
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Patada Falsa
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Lažan zamah
Spain Flag.png Spanish Falso TortazoVIII+
FalsotortazoIIVII
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh giả vờ



Variations of the move False Swipe
PhysicalIC HOME.png False SwipeHold Back


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171


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