Feint (move)

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Feint
フェイント Feint
Feint.png
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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
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
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  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

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

Effect

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 cannot remove the effects of protecting moves if it does not affect the target (such as if the target is Ghost-type).

Feint has an increased priority of +2, so is used after Protect or Detect, but before other increased priority attacks.

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.

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 is not blocked by an opponent's Quick Guard, but it is blocked by an ally's if it targets an ally.

Generation VI onward

Feint will now lift the effects of Quick Guard and Wide Guard when used on allies, and is no longer blocked by an ally's Quick Guard.

Feint can now be copied by Mirror Move.

Feint hits a target even if it is protected by Mat Block, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, or Baneful Bunker and removes that protection for the rest of the turn. The user of Feint does not suffer the negative effects of its target's Spiky Shield, King's Shield, or Baneful Bunker.

Feint removes Crafty Shield and Mat Block from the target's team.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR An attack that hits a foe using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
BWB2W2 An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
XYORAS An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
SM This attack hits a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 29 34 34XY
21ORAS
21
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 54PtHGSS 54 50 50
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 50
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 68PtHGSS 68 65 65
053 Persian Persian
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 65
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 43PtHGSS 43 43 43
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 25 25
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 21 21 21 21
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 61PtHGSS 61 61 61
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 61PtHGSS 61 1, 61 1, 61
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 49 49BW
37B2W2
37XY
7ORAS
7
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 20PtHGSS 20 20 20
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 33 33 33 24
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 19ORAS 19
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22XY
15ORAS
15
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 22 22 22XY
15ORAS
15
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Bug 81 81BW
61B2W2
1, 61XY
29ORAS
29
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 11
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 14PtHGSS 14 14XY
10ORAS
10
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 26 26 26 26
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 29 29 26 26
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 18PtHGSS 18 18 15
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 18PtHGSS 18 18 15
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 15 15BW
11B2W2
11 11
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 15 15BW
11B2W2
11 11
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38PtHGSS 38 38 38
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 39 45 45XY
40ORAS
40
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 1 1
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 11
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
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field HGSS
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
296 Makuhita Makuhita
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like HGSS
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
616 Shelmet Shelmet
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC 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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Windswept Sky
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Dream World - Rugged Mountain
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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Pinsir
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
766 Passimian Passimian
FightingIC Big.png Field Field Easter Egg Passimian
Korean Egg Passimian
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

Feint will strike the target regardless of any move used.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Breaks through the enemy's Protect status to inflict damage.

In the anime

None.png Conway Heracross Feint.png None.png None.png
Heracross
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 an opponent using Protect, destroying the barrier. It then tosses the opponent with its horn.
Conway's Heracross Smells Like Team Spirit! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Feint IV.png Feint 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

Core series games

Feint 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 佯攻 Yèuhnggūng
Mandarin 佯攻 Yánggōng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch List
France Flag.png French Ruse
Germany Flag.png German Offenlegung
Greece Flag.png Greek Προσποίηση Prospoíisi
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Feint
Italy Flag.png Italian Fintoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 페인트 Feint
Poland Flag.png Polish Symulacja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fingimento (anime and Noble Victories)
Fintar (Plasma Storm-present)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fingimento
Finta
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Prividan napad
Spain Flag.png Spanish Amago


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