Sucker Punch (move)

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Sucker Punch
ふいうち Surprise Attack
Sucker Punch VIII.png
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Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used first.

Sucker Punch (Japanese: ふいうち Surprise Attack) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Sucker Punch has a power of 80. It has a priority of +1, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority. If Sucker Punch's target has selected a physical or special attack and has not yet had a chance to execute its move, Sucker Punch will damage the target; otherwise, Sucker Punch will fail. Sucker Punch only depends on the move the target has selected, and is not affected by any consideration of whether the attack can actually be executed, such as status conditions like sleep or freeze or Abilities like Truant.

Generation V

Sucker Punch will now succeed if the opponent is using Me First (despite the fact that Me First is a status move).

Generation VII

Sucker Punch's base power is reduced to 70.

Generation VIII

Due to a glitch, in a Double Battle where the player who didn't initiate the challenge is down to their final Pokémon, that Pokémon's Sucker Punch originally failed when used against the opponent on their right, regardless of what move that Pokémon selected for the turn. With the release of the version 1.1 update to Sword and Shield, this glitch was fixed and Sucker Punch can now correctly hit Pokémon in that position.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
BWB2W2 This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 19 19 25SMUSUM
24PE
25BDSP
019 Rattata Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 25SMUSUM
24PE
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 19 19 29SMUSUM
34PE
29BDSP
020 Raticate Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 29SMUSUM
34PE
024 Arbok Arbok
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 1PE
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 23 23 23 22SMUSUM
25PE
20 20
050 Diglett Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 22SMUSUM
25PE
20SwSh 20
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 23 23 23 22SMUSUM
25PE
20 20
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 22SMUSUM
25PE
20SwSh 20
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1PE
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22SMUSUM
19PE
32 32
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22SMUSUM
19PE
36 36
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22SMUSUM
19PE
36 36
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 46 49 49 49SMUSUM
50PE
28
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 40
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 40
146 Moltres Moltres
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30 30
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31 31BDSP
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36 36 36BDSP
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 26 26 26 26 26BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28 28 28 28 28BDSP
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41 41BW
36B2W2
36 40 28 28
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 45 55 55 55 55BDSP 50
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 24
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49XY
40ORAS
43 43BDSP
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 62 62 62XY
48ORAS
52 52BDSP
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass 30
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 50
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass 1
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 53BDSP 1
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37 20
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 32 32 32XY
28ORAS
28 28BDSP
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 37 37 37XY
34ORAS
34 34BDSP 34
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35 35BDSP 35
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 46DP
43PtHGSS
43 43XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 35 38BW
34B2W2
34XY
38ORAS
38 38BDSP 38
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 35 42BW
34B2W2
34XY
40ORAS
40 40BDSP 40
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 44 44BW
52B2W2
50XY
45ORAS
45 40
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 23ORAS 23 23BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1BDSP
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1BDSP 1
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41 41 41BDSP
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1BDSP
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 39 30 30
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 39 30 30
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41 41BW
36B2W2
36 40 28 28
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 31 31 31 31 35 35
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31 31 24 24
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31 31 24 24
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 29BDSP
503 Samurott Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 46 46 46 28SwSh
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 55 55 55 34SwSh
556 Maractus Maractus
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 42 42 42 16SwSh
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 40 40 28SwSh
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46 28SwSh
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 25SwSh
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 25SwSh
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 42 42
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 48 48 24SwSh
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 48 48 24SwSh
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 80 80 20SwSh
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 32 27SwSh 27
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 37 35SwSh 35
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 38 37SwSh 37
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 37
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 1, Evo.SwSh Evo.
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field 1SwSh 1
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 31 24SwSh
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31
802 Marshadow Marshadow
FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56 45SwSh
816 Sobble Sobble
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 20SwSh 20
817 Drizzile Drizzile
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 24SwSh 24
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 24SwSh 24
827 Nickit Nickit
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 24SwSh
828 Thievul Thievul
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 28SwSh
854 Sinistea Sinistea
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 24SwSh 24
855 Polteageist Polteageist
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 24SwSh 24
859 Impidimp Impidimp
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 24SwSh 24
860 Morgrem Morgrem
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 24SwSh 24
861 Grimmsnarl Grimmsnarl
DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 24SwSh 24
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 40SwSh
887 Dragapult Dragapult
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 1SwSh
892 Urshifu Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
Nymble Nymble
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 38
Lokix Lokix
BugIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40
Wiglett Wiglett
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 32
Wugtrio Wugtrio
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 42
Tadbulb Tadbulb
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 45
Bellibolt Bellibolt
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 45
Brute Bonnet Brute Bonnet
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
Chien-Pao Chien-Pao
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 55
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
023 Ekans Ekans
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon BDSP
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy BDSP
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
498 Tepig Tepig
FireIC Big.png Field Field
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster SwSh
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
631 Heatmor Heatmor
FireIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
708 Phantump Phantump
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous SwSh
744 Rockruff Rockruff
RockIC Big.png Field Field
813 Scorbunny Scorbunny
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like SwSh
840 Applin Applin
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon SwSh
852 Clobbopus Clobbopus
FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like SwSh
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous SwSh
885 Dreepy Dreepy
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon SwSh
Sprigatito Sprigatito
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
Tarountula Tarountula
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
Bombirdier Bombirdier
FlyingIC Big.png
DarkIC 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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
032 Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
033 Nidorino Nidorino
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
034 Nidoking Nidoking
PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
050 Diglett Diglett
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
075 Graveler Graveler
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
076 Golem Golem
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
161 Sentret Sentret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
162 Furret Furret
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
228 Houndour Houndour
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
261 Poochyena Poochyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
262 Mightyena Mightyena
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
435 Skuntank Skuntank
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
453 Croagunk Croagunk
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC 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.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
029 Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
434 Stunky Stunky
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like 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.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like Do Heun's Hitmontop
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field Sly Zoroark
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
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field Rocky Lycanroc
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Sucker Punch is a move with 15 base power, 88% accuracy, and 7 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, from up to 2 tiles away, even if there's an ally inbetween.

Pokémon GO

GO Dark.png Sucker Punch
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 7
Energy boost 8
Duration 0.7 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.7 seconds
Sucker Punch GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 7
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
DugtrioGengarMoltres (Galarian Form)FurretSpindaCacneaCacturneKecleonMismagiusSpiritombPurrloinJoltikFurfrouMeowsticTrevenantYveltalLycanroc (Midday Form)
By Elite Fast TM
Gastly
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 4 → 9
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.7 → 1.2 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 7
    • Energy boost: 9 → 8
    • Duration: 1.2 → 0.7 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Sucker Punch is Absol's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 and upgrading Slash into it instead of Psycho Cut. The user attacks a target Pokémon, slowing both it and the user. If the user is attacked, or the target attacks anything, hit does extra damage. At level 13, user's base attack speed is increased after a counter.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる 2マスまで とどく
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.


In the anime

Hodge Mightyena Sucker Punch.png Gizmo Kecleon Sucker Punch.png Lyla Liepard Sucker Punch.png Cynthia Spiritomb Sucker Punch.png
Mightyena Kecleon Liepard Spiritomb
The user strikes the opponent unexpectedly.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Mightyena Mightyena Mightyena runs around the opponent at a high speed, before suddenly headbutting them.
Hodge's Mightyena Serving Up the Flute Cup! Debut
Kecleon Kecleon When the opponent is about to attack Kecleon, it suddenly hits them with its tail.
Gizmo's Kecleon Detective Drizzile! None
Liepard Liepard When the opponent's back is turned, Liepard suddenly attacks it.
Lyla's Liepard Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
Spiritomb Spiritomb When the opponent is about to attack, Spiritomb suddenly extends its gaseous body and slams it into the opponent.
Cynthia's Spiritomb JN123 None
Morgrem Morgrem When the opponent's back is turned, Morgrem spins around and suddenly hits them with his hair.
Team Rocket's Morgrem JN127 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Despite its name, Sucker Punch is not a punching move. The term "sucker punch" refers to an unexpected or cheap shot at an opponent, akin to its Japanese name, which translates to surprise attack. Thus, many Pokémon that do not possess arms can learn this move, and its base power is not increased by Iron Fist.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 突襲 Dahtjaahp
Mandarin 突襲 / 突袭 Tūxí
France Flag.png French Coup Bas
Germany Flag.png German Tiefschlag
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