Sucker Punch (move)

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Sucker Punch
ふいうち Surprise Attack
Sucker Punch IX.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

Pokémon Sword and Shield

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
SV
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
0019 Rattata NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 19 19 25 24 25
0019 Rattata
Rattata
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 25 24
0020 Raticate NormalIC Big.png Field Field 19 19 19 29 34 29
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 29 34
0024 Arbok PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon - - - - 1 - -
0050 Diglett GroundIC Big.png Field Field 23 23 23 22 25 20 20 20
0050 Diglett
Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 22 25 20 20
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field 23 23 23 22 25 20 20 20
0051 Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 22 25 20 20
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - - - 1 - -
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22 19 32 32 32
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22 19 36 36 36
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 22 22 22 22 19 36 36 36
0106 Hitmonlee FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - - 16
0115 Kangaskhan NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster 46 49 49 49 50 28 28
0122 Mr. Mime PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - 40 40
0122 Mr. Mime
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 40
0146 Moltres
Moltres
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30 30
0161 Sentret NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31 31 31 31 31
0162 Furret NormalIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36 36 36 36
0167 Spinarak BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 26 26 26 26 26 26
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 28 28 28 28 28 28
0185 Sudowoodo RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41 41BW
36B2W2
36 40 28 28 28
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 45 55 55 55 55 50
0237 Hitmontop FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - - - - 24 24 24
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49XY
40ORAS
43 43 40
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field 62 62 62XY
48ORAS
52 52 52
0273 Seedot GrassIC Big.png Field Grass - - - - 30 30 30
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass - - - - 50 50 50
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass - - - - 1 1 Rem.
0289 Slaking NormalIC Big.png Field Field - - - - 53 1
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 46 46 46XY
37ORAS
37 20 20
0327 Spinda NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 32 32 32XY
28ORAS
28 28
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like 37 37 37XY
34ORAS
34 34 34
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like 41 41 41XY
35ORAS
35 35 35
0352 Kecleon NormalIC Big.png Field Field 46DP
43PtHGSS
43 43XY
46ORAS
46 46
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 35 38BW
34B2W2
34XY
38ORAS
38 38 38
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 35 42BW
34B2W2
34XY
40ORAS
40 40 40
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field 44 44BW
52B2W2
50XY
45ORAS
45 40 40
0367 Huntail WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 - - 23ORAS 23 23
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
All forms
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug - - - - 1 1
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying - - 1 1 1 1
0431 Glameow NormalIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41 41 41
0432 Purugly NormalIC Big.png Field Field - - - - 1
0434 Stunky PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field - - - 39 30 30 30
0435 Skuntank PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field - - - 39 30 30 30
0438 Bonsly RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41 41BW
36B2W2
36 40 28 28 28
0439 Mime Jr. PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 40 40
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 31 31 31 31 35 35 35
0453 Croagunk PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31 31 24 24 24
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 31 31 31 31 24 24 24
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 29 29
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 1
0509 Purrloin DarkIC Big.png Field Field 46 46 46 28
0510 Liepard DarkIC Big.png Field Field 55 55 55 34
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 42 42 42 16
0595 Joltik BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40 40 40 28 28
0596 Galvantula BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46 28 28
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous - - - 25
0618 Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 25
0676 Furfrou
Furfrou
All forms
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 42 42
0678 Meowstic
Meowstic
All forms
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field 48 48 24 24
0717 Yveltal DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 80 80 20
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 32 27 27
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 37 35 35
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 38 37 37
0724 Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 37
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field - 1, Evo. Evo.
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field - 1 1
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 31 24
0775 Komala NormalIC Big.png Field Field 31 31
0802 Marshadow FightingIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56 45
0816 Sobble WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 20 20
0817 Drizzile WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 24 24
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field 24 24
0827 Nickit DarkIC Big.png Field Field 24
0828 Thievul DarkIC Big.png Field Field 28
0854 Sinistea
Sinistea
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 24 24
0855 Polteageist
Polteageist
All forms
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 24 24
0859 Impidimp DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 24 24
0860 Morgrem DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 24 24
0861 Grimmsnarl DarkIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Human-Like 24 24
0866 Mr. Rime IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 40
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 1 -
0892 Urshifu
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0919 Nymble BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 38
0920 Lokix BugIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Bug 40
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 45
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 45
0960 Wiglett WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 32
0961 Wugtrio WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 42
0986 Brute Bonnet GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
1002 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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon -
0032 Nidoran♂ PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass - - - - -
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 - - - - - -
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field -
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field -
0300 Skitty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like -
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy -
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field -
0498 Tepig FireIC Big.png Field Field -
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0621 Druddigon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0631 Heatmor FireIC Big.png Field Field
0708 Phantump GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Amorphous - -
0744 Rockruff RockIC Big.png Field Field - -
0813 Scorbunny FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0840 Applin GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon
0852 Clobbopus FightingIC Big.png Water 1 Human-Like
0871 Pincurchin ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
0885 Dreepy DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
0906 Sprigatito GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0917 Tarountula BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0962 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 Compatibility
0019 Rattata NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0020 Raticate NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0032 Nidoran♂ PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
0033 Nidorino PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field
0034 Nidoking PoisonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Field
0050 Diglett GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0074 Geodude RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0075 Graveler RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0076 Golem RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0100 Voltorb ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0101 Electrode ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0106 Hitmonlee FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0115 Kangaskhan NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0161 Sentret NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0162 Furret NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0167 Spinarak BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0171 Lanturn WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0178 Xatu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0185 Sudowoodo RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
0197 Umbreon DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0203 Girafarig NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
0222 Corsola WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0228 Houndour DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field
0234 Stantler NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0237 Hitmontop FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0261 Poochyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0262 Mightyena DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0287 Slakoth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0288 Vigoroth NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0289 Slaking NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0292 Shedinja BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0300 Skitty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0301 Delcatty NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy
0327 Spinda NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
0336 Seviper PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0352 Kecleon NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0367 Huntail WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0413 Wormadam
Wormadam
All forms
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0431 Glameow NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0432 Purugly NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0434 Stunky PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0435 Skuntank PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0438 Bonsly RockIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0453 Croagunk PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0491 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
0029 Nidoran♀ PoisonIC Big.png Monster Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0287 Slakoth NormalIC Big.png Field Field Dream World - Dream Park
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like Dream World - Spooky Manor
0434 Stunky PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Spooky Manor
0621 Druddigon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster Dream World - Icy Cave
0624 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.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0229 Houndoom DarkIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - Alfornada CavernSV
0289 Slaking NormalIC Big.png Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - North Province (Area Two)SV
0871 Pincurchin ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous Wild Tera Pokémon - Glaseado MountainSV
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
0237 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
0571 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
0745 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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 15 - 7 - 88% - 2 tiles away Enemy Yes
BSL 15 - 7 - 88% - 2 tiles away Enemy Yes
MDGtI 15 99 13 50 75% 98% 2 tiles away Enemy No
SMD 15 50 13 30 75% 98% 2 tiles away Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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)Lycanroc (Dusk Form)Lokix
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 Rumble Rush

DarkIC RR.png Sucker Punch
★★★★
Attack power 34.54797
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
Sucker Punch Rumble Rush.png

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
Mightyena
Gizmo Kecleon Sucker Punch.png
Kecleon
Lyla Liepard Sucker Punch.png
Liepard
Cynthia Spiritomb Sucker Punch.png
Spiritomb
The user strikes the opponent unexpectedly.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Mightyena Mightyena runs around the opponent at a high speed, before suddenly headbutting them.
Hodge's Mightyena Serving Up the Flute Cup! Debut
Kecleon When the opponent is about to attack Kecleon, it suddenly hits them with its tail.
Gizmo's Kecleon Detective Drizzile! None
Liepard When the opponent's back is turned, Liepard suddenly attacks it.
Lyla's Liepard Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
Spiritomb When the opponent is about to attack, Spiritomb suddenly extends its gaseous body and slams it into the opponent.
Cynthia's Spiritomb Bewitch, Battle, and Bewilder! None
Morgrem When the opponent's back is turned, Morgrem suddenly spins around and hits them with his hair.
Team Rocket's Morgrem Just a Scone's Throw From Here! 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
Greece Flag.png Greek Χτύπημα Εξαπάτησης Chtýpima Exapátisis
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Váratlan Csapás
Italy Flag.png Italian Sbigoattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기습 Giseup
Poland Flag.png Polish Mylny Cios*
Ssący Cios*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Soco Enganador
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Surpresa
Russia Flag.png Russian Запрещенный приём Zapreshchennyy priyom
Spain Flag.png Spanish Golpe Bajo
Thailand Flag.png Thai โจมตีแบบไม่คาดคิด
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Şaşırtıcı Darbe
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đánh Úp


Variations of the move Sucker Punch
PhysicalIC HOME.png Sucker Punch
SpecialIC HOME.png Thunderclap
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