Detect (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +3
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM43

Effects

Detect prevents any attacks targeted at the user from striking on that turn. It is identical to Protect.

Its accuracy drops to 50% if used consecutively after itself, Protect, Endure, Quick Guard or Wide Guard.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, the accuracy of Detect drops by 50% each time when used consecutively after itself, Protect or Endure.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Evades attack that turn. It may fail.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
FireRed/LeafGreen Enables the user to evade all attacks. It may fail if used in succession.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
X/Y Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Detect at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 50
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 15
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 50
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 41
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 47
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 51
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 22
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 11
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 11
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 33
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 44
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 16
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 11
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 11
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 9
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 9
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Detect as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Cubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Field
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Field
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Field
Dewott
#502 / Water
Field
Samurott
#503 / Water
Field
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Field
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field