Fake Tears (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Fake Tears lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe’s SP. DEF stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.
X/Y The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fake Tears 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.

Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 28
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 28
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 6
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 35
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 35
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 9
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 10
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 10
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 10
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 10
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

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

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Field
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Field
Totodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Field
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Field, Monster
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Field, Monster
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Field, Monster
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Field
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Field
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Field
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Field
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Field
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Field
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field