Feint (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +2
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Feint only hits if the target used Protect or Detect in the same turn. It also cancels Protect/Detect for the remainder of the turn, so subsequent moves in the same turn (in double/triple battles) can still hit.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Feint has a base power of 50.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An attack that hits a foe using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
X/Y An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Feint 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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 34
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 50
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 65
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 43
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 25
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 21
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 61
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 61
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 37
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 20
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 33
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 22
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 22
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 61
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 14
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 26
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 26
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 18
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 18
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 11
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 11
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 45
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Field
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like