Feint Attack (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 60
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Feint Attack deals damage and ignores changes to the Accuracy and Evasion stats. However, it will not hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Shadow Force or Sky Drop.

Changes

In Generations 2-5, this move's name was spelled Faint Attack.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that never misses.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Draws the foe close, then strikes without fail.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user draws up close to the foe disarmingly, then hits without fail.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user draws up to the foe disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
Black/White The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Feint Attack at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 20
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 22
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 22
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 12
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 19
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 21
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 35
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 19
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 14
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 15
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 15
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 32
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 35
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 12
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 31
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 19
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 19
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Level 29
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 32
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 26
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Level 14
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 7
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 7
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 7
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 29
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 29
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 7
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 28
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 22
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 17
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 17
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 21
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 21
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 19
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 7
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 17
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 17
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 27
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 10
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 12
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 19
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 29
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 13
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 13
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 9
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 17
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 17
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 24
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 24
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 24
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 16
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 16
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 20
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 20
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 17
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 17
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 23
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 23
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 33
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 5
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 5
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 19
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Field
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Field, Fairy
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mineral
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Field
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Field, Dragon
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug