Feint Attack (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Feint Attack turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 120.

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
Black 2/White 2
The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. It hits without fail.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. This attack never misses.
Sun/Moon The user approaches the target disarmingly, then throws a sucker punch. This attack never misses.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Feint Attack at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 23
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 22
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 22
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Level 12
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 19
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 20
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 35
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 19
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 10
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 15
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 15
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 32
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 35
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Level 12
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 24
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 14
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 14
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Level 22
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 19
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 21
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Level 10
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 1
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 19
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 19
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 16
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 19
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 19
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 11
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 17
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 17
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 21
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 21
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 19
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 7
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 17
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 17
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
Level 27
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 10
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 12
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 19
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 29
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 13
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 13
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Level 9
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 1
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Level 9
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 17
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 17
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 24
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 24
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 24
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 16
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 16
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Level 20
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Level 20
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 17
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 17
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 23
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 23
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 33
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Level 5
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 5
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 19
TrevenantTrevenant
#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.

PidgeyPidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeottoPidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PidgeotPidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Flying
SpearowSpearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
FearowFearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Field
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Field
DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Flying
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Flying
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Bug
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Bug
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mineral
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Amorphous
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Amorphous
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Bug, Water 3
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Bug, Water 3
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Amorphous
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Field
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Bug
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Bug
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Bug
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Bug