Sucker Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Sucker Punch deals damage and has a priority of +1. However, the move only works if the target uses a direct attack in the same turn. If the target is not preparing an attack, Sucker Punch will fail.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
Black/White This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sucker Punch 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.

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Level 19
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 19
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 23
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 23
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 49
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 31
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 36
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 26
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 28
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 36
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 55
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 49
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 62
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 46
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Level 32
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 37
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 41
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 43
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 34
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 34
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 44
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 41
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 36
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 31
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 31
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 31
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 46
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 55
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 42
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 40
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 46
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 42
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 48
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 48
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 80

Learnt by breeding

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

Ekans
#023 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Field, Dragon
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Monster, Field
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Monster, Field
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Field, Fairy
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Field, Fairy
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Field, Fairy
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Field
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Field
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Monster, Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Field

Learnt by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Absol
#359 / Dark
Huntail
#367 / Water
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Darkrai
#491 / Dark