Sucker Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical
Power 70
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.

Changes

In Generations 4-6, Sucker Punch has base power 80.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sucker Punch turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 140.

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
Black 2/White 2
This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.
Sun/Moon This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sucker Punch 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.

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Level 19
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 19
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Level 23
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 23
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 49
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Level 31
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Level 36
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 26
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 28
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 36
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 55
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 40
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 48
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 37
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Level 28
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 34
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 35
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 46
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 38
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 40
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 45
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 23
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 41
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 36
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 31
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 31
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 31
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 46
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 55
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 42
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 40
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 46
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 42
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 48
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 48
YveltalYveltal
#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.

EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Field
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Field
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Field
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Field
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Sucker Punch in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor