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
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 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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages 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 50
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
Dragon, Field
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
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
Fairy, Field
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
Absol
#359 / Dark
Field
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Field
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Field
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Field
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
Heatmor
#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.

Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor