Detect (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +4
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
TM43

Effects

Detect prevents any attacks targeted at the user from striking, for the duration of the turn. It has priority +4 so will activate before most other moves. The move functions identically to Protect.

The accuracy of Detect drops by 13 each time it is used consecutively after itself or Protect, Endure, Wide Guard, Quick Guard, Spiky Shield, King's Shield, or Baneful Bunker.

Damage-dealing Z-Moves bypass Detect but deal 14 of the damage.

Changes

In Generations 2-5, the accuracy of Detect decreases by 12 each time it is used consecutively after itself or any protecting move listed above. In Generation 4 only, it has a minimum accuracy of 18 (i.e. from the fourth consecutive use onwards).

In Diamond and Pearl only, Thunder during rain and Blizzard during hail have a 30% chance to bypass Detect.

In Generations 3-4 Detect has priority +3, while in Generation 2 it has priority +2.

In Generation 2, Detect will fail if the user is behind a Substitute.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Detect turns into Z-Detect and raises Evasiveness one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Detect
Japanese みきり (Mikiri)
German Scanner
French Détection
Italian Individua
Spanish Detección

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Evades attack that turn. It may fail.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Evades attack, but may fail if used in succession.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Enables the user to evade all attacks. It may fail if used in succession.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
Enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Detect at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 50
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 15
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 50
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 33
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 38
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 39
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 14
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 9
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 9
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 36
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 33
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 16
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Level 11
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Level 11
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 9
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 9
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 1
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 53

Learnt by breeding

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

Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 2 — TM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 2 — TM
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 2 — TM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 2 — TM
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Gen 2 — TM
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Gen 2 — TM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 2 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 2 — TM
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Gen 2 — TM
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Gen 2 — TM
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 2 — TM
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Totodile
#158 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Gen 2 — TM
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Politoed
#186 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 2 — TM
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 2 — TM
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 2 — TM
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Gen 2 — TM
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Gen 2 — TM
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Gen 2 — TM
Magby
#240 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 2 — TM
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 2 — TM
Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 2 — TM
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Gen 2 — TM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 2 — TM
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 2 — TM
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 2 — TM