Detect (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +3
Introduced Generation 2

Technical/Hidden Machine

Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM43

Effects

Detect prevents any attacks targeted at the user from striking on that turn. It is identical to Protect.

Its accuracy drops to 50% if used consecutively after itself, Protect, Endure, Quick Guard or Wide Guard.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, the accuracy of Detect drops by 50% each time when used consecutively after itself, Protect or Endure.

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.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 50
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 15
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 50
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
Level 33
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 38
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 39
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 14
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 9
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 1
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 9
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 36
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 33
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 17
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 16
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Level 11
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Level 11
PidovePidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
TranquillTranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
UnfezantUnfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 23
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 9
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 9
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 1
KartanaKartana
#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.

CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
Monster
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Monster
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Monster
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Field
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Field
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
StarlyStarly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Flying
StaraviaStaravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Flying
StaraptorStaraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Flying
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Field
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Field
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Field
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
Human-Like
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Human-Like
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Human-Like
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Field
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field