Detect (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +4
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

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.
Sword​/​Shield This move enables the user to protect itself from 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Level 25
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 12
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 60
Zapdos
Galarian Zapdos
#145 / Fighting · Flying
Level 60
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 12
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 12
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 12
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 12
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 12
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 12
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 12
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 18
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 15
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 14
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 28
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 34
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 1
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 8
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 30
Clobbopus
#852 / Fighting
Level 15
Grapploct
#853 / Fighting
Level 15
Sirfetch'd
#865 / Fighting
Level 25
Kubfu
#891 / Fighting
Level 28
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 28
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Level 28

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