Fake Out (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical  Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +3
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Fake Out attacks with a priority of +3 and causes the target to flinch if it hits. It is only successful on the first turn the Pokemon is in battle, but reset each time the Pokemon switches out and back in.

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Fake Out has priority +1.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Fake Out turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A 1st-turn, 1st-strike move that causes flinching.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that hits first and causes flinching. Usable only on 1st turn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. This move works only on the first turn.
HeartGold/SoulSilver An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
An attack that hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.
Sun/Moon
Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon
This attack hits first and makes the target flinch. It only works the first turn the user is in battle.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fake Out 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.

MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 9
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 9
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 9
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 9
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 7
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Level 1
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 16
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 12
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Level 10
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Level 10
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Level 1
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Level 1
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 21
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 1
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 1
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 21
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 22
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 13
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 1
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 13
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Level 19
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 19
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 19

Learnt by breeding

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

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
SeelSeel
#086 / Water
Field, Water 1
DewgongDewgong
#087 / Water · Ice
Field, Water 1
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Human-Like
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Human-Like
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Field
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Field, Water 1
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Undiscovered
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Human-Like
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Field
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Field
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Undiscovered
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Dragon, Field
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Field
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Field
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Field
SalanditSalandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Dragon, Monster
SalazzleSalazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Dragon, Monster
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Fairy, Field