Fake Tears (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Fake Tears lowers the target's Special Defense by two stages.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Fake Tears turns into Z-Fake Tears and raises Special Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Fake Tears
Japanese うそなき (Uso Naki)
German Trugträne
French Croco Larme
Italian Falselacrime
Spanish Llanto Falso

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe’s SP. DEF.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe’s SP. DEF stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fake Tears 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.

Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 28
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 28
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 5
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 25
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 9
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 10
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 10
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 10
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 10
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

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