Fake Tears (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM47

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 44
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 1
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 28
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 28
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 28
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 28
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 28
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 15
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 15
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 12
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 12
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 12
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark