Fake Tears (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Level 28
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 1
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 1
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Level 28
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 5
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 25
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 1
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 9
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
Level 10
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
Level 10
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Level 10
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 10
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#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.

ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Fairy
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Field
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Field
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Monster, Water 1
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Monster, Water 1
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
Undiscovered
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Fairy, Water 1
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
Fairy, Field
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Field
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Field
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
Fairy, Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Fairy, Grass
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
Field, Monster
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
Field, Monster
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
Field, Monster
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Undiscovered
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Fairy
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Fairy
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
Bug, Human-Like
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
Fairy, Mineral
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Field
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Field
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Field
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Field
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Field
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Fairy, Mineral
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Field
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Field
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Field, Flying
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Fairy, Grass
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Amorphous, Mineral
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Field
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Field
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Field
VullabyVullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Flying
MandibuzzMandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Flying
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field