False Swipe (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 2

Machine/Record

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM54
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM54
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM54
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM54
Sword​/​Shield TM94

Effects

Always leaves opponent with at least 1 HP.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English False Swipe
Japanese みねうち (Mineuchi)
German Trugschlag
French Faux-Chage
Italian Falsofinale
Spanish Falsotortazo

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
Leaves the foe with at least 1HP.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A restrained attack that always leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
Sword​/​Shield A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn False Swipe 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
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 35
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 8
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 1
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 1
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 8
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 10
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 23
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 12
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 12
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 6
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 1
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by TM

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water