False Swipe (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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

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 Pokemon.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn False Swipe 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.

Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 45
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Level 27
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Level 27
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 13
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 48
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 51
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 33
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 29
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 44
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 25
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 25
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 24
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 24
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 24
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 1
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 7

Learnt by TM

Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water