Feint (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +2
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Feint only hits if the target used Protect or Detect in the same turn. It also cancels Protect/Detect for the remainder of the turn, so subsequent moves in the same turn (in double/triple battles) can still hit.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Feint has a base power of 50.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
An attack that hits a foe using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. It also lifts the effects of those moves.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
An attack that hits a target using Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
Sun/Moon This attack hits a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Feint at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 21
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 50
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 50
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 65
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 65
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 43
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 25
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 21
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 61
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 61
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 7
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 20
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 24
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 19
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 15
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 15
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 29
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 11
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 10
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 26
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 26
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 15
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 15
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 11
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 11
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 40
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 1
PheromosaPheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 19
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 11

Learnt by breeding

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

HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Human-Like
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Bug
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Undiscovered
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Field
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Field
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Field
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Human-Like
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Human-Like
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Human-Like
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Bug
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
ShelmetShelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Bug
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Field, Human-Like
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
Grass
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
Grass
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
Grass
PassimianPassimian
#766 / Fighting
Field