Feint (move)

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 Generation 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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 21
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 50
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 50
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 65
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 65
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 43
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 25
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 21
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 61
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 61
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Level 7
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 20
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 24
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Level 19
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 15
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Level 15
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 29
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Level 11
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 10
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 26
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 26
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 15
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 15
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 11
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 11
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 40
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 1
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 19
Marshadow
#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.