Feint (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 30
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Priority +2
Makes contact? No
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Feint
Japanese フェイント (Feint)
German Offenlegung
French Ruse
Italian Fintoattacco
Spanish Amago

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
This attack hits a target using a move such as Protect or Detect. This also lifts the effects of those moves.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 16
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 4
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 4
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 1
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 3
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 4
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 12
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 1
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 1
Cinderace
#815 / Fire
Level 1
Clobbopus
#852 / Fighting
Level 5
Grapploct
#853 / Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Field, Flying
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Field
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Field
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Bug