Foul Play (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 95
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 5

Machine/Record

L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM21
Sword​/​Shield TR81

Effects

Foul Play uses the opponent's Attack stat instead of the user's in damage calculation. In other words, the move acts as if the target is attacking themselves, and thus is more powerful when the opponent has higher Attack.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Foul Play turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Foul Play
Japanese イカサマ (Ikasama)
German Schmarotzer
French Tricherie
Italian Ripicca
Spanish Juego Sucio

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user turns the target’s power against it. The higher the target’s Attack stat, the greater the damage.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user turns the target’s power against it. The higher the target’s Attack stat, the greater the move’s power.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user turns the target’s power against it. The higher the target’s Attack stat, the greater the move’s power.
Sword​/​Shield The user turns the target’s power against it. The higher the target’s Attack stat, the greater the damage it deals.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Foul Play 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.

Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 48
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 33
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 35
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 35
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 48
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 58
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Level 33
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Level 37
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Level 48
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 60
Oranguru
#765 / Normal · Psychic
Level 55
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 36
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 46
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 44
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 52
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 56

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Moltres
Galarian Moltres
#146 / Dark · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
#199 / Poison · Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Absol
#359 / Dark
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Tornadus
Therian Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Klefki
#707 / Steel · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Nihilego
#793 / Rock · Poison
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost