Sucker Punch (move)

Move data

Type Dark
Category   Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +1
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Sucker Punch deals damage and has a priority of +1. However, the move only works if the target uses a direct attack in the same turn. If the target is not preparing an attack, Sucker Punch will fail.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Changes

In Generations 4-6, Sucker Punch has base power 80.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Darkinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sucker Punch turns into Black Hole Eclipse and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Sucker Punch
Japanese ふいうち (Fuiuchi)
German Tiefschlag
French Coup Bas
Italian Sbigoattacco
Spanish Golpe Bajo

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.
Sword​/​Shield This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sucker Punch 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.

Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 20
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 20
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 20
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 20
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 32
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 36
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 36
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 28
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 40
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 40
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 28
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 24
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 30
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 50
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Level 1
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 20
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 30
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 30
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 28
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 40
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 24
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 24
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 28
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 34
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 16
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 28
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 28
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 25
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Level 25
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 24
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 24
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 27
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 35
Decidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 37
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 24
Marshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 45
Sobble
#816 / Water
Level 20
Drizzile
#817 / Water
Level 24
Inteleon
#818 / Water
Level 24
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 24
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 28
Sinistea
#854 / Ghost
Level 24
Polteageist
#855 / Ghost
Level 24
Impidimp
#859 / Dark · Fairy
Level 24
Morgrem
#860 / Dark · Fairy
Level 24
Grimmsnarl
#861 / Dark · Fairy
Level 24
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 40
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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