Sucker Punch (move)

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Move data

Type Dark
Category Physical
Power 70
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Priority +1
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 Pokemon.

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

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Level 25
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Level 25
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 29
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 29
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Level 22
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 22
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 22
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 22
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Level 22
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Level 49
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Level 31
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Level 36
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 26
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 28
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 40
MurkrowMurkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 55
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Level 43
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Level 52
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Level 37
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Level 28
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 34
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 35
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 46
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 38
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 40
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 45
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
Level 23
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 1
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 1
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
HonchkrowHonchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 41
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 39
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 39
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 40
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Level 31
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Level 31
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Level 31
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 46
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 55
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 42
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 40
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 46
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Level 42
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Level 48
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 48
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 80
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Level 32
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Level 37
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
Level 38
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 31
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
Level 31
MarshadowMarshadow
#802 / Fighting · Ghost
Level 56

Learnt by breeding

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

EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
Dragon, Field
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
Dragon, Field
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
Field, Monster
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Field, Monster
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Amorphous
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
Field
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
Field
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
Fairy, Field
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
Fairy, Field
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Human-Like
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Fairy, Field
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Field
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
Amorphous
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Field
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Field
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Field
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Field
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Field
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Human-Like
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
RockruffRockruff
#744 / Rock
Field
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Field
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
Field