Essentials

False Swipe

Normal physical

Generation 2

Summary

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
40; percentile 16.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
40, up to 64 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
TM54
Generation 5
TM54
Generation 6
TM54

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Will not reduce the target's HP below 1.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Leaves the foe with at least 1HP.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A restrained attack that always leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Generation 6
X, Y

A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Foreign Names

Japanese
みねうち (mineuchi)
Korean
칼등치기
French
Faux-Chage
German
Trugschlag
Spanish
Falsotortazo
Italian
Falsofinale
Czech
Falešný sek

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Jam
♥♥♥
Flavor text
Badly startles those that have made appeals.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Flavor text
Raises the score if the Voltage is low.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as False Swipe.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Hold Back Normal physical 40 40 100%

Cannot lower the target's HP below 1.

Pokémon

Normal Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to False Swipe's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
44 46 43 45 45 45 45 Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
33 33 27 27 27 27 27 Cubone Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
39 39 27 27 27 27 27 Marowak Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
18 16 13 13 13 13 13 Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
18 16 13 13 13 13 13 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
13 Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Technician ½ male, ½ female Bug 70 150 140 65 100 75 600
53 53 53 53 53 53 Grovyle Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
50 65 45 85 65 95 405
59 59 59 59 59 59 Sceptile Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
70 85 65 105 85 120 530
45 45 50 50 50 Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast
Justified
always male Amorphous 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
25 25 25 25 25 25 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
55 44 44 44 29 29 Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
25 25 25 Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
25 25 25 Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
24 24 24 Axew Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
46 87 60 30 40 57 320
24 24 24 Fraxure Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
66 117 70 40 50 67 410
24 24 24 Haxorus Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
• • • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
• • • Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
• • • Seedot Grass Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
40 40 50 30 30 30 220
• • • Shroomish Grass Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 40 60 40 60 35 295
• • • Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
54 54 54 54 54 Beedrill Bug Poison Swarm
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 90 40 45 80 75 395
54 54 54 Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
54 54 54 Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
54 54 54 54 54 Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
54 54 54 54 54 Parasect Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
60 95 80 60 80 30 405
54 54 54 54 54 Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
54 54 54 54 54 Krabby Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
54 54 54 54 54 Kingler Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
54 54 54 54 54 Cubone Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
54 54 54 54 54 Marowak Ground Rock Head
Lightning Rod
Battle Armor
½ male, ½ female Monster 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
54 54 54 54 54 Scyther Bug Flying Swarm
Technician
Steadfast
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
54 54 54 54 54 Scizor Bug Steel Swarm
Technician
Light Metal
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
54 Scizor Mega Scizor Bug Steel Technician ½ male, ½ female Bug 70 150 140 65 100 75 600
54 54 54 54 54 Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
54 Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
54 54 54 54 54 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
54 54 54 54 54 Gligar Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Immunity
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
54 54 54 54 54 Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
54 54 54 Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
54 Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
54 54 54 54 54 Sneasel Dark Ice Inner Focus
Keen Eye
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
54 54 54 54 54 Weavile Dark Ice Pressure
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
54 54 54 54 54 Grovyle Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
50 65 45 85 65 95 405
54 54 54 54 54 Sceptile Grass Overgrow
Unburden
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
70 85 65 105 85 120 530
54 54 54 Seedot Grass Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
40 40 50 30 30 30 220
54 54 54 Nuzleaf Grass Dark Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
70 70 40 60 40 60 340
54 54 54 Shiftry Grass Dark Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
90 100 60 90 60 80 480
54 54 54 54 54 Gallade Psychic Fighting Steadfast
Justified
always male Amorphous 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
54 54 54 Shroomish Grass Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 40 60 40 60 35 295
54 54 54 Breloom Grass Fighting Effect Spore
Poison Heal
Technician
½ male, ½ female Fairy
Grass
60 130 80 60 60 70 460
54 54 54 54 54 Nincada Bug Ground Compound Eyes
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Bug 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
54 54 54 54 54 Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Bug 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
54 54 54 54 54 Shedinja Bug Ghost Wonder Guard genderless Mineral 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
54 54 54 Mawile Steel Fairy Hyper Cutter
Intimidate
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 85 85 55 55 50 380
54 Mawile Mega Mawile Steel Fairy Huge Power ½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
50 105 125 55 95 50 480
54 54 54 54 54 Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
54 54 54 54 54 Corphish Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
43 80 65 50 35 35 308
54 54 54 54 54 Crawdaunt Water Dark Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
63 120 85 90 55 55 468
54 54 54 54 54 Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
54 54 54 54 54 Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
54 54 54 54 54 Absol Dark Pressure
Super Luck
Justified
½ male, ½ female Field 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
54 Absol Mega Absol Dark Magic Bounce ½ male, ½ female Field 65 150 60 115 60 115 565
54 54 54 54 54 Kricketune Bug Swarm
Technician
½ male, ½ female Bug 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
54 54 54 54 54 Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 130 95 80 85 102 600
54 Garchomp Mega Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Force ½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 170 115 120 95 92 700
54 54 54 54 54 Skorupi Poison Bug Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
40 50 90 30 55 65 330
54 54 54 54 54 Drapion Poison Dark Battle Armor
Sniper
Keen Eye
½ male, ½ female Bug
Water 3
70 90 110 60 75 95 500
54 54 54 Oshawott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
54 54 54 Dewott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 75 75 60 83 60 60 413
54 54 54 Samurott Water Torrent
Shell Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
54 54 54 Leavanny Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 103 80 70 80 92 500
54 54 54 Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
54 54 54 Escavalier Bug Steel Swarm
Shell Armor
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
54 54 54 Axew Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
46 87 60 30 40 57 320
54 54 54 Fraxure Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
66 117 70 40 50 67 410
54 54 54 Haxorus Dragon Rivalry
Mold Breaker
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
76 147 90 60 70 97 540
54 54 54 Pawniard Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
54 54 54 Bisharp Dark Steel Defiant
Inner Focus
Pressure
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
54 54 54 Cobalion Steel Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
54 54 54 Terrakion Rock Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
54 54 54 Virizion Grass Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
54 54 54 Ordinary Keldeo Water Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
54 54 Keldeo Resolute Keldeo Water Fighting Justified genderless Undiscovered 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
54 Pancham Fighting Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
67 82 62 46 48 43 348
54 Pangoro Fighting Dark Iron Fist
Mold Breaker
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
95 124 78 69 71 58 495
54 Honedge Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 45 80 100 35 37 28 325
54 Doublade Steel Ghost No Guard ½ male, ½ female Mineral 59 110 150 45 49 35 448
54 Shield Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 50 150 50 150 60 520
54 Aegislash Blade Aegislash Steel Ghost Stance Change ½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 150 50 150 50 60 520
54 Binacle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 42 52 67 39 56 50 306
54 Barbaracle Rock Water Tough Claws
Sniper
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Water 3 72 105 115 54 86 68 500
54 Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500

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