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Detect

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fighting - - 5 +4 - User

Description

Prevents any move that targets the user from taking effect for the turn it is used in. Does not prevent passive damage such as sandstorm or poison. This attack has a 1/X chance of being successful, where X starts at 1 and doubles each time this move is successfully used. X resets to 1 if this attack fails or if the user's last used move is not Detect, Endure, Protect, Quick Guard, or Wide Guard. If X is 256 or more, this move has a 1/(2^32) chance of being successful. Fails if the user moves last this turn. This move has a priority of +4.

Detect does not prevent the following moves from working:

  • Acupressure
  • After You
  • Ally Switch
  • Conversion 2
  • Copycat
  • Curse
  • Destiny Bond
  • Doom Desire
  • Feint
  • Future Sight
  • Grudge
  • Haze
  • Imprison
  • Perish Song
  • Psych Up
  • Role Play
  • Shadow Force
  • Sketch
  • Transform

Competitive Use

Detect is a stalling and more defensively inclined move. Like Protect, it should be used on defensive Pokemon, as a scouting move or for a free turn to gather Leftovers recovery. You will never see it in standard singles play, as it is totally outclassed by Protect, which has a superior distribution (every Pokemon that learns Detect also learns Protect) and much higher PP. However, in doubles play, Detect is far less likely to be affected by Imprison due to its lesser distribution, and is often used instead of Protect if the Pokemon has access to it.

Related Moves

Protect is an equivalent with more PP.

Quick Guard is a similar move that protects all Pokemon on the user's side of the field from being affected by priority attacks; however, it is only useful in doubles play.

Wide Guard is a similar move that protects all Pokemon on the user's side of the field from being affected by multi-target attacks; however, it is only useful in doubles play.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Absol Dark RU Pressure / Super Luck / Justified 65 130 60 75 60 75 465
Azelf Psychic UU Levitate 75 125 70 125 70 115 580
Conkeldurr Fighting OU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 105 140 95 55 65 45 505
Cubone Ground LC Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Eevee Normal LC Run Away / Adaptability / Anticipation 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
Espeon Psychic OU Synchronize / Magic Bounce 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
Flareon Fire NU Flash Fire / Guts 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
Glaceon Ice NU Snow Cloak / Ice Body 65 60 110 130 95 65 525
Gurdurr Fighting NU Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 85 105 85 40 50 40 405
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Hitmonchan Fighting RU Keen Eye / Iron Fist / Inner Focus 50 105 79 35 110 76 455
Hitmontop Fighting UU Intimidate / Technician / Steadfast 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Lucario Fighting / Steel OU Steadfast / Inner Focus / Justified 70 110 70 115 70 90 525
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Mienfoo Fighting LC Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 45 85 50 55 50 65 350
Mienshao Fighting UU Inner Focus / Regenerator / Reckless 65 125 60 95 60 105 510
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Patrat Normal LC Run Away / Keen Eye / Analytic 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Riolu Fighting LC Steadfast / Inner Focus / Prankster 40 70 40 35 40 60 285
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Scrafty Dark / Fighting UU Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 65 90 115 45 115 58 488
Scraggy Dark / Fighting LC Shed Skin / Moxie / Intimidate 50 75 70 35 70 48 348
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Timburr Fighting LC Guts / Sheer Force / Iron Fist 75 80 55 25 35 35 305
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Umbreon Dark UU Synchronize / Inner Focus 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Vaporeon Water OU Water Absorb / Hydration 130 65 60 110 95 65 525
Watchog Normal NU Illuminate / Keen Eye / Analytic 60 85 69 60 69 77 420
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
Zapdos Electric / Flying UU Pressure / Lightningrod 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Zoroark Dark UU Illusion 60 105 60 120 60 105 510
Zorua Dark LC Illusion 40 65 40 80 40 65 330