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Fake Out

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 40 100% 10 +3 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 100% chance to flinch the target. Pokemon with the ability Inner Focus or Shield Dust will not be flinched. This move fails if it is not the first move used by the user when it is sent out. It does not cause the opponent to flinch if it does not hit the opponent or does not affect it. This move has a priority of +3.

Competitive Use

Fake Out has a bit of utility in singles metagames for a bit of quick and simple—albeit very predictable—damage. The move's poster children include Mienshao and Ambipom, both of which are well known for sets revolving around using Fake Out and switching out with U-turn before the foe can break their fragile bones.

In the VGC environment, Fake Out is one of the best moves around. The ability to completely shut down one of your foe's Pokemon while your partner attacks is absolutely fantastic. Whether you use it for buying some time to take down a key threat, or just as a way of doing some easy damage alongside a spread attack, Fake Out is a move one must always prepare for when building your team. Hitmontop is VGC's classic rags-to-riches story, and Fake Out is a big reason for its success. Technician can beef up the pitiful 40 Base Power of Fake Out, while Fake Out and Intimidate combine to make Hitmontop an awesome all-out team support Pokemon. If you ever find it difficult to set up Trick Room, Hariyama is a great option to help set it up, all thanks to Fake Out. Not only does Fake Out allow your Trick Room setter to worry about one less Pokemon, it also gives Hariyama the turn it needs to activate its status Orb.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aipom Normal LC Run Away / Pickup / Skill Link 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
Ambipom Normal UU Technician / Pickup / Skill Link 75 100 66 60 66 115 482
Blastoise Water UU Torrent / Rain Dish 79 83 100 85 105 78 530
Buneary Normal LC Run Away / Klutz / Limber 55 66 44 44 56 85 350
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Croagunk Poison / Fighting LC Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 48 61 40 61 40 50 300
Delcatty Normal NU Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 70 65 65 55 55 70 380
Delibird Ice / Flying NU Vital Spirit / Hustle / Insomnia 45 55 45 65 45 75 330
Dewgong Water / Ice NU Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 90 70 80 70 95 70 475
Glameow Normal LC Limber / Own Tempo / Keen Eye 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
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
Hitmonlee Fighting RU Limber / Reckless / Unburden 50 120 53 35 110 87 455
Hitmontop Fighting UU Intimidate / Technician / Steadfast 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Kangaskhan Normal NU Early Bird / Scrappy / Inner Focus 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
Kecleon Normal NU Color Change 60 90 70 60 120 40 440
Liepard Dark NU Limber / Unburden / Prankster 64 88 50 88 50 106 446
Lopunny Normal NU Cute Charm / Klutz / Limber 65 76 84 54 96 105 480
Ludicolo Water / Grass NU Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Meowth Normal LC Pickup / Technician / Unnerve 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
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
Mime Jr. Psychic LC Soundproof / Filter / Technician 20 25 45 70 90 60 310
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Persian Normal NU Limber / Technician / Unnerve 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
Pichu Electric LC Static / Lightningrod 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Purrloin Dark LC Limber / Unburden / Prankster 41 50 37 50 37 66 281
Purugly Normal NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Defiant 71 82 64 64 59 112 452
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Sableye Dark / Ghost UU Keen Eye / Stall / Prankster 50 75 75 65 65 50 380
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
Seel Water LC Thick Fat / Hydration / Ice Body 65 45 55 45 70 45 325
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Skitty Normal LC Cute Charm / Normalize / Wonder Skin 50 45 45 35 35 50 260
Smoochum Ice / Psychic LC Oblivious / Forewarn / Hydration 45 30 15 85 65 65 305
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Spinda Normal NU Own Tempo / Tangled Feet / Contrary 60 60 60 60 60 60 360
Squirtle Water LC Torrent / Rain Dish 44 48 65 50 64 43 314
Toxicroak Poison / Fighting OU Anticipation / Dry Skin / Poison Touch 83 106 65 86 65 85 490
Tyrogue Fighting LC Guts / Steadfast / Vital Spirit 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
Wartortle Water NU Torrent / Rain Dish 59 63 80 65 80 58 405
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510