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False Swipe

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal 40 100% 40 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage. If the move would cause enough damage to the opponent to faint it will always leave the opponent with 1 HP instead, regardless of how much damage would have been inflicted.

Competitive Use

False Swipe has no competitive use in singles. In doubles and triples it can be used to reduce a teammate to 1 HP safely in order to bring the Base Power of Flail or Reversal to 200.

Related Moves

Return is a much stronger alternative with no drawbacks.

Double-Edge is an even stronger alternative that inflicts recoil on the user.

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
Anorith Rock / Bug LC Battle Armor / Swift Swim 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
Armaldo Rock / Bug NU Battle Armor / Swift Swim 75 125 100 70 80 45 495
Axew Dragon LC Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 46 87 60 30 40 57 320
Beedrill Bug / Poison NU Swarm / Sniper 65 80 40 45 80 75 385
Bisharp Dark / Steel UU Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 65 125 100 60 70 70 490
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Cobalion Steel / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 129 90 72 108 580
Corphish Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 43 80 65 50 35 35 308
Crawdaunt Water / Dark RU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Adaptability 63 120 85 90 55 55 468
Cubone Ground LC Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 50 50 95 40 50 35 320
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Fearow Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sniper 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Fraxure Dragon NU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 66 117 70 40 50 67 410
Gallade Psychic / Fighting RU Steadfast / Justified 68 125 65 65 115 80 518
Garchomp Dragon / Ground OU Sand Veil / Rough Skin 108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Gligar Ground / Flying UU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Immunity 65 75 105 35 65 85 430
Gliscor Ground / Flying OU Hyper Cutter / Sand Veil / Poison Heal 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
Haxorus Dragon OU Rivalry / Mold Breaker / Unnerve 76 147 90 60 70 97 540
Heracross Bug / Fighting UU Swarm / Guts / Moxie 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Keldeo Water / Fighting OU Justified 91 72 90 129 90 108 580
Kingler Water NU Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
Krabby Water LC Hyper Cutter / Shell Armor / Sheer Force 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
Kricketune Bug NU Swarm / Technician 77 85 51 55 51 65 384
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Marowak Ground NU Rock Head / Lightningrod / Battle Armor 60 80 110 50 80 45 425
Mawile Steel NU Hyper Cutter / Intimidate / Sheer Force 50 85 85 55 55 50 380
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Nincada Bug / Ground LC Compoundeyes / Run Away 31 45 90 30 30 40 266
Ninjask Bug / Flying NU Speed Boost / Infiltrator 61 90 45 50 50 160 456
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Pawniard Dark / Steel LC Defiant / Inner Focus / Pressure 45 85 70 40 40 60 340
Pinsir Bug NU Hyper Cutter / Mold Breaker / Moxie 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
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
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Seedot Grass LC Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 40 40 50 30 30 30 220
Shedinja Bug / Ghost NU Wonder Guard / Wonder Guard 1 90 45 30 30 40 236
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Sneasel Dark / Ice NU Inner Focus / Keen Eye / Pickpocket 55 95 55 35 75 115 430
Spearow Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sniper 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Terrakion Rock / Fighting OU Justified 91 129 90 72 90 108 580
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Weavile Dark / Ice UU Pressure / Pickpocket 70 120 65 45 85 125 510
Zangoose Normal NU Immunity / Toxic Boost 73 115 60 60 60 90 458