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Fake Tears
Fake Tears VII.png
Fake Crying
Generation: III
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20, max: ?
Affects: One target
Secondary Effect: none
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Smart
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Smart

Fake Tears is a Dark-type move introduced in Generation III.


Games Description
RSE Feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
FRLG The user feigns crying to sharply lower the foe's Sp. Def.
DPPtHGSS The user feigns crying to make the foe feel flustered, sharply lowering its Sp. Def stat.
The user feigns crying to fluster the target, harshly lowering its Sp. Def stat.


The user pretends to cry, sharply lowering the opponents defense.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
124.png Jynx ice/psychic Human-Like 41 25 28 28 28 24
185.png Sudowoodo rock Mineral 1
216.png Teddiursa normal Field 19 1 1 1 1
217.png Ursaring normal Field 19 1 1 1 1
238.png Smoochum ice/psychic Undiscovered 37 25 28 28 28 24
303.png Mawile steel/fairy Field/Fairy 6 6 6 6XY
5 44
311.png Plusle electric Fairy 28 21, 31 21, 35 35XY
312.png Minun electric Fairy 31 35 35XY
438.png Bonsly rock Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
570.png Zorua dark Field 9 9 9 28
571.png Zoroark dark Field 28
574.png Gothita psychic Human-Like 10 10 10 28
575.png Gothorita psychic Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28
576.png Gothitelle psychic Human-Like 1, 10 10 10 28
684.png Swirlix fairy Fairy 10 10 15
685.png Slurpuff fairy Fairy 10 10 15
859.png Impidimp dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like 12
860.png Morgrem dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like 12
861.png Grimmsnarl dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like 12
866.png Mr. Rime ice/psychic Human-Like 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Pokémon Type Egg groups Machine
035.png Clefairy fairy Fairy TM47
036.png Clefable fairy Fairy TM47
038.png Ninetales fire Field TM47
038A.png Ninetales ice/fairy Field TM47
039.png Jigglypuff normal/fairy Fairy TM47
040.png Wigglytuff normal/fairy Fairy TM47
053A.png Persian dark Field TM47
124.png Jynx ice/psychic Human-Like TM47
133.png Eevee normal Field TM47
134.png Vaporeon water Field TM47
135.png Jolteon electric Field TM47
136.png Flareon fire Field TM47
151.png Mew psychic Undiscovered TM47
173.png Cleffa fairy Undiscovered TM47
174.png Igglybuff normal/fairy Undiscovered TM47
183.png Marill water/fairy Water 1/Fairy TM47
184.png Azumarill water/fairy Water 1/Fairy TM47
185.png Sudowoodo rock Mineral TM47
196.png Espreon psychic Field TM47
197.png Umbreon dark Field TM47
215.png Sneasel dark/ice Field TM47
238.png Smoochum ice/psychic Undiscovered TM47
263A.png Zigzagoon dark/normal Field TM47
264A.png Linoone dark/normal Field TM47
293.png Whismur normal Monster/Field TM47
294.png Loudred normal Monster/Field TM47
295.png Exploud normal Monster/Field TM47
298.png Azurill normal/fairy Undiscovered TM47
303.png Mawile steel/fairy Field/Fairy TM47
361.png Snorunt ice Fairy/Mineral TM47
362.png Glalie ice Fairy/Mineral TM47
403.png Shinx electric Field TM47
404.png Luxio electric Field TM47
405.png Luxray electric Field TM47
427.png Buneary normal Field/Human-Like TM47
428.png Lopunny normal Field/Human-Like TM47
438.png Bonsly rock Undiscovered TM47
461.png Weavile dark/ice Field TM47
470.png Leafeon grass Field TM47
471.png Glaceon ice Field TM47
478.png Froslass ice/ghost Fairy/Mineral TM47
509.png Purrloin dark Field TM47
510.png Liepard dark Field TM47
527.png Woobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TM47
528.png Swoobat psychic/flying Field/Flying TM47
546.png Cottonee grass/fairy Grass/Fairy TM47
547.png Whimsicott grass/fairy Grass/Fairy TM47
559.png Scraggy dark/fighting Field/Dragon TM47
560.png Scrafty dark/fighting Field/Dragon TM47
562.png Yamask ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM47
562A.png Yamask ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM47
563.png Cofagrigus ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM47
570.png Zorua dark Field TM47
571.png Zoroark dark Field TM47
572.png Minccino normal Field TM47
573.png Cinccino normal Field TM47
574.png Gothita psychic Human-Like TM47
575.png Gothorita psychic Human-Like TM47
576.png Gothitelle psychic Human-Like TM47
629.png Vullaby dark/flying Flying TM47
630.png Mandibuzz dark/flying Flying TM47
677.png Espurr psychic Field TM47
678.png Meowstic psychic Field TM47
678A.png Meowstic psychic Field TM47
682.png Spritzee fairy Fairy TM47
683.png Aromatisse fairy Fairy TM47
684.png Swirlix fairy Fairy TM47
685.png Slurpuff fairy Fairy TM47
686.png Inkay dark/psychic Water 1/Water 2 TM47
687.png Malamar dark/psychic Water 1/Water 2 TM47
700.png Sylveon fairy Field TM47
719.png Diancie rock/fairy Undiscovered TM47
742.png Cutiefly bug/fairy Bug/Fairy TM47
743.png Ribombee bug/fairy Bug/Fairy TM47
758.png Salazzle poison/fire Monster/Dragon TM47
821.png Rookidee flying Flying TM47
822.png Corvisquire flying Flying TM47
823.png Corviknight flying/steel Flying TM47
827.png Nickit dark Field TM47
828.png Thievul dark Field TM47
859.png Impidimp dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TM47
860.png Morgrem dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TM47
861.png Grimmsnarl dark/fairy Fairy/Human-Like TM47
862.png Obstagoon dark/normal Field TM47
866.png Mr. Rime ice/psychic Human-Like TM47
867.png Runerigus ground/ghost Mineral/Amorphous TM47
869.png Alcremie fairy Fairy/Amorphous TM47
877.png Morpeko electric/dark Field/Fairy TM47
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Special move

Generation V


Main games

Main series

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