Sucker Punch
(ふいうち Surprise Attack)
Sucker Punch VIII.PNG
Introduced: Generation IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 70*
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5 (max. 8)
Priority: +1
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Magic Bounce: No
Magic Coat: No
Mirror Move: Yes
Snatch: No
Contest Data
Super Contests
Type: Smart
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Contest Spectaculars
Type: Clever
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Excites the audience a lot if used first.

Sucker Punch (ふいうち Surprise Attack) is a Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Description

Games Description
DP / Pt / HGSS This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.
BW / B2W2 This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the target is not readying an attack, however.
XY / ORAS
SM / USUM / PE
This move enables the user to attack first. This move fails if the target is not readying an attack.

Effect

In battle

Foe Foe Foe
User Ally Ally

Sucker Punch deals damage to the target. Due to having a +1 priority, Sucker Punch will always go first unless another Pokémon uses a higher priority move or outspeeds the user using the same type of priority. It will fail, however, if the target is not readying a damage-dealing attack.

In a Double Battle, Sucker Punch can target any adjacent Pokémon.

As of Generation V, Sucker Punch can be executed if Me First is used, despite being a status move.

Sucker Punch's base power is no longer 80 as of Generation VII.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V
019.png Rattata Type Normal.gif 19 19
020.png Raticate Type Normal.gif 19 19
050.png Diglett Type Ground.gif 23 23
051.png Dugtrio Type Ground.gif 23 23
092.png Gastly Type Ghost.gif
Type Poison.gif
22 22
093.png Haunter Type Ghost.gif
Type Poison.gif
22 22
094.png Gengar Type Ghost.gif
Type Poison.gif
22 22
115.png Kangaskhan Type Normal.gif 49 49
161.png Sentret Type Normal.gif 31 31
162.png Furret Type Normal.gif 36 36
167.png Spinarak Type Bug.gif
Type Poison.gif
26 26
168.png Ariados Type Bug.gif
Type Poison.gif
28 28
185.png Sudowoodo Type Rock.gif 41 41BW
36B2W2
198.png Murkrow Type Dark.gif
Type Flying.gif
45 55
261.png Poochyena Type Dark.gif 49 49
262.png Mightyena Type Dark.gif 62 62
303.png Mawile Type Steel.gif 46 46
327.png Spinda Type Normal.gif 32 32
331.png Cacnea Type Grass.gif 37 37
332.png Cacturne Type Grass.gif
Type Dark.gif
41 41
352.png Kecleon Type Normal.gif 46DP
43PtHGSS
43
353.png Shuppet Type Ghost.gif 35 38BW
34B2W2
354.png Banette Type Ghost.gif 35 42BW
34B2W2
359.png Absol Type Dark.gif 44 44BW
52B2W2
431.png Glameow Type Normal.gif 41 41
438.png Bonsly Type Rock.gif 41 41BW
36B2W2
442.png Spiritomb Type Ghost.gif
Type Dark.gif
31 31
453.png Croagunk Type Poison.gif
Type Fighting.gif
31 31
454.png Toxicroak Type Poison.gif
Type Fighting.gif
31 31
509.png Purrloin Type Dark.gif 46
510.png Liepard Type Dark.gif 55
556.png Maractus Type Grass.gif 42
595.png Joltik Type Bug.gif
Type Electric.gif
40
596.png Galvantula Type Bug.gif
Type Electric.gif
46
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 Level
VI VII VIII
019.png Rattata Type Normal.gif 19 25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
019A.png Rattata
Alola Form
Type Dark.gif
Type Normal.gif
25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
020.png Raticate Type Normal.gif 19 25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
020A.png Raticate
Alola Form
Type Dark.gif
Type Normal.gif
25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
024.png Arbok Type Poison.gif 1PE TBA
050.png Diglett Type Ground.gif 23 22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
050A.png Diglett
Alola Form
Type Ground.gif
Type Steel.gif
22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
051.png Dugtrio Type Ground.gif 23 22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
051A.png Dugtrio
Alola Form
Type Ground.gif
Type Steel.gif
22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
071.png Victreebel Type Grass.gif
Type Poison.gif
1PE TBA
092.png Gastly Type Ghost.gif
Type Poison.gif
22 22SMUSUM
19PE
TBA
093.png Haunter Type Ghost.gif
Type Poison.gif
22 22SMUSUM
19PE
TBA
094.png Gengar Type Ghost.gif
Type Poison.gif
22 22SMUSUM
19PE
TBA
115.png Kangaskhan Type Normal.gif 49 49SMUSUM
50PE
TBA
161.png Sentret Type Normal.gif 31 31 TBA
162.png Furret Type Normal.gif 36 36 TBA
167.png Spinarak Type Bug.gif
Type Poison.gif
26 26 TBA
168.png Ariados Type Bug.gif
Type Poison.gif
28 28 TBA
185.png Sudowoodo Type Rock.gif 36 40 TBA
198.png Murkrow Type Dark.gif
Type Flying.gif
55 55 TBA
261.png Poochyena Type Dark.gif 49XY
40ORAS
43 TBA
262.png Mightyena Type Dark.gif 49XY
40ORAS
43 TBA
303.png Mawile Type Steel.gif
Type Fairy.gif
46XY
37ORAS
37 TBA
327.png Spinda Type Normal.gif 32XY
28ORAS
28 TBA
331.png Cacnea Type Grass.gif 37XY
34ORAS
34 TBA
332.png Cacturne Type Grass.gif
Type Dark.gif
41XY
35ORAS
35 TBA
352.png Kecleon Type Normal.gif 43XY
46ORAS
46 TBA
353.png Shuppet Type Ghost.gif 34XY
38ORAS
38 TBA
354.png Banette Type Ghost.gif 34XY
40ORAS
40 TBA
359.png Absol Type Dark.gif 50XY
45ORAS
45 TBA
367.png Huntail Type Water.gif 23ORAS 23 TBA
413A.png Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Type Bug.gif
Type Grass.gif
1 TBA
413B.png Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Type Bug.gif
Type Ground.gif
1 TBA
413C.png Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Type Bug.gif
Type Steel.gif
1 TBA
430.png Honchkrow Type Dark.gif
Type Flying.gif
1 1 TBA
431.png Glameow Type Normal.gif 41 41 TBA
434.png Stunky Type Poison.gif
Type Dark.gif
39 TBA
435.png Skuntank Type Poison.gif
Type Dark.gif
39 TBA
438.png Bonsly Type Rock.gif 36 40 TBA
442.png Spiritomb Type Ghost.gif
Type Dark.gif
31 31 TBA
453.png Croagunk Type Poison.gif
Type Fighting.gif
31 31 TBA
454.png Toxicroak Type Poison.gif
Type Fighting.gif
31 31 TBA
509.png Purrloin Type Dark.gif 46 46 TBA
510.png Liepard Type Dark.gif 55 55 TBA
556.png Maractus Type Grass.gif 42 42 TBA
595.png Joltik Type Bug.gif
Type Electric.gif
40 40 TBA
596.png Galvantula Type Bug.gif
Type Electric.gif
46 46 TBA
676.png Furfrou Type Normal.gif 42 42 TBA
678.png Meowstic
Male
Type Psychic.gif 48 48 TBA
678A.png Meowstic
Female
Type Psychic.gif 48 48 TBA
717.png Yveltal Type Dark.gif
Type Flying.gif
80 80 TBA
722.png Rowlet Type Grass.gif
Type Flying.gif
32 TBA
723.png Dartrix Type Grass.gif
Type Flying.gif
37 TBA
724.png Decidueye Type Grass.gif
Type Ghost.gif
38 TBA
768.png Golisopod Type Bug.gif
Type Water.gif
31 TBA
775.png Komala Type Normal.gif 31 TBA
802.png Marshadow Type Fighting.gif
Type Ghost.gif
56 TBA
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

Pokémon Type Egg Group(s)
023.png Ekans Type Poison.gif Field & Dragon
032.png Nidoran♂ Type Poison.gif Monster & Field
177.png Natu Type Psychic.gif
Type Flying.gif
Flying
200.png Misdreavus Type Ghost.gif Amorphous
228.png Houndour Type Dark.gif
Type Fire.gif
Field
261.png Poochyena Type Dark.gif Field
300.png Skitty Type Normal.gif Field & Fairy
302.png Sableye Type Dark.gif
Type Ghost.gif
Human-Like
303.png Mawile Type Steel.gif
Type Fairy.gif
Field & Fairy
359.png Absol Type Dark.gif Field
498.png Tepig Type Fire.gif Field
570.png Zorua Type Dark.gif Field
621.png Druddigon Type Dragon.gif Dragon & Monster
624.png Pawniard Type Dark.gif
Type Steel.gif
Human-Like
631.png Heatmor Type Fire.gif Field
744.png Rockruff Type Rock.gif Field
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By tutoring

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Trivia

  • Despite its name, Sucker Punch is not a punching move. The term "sucker punch" refers to an unexpected or cheap shot at an opponent, akin to its Japanese name, which translates to "surprise attack". Thus, many Pokémon that do not possess arms can learn this move, and its base power is not increased by the Iron Fist ability.

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