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Sucker Punch
(ふいうち Surprise Attack)
Sucker Punch(Let's Go)
Introduced: Generation IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category: Type Physical
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 Coat: No
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 Rattata Type Normal 19 19
020 Raticate Type Normal 19 19
050 Diglett Type Ground 23 23
051 Dugtrio Type Ground 23 23
092 Gastly Type Ghost
Type Poison
22 22
093 Haunter Type Ghost
Type Poison
22 22
094 Gengar Type Ghost
Type Poison
22 22
115 Kangaskhan Type Normal 49 49
161 Sentret Type Normal 31 31
162 Furret Type Normal 36 36
167 Spinarak Type Bug
Type Poison
26 26
168 Ariados Type Bug
Type Poison
28 28
185 Sudowoodo Type Rock 41 41BW
36B2W2
198 Murkrow Type Dark
Type Flying
45 55
261 Poochyena Type Dark 49 49
262 Mightyena Type Dark 62 62
303 Mawile Type Steel 46 46
327 Spinda Type Normal 32 32
331 Cacnea Type Grass 37 37
332 Cacturne Type Grass
Type Dark
41 41
352 Kecleon Type Normal 46DP
43PtHGSS
43
353 Shuppet Type Ghost 35 38BW
34B2W2
354 Banette Type Ghost 35 42BW
34B2W2
359 Absol Type Dark 44 44BW
52B2W2
431 Glameow Type Normal 41 41
438 Bonsly Type Rock 41 41BW
36B2W2
442 Spiritomb Type Ghost
Type Dark
31 31
453 Croagunk Type Poison
Type Fighting
31 31
454 Toxicroak Type Poison
Type Fighting
31 31
509 Purrloin Type Dark 46
510 Liepard Type Dark 55
556 Maractus Type Grass 42
595 Joltik Type Bug
Type Electric
40
596 Galvantula Type Bug
Type Electric
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 Rattata Type Normal 19 25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
019A Rattata
Alola Form
Type Dark
Type Normal
25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
020 Raticate Type Normal 19 25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
020A Raticate
Alola Form
Type Dark
Type Normal
25SMUSUM
24PE
TBA
024 Arbok Type Poison 1PE TBA
050 Diglett Type Ground 23 22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
050A Diglett
Alola Form
Type Ground
Type Steel
22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
051 Dugtrio Type Ground 23 22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
051A Dugtrio
Alola Form
Type Ground
Type Steel
22SMUSUM
25PE
TBA
071 Victreebel Type Grass
Type Poison
1PE TBA
092 Gastly Type Ghost
Type Poison
22 22SMUSUM
19PE
TBA
093 Haunter Type Ghost
Type Poison
22 22SMUSUM
19PE
TBA
094 Gengar Type Ghost
Type Poison
22 22SMUSUM
19PE
TBA
115 Kangaskhan Type Normal 49 49SMUSUM
50PE
TBA
161 Sentret Type Normal 31 31 TBA
162 Furret Type Normal 36 36 TBA
167 Spinarak Type Bug
Type Poison
26 26 TBA
168 Ariados Type Bug
Type Poison
28 28 TBA
185 Sudowoodo Type Rock 36 40 TBA
198 Murkrow Type Dark
Type Flying
55 55 TBA
261 Poochyena Type Dark 49XY
40ORAS
43 TBA
262 Mightyena Type Dark 49XY
40ORAS
43 TBA
303 Mawile Type Steel
Type Fairy
46XY
37ORAS
37 TBA
327 Spinda Type Normal 32XY
28ORAS
28 TBA
331 Cacnea Type Grass 37XY
34ORAS
34 TBA
332 Cacturne Type Grass
Type Dark
41XY
35ORAS
35 TBA
352 Kecleon Type Normal 43XY
46ORAS
46 TBA
353 Shuppet Type Ghost 34XY
38ORAS
38 TBA
354 Banette Type Ghost 34XY
40ORAS
40 TBA
359 Absol Type Dark 50XY
45ORAS
45 TBA
367 Huntail Type Water 23ORAS 23 TBA
413A Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Type Bug
Type Grass
1 TBA
413B Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Type Bug
Type Ground
1 TBA
413C Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Type Bug
Type Steel
1 TBA
430 Honchkrow Type Dark
Type Flying
1 1 TBA
431 Glameow Type Normal 41 41 TBA
434 Stunky Type Poison
Type Dark
39 TBA
435 Skuntank Type Poison
Type Dark
39 TBA
438 Bonsly Type Rock 36 40 TBA
442 Spiritomb Type Ghost
Type Dark
31 31 TBA
453 Croagunk Type Poison
Type Fighting
31 31 TBA
454 Toxicroak Type Poison
Type Fighting
31 31 TBA
509 Purrloin Type Dark 46 46 TBA
510 Liepard Type Dark 55 55 TBA
556 Maractus Type Grass 42 42 TBA
595 Joltik Type Bug
Type Electric
40 40 TBA
596 Galvantula Type Bug
Type Electric
46 46 TBA
676 Furfrou Type Normal 42 42 TBA
678 Meowstic
Male
Type Psychic 48 48 TBA
678A Meowstic
Female
Type Psychic 48 48 TBA
717 Yveltal Type Dark
Type Flying
80 80 TBA
722 Rowlet Type Grass
Type Flying
32 TBA
723 Dartrix Type Grass
Type Flying
37 TBA
724 Decidueye Type Grass
Type Ghost
38 TBA
768 Golisopod Type Bug
Type Water
31 TBA
775 Komala Type Normal 31 TBA
802 Marshadow Type Fighting
Type Ghost
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 Ekans Type Poison Field & Dragon
032 Nidoran♂ Type Poison Monster & Field
177 Natu Type Psychic
Type Flying
Flying
200 Misdreavus Type Ghost Amorphous
228 Houndour Type Dark
Type Fire
Field
261 Poochyena Type Dark Field
300 Skitty Type Normal Field & Fairy
302 Sableye Type Dark
Type Ghost
Human-Like
303 Mawile Type Steel
Type Fairy
Field & Fairy
359 Absol Type Dark Field
498 Tepig Type Fire Field
570 Zorua Type Dark Field
621 Druddigon Type Dragon Dragon & Monster
624 Pawniard Type Dark
Type Steel
Human-Like
631 Heatmor Type Fire Field
744 Rockruff Type Rock 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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