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False Swipe
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(みねうち Blunt Strike)
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category Type Physical
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100
PP: 40
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: Leaves opponent with 1 HP.
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Cool
Appeal: 1
Jam: 3 ♥♥♥
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Cool
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Cool
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

False Swipe is a move that will always leave at least 1 hit point. It is also known as TM54.

Description

Games Description
GSC Leaves the foe with at least 1HP.
RSEFRLG An attack that leaves the foe with at least 1 HP.
DPPtHGSS A restrained attack that prevents the foe from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A restrained attack that prevents the target from fainting. The target is left with at least 1 HP.

Effect

False Swipe is an extremely useful move for capturing Pokémon, most notably those that are much weaker than the player's own. It also makes it easier to capture Pokémon that are of a lower level.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Level
II III IV V VI VII
083 Farfetch'd normal/flying 44 46 43 (DP)
45 (PtHGSS)
45 45 45
104 Cubone ground 33 33 27 27 27 27
105 Marowak ground 39 39 27 27 27 27
123 Scyther bug/flying 18 16 13 13 13 13
212 Scizor bug/steel 18 16 13 13 13 13
253 Grovyle grass 53 53 53 53 (XY)
48 (ORAS)
48
254 Sceptile grass 59 59 59 59 (XY)
51 (ORAS)
51
290 Nincada bug/ground 25 25 25 25 (XY)
33 (ORAS)
33
335 Zangoose normal 55 44 44 (BW)
29 (B2W2)
29 29
475 Gallade psychic/fighting 45 50 50 (XY)
44 (ORAS)
44
542 Leavanny bug/grass 1 1 1
588 Karrablast bug 25 25 25
589 Escavalier bug/steel 25 25 25
610 Axew dragon 24 24 24
611 Fraxure dragon 24 24 24
612 Haxorus dragon 24 24 24
785 Tapu Koko electric/fairy 1
798 Kartana grass/steel 7
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Gallery

Main article: False Swipe/Gallery

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