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Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch VII
(ふいうち Surprise Attack)
Generation: IV
Battle Data
Type: Type Dark
Category Type Physical
Power: 70
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5*
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: +1
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal:
Jam:

Sucker Punch is a damaging Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

In battle

This move enables the user to attack first. It fails if the foe is not readying an attack, however.

Super contests

Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.

Learnset

By leveling up

By Leveling Up
Pokémon type Level
Rattata Normal 19
Raticate Normal 19
Diglett Ground 23
Dugtrio Ground 23
Gastly Ghost/Poison 22
Haunter Ghost/Poison 22
*Bold indicates a Pokémon which receives STAB from this move.

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 Iron Fist.

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