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Sucker Punch. A review.

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

Sucker Punch is possibly one of my least used moves. Being introduced in Gen IV, I knew nothing much about it except that it makes you attack first if the opposing Pokémon is ready to attack.

Ironically, some Pokémon that learn this do not possess fists, or hands in cases like Gastly and Dugtrio. Though the name is a term to describe a cheap shot, its Japanese name is ふいうち (Surprise Attack).

The move itself, I don't really know. It is one of those moves that confuses me due to the fact the stats and priorities play a role in it, something I don't really look into. But I have used Sucker Punch in some occasions.

In conclusion. Sucker Punch is an okay move, I would probably better understand it if I knew a bit about stats and priorities. I give it a 7/10.

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Updated 4th May 2011 at 05:57 AM by Force Fire

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  1. Mijzelffan's Avatar
    Suckerpunch has higher priority than all attacking moves, I believe. Which makes it pretty useful.
  2. SharKing's Avatar
    Its priority is on par with all variants of Quick Attack, including pre-BW ExtremeSpeed. If you, say, get Aqua Jetted by a faster Pokemon before launching Sucker Punch, your move will fail.


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