Cheap Shot
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.

Cheap Shot is a damage-dealing Dark-type move. It is an original Pokémon Sage move.


Cheap Shot is always a critical hit, unless used against a Pokémon which is immune to critical hits.


The user distracts the foe, then targets its weak spot in a vicious attack. This attack always results in a critical hit.


By leveling up[]

# Pokémon Type Level
007 Aguade Aguade Water Water 27
008 Iguadium Iguadium Water Fighting 30
009 Aguanaut Aguanaut Water Fighting 30
041 Berratel Berratel Dark Dark 28
047 Macabra Macabra Dark Dark 35
076 Platypow Platypow Fighting Poison 29
077 Platikhao Platikhao Fighting Poison 29
100 Somberado Somberado Dark Ghost 50
143 Chihaha Chihaha Dark Normal 19
144 Howlequin Howlequin Dark Normal 19
150 Pomparunt Pomparunt Dark Dark 29
151 Pompagoon Pompagoon Dark Fighting 31
152 Hyekuza Hyekuza Dark Fighting 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.