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 007MS Aguade Water Water 27
008 008MS Iguadium Water Fighting 28
009 009MS Aguanaut Water Fighting 28
041 041MS Berratel Dark Dark 28
047 047MS Macabra Dark Dark 35
076 076MS Platypow Fighting Poison 29
077 077MS Platikhao Fighting Poison 29
100 100MS Somberado Dark Ghost 49
143 143MS Chihaha Dark Normal 19
144 144MS Howlequin Dark Normal 19
150 150MS Pomparunt Dark Dark 29
151 151MS Pompagoon Dark Fighting 32
152 152MS Hyekuza Dark Fighting 32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.