Type  Fighting
Category  Status
Accuracy  —%
PP  5 (max. 8)
Priority  +4
It enables the user to evade all attacks. Its chance of failing rises if it is used in succession.
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
Affects the user

Detect is a defensive Fighting-type move. It protects the user from all effects of moves during the turn it is used, including damage. Detect is functionally identical to Protect.

Detect fails if the user goes last (usually a result of the opponent using an item or switching). Successfully using Detect, Protect, Endure, or Wide Guard divides the success rate for all three by 3 up to a minimum of [1/3]^6, or 1/729 (~0.1% chance of success). Using a different move or failing to use a protection move resets the success rate. Being hit by Feint or Phantom Force will lift the effects of Detect for the rest of the turn.

Detect cannot block damage from status conditions or weather. It also cannot block the following moves:

 Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   TM   Tutor Cost 
Acupressure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
Aromatic Mist Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
Conversion 2 Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
Curse Ghost Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
Feint Normal Physical 03030 100}}100% 10
Future Sight Psychic Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Perish Song Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
Phantom Force Ghost Physical 09090 100}}100% 10
Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10 TM77
Roar Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20 TM05
Sketch Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 1
Transform Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10


Pokémon that can learn Detect

By leveling

Dex no. Pokémon Type Level
#067 Icon067 Lunapup Ground Fighting 39
#077 Icon077 Sableye Dark Ghost 14
#108 Icon108 Harptera Bug Flying 25
#126 Icon126 Jackdeary Fairy Fighting 11
#127 Icon127 Winotinger Fairy Fighting 11
#179 Icon179 Praseopunk Psychic Electric 1
#180 Icon180 Neopunk Psychic Electric 1

Via prior evolution

Dex no. Pokémon Type Father
#068 Icon068 Herolune Ground Fighting Icon067

By breeding

Dex no. Pokémon Type Father
#129 Icon129 Eevee Normal Unknown Icon067
#130 Icon130 Vaporeon Water Unknown
#131 Icon131 Jolteon Electric Unknown
#132 Icon132 Flareon Fire Unknown
#133 Icon133 Espeon Psychic Unknown
#134 Icon134 Umbreon Dark Unknown
#135 Icon135 Leafeon Grass Unknown
#136 Icon136 Glaceon Ice Unknown
#137 Icon137 Sylveon Fairy Unknown
#138 Icon138 Nucleon Nuclear Unknown
  • For clarity, only the lowest stage possible of every compatible evolutionary line are listed as fathers.
  • When Ratsy (Icon139*) is listed as a father, it means that the move must be acquired via Sketch beforehand.

Moves with a priority of 4
DetectProtectMagic CoatSnatch
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