How to get False Swipe in Pokemon Sword and Shield

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False Swipe is an incredibly useful TM in Sword and Shield. It will damage a Pokemon, but never less than 1 HP, so it won't cause it to pass out. This makes it very useful when you are looking to catch rare Pokemon and Shiny Pokemon.


How to get False Swipe in Pokemon Sword and Shield

You can get False Swipe by visiting the Pokemon Center just before Route 3 in Motostoke. It will cost 10.000 BP, which is quite expensive. It's an important TM, however, and it's worth buying. Go to the man on the right side of the counter and he'll see the TM.


The following Pokemon can learn False Swipe from TM:

  • pangoro
  • Pancham
  • Haxorus
  • Fraxure
  • Ax
  • gallade
  • Weaville
  • Sneasel
  • Meow
  • Karrablast
  • Escavalier
  • aegislash
  • Doublade
  • Honedge
  • Farfetch'd
  • Commo-o
  • Hakamo-o
  • Jangmo-o
  • Mawile
  • Hawlucha
  • Shiftry
  • Nuzleaf
  • Seedot
  • Bisharp
  • pawniard
  • Drapyon
  • Crusted

Some Pokemon can also learn False Swipe by leveling up:

  • Haxorus
  • Fraxure
  • Ax
  • gallade
  • Karrablast
  • Escavalier
  • nincada

So, now you know how to get False Swipe Pokemon Sword and Shield. It is incredibly useful and can be paired with Pokemon with strong Attack stats to make Shiny hunting that much easier. You won't have to worry about making the Shiny faint and you can safely lower his HP, making it easier to catch.



If you need more help with Pokemon Sword and Shield, we have a number of guides that you might find useful. From how to use PC Box Link, how to change the nature of a Pokemon, and how to trade Pokemon. If you're looking for some of the rarer Pokemon, we can show you where to find Dreepy and Ditto too.

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