Bounce (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Physical Physical
Power 85
Accuracy 85
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

The user of Bounce will spring up on the first turn, disappearing from view and becoming invulnerable to most attacks. On the second turn, Bounce deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

While in the air, the Pokemon can only be hit by the moves Gust, Twister, Thunder, Sky Uppercut and Smack Down, with Gust and Twister dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokemon, or any move following an identify move can also hit for regular power.

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed. If the user is holding a Power Herb, Bounce executes in one turn.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Bounces up, then down the next turn. May paralyze.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user bounces on the foe on the 2nd turn. It may paralyze the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user bounces up high, then drops on the foe on the second turn. It may also paralyze the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bounce at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 45
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 45
Politoed
#186 / Water
Level 37
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 46
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 56
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 64
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 46
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 23
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Level 44
Wailord
#321 / Water
Level 54
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 50
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 60
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 56
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 56
Finneon
#456 / Water
Level 45
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Level 53
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 46
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Level 35
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 49
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 49
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 39
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 44
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 38
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 42
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 32

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Bounce as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Aipom
#190 / Normal
Field
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Field
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Grass

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Bounce by the various move tutors in the games.

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Magikarp
#129 / Water
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Absol
#359 / Dark
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Tympole
#535 / Water
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Basculin
#550 / Water
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Alomomola
#594 / Water
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting

Learnt by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Magikarp
#129 / Water
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Politoed
#186 / Water
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Absol
#359 / Dark
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water