Gyro Ball (move)

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Move data

Type Steel
Category Physical Physical
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM74
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM74
X/Y TM74

Effects

Gyro Ball inflicts varying damage: the slower the user compared to the opponent, the higher the damage, up to a maximum base power of 150. The base power is calculated as:
25 × TargetSpeed ÷ UserSpeed

For example, if the opponent is twice as fast as the user, Gyro Ball will have base power 50.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
Black/White The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Gyro Ball 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.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 33
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 45
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 37
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 53
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 67
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 43
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 51
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 37
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 37
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 1
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 42
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 50
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 20
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 42
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Level 41
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 35
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 38
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 67
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Level 61
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 21
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 21

Learnt by Machine

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Whirlipede
#544 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice