Petal Dance (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Special Special
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

The user of Petal Dance attacks for 2-3 turns, during which it cannot switch out, and then becomes confused. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

If Petal Dance is disrupted (e.g. if the move misses or the user cannot attack due to paralysis) then it will stop and not cause confusion.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Changes

In Generations 1-3 Petal Dance has a base power of 70. In Generation 4 its base power is 90.

In Generations 1-4, Petal Dance has 20 PP. Furthermore, sleep, freezing and flinching will pause but not disrupt Petal Dance.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user, but hits a random adjacent opponent.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
X/Y The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Petal Dance 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.

Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 32
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 41
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 53
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 53
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Level 32
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 28
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 37
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 25
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 46
Maractus
#556 / Grass
Level 38
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Level 45
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Level 51
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Monster, Grass
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Monster, Grass
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Monster, Grass