Sky Drop (move)
|PP||10 (max. 16)|
Black 2/White 2
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
Sky Drop takes the target into the air on the first turn, then drops them on the second turn, wherein they receive damage.
While in the air, neither Pokemon can be hit, except by Gust, Hurricane, Sky Uppercut, Smack Down, Thunder or Twister. Moves from No Guard Pokemon, or any move following an
identify move can also hit.
Sky Drop will appear to work on Flying-types and those under the effects of Levitate, Magnet Rise or Telekinesis, but will not cause them any damage. It fails if Gravity is in effect, the target is holding an Iron Ball, or is behind a Substitute.
There is a glitch with Sky Drop in Black/White in double battles. If Gravity is put into effect while the Pokemon are in the air, the user of Sky Drop returns to the ground, but the target stays in the air and cannot attack or be hit (apart from the moves above). Due to this, it has been banned from Wi-Fi battles and all official Pokemon competitions.
Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.
Black 2/White 2
|The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.|
|X/Y||The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.|
Learnt by level up
These Pokémon learn Sky Drop at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 49 Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 50 Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 50 Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Learnt by TM
#006 / Fire · Flying Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying Mew
#151 / Psychic Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying Tornadus
#641 / Flying Thundurus
#642 / Electric · Flying Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying