Sky Drop (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Physical Physical
Power 60
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM58
X/Y TM58

Effects

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.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

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

Game descriptions

Black/White
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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 49
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 55

Learnt by TM

Charizard
#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
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying