Swords Dance (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM03
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM75
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM75
X/Y TM75

Effects

Swords Dance raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Swords Dance has 30 PP.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A dance that increases ATTACK.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A fighting dance that sharply raises ATTACK.
FireRed/LeafGreen A frenetic dance of fighting. It sharply raises the ATTACK stat.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.
X/Y A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Swords Dance 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.

Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 1
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 38
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 38
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 57
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 40
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 50
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 57
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 25
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 43
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 44
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 52
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 33
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 11
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 19
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 29
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 50
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 31
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Level 41
Dewott
#502 / Water
Level 49
Samurott
#503 / Water
Level 57
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 36
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 42
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 46
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 52
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 52
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 46
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 48
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 50
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 57
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 63
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 56
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 49
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 49
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 49
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 37
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 49
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 1
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 25
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 25
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 60

Learnt by TM

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Absol
#359 / Dark
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Bouffalant
#626 / Normal
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Swords Dance in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
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