Bounce (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Physical
Power 85
Accuracy 85
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

The user of Bounce will spring up on the first turn, disappearing from view and becoming invulnerable to most attacks. On the second turn, Bounce deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

While in the air, the Pokemon can only be hit by the moves Gust, Twister, Thunder, Sky Uppercut and Smack Down, with Gust and Twister dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokemon, or any move following an identify move can also hit for regular power.

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed. If the user is holding a Power Herb, Bounce executes in one turn.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Bounce turns into Supersonic Skystrike and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

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

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Bounces up, then down the next turn. May paralyze.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user bounces on the foe on the 2nd turn. It may paralyze the foe.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user bounces up high, then drops on the foe on the second turn. It may also paralyze the foe.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
Sun/Moon The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Bounce at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Level 45
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 45
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
Level 37
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Level 46
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Level 56
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Level 64
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 46
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Level 23
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
Level 45
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
Level 51
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
Level 50
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
Level 60
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Level 56
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 1
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 56
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
Level 45
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
Level 53
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 46
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 35
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 49
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 49
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
Level 39
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
Level 45
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 38
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 43
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 32
PheromosaPheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 29

Learnt by breeding

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

AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Field
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Field
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Grass