Gyro Ball (move)

Move data

Type Steel
Category   Physical
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM74
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM74
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM74
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM74
Sword​/​Shield TR52

Effects

Gyro Ball inflicts varying damage: the slower the user compared to the opponent, the higher the damage, up to a maximum base power of 150. The base power is calculated as:

25 × TargetSpeed ÷ UserSpeed

For example, if the opponent is twice as fast as the user, Gyro Ball will have base power 50.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Steelium Z and uses its Z-Power, Gyro Ball turns into Corkscrew Crash and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Gyro Ball
Japanese ジャイロボール (Gyroball)
German Gyroball
French Gyroballe
Italian Vortexpalla
Spanish Giro Bola

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user compared to the target, the greater the move’s power.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user compared to the target, the greater the move’s power.
Sword​/​Shield The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user compared to the target, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Gyro Ball at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 36
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 36
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 46
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Level 32
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Level 1
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 16
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 16
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 8
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Level 16
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Level 16
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 16
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 45
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 49
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 20
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by TR

Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Staryu
#120 / Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Venipede
#543 / Bug · Poison
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Meltan
#808 / Steel
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire