Petal Dance (move)

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Move data

Type Grass
Category Special
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

The user of Petal Dance attacks for 2-3 turns, during which it cannot switch out, and then becomes confused. Confused Pokémon have a 50% chance of hurting themselves each turn, for 1-4 turns. The damage received is as if the Pokémon attacks itself with a typeless 40 base power Physical attack.

If Petal Dance is disrupted (e.g. if the move misses or the user cannot attack due to paralysis) then it will stop and not cause confusion.

Pokémon with the ability Own Tempo or those behind a Substitute cannot be confused.

Changes

In Generations 1-3 Petal Dance has a base power of 70. In Generation 4 its base power is 90.

In Generations 1-4, Petal Dance has 20 PP. Furthermore, sleep, freezing and flinching will pause but not disrupt Petal Dance.

In Generation 1, Petal Dance lasts for 3-4 turns.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Petal Dance turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 190.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user, but hits a random adjacent opponent.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
Sun/Moon The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Petal Dance 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.

VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Level 1
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Level 51
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Level 59
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Level 59
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Level 1
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
Level 59
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
Level 28
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Level 50
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
Level 1
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 46
MaractusMaractus
#556 / Grass
Level 38
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
Level 45
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
Level 51
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
Level 1
ComfeyComfey
#764 / Fairy
Level 40

Learnt by breeding

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

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Grass, Monster