Sky Drop (move)

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Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM58
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM58
Sun/Moon 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sky Drop turns into Supersonic Skystrike and has base power 120.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.
Sun/Moon 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 49
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 55

Learnt by TM

CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
AerodactylAerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
ArticunoArticuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
RuffletRufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
BraviaryBraviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Tornadus (Incarnate Forme)Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
YveltalYveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
LunalaLunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost