Sky Drop (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM58
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Pokémon can be hit, except by Gust, Hurricane, Sky Uppercut, Smack Down, Thunder or Twister. Moves from No Guard Pokémon, 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 Pokémon 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 (besides the moves noted above). Due to this, it was briefly banned from Wi-Fi battles and all official Pokémon 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 Pokémon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Other languages

English Sky Drop
Japanese フリーフォール (Free Fall)
German Freier Fall
French Chute Libre
Italian Cadutalibera
Spanish Caída Libre

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Level 49
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 55

Learnt by TM

Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying