Swords Dance (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM03
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM75
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM75
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM75
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM75
Sword​/​Shield TR00

Effects

Swords Dance raises the user's Attack by two stages.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Swords Dance has 30 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Swords Dance turns into Z-Swords Dance and eliminates any stat drops applied to the user, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Swords Dance
Japanese つるぎのまい (Tsurugi no Mai)
German Schwerttanz
French Danse-Lames
Italian Danzaspada
Spanish Danza Espada

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A dance that increases ATTACK.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A fighting dance that sharply raises ATTACK.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A frenetic dance of fighting. It sharply raises the ATTACK stat.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.
Sword​/​Shield A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Swords Dance 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.

Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 45
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Level 45
Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 40
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 48
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 57
Corphish
#341 / Water
Level 36
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 40
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 40
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 40
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 45
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 35
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 36
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 40
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 36
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 36
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Level 39
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 41
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 41
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 60
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 64
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 56
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 56
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 56
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 56
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 33
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 43
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 44
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 50
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 40
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 40
Sirfetch'd
#865 / Fighting
Level 45
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 22

Learnt by TR

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Honedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Doublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Mimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel