Swords Dance (move)

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Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM03
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM75
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM75
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM75
Sun/Moon TM75

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.

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

RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Level 1
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 1
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 38
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 38
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 43
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 38
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 57
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Level 40
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 1
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 50
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 57
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 41
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 47
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
Level 36
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
Level 37
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 40
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
Level 25
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Level 11
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Level 37
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Level 43
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 19
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 29
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 50
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Level 26
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
Level 41
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
Level 50
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
Level 58
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 36
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 42
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Level 46
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 52
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Level 52
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
Level 46
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
Level 48
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
Level 50
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Level 57
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Level 63
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
Level 56
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 37
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 37
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 37
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Level 31
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Level 49
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 1
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Level 1
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
Level 25
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 25
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Level 60
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Level 16
KartanaKartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 37

Learnt by TM

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
ScizorScizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
MawileMawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
EscavalierEscavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
BouffalantBouffalant
#626 / Normal
CobalionCobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
TerrakionTerrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
FletchlingFletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
FletchinderFletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
RowletRowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
DartrixDartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
DecidueyeDecidueye
#724 / Grass · Ghost
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
PikipekPikipek
#731 / Normal · Flying
TrumbeakTrumbeak
#732 / Normal · Flying
ToucannonToucannon
#733 / Normal · Flying
Oricorio (Baile Style)Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Lycanroc (Midday Form)Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Lycanroc (Midnight Form)Lycanroc
Midnight Form
#745 / Rock
FomantisFomantis
#753 / Grass
LurantisLurantis
#754 / Grass
StuffulStufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
BewearBewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
GolisopodGolisopod
#768 / Bug · Water
Type: NullType: Null
#772 / Normal
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
MimikyuMimikyu
#778 / Ghost · Fairy
BruxishBruxish
#779 / Water · Psychic
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Jangmo-oJangmo-o
#782 / Dragon
Hakamo-oHakamo-o
#783 / Dragon · Fighting
Kommo-oKommo-o
#784 / Dragon · Fighting
Tapu BuluTapu Bulu
#787 / Grass · Fairy
KartanaKartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
NecrozmaNecrozma
#800 / Psychic