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Most Pokémon that learn it at level 50 or so. That’s a high level for a 60 base power move. It’s not like moving the target up for one turn is useful, right? Why not like Air Slash or Brave Bird.

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What makes you think there might be any good reason to use sky drop?
I'd imagine it could be used as a pseudo Fake Out in doubles if the Pokémon using it is fast enough. Although I know that it at one point was banned from most cartridge formats due to a gamebreaking glitch that could activate when it was used, and I'm not sure if that glitch was fixed or if it was unbanned.
It is used quite a bit in Doubles
The glitch existed only in Generation 5.
Just looked it up, and there was another glitch in Gen 7 with Sky Drop, although it's much harder to activate: https://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/List_of_glitches_in_Generation_VII#Spiky_Shield_Sky_Drop_glitch
Almost all AV Tapu Koko have Sky Drop.

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In Doubles UU, sky drop is kind of like a combination of protect and fake out. If you expect the opponent to double-target your sky drop user, then you can use sky drop to waste a turn. If your opponent has a support Pokemon and a support receiving Pokemon, then you can use sky drop on the supporter and disrupt the support. Additionally, sky drop is a real move, unlike fake out :P. Here's a sample set.

Thundurus @ Mago berry
Ability: prankster
EVs: 224 HP / 32 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid nature
- thunder wave
- protect
- thunderbolt
- sky drop

I would recommend not using it in Doubles OU or VGC19. There are too many better fake out users and flying attacks in those formats.

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