The user bounces up high on the first turn, avoiding most moves. Gust, Twister, Thunder and Sky Uppercut have normal accuracy against a mid-air Pokémon, gaining doubled power. The user may also be hit in mid-air if it was previously targeted by Lock-On or Mind Reader. On the second turn, the user slams down onto the target, inflicting damage with a 30% chance of paralyzing it.
Wild Pokémon can be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Bounce.
A Pokémon in the semi-invulnerable stage of Bounce can be hit if it is attacked by a Pokémon with No Guard or has No Guard itself.
Pokémon can no longer be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Bounce.
If a Power Herb is held by the user, Bounce can be executed in one turn.
The user can now also be hit by Hurricane during the semi-invulnerable turn of Bounce.
Bounce can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.
|| Bounces up, then down the next turn. May paralyze.
|| The user bounces on the foe on the 2nd turn. It may paralyze the foe.
|| The user bounces up high, then drops on the foe on the second turn. It may also paralyze the foe.
|| The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
|| The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
In other games
|| The user gains the Bouncing status, making it attack strongly on the next turn. It may also cause paralysis. It is not possible to link this move.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Bounce is the only Flying-type move that Gyarados can learn, despite being a Flying-type Pokémon.
- Bounce is the only Flying-type move that can cause paralysis.
In other languages