Quiver Dance (move)

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Quiver Dance
ちょうのまい Butterfly Dance
Quiver Dance.png
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Quiver Dance (Japanese: ちょうのまい Butterfly Dance) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Quiver Dance raises the user's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed stats by one stage each.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user lightly performs a beautiful, mystic dance. It boosts the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.
The user lightly performs a beautiful, mystic dance. This boosts the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug 46 46 47
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug 63 1, 63 1, 63
182 Bellossom Bellossom
Grass Grass 39
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug 45 45XY
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug 45 45XY
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug 68 1, 68XY
1, 52ORAS
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Bug 1
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sand Cloak
Bug Bug 1
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Bug 1
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug 50 50 1
549 Lilligant Lilligant
Grass Grass 28 28 28
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug 59 1, 59 1
666 Vivillon Vivillon
Bug Bug 45 45
742 Cutiefly Cutiefly
Bug Fairy 41
743 Ribombee Ribombee
Bug Fairy 49
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Alva Vivillon Quiver Dance.png None.png None.png
The user performs a dance around the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
666 Vivillon Vivillon's body begins to glow white. It then starts dancing around the opponent, leaving behind afterimages of itself.
Alva's Vivillon Battling with a Clean Slate! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Hero of Fire and Thunder manga

In other generations

Quiver Dance V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Quiver Dance, along with fellow Generation V moves Coil and Shell Smash, are the only status moves that raise three different stats at once during one turn.
  • Geomancy is a move introduced in Generation VI that is very similar to Quiver Dance, in that it boosts Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. Geomancy is essentially the equivalent of two Quiver Dances, but requires a charge turn and has half of the PP.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蝶舞 Dihp Móuh
Mandarin 蝶舞 Dié Wǔ *
蝶之舞 Dié-zhī Wǔ *
France Flag.png French Papillodanse
Germany Flag.png German Falterreigen
Italy Flag.png Italian Eledanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나비춤 Nabi-chum
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dança Vibratória
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Aleteo

Variations of the move Quiver Dance
Status Quiver DanceCoil

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