Sky Attack (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Spr 1g 006.png The picture used in this article is unsatisfactory.
Reason: Should be replaced with Generation VII images
Please feel free to replace it so it conforms to Bulbapedia conventions.

Sky Attack
ゴッドバード God Bird
Sky Attack.png
Sky Attack 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Sky Attack (Japanese: ゴッドバード God Bird) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM43 in Generation I. In Generation II, it was the signature move of Moltres.

Effect

Generations I and II

Sky Attack does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than say that the user is glowing. On the following turn, Sky Attack will deal damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Sky Attack is selected, the user will not be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Sky Attack is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user is glowing, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Sky Attack (or fail if it cannot).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Sky Attack.

In Stadium, Mirror Move will copy Sky Attack on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Generation III

Sky Attack now has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation IV

Sky Attack now displays "<Pokémon> became cloaked in a harsh light!" instead of "<Pokémon> is glowing!" If the user is holding a Power Herb, there will be no charge turn.

Generation V

Sky Attack can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles. Sky Attack also now has an increased critical hit ratio.

Description

Games Description
Stad The strongest Flying-type attack. Energy is stored in the first turn, then fired the next turn.
Stad2 Strongest Flying-type attack. Stores energy in the first turn, then fires in the next.
GSC 1st turn: Prepare
2nd turn: Attack
RSEColo.XD Searches out weak spots, then strikes the next turn.
FRLG A 2nd-turn attack move with a high critical-hit ratio. The foe may flinch.
DPPtHGSS A second-turn attack move with a high critical-hit ratio. It may also make the target flinch.
BWB2W2 A second-turn attack move where critical hits land more easily. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SM
A second-turn attack move where critical hits land more easily. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered 60 73 85 78 78 1, 78 78
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying 1 1 1
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 99 99 99 99
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered 99 99 99 99
334 Altaria Altaria
Flying Dragon 59 70 77BW
64B2W2
1, 64XY
1, 59ORAS
1, 59
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Flying Fairy 1 1 1 1
519 Pidove Pidove
Flying Flying 50 50 50
520 Tranquill Tranquill
Flying Flying 59 59 59
521 Unfezant Unfezant
Flying Flying 66 66 66
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying 51 50 50
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like 48 48
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered 93 93
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying C
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying C
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying C
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM43
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Field Flying
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
Flying Flying
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water 1 Flying
333 Swablu Swablu
Dragon Flying
334 Altaria Altaria
Dragon Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor
Flying Flying
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor
Bug Bug
519 Pidove Pidove
Flying Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill
Flying Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant
Flying Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
567 Archeops Archeops
Water 3 Flying
581 Swanna Swanna
Water 1 Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying Pokémon Game ShowBW
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

Alain Unfezant Sky Attack.png Ash Noctowl Sky Attack.png Antonio Tranquill Sky Attack.png Drake Altaria Sky Attack.png
Unfezant Noctowl Tranquill Altaria
The user glows silver and attacks the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
227 Skarmory Skarmory's body glows white or orange and flies into the opponent at top speed.
Attila's Skarmory The Legend of Thunder! Debut
A wild Skarmory All Torkoal, No Play None
334 Altaria Altaria's body becomes surrounded in red flames and it flies into the opponent.
Drake's Altaria Vanity Affair None
198 Murkrow Murkrow's body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent
Paul's Murkrow Top-Down Training! None
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow's body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent.
Paul's Honchkrow Lost Leader Strategy! None
468 Togekiss Togekiss's body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent. As it flies, a white trail of energy is left behind it.
Dawn's Togekiss Dawn of a Royal Day! None
164s Noctowl Noctowl's eyebrow tufts glow white and it flies into the air as it prepares for the attack. Then, its body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent.
Ash's Noctowl Working on a Right Move! None
520 Tranquill Tranquill flies up into the air, then turns around and flies straight down at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded in a clear aura with white energy around it and it flies into the opponent at top speed.
Antonio's Tranquill Reunion Battles In Nimbasa! None
521 Unfezant Unfezant's body becomes surrounded in a orange and gold sparkling aura and then it flies into the opponent.
Alain's Unfezant Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations


Sky Attack I.png Sky Attack II.png Sky Attack III.png Sky Attack IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Sky Attack V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Sky Attack Stadium.png Sky Attack Stad2.png Sky Attack Colo.png Sky Attack XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Sky Attack PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

  • Sky Attack has the highest base power of any Flying-type move.
  • Sky Attack and Brave Bird share similar in-game animations in Generation IV and V; the only major difference is that the former has a blue aura, the latter has a red aura. This was reversed in the anime (Hoenn saga's portrayal of Sky Attack showed a red aura; Sinnoh saga's portrayal switched it to white).
  • In Generation I, Sky Attack was the only Flying-type move that could be taught via TM.
  • Prior to Generation V, Sky Attack's in-game descriptions erroneously stated that it has a high critical hit ratio. From Generation V onward, it does have a high critical hit ratio.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 高空攻擊 Gāokōng Gōngjí
Denmark Flag.png Danish Himmelangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Luchtaanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Taivashyökkäys
France Flag.png French Piqué
Germany Flag.png German Himmelsfeger
Greece Flag.png Greek Ουράνια Επίθεση
India Flag.png Hindi आसमानी हमला Aasmani Hamla
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Burung Dewa
Serangan Udara
Italy Flag.png Italian Aeroattacco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불새 Bul Sae
Poland Flag.png Polish Podniebny Atak
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque do Céu
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Aéreo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul Ceresc
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Vazdušni Napad
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque de Cielo (TLoT, AG101)
Ataque Celestial (DP040-DP131, BW039)
Ataque Aéreo (DP171-DP185)
Spain Flag.png Spain Ataque Aéreo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tấn Công Trên Không



Variations of the move Sky Attack
Physical Sky AttackFreeze Shock
Special Ice Burn


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405

Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.