Sky Drop (move)

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Sky Drop
フリーフォール Freefall
Sky Drop.png
Sky Drop 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Sky Drop (Japanese: フリーフォール Freefall) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM58 since Generation V.

Effect

Generation V

On the turn it is selected, Sky Drop brings the target to the air. While in the air, the target cannot act. While in the air, both the user and the target avoid any move targeted at them (except Gust, Thunder, Twister, Sky Uppercut, Hurricane, or Smack Down). The next turn, the target is thrown down and receives damage. Sky Drop does no damage to Flying-type Pokémon, but it will still pick them up (making them unable to move) on its first turn.

Sky Drop can target non-adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles. Sky Drop can target allies, but will fail when attempting to perform the move on them.

The Ability No Guard or a previously used Lock-On or Mind Reader can still allow moves to hit Pokémon that are in the air.

Sky Drop will fail if the target is behind a substitute, or if used on a target that is already semi-invulnerable due to moves such as Fly, Bounce, or another Sky Drop.

Sky Drop cannot be used while Gravity is in effect. If Gravity is used during the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop, the move will be cancelled. In Generation V only, due to a glitch, if Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the semi-invulnerable state of Sky Drop, Gravity will bring the user of Sky Drop down, but the target of Sky Drop will be stuck unable to move in the semi-invulnerable state, until the effect of Gravity ends, the user of Sky Drop switches out or is knocked out, or the Pokémon affected by Sky Drop is knocked out. This can only occur in Double and Triple Battles.

If a Pokémon locked into a consecutively executed move is brought up with Sky Drop, the Pokémon will discontinue using the move when freed; if the move confuses the user due to fatigue upon completion, that will occur now.

Protect and Detect can guard against the initial use of the move, but the affected Pokémon cannot use any moves (including Protect) while in the air.

Sky Drop is unaffected by the Power Herb.

Sky Drop is not redirected by the effects of Follow Me or Rage Powder. If a Pokémon that is the center of attention (due to Follow Me or Rage Powder) is taken into the air by Sky Drop, it will no longer draw moves.

In a Rotation Battle, if the target Pokémon is rotated out on the second turn of Sky Drop, the Pokémon will be dropped into their new rotated position and take no damage, while the rotated in Pokémon still gets to attack.

Glitch

Main article: Sky Drop glitch

In Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, a glitch in Double and Triple Battles can cause a Pokémon to become stuck in the semi-invulnerable state when Sky Drop is used. The glitch is activated when Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the semi-invulnerable state after the use of Sky Drop. Gravity will bring the user of Sky Drop down while the target will be stuck in the semi-invulnerable state, unable to move until it is knocked out or hit with one of the moves listed above. Because of the glitch, Sky Drop was banned in Generation V Wi-Fi Random Matches starting November 10, 2010 and all subsequent official tournaments.

Generation VI

Targets weighing 440.9 lbs. (200 kg) or more cannot be lifted by Sky Drop, causing the move to fail.

Both the user and the target can now be hit by Thousand Arrows during the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying 49 49 49
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying 50 50 50
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying 50 50 50
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like 55 55
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
[[|]]
II
[[|]]
III
[[|]]
IV
[[|]]
V
TM58
VI
TM58
VII
TM58
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water 1 Flying
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying
641 Tornadus Tornadus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like
717 Yveltal Yveltal
Undiscovered Undiscovered
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
Bug Bug
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
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.


In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 36 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = The user carries the target into the air, and both the user and target
remain invulnerable for one turn. The targeted Pokémon will receive damage at the start of the user's next turn.
The user cannot move again that turn.
Used by : Braviary

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Sky Drop 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

Trivia

  • Sky Drop is the only move in Generation VI which causes an opponent's Pokémon to become fully immobile while in use.
  • Mew is the only non-flying Pokémon that can learn this move, due to its ability to learn every TM.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Chute Libre
Germany Flag.png German Freier Fall
Italy Flag.png Italian Cadutalibera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리폴 Free Fall
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Queda Livre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caída Libre


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
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Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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