Swords Dance (move)

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Swords Dance
つるぎのまい Swords Dance
Swords Dance 2.png
Swords Dance.png
Type  Normal
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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition and helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness too.

Swords Dance (Japanese: つるぎのまい Swords Dance) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM03 in Generation I and is TM75 in Generation IV onwards.

Effect

Generations I to V

Swords Dance increases the user's Attack stat by two stages.

Swords Dance can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with certain moves (Crabhammer, Crush Claw, Cut, False Swipe, Fury Cutter and Slash) having their base appeal points doubled if they are used in the next turn.

Generation VI onwards

Swords Dance's PP changed from 30 to 20.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Swords Dance, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that greatly boosts the user's Attack power. Can normally be used up to three times.
Stad2 A special move that boosts the user's Attack power. Normally used up to three times.
GSC A dance that increases Attack.
RSEColo.XD A fighting dance that sharply raises Attack.
FRLG A frenetic dance of fighting. It sharply raises the Attack stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
XYORAS
SM
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user's Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 38B2W2 38 38
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 38
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 38B2W2 38XY
43ORAS
43
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 23 25 31 25 25 25 25
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 36
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 38
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35 42 36 57 57 57 57
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 54 43 49 38 38BW
40B2W2
40 40
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, Evo.
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 34 38BW
50B2W2
50 50
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 42 36 57 57 57 57
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 25 25XY
41ORAS
41
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 10 9 9BW
43B2W2
43XY
47ORAS
47
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 36
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 38RSE
37FRLG
44 44 44XY
37ORAS
37
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 44RSE
43FRLG
52 52 52XY
40ORAS
40
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field 26 25 25BW
33B2W2
33XY
25ORAS
25
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 11 11 11 11
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field 37
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 43
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 33 37 19 19
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
29B2W2
29 29
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 34 38BW
50B2W2
50 50
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 25 31 31XY
26ORAS
26
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 50
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 57 57 58
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 42 42 42
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 52 52 52
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 52 52 52
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 46 46 46
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 48 48 48
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 50 50 50
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 57 57 57
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 63 63 63
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 56 56 56
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 37
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 37
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 37
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 37 31
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 49
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 25 25
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 25 25
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 60 60
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 16
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster C
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass C
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
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 Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM03
II
--
III
--
IV
TM75
V
TM75
VI
TM75
VII
TM75
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
Alola Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
Alola Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
336 Seviper Seviper
PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
390 Chimchar Chimchar
FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
408 Cranidos Cranidos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
409 Rampardos Rampardos
RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
445 Garchomp Garchomp
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
447 Riolu Riolu
FightingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
448 Lucario Lucario
FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak
PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
461 Weavile Weavile
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
472 Gliscor Gliscor
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered PtHGSS
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
545 Scolipede Scolipede
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
549 Lilligant Lilligant
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
570 Zorua Zorua
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
571 Zoroark Zoroark
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
620 Mienshao Mienshao
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639 Terrakion Terrakion
RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
645 Landorus Landorus
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
661 Fletchling Fletchling
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
674 Pancham Pancham
FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
675 Pangoro Pangoro
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
679 Honedge Honedge
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
680 Doublade Doublade
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
681 Aegislash Aegislash
SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
722 Rowlet Rowlet
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
723 Dartrix Dartrix
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
724 Decidueye Decidueye
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
725 Litten Litten
FireIC Big.png Field Field
726 Torracat Torracat
FireIC Big.png Field Field
727 Incineroar Incineroar
FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
731 Pikipek Pikipek
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
733 Toucannon Toucannon
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
RockIC Big.png Field Field
745 Lycanroc Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
753 Fomantis Fomantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
754 Lurantis Lurantis
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
759 Stufful Stufful
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
760 Bewear Bewear
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
772 Type: Null Type: Null
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png 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 Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
104 Cubone Cubone
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
105 Marowak Marowak
GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
215 Sneasel Sneasel
DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
255 Torchic Torchic
FireIC Big.png Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
303 Mawile Mawile
SteelIC Big.png Field Fairy
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
348 Armaldo Armaldo
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png 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.


Special move

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'dLv. 5
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field Baton Pass Farfetch'dStad2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
108 Lickitung Lickitung
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster My Pokémon Ranch
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Swords Dance Goldeen
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Boosts the user's Attack by two levels.

In the anime

Farfetch'd Swords Dance.png Tracey Scyther Swords Dance.png Paul Weavile Swords Dance.png Korrina Lucario Swords Dance.png
Farfetch'd Scyther Weavile Lucario
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
123 Scyther Scyther crosses its claws across its chest and spins rapidly.
Yas's Scyther Showdown at Dark City Debut
Tracey's Scyther Tracey Gets Bugged None
Bugsy's Scyther Gettin' the Bugs Out None
071 Victreebel Victreebel uses the large leaves on the side of its body as swords and repeatedly swipes at the opponent with them.
James's Victreebel Flower Power None
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd flies into the air and spins rapidly.
A Coordinator's Farfetch'd Weekend Warrior None
402 Kricketune Kricketune crosses its scythes and they glow blue and slightly thicker blocking it from attacks.
Nando's Kricketune Dawn's Early Night! None
461 Weavile Weavile's claws glow purple, and they grow longer. It then swings them around, making it stronger.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
475 Gallade Gallade's forearms glow light purple and the backs grow longer. Then, it moves them around in a hypnotizing way, making it stronger.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! None
448 Lucario Lucario closes its eyes and meditates. Several blue glowing swords circle Lucario and cross together. Lucario then glows red, raising its Attack.
Korrina's Lucario Mega Revelations! None
681B Aegislash Twelve blue glowing swords circle around Aegislash. Red and orange lights shoot upwards in front of it and then balls of the same colored aura appear in front of Aegislash, before disappearing, raising its attack.
Sawyer's Aegislash Valuable Experience for All! None

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP097 Swords Dance Ash's Pokédex Swords Dance, Scyther's special attack. Scyther spins furiously to focus its energy and increase its attack power.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King manga

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: description of the move.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Swords Dance I.png Swords Dance II.png Swords Dance III.png Swords Dance 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
Swords Dance 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

Spin-off series games

Swords Dance Stad.png Swords Dance Stad2.png Swords Dance Colo.png Battle CD 07 Machamp Swords Dance 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
Swords Dance PBR.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
Swords Dance 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 劍舞 Gimmóuh
Mandarin 劍舞 / 剑舞 Jiànwǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sværddans
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zwaarddans
Finland Flag.png Finnish Miekkatanssi
France Flag.png French Danse-Lames
Germany Flag.png German Schwerttanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Σπαθιών
India Flag.png Hindi तलवार का नाच Talwaar Ka Naach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tarian Pedang
Italy Flag.png Italian Danzaspada
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼춤 Kalchum
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec Szabli
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Dança das Espadas (anime, TCG, manga)
Dança de Espadas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dança de Espada (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Dança das Espadas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dansul Săbiilor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ples mačeva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Espada*
Danza-Espada*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kılıç Dansı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Múa Kiếm


Variations of the move Acid Armor
Status Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
Status Minimize


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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