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.


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 46 46
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 63 1, 63
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying 45 45
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison 45 45
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying 68 1, 68
1, 52
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying 50 50
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass 28 28
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire 59 1, 59
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying   45
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 XY137 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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