Diamond Storm (move)

Diamond Storm
ダイヤストーム Dia Storm
Diamond Storm VIII.png
Diamond Storm VIII 2.png
Type  Rock
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Diamond Storm (Japanese: ダイヤストーム Dia Storm) is a damage-dealing Rock-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Diancie.

Effect

Generation VI

Diamond Storm deals damage. It has a 50% chance to raise the user's Defense by one stage for each Pokémon that it hits. If it increases the user's Defense stat more than once from a single use, the stat raising animation will only play once, but a message stating that its Defense rose will appear for each increase.

Generation VII

Diamond Storm now has a 50% chance to raise the user's Defense by two stages if it hits, rather than only one.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Diamond Storm could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in the previous generation.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Diamond Strom cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS The user whips up a storm of diamonds to damage opposing Pokémon. This may also raise the user's Defense stat.
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user whips up a storm of diamonds to damage opposing Pokémon. This may also sharply raise the user's Defense stat.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 91SwSh
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 4 163 195 95% All opponents Has a chance (50%) of raising the user's Defense by two stat ranks.

Description

Games Description
SMD It damages enemies. It could boost your Defense.*
It damages nearby enemies. It could also boost your Defense. But the power goes down slightly when there are multiple enemies.*


In the anime

       
Diancie Mega Diancie
The user whips up a storm of diamonds to damage opposing Pokémon.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Diancie Diancie compresses the carbon in the air by bringing its hands closer to its head and a pink energy is formed between its hands. The energy gets converted into diamonds as Diancie takes its hands away.
Diancie (anime) Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction Debut
  Diancie Mega Diancie compresses the carbon in the air by bringing its hands closer to its head and a pink energy is formed between its hands. The energy gets converted into diamonds as Mega Diancie takes its hands away.
Diancie (anime) Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Diamond Storm is the only Rock-type move introduced in Generation VI.
  • Diamond Storm is the only move that can raise the same stat multiple distinct times from a single use, without the user having Parental Bond.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鑽石風暴 Jyunsehk Fūngbouh
Mandarin 鑽石風暴 / 钻石风暴 Zuànshí Fēngbào
  French Orage Adamantin
  German Diamantsturm
  Italian Diamantempesta
  Korean 다이아스톰 Dia Storm
Portuguese   Brazil Tempestade Diamante
  Portugal Tornado de Diamantes
  Spanish Torm. Diamantes



Variations of the move Sacred Fire
  Diamond StormSacred Fire


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