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Dragon Dance
りゅうのまい Dragon Dance
Dragon Dance VIII.png
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Type  Dragon
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 III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Dragon Dance (Japanese: りゅうのまい Dragon Dance) is a non-damaging Dragon-type move introduced in Generation III. It is TR51 in Generation VIII.

Contents

Effect

Dragon Dance raises the user's Attack stat and Speed stat by one stage each.

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

Dragon Dance can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if either the move DragonBreath or Dragon Rage was used in the prior turn. It can also be used to start a combination, causing DragonBreath, Dragon Claw, and Dragon Rage to have their base appeal points doubled if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD A mystical dance that ups Attack and Speed.
FRLG A mystic, powerful dance that boosts the user's Attack and Speed stats.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that boosts its Attack and Speed stats.
SwSh The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that raises its Attack and Speed stats.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 50 38 38 38XY
46ORAS
46SMUSUM 50
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 62 48 48 48XY
52ORAS
52SMUSUM 58
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon 50 44 44 44XY
47ORAS
45SMUSUM 36
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 45 51 51 51SMUSUM 50
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 53 61 61 61SMUSUM 60
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 53 61 61 61SMUSUM 62
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 62 48 48 48XY
52ORAS
52 58
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon 1 1
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 40 39 39BW
34B2W2
34XY
30ORAS
30
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 55 55 1, 55XY
7ORAS
7 1
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30DPPt
60HGSS
60 60 60 63
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 72
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 49 40
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 53 44
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon 59 44
841 Flapple Flapple
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 24
886 Drakloak Drakloak
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 42
887 Dragapult Dragapult
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon 42
890 Eternatus Eternatus
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
895 Regidrago Regidrago
DragonIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR51
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
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
208 Steelix Steelix
SteelIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
247 Pupitar Pupitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
334 Altaria Altaria
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
560 Scrafty Scrafty
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
697 Tyrantrum Tyrantrum
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
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
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dusk Mane
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
Dawn Wings
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804 Naganadel Naganadel
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
841 Flapple Flapple
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon
886 Drakloak Drakloak
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
887 Dragapult Dragapult
DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon
890 Eternatus Eternatus
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
895 Regidrago Regidrago
DragonIC 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass HGSS
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
559 Scraggy Scraggy
DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
696 Tyrunt Tyrunt
RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon Purified Shadow PokémonXD
246 Larvitar Larvitar
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Monster Duking's Larvitar (Trade)XD
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
371 Bagon Bagon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Zygarde Cube
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
149 Dragonite DragoniteLv. 50
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon Strongest Dragonite
Toys "R" Us Dragonite
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
373 Salamence Salamence
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon JR Kyushu Train Station Salamence
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon Bullseye Charizard
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered Legendary Pokémon Celebration Shiny Zygarde
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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Dragon Dance is a move with 22PP. The user raises its Attack and Movement Speed by one stage each. This move is affected by Snatch and Taunt.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack and Movement Speed by one level.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Attack and Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL じぶんの こうげき いどうそくどを 1だんかいあげる
MDGtI It boosts your Attack and Travel Speed. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It boosts your Attack and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.

In the anime

Lance Gyarados Dragon Dance.png Amelia Dragonair Dragon Dance.png Ash Dragonair Dragon Dance.png Ash Dragonite Dragon Dance.png
Gyarados Shiny Dragonair Dragonair Dragonite
The user dances around and becomes surrounded in a glowing aura, enhancing its physical abilities.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
148 Dragonair Dragonair's body becomes surrounded in a red and pink or light blue aura, and it flies around in circles in the air.
Amelia's Dragonair Master Class Choices! Debut
Three wild Dragonair A Test in Paradise! None
A wild Dragonair A Test in Paradise! None
130 Gyarados Gyarados's body becomes surrounded in swirling purple clouds of energy and it spins around several times. Orange energy then shoots up from the ground around Gyarados, enhancing its attack power and speed.
Lance's Gyarados Flash of the Titans! None
149 Dragonite Dragonite's body becomes surrounded in orange energy and it spins around several times. Then, it becomes engulfed with purple clouds, enhancing its attack power and speed.
Ash's Dragonite A Festival Reunion! None

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
JN010 Dragon Dance Goh's Rotom Phone Dragon Dance, a move that combines concentration and rhythmic movement to increase the physical skills of a Pokémon.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Core series games

Dragon Dance III.png Dragon Dance IV.png Dragon Dance V.png Dragon Dance VI.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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
Dragon Dance VII.png
Dragon Dance VII 2.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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Side series games

Dragon Dance Colo.png Dragon Dance XD.png Dragon 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

Dragon 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 Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍之舞 Lùhng-jī Móuh
Mandarin 龍之舞 / 龙之舞 Lóng-zhī Wǔ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Drakendans
France Flag.png French Danse Draco
Germany Flag.png German Drachentanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Δράκου Horós Drakou
India Flag.png Hindi द्रगों का नाच Dragon ka nach
Italy Flag.png Italian Dragodanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용의춤 Yong-yi Chum
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec Smoka
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Dança do Dragão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Dança do Dragão
Russia Flag.png Russian Танец Дракона Tanec Drakona
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Zmajev ples
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Dragón
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vũ Điệu Của Rồng


Variations of the move Bulk Up
Status Bulk UpCalm MindCosmic Power
Dragon DanceGrowthHone ClawsStockpileWork Up



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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