Dragon Dance (move)

Dragon Dance
りゅうのまい Dragon Dance
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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.

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
  Water 1 Dragon 50 38 38 38XY
46ORAS
46SMUSUM 50
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon 62 48 48 48XY
52ORAS
52SMUSUM 58
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 50 44 44 44XY
47ORAS
45SMUSUM 36
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon 45 51 51 51SMUSUM 50
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon 53 61 61 61SMUSUM 60
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 53 61 61 61SMUSUM 62
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 62 48 48 48XY
52ORAS
52 58
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon 1 1
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon 40 39 39BW
34B2W2
34XY
30ORAS
30
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 55 55 1, 55XY
7ORAS
7 1
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 30 30DPPt
60HGSS
60 60 60 63
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 72
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon 49 40
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 53 44
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon 59 44
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 24
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 42
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 42
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 24
895   Regidrago
  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
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
247   Pupitar
 
 
Monster Monster
248   Tyranitar
 
 
Monster Monster
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
372   Shelgon
  Dragon Dragon
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
560   Scrafty
 
 
Field Dragon
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
718   Zygarde
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
895   Regidrago
  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
  Monster Dragon
131   Lapras
 
 
Monster Water 1
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 HGSS
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3 HGSS
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass HGSS
371   Bagon
  Dragon Dragon
559   Scraggy
 
 
Field Dragon
696   Tyrunt
 
 
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
 
 
Water 1 Dragon Purified Shadow PokémonXD
246   Larvitar
 
 
Monster Monster Duking's Larvitar (Trade)XD
373   Salamence
 
 
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
  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
 
 
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   DragoniteLv. 50
 
 
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
 
 
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
 
 
Monster Dragon Bullseye Charizard
718   Zygarde
 
 
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  Wonder 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  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

       
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
  Dragonair Dragonair's body becomes surrounded in a light blue or red and pink 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
  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
  Dragonite Dragonite's body becomes surrounded in orange energy and it spins around several times, 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

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 龍之舞 Lùhng-jī Móuh
Mandarin 龍之舞 / 龙之舞 Lóng-zhī Wǔ
  Dutch Drakendans
  French Danse Draco
  German Drachentanz
  Greek Χορός Δράκου Horós Drakou
  Hindi द्रगों का नाच Dragon ka nach
  Italian Dragodanza
  Korean 용의춤 Yong-yi Chum
  Polish Taniec Smoka
Portuguese   Brazil Dança do Dragão
  Portugal Dança do Dragão
  Russian Танец Дракона Tanec Drakona
  Serbian Zmajev ples
  Spanish Danza Dragón
  Vietnamese Vũ Điệu Của Rồng



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



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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