Dragon Dance (move)

If you were looking for the skill in Pokémon Shuffle, see Skill (Shuffle) → Dancing Dragons.
Dragon Dance
りゅうのまい Dragon Dance
Dragon Dance IX.png
Dragon Dance IX 2.png
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 was TR51 in Generation VIII, and is TM100 in Generation IX.

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 the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Dragon Claw, Dragon Rage, and DragonBreath to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn. It can also be used to finish a combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Dragon Rage or DragonBreath was used in the previous 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
SV
The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that boosts its Attack and Speed stats.
SwShBDSPLA The user vigorously performs a mystic, powerful dance that raises its Attack and Speed stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0116     Water 1 Dragon 50 38 38 38XY
46ORAS
46 50 50 50
0117     Water 1 Dragon 62 48 48 48XY
52ORAS
52 58 58 58
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon 50 44 44 44XY
47ORAS
45 36 36 36
0147     Water 1 Dragon - 45 51 51 51 50 50 50
0148     Water 1 Dragon - 53 61 61 61 60 60 60
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon - 53 61 61 61 62 62 62
0230    
 
Water 1 Dragon 62 48 48 48XY
52ORAS
52 58 58 58
0330    
 
Bug Dragon - - - - 1 1 1 Rem.
0334    
 
Flying Dragon 40 39 39BW
34B2W2
34XY
30ORAS
30 - - -
0357    
 
Monster Grass - - - - - 30 -
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 55 55 1, 55XY
7ORAS
7 1 1 1
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 30 30DPPt
60HGSS
60 60 60 18 18 18
0610     Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27 27
0611     Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27 27
0612     Monster Dragon 32 32 32 27 27
0718  
Zygarde
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72 - -
0782     Dragon Dragon 49 40 40
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon 53 44 44
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon 59 44 44
0841    
 
Grass Dragon 24 24
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon 42 42
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon 42 42
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 24 24
0895     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 48
1005    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0004     Monster Dragon
0005     Monster Dragon
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0095    
 
Mineral Mineral
0116     Water 1 Dragon
0117     Water 1 Dragon
0130    
 
Water 2 Dragon
0131    
 
Monster Water 1
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0147     Water 1 Dragon
0148     Water 1 Dragon
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0158     Monster Water 1
0159     Monster Water 1
0160     Monster Water 1
0208    
 
Mineral Mineral
0230    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0247    
 
Monster Monster
0248    
 
Monster Monster
0254     Monster Dragon
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0339    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0340    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0341     Water 1 Water 3
0342    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0350     Water 1 Dragon
0357    
 
Monster Grass
0371     Dragon Dragon
0372     Dragon Dragon
0373    
 
Dragon Dragon
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0559    
 
Field Dragon
0560    
 
Field Dragon
0610     Monster Dragon
0611     Monster Dragon
0612     Monster Dragon
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646  
Kyurem
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0696    
 
Monster Dragon
0697    
 
Monster Dragon
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0718  
Zygarde
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0758    
 
Monster Dragon
0780    
 
Monster Dragon
0782     Dragon Dragon
0783    
 
Dragon Dragon
0784    
 
Dragon Dragon
0800  
Necrozma
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0804    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0841    
 
Grass Dragon
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon
0890    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0895     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0978  
Tatsugiri
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0998    
 
Dragon Mineral
1005    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1009    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0004     Monster Dragon -
0131    
 
Monster Water 1 -
0147     Water 1 Dragon -
0158     Monster Water 1 - -
0246    
 
Monster Monster
0339    
 
Water 2 Water 2 - HGSS -
0341     Water 1 Water 3 - HGSS -
0357    
 
Monster Grass - HGSS
0371     Dragon Dragon -
0559    
 
Field Dragon -
0696    
 
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
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon Purified Shadow PokémonXD
0246    
 
Monster Monster Duking's Larvitar (Trade)XD
0373    
 
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
0371     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
0718    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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
0149  
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
0373    
 
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
0006    
 
Monster Dragon Bullseye Charizard
0718    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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

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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 22 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 22 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 22 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 13 50 —% - User User -
SMD - - 13 30 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Dragon Dance could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Dragon Dance could be seen as a move used by Boss Dragonite.

  Dragon Dance
Charge time 2.1 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Raises the user's Attack

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Dragon Dance is Dragonite's first move. It is obtained by evolving into Dragonair at level 5 and upgrading Twister into it instead of Extreme Speed. The user dashes in a designated direction, alternating each use between a left arc, right arc and a direct dash. After using this move, the move grants a buff increasing attack speed of the next 3 basic attacks, increasing movement speed, increasing Attack by 8% (capping at 24%), as well as increasing the stage of Hyper Beam. This buff stacks up to 3 times, and the duration is reset to full on reuse. All stacks are removed after a few seconds. Basic attacks reduce the cooldown of this ability by 1s. At level 11, the move further increases the user's movement speed if there are enemies nearby when the dance ends.

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'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'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'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

Trivia

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-uichum
  Polish Taniec Smoka
  Portuguese 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
SwSh
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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