Feather Dance (move)

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Feather Dance
フェザーダンス Feather Dance
Feather Dance IX.png
Type  Flying
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Feather Dance (Japanese: フェザーダンス Feather Dance), formatted as FeatherDance prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Flying-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV, it was the signature move of Pidgey's evolutionary line, but other Pokémon could still inherit it via breeding. It is TM216 in Generation IX.

Effect

Feather Dance lowers the target's Attack stat by two stages.

If powered up by a Flyinium Z into Z-Feather Dance, the user's Defense stat rises by one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Envelops the foe with feathers to sharply reduce Attack.
FRLG The foe is covered with a mass of down that sharply cuts the Attack stat.
ColoXD Envelops target with down to sharply reduce Attack.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user covers the foe with a mass of down that sharply lowers the Attack stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0016    
 
Flying Flying 31 25 25 25 25 25
0017    
 
Flying Flying 34 27 27 27 27 27
0018    
 
Flying Flying 34 27 27 27 27 27
0255     Field Field 33 33 33
0256    
 
Field Field 1 1 Rem.
0257    
 
Field Field 1 1 Rem.
0441    
 
Flying Flying 41 53 50 50 50
0519    
 
Flying Flying 36 36 36 24
0520    
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 26
0521  
Unfezant
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 44 44 44 26
0580    
 
Water 1 Flying 21 21 21 21
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying 21 21 21 21
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like 40 40 20 20
0722    
 
Flying Flying 39 33 33
0723    
 
Flying Flying 46 45 45
0724    
 
Flying Flying 49 51 51
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 51
0731    
 
Flying Flying 33 33
0732    
 
Flying Flying 40 40
0733    
 
Flying Flying 44 44
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 20 20
0873    
 
Bug Bug 21 21
0913     Flying Water 1 48
0914    
 
Flying Water 1 52
0956     Flying Flying 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0084    
 
Flying Flying
0085    
 
Flying Flying
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0164    
 
Flying Flying
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0255     Field Field
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0278    
 
Water 1 Flying
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0393     Water 1 Field
0394     Water 1 Field
0395    
 
Water 1 Field
0396    
 
Flying Flying
0397    
 
Flying Flying
0398    
 
Flying Flying
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0580    
 
Water 1 Flying
0581    
 
Water 1 Flying
0627    
 
Flying Flying
0628    
 
Flying Flying
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0629    
 
Flying Flying
0630    
 
Flying Flying
0661    
 
Flying Flying
0662    
 
Flying Flying
0663    
 
Flying Flying
0701    
 
Flying Human-Like
0722    
 
Flying Flying
0723    
 
Flying Flying
0724    
 
Flying Flying
0724  
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0731    
 
Flying Flying
0732    
 
Flying Flying
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0741  
Oricorio
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying
0873    
 
Bug Bug
0875     Water 1 Field
0913     Flying Water 1
0914    
 
Flying Water 1
0931  
Squawkabilly
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0956     Flying Flying
0962    
 
Flying Flying
0973    
 
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0021    
 
Flying Flying HGSS
0083    
 
Flying Field
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0255     Field Field HGSS
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0393     Water 1 Field HGSS
0396    
 
Flying Flying
0845    
 
Water 1 Flying
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0962    
 
Flying Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0177    
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
0333    
 
Flying Dragon Dream World - Windswept Sky
0397    
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0276    
 
Flying Flying PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0393     Water 1 Field Pokémon Searcher BW Piplup
Recital Piplup
Concert Piplup
Walmart Piplup
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Feather Dance lowers the target's Attack by two stages.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS - - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
BSL - - 22 - 100% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI - - 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD - - 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Attack by two stat ranks. Darach & Staraptor
Dawn (New Year's 2023) & Oricorio
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply lowers the target's Attack.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Feather Dance is a Charged Attack that has been available since May 31, 2021.

  Feather Dance
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 35
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.8 seconds
Damage window 1.35-1.6 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 35
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect   2 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
 
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Energy cost: 45 → 50

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Feather Dance is Cramorant's second move. The user throws a circle of feathers at a designated area, slowing enemies by 20% in the radius and reducing their attack speed by 30%. At level 4, the move is replaced by either Hurricane or Air Slash.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Attack by two levels.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Attack by 2 levels.
BSL てきポケモンの こうげきを 2だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It sharply lowers the enemy's Attack.


In the anime

 
Pidgeot
 
Chatot
 
Fletchling
 
Toucannon
The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that makes the target's attacks weaker.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pidgeot spreads its wings and both of them glow white. It then shoots glowing white feathers from them at the opponent.
Solidad's Pidgeot Channeling the Battle Zone! Debut
  Chatot's body becomes surrounded in gold, then it waves its wings around in a dance-like motion and its whole body begins to glow gold. Then, golden powder appears above the opponent, causing it to become tired and weak.
Officer Jenny's Buddy Stealing the Conversation! None
  Fletchling flies up into the air and flaps its wings, releasing dozens of blue feathers down onto the opponent. The opponent then glows light blue, reducing its attack power.
Chester's Fletchling Breaking Titles at the Chateau! Fletchling could not legally learn Feather Dance at the time
  Toucannon spreads its wings as feathers appear in front of it. It then flaps its wings, releasing a shroud of white feathers from them in front of itself to soften the opponent's attacks.
Toucannon (anime) Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy! None
  Rowlet flaps its wings, flying backward while leaving behind an empty husk of feathers shaped like itself, causing the opponent to hit the husk instead.
Ash's Rowlet Imitation Is the Sincerest Form of Strategy! Mastered in
Battling on the Wing!


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 羽毛舞 Yúhmòuh Móuh
Mandarin 羽毛舞 Yǔmáo Wǔ
  Czech Pírkový tanec
  Dutch Verendans
  French Danse PlumesVIII+
Danse-PlumeIIIVII
  German Daunenreigen
  Greek Χορός Φτερών
  Italian Danzadipiume
  Korean 깃털댄스 Git-teoldaenseu
  Polish Taniec Piór
Portuguese   Brazil Dança das Penas
  Portugal Dança Pluma
Dança das Penas
  Romanian Dansul Penelor
  Serbian Pernati ples
Spanish   Latin America Baile de Plumas
  Spain Danza Pluma
  Vietnamese Vũ Điệu Lông Vũ


Variations of the move Charm
  CharmFeather DanceFake TearsCaptivateEerie Impulse


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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