Feather Dance (move)

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Feather Dance
フェザーダンス Feather Dance
Feather Dance VIII.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
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 evolution line.

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.
Colo.XD 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
SMUSUM
SwSh
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
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying 31 25 25 25 25
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying 34 27 27 27 27
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 34 27 27 27 27
255   Torchic
  Field Field 33
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 1
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 1
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying 41 53 50 50
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 36 36 36 24
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 26
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 44 44 44 26
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying 21 21 21
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying 21 21 21
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like 40 40 20
722   Rowlet
 
 
Flying Flying 39 33
723   Dartrix
 
 
Flying Flying 46 45
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying 49 51
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying 33
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying 40
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying 44
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 20
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug 21
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
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying HGSS
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
255   Torchic
  Field Field HGSS
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field HGSS
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
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
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon Dream World - Windswept Sky
397   Staravia
 
 
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.


By event

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
276   Taillow
 
 
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.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
393   Piplup
  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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, FeatherDance is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, lowering their Attack by two stages. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 100% An opponent Lowers the target's Attack by two stat ranks.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Sharply lowers the target's Attack.

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.



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
125px
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

In the anime

       
Fletchling Chatot Pidgeot Toucannon
The user covers the foe with a mass of down.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pidgeot Pidgeot spreads its wings and both of them glow white. It then shoots glowing white feathers at the opponent.
Solidad's Pidgeot Channeling the Battle Zone! Debut
  Chatot 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 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 cannot legally learn Feather Dance
  Toucannon 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 Rowlet flaps its wings, flying backwards 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 Plumes*
Danse-Plume*
  German Daunenreigen
  Greek Χορός Φτερών
  Italian Danzadipiume
  Korean 깃털댄스 Git'teol Dance
  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
  CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.