Gyro Ball (move)

Gyro Ball
ジャイロボール Gyro Ball
Gyro Ball VIII.png
Gyro Ball VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Points double if last to appeal.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Gyro Ball (Japanese: ジャイロボール Gyro Ball) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM74 from Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR52 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations IV and V

Gyro Ball inflicts more damage the slower the user is compared to the target. Therefore, the larger the relative difference between the user's and target's Speed stat, the greater the damage. The base power is calculated by the following formula:

 

The Speed values used in the calculation take all modifiers into account (including stat stages, paralysis, held items such as the Iron Ball, and Abilities such as Slush Rush). Effects that only modify movement order without affecting Speed (such as Trick Room and Stall) have no effect on Gyro Ball.

If the user of Gyro Ball has a Speed stat that rounds down to 0, the stat will be treated as 1 in the power formula, to avoid having to divide by 0.

The maximum base power that can be reached with Gyro Ball is 150, if the target's Speed is at least 5.96 times the user's Speed.

Generation VI onwards

If the user of Gyro Ball has a Speed stat that rounds down to 0, the move's power is set to 1, entirely ignoring the above formula.

Pokémon with Bulletproof are immune to Gyro Ball.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.*
The user tackles the foe from a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.*
PBR The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
BWB2W2 The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user compared to the target, the greater the move's power.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 33 33BW
34B2W2
34 34 36
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 34 36
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 45 45BW
34B2W2
34XY
38ORAS
38 46
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 33 37 37XY
40ORAS
35 32
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy 1
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 49 54BW
53B2W2
53XY
47ORAS
47 16
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 54 60BW
67B2W2
67XY
59ORAS
59 16
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 20 20
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 40 43 43XY
46ORAS
46 46BDSP
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 46 51 51XY
54ORAS
54 54BDSP
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous 33 37BW
29B2W2
29 29
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 29
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 37 37BW
30B2W2
30XY
24ORAS
24
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1BDSP
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug 39DP
42PtHGSS
42 42 42 42BDSP
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug 45DP
50PtHGSS
50 50 46 46BDSP
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral 20 20
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 42 42 42 42 8
241   Miltank
  Field Field 41 41 41 41
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral 35 35 35 35 16
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral 38 38BW
36B2W2
36 36 16
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 54 60BW
67B2W2
67XY
59ORAS
59 16
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster 57 61 61 61
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral 21 21 21 45
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral 21 21 21 49
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 14 20
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
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 Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM74
V
TM74
VI
TM74
VII
TM74
VIII
TR52
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
028   Sandslash
  Field Field
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
232   Donphan
  Field Field
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like
241   Miltank
  Field Field
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
463   Lickilicky
  Monster Monster
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
543   Venipede
 
 
Bug Bug
544   Whirlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
545   Scolipede
 
 
Bug Bug
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
766   Passimian
  Field Field
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
794   Buzzwole
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
808   Meltan
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
819   Skwovet
  Field Field
820   Greedent
  Field Field
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
842   Appletun
 
 
Grass Dragon
863   Perrserker
  Field Field
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Gyro Ball is a move with 1 base power, 88% accuracy, and 12 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, with the final damage being doubled if the user is suffering from Half Speed status condition.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★
Power: 18
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Deals more damage the slower the user is compared to the target.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 44 52 100% An opponent This move's power is doubled when the target's Speed is raised.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Its power is doubled if the target's Speed has risen.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Gyro Ball is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Gyro Ball
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50  
Duration 3.3 seconds
Damage window 3 - 3.3 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 60  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                        
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target and double damage on a target if the user has a Half Speed status.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんが どんそくじょうたいだと ダメージが 2ばいになる
Conq. The user tackles the target with a high-speed spin. The slower the user, the greater the damage.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. The slower your Travel Speed than that of the enemy, the greater the damage the move causes.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. The slower your Speed compared to your enemy's, the greater the damage caused by the move.


In the anime

       
Spritzee Steelix Golett Hitmontop
The user tackles the foe with a high-speed spin.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bronzong Bronzong holds out its arms and white balls of energy appear at the ends of them. Bronzong then spins around quickly and it slams into the opponent.
Lucian's Bronzong An Elite Meet and Greet! Debut
A Coordinator's Bronzong Old Rivals, New Tricks! None
Marcus's Bronzong Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
  Lickilicky Lickilicky spins at a high speed and spins into the opponent.
Baron Alberto's Lickilicky The Rise of Darkrai None
Baron Alberto The Rise of Darkrai None
  Koffing Koffing spins forward at a fast speed and a purple ring surrounds its body vertically, or Koffing spins around and its body becomes surrounded by a light blue aura. It then spins into the opponent.
Giant's Koffing Tag! We're It...! None
Roxie's Koffing Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
  Bronzor Bronzor spins at a fast speed and three light blue rings surround Bronzor's body. Bronzor then spins into the opponent, hitting the opponent with the top of its head.
Byron's Bronzor Dealing With Defensive Types! None
  Glalie Two light blue orbs appear at the end of Glalie's horns and it spins around quickly, slamming into the opponent.
A Pokémon Poacher's Glalie The Drifting Snorunt! None
  Metagross Metagross pulls its arms back and light blue orbs appear at the end of its four claws. Metagross then spins rapidly and slams into the opponent.
A wild Shiny Metagross Noodles! Roamin' Off! None
  Jigglypuff Light blue orbs appear at the end of Jigglypuff's hands, and its body becomes surrounded by light blue sparkles. Jigglypuff then begins to spin rapidly and slams into the opponent.
Ursula's Jigglypuff Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
  Baltoy Two light blue orbs appear at the end of Baltoy's arms and it spins rapidly. It then repeatedly floats into the opponent.
Buck's Baltoy Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
  Shuckle Shuckle pulls its head into its shell and its arms and legs glow light blue. It then spins its body rapidly and can float into the air. It then spins into the opponent.
Conway's Shuckle Working on a Right Move! None
  Golurk Golurk flies towards the opponent and holds its arms out like a 'T'. It then starts to spin its body and a line of bright orange energy appears over its fists, and Golurk flies into the opponent.
Juanita's Golurk Black—Victini and Reshiram None
An illusionary Golurk An Epic Defense Force! None
  Golett Golett's arms and legs glow light blue and it pulls its head and limbs into its body. It then starts spinning around in the air, then floats down and rolls into the opponent.
Luke's Golett The Club Battle Finale: A Heroes Outcome! None
  Magnezone Mangezone's magnets glow light blue, and it starts spinning around rapidly. It then spins into the opponent.
Barret's Magnezone Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! None
  Spritzee Spritzee spins around rapidly into the opponent. While spinning, a light pink aura shines around it.
Valerie's Spritzee Fairy-Type Trickery! None
  Avalugg Avalugg spins in a fast counter-clockwise motion. As it spins, a light-blue aura surrounds it, with a bright white light running horizontally across the light-blue aura surrounding Avalugg.
Wulfric's Avalugg All Hail the Ice Battlefield! None
  Glalie Four light blue orbs appear at the end of each of Mega Glalie's horns and it spins around quickly, causing two blue rings to form around its body, and slams into the opponent.
Levi's Glalie Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
  Geodude Geodude's hands glow light blue and it spins around fast, with a light-blue ring surrounding it. It then spins into the opponent.
Brock's Geodude When Regions Collide! None
  Steelix Some of Steelix's spikes glow light blue and spin around fast, with a light-blue ring surrounding Steelix.
Brock's Steelix When Regions Collide! None
  Hitmontop Hitmontop jumps up and spins on his head. He then spins into the opponent.
Bea's Hitmontop Octo-Gridlock at the Gym! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Side series games

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Conquest, Gyro Ball will always do 1 damage if the user is faster than the target. This happens due to how the move's damage is calculated: the target's Speed stat is divided by the user's, and this quotient is rounded down to use as a damage multiplier. A faster user than the target will give a multiplier of 0, causing the move's damage to become 0, finally adjusted to a minimum of 1.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 陀螺球 Tòhlòh Kàuh *
迴轉球 Wùihjyún Kàuh *
螺旋波 Lòhsyùhn Bō *
Mandarin 陀螺球 Tuóluó Qiú *
迴轉球 Huízhuǎn Qiú *
  Czech Gyroskop
  Dutch Gyrobal
  French Gyroballe
  German Gyroball
  Greek Περιστρόσφαιρα
  Indonesian Gyro Ball
  Italian Vortexpalla
  Korean 자이로볼 Gyroball
  Polish Żyroskop
  Portuguese Girobola
  Romanian Gyro Ball
  Russian Гирошар Giroshar
  Serbian Žiro lopta
Spanish   Latin America Giro Bola (DP035-BW119)
Gira Bola (XY074-present)
  Spain Giro Bola
  Thai ไจโรบอล
  Turkish Gyro Ball
  Vietnamese Quả Cầu Quay



Variations of the move Gyro Ball
  Gyro Ball
  Electro Ball


Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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