Petal Dance (move)

Petal Dance
はなびらのまい Petal Dance
Petal Dance VIII.png
Petal Dance VIII 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jams the others, and misses one turn of appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Petal Dance (Japanese: はなびらのまい Petal Dance) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Oddish's evolutionary line.

Effect

Generation I

Petal Dance inflicts damage for 3-4 turns, has a base power of 70, and 20 PP. PP is deducted only on the turn Petal Dance is first called. Once called, even if the move misses, the user will only be able to use Petal Dance, and will not be able to switch out. After Petal Dance is finished, the user becomes confused, due to fatigue.

If the Petal Dance duration is disrupted (such as by full paralysis or hurting itself due to confusion), it will immediately end. The user will only become confused if Petal Dance is fully executed, without its duration being disrupted. Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Petal Dance.

In Stadium, after the duration of Petal Dance ends, there will be a notice that the user becomes confused.

Generations II and III

The duration of Petal Dance is decreased to 2-3 turns.

In battles with multiple opponents, the user selects itself as the target, but hits an adjacent opponent that is selected at random upon each use of the move.

Petal Dance can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining four extra appeal points if the move Growth was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

The power of Petal Dance is increased to 90. All other effects are the same.

Generation V

The power of Petal Dance is further increased to 120, and its PP is reduced to 10. It is disrupted if it is not successful due to missing, sleeping, paralysis, freeze, flinching, a Protecting target, or a type immunity. If a disruption occurs on what would have been the final, confusion-inducing turn of Petal Dance, the user will still become confused.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  90  60  120
Accuracy  85%  85%  95%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
The user becomes fixated

Description

Games Description
Stad A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. Afterwards, the attacker becomes confused.
Stad2 A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. The attacker becomes confused.
GSC Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
RSEColo.XD A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
FRLG The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
LA The user attacks the target by scattering petals, then becomes fixated on using this move.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass 32 32 32 1, Evo. 1
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass 33 39 39 41 41 41XY
51ORAS
51SMUSUM 40
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass 38 44 44 53 53 53XY
59ORAS
59SMUSUM 50
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass 1 1 44 53 53 53XY
59ORAS
59SMUSUM
54PE
1
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass 32 32 32 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass 1 44 59 1
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass 31 37 33 33BW
28B2W2
28 28 28BDSP
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass 49 40 40BW
37B2W2
37XY
50ORAS
50 60SwShBDSP
52LA
406   Budew
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 52LA
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass 1SwShBDSP
52LA
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass 47LA
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass 25 25 25 1, Evo. 62SwShBDSP
47LA
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass 46 46 46 1, Evo.
549   Lilligant
Hisuian Form
 
 
Grass Grass 53LA
556   Maractus
  Grass Grass 38 38 38 56
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy 45 45
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy 51 51
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 51 51
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy 1 1
764   Comfey
  Grass Grass 40 45
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
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 and #2
New York Pokémon Center
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
052   Meowth
  Field Field Egg Pokémon Present
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, Petal Dance is a move with 7 base power, 78% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user hits enemy in the front 2-5 times and becomes confused after the move ends.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, the move's PP is decreased to 9 and its accuracy to 44%.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Attacks each target two to three times. The user's Range drops to an unimprovable 0 for the next turn. If the move misses any target, the multi-strike move will cease.
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 UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Solar Beam is Venusaur's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 as Ivysaur and upgrading Razor Leaf into it instead of Solar Beam. The user scatters petals around themself for 5s, increasing movement speed and damaging enemies over time in the radius. This movement speed increase slowly decays during the duration of this move. This move reduces the cooldown of Sludge Bomb or Giga Drain by 30% of the current remaining cooldown, per tick of damage that hit an enemy player (hitting multiples enemies reduces the cooldown more). At level 13, its radius increases.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Hits the target two to five times in succession. However it also makes the user confused.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn. But it also afflicts the user with a Confused status condition, making its movements and attacks go astray.
BSL てきポケモンに 2〜5かいれんぞくで ダメージをあたえる しかし じぶんが こんらんじょうたいに なってしまう
Conq. Petals are scattered two to three times to attack the target. The user is temporarily immobilized.
MDGtI It damages an enemy 2 to 3 times in a row. After that, you'll get the Confused status condition.
SMD It damages an enemy 2 to 3 times in a row. After that, you'll get confused.


In the anime

Main series

       
Lilligant Bulbasaur Roserade Maractus
The user attacks the target by scattering pink petals.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Roselia Roselia spins around quickly and pink petals fly out of it and spiral towards the opponent, or Roselia holds out its hands and pink petals come out of the roses.
Drew's Roselia Now That's Flower Power! Debut
  Bulbasaur Bulbasaur releases multiple pink petals in a twister like fashion at the opponent from the opening in its bulb, or Bulbasaur's bulb glows a bright yellow and it releases multiple bright glowing pink petals in a twister like fashion at the opponent from the opening in its bulb.
May's Bulbasaur Where's Armaldo? None
Shauna's Bulbasaur Day Three Blockbusters! None
  Skitty Skitty lifts up its paw and a white orb appears around it. It then shoots a spiral of pink petals from the orb at the opponent.
May's Skitty Pacifidlog Jam Used via Assist
  Vileplume Vileplume stretches the opening on its flower at the opponent and releases pink petals in a spiraling fashion at the opponent. When it is hit, the opponent becomes confused.
Nicolette's Vileplume May's Egg-Cellent Adventure None
A Coordinator's Vileplume Weekend Warrior None
  Bellossom Bellossom releases a spiral of pink petals at the opponent from the flowers on its head.
A Coordinator's Bellossom Weekend Warrior None
  Roserade Roserade spins around quickly and releases pink petals from all around its body at the opponent.
Forsythia's Roserade Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan! None
  Maractus Maractus jumps high into the air and starts spinning around quickly. It then releases multiple glowing pink petals from the flowers on the end of its ears down below it. The petals then come together, form into a horizontal tornado, and fire at the opponent.
Toby's Marra A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Racca A Maractus Musical! None
  Venusaur Mega Venusaur releases multiple shining pink petals at the opponent.
A Trainer's Venusaur Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
  Lilligant Lilligant spins around and multiple pink petals surround her body. The petals are then fired at the opponent in the form of a spiral.
Lusamine's Lilligant Rescuing the Unwilling! None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

       
Vileplume
The user hurls a flurry of light-green leaves at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Vileplume Vileplume jumps into the air and fires a barrage of glowing green leaves at the opponent.
Erika's Vileplume Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Without assistance, a Lilligant with Own Tempo is the only Pokémon that can naturally use this move without becoming confused; a Smeargle with Own Tempo also can, but must Sketch the move first.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 花瓣舞 Fāfáan Móuh *
花之舞 Fā-jī Móuh *
Mandarin 花瓣舞 Huābàn Wǔ *
花之舞 Huā-zhī Wǔ *
  Czech Listový tanec
  Danish Kronbladsdans
  Dutch Bloemendans
  Finnish Terälehtitanssi
  French Danse Fleurs*
Danse-Fleur*
  German Blättertanz
  Greek Χορός Πετάλων
  Hebrew ריקוד עלי כותרת Rikkud A'alei Koteret
  Hindi फूलों का नाच Phoolon Ka Naach
पंखुड़ियों का नाच Pankhoodiyon kaa naach
  Indonesian Tarian Kelopak Bunga
  Italian Petalodanza
  Korean 꽃잎댄스 Kkonnipdaenseu
  Polish Taniec Płatków*
Taniec Płatka*
  Brazilian Portuguese Dança das Pétalas (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Dança de Pétalas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dança de Pétala (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Romanian Dansul Petalei
  Serbian Ples Latica
Spanish   Latin America Danza de Pétalos (Season 6, Season 15-present)
Baile de Petalos (Season 7-10)
  Spain Danza Pétalo
  Thai ระบำกลีบดอกไม้ Petal Randi
  Turkish Taç Yaprak
  Vietnamese Vũ Điệu Cánh Hoa



Variations of the move Petal Dance
  ThrashOutrageRaging Fury
  Petal Dance


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