Scale Shot (move)
スケイルショット Scale Shot
Scale Shot (Japanese: スケイルショット Scale Shot) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation VIII. In Generation IX, it is the signature move of Roaring Moon.
Scale Shot inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times. If the user does not miss, the user's Speed is raised by one stage, while its Defense is lowered by one stage. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.
Scale Shot may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.
If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.
Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Scale Shot unless it misses.
If a Focus Sash activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.
If the target has Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Scale Shot cannot be selected in a battle.
By leveling up
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|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
By Move Tutor
In the anime
|The user attacks by shooting scales at the opponent.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|Garchomp||Garchomp fires multiple black-and-white-glowing scales from its body at the opponent. As the scales travel, they leave behind purple trails of energy.|
|Cynthia's Garchomp||Star Night, Star Flight!||Debut|
|An illusionary Garchomp created by Unown||Star Night, Star Flight!||None|
|Hydreigon||Hydreigon fires multiple black-and-white-glowing scales from its body at the opponent. As the scales travel, they leave behind purple trails of energy.|
|A Pokémon hunter's Hydreigon||JN146||None|
In other generations
Core series games
In other languages
|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.|