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Scale Shot
スケイルショット Scale Shot
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Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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.

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Effect

Scale Shot inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a ~33.3% chance that it will hit 3 times, a ~16.7% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a ~16.7% chance that it will hit 5 times. This means that it will hit about ~3.167 times on average provided that it does not miss, giving it an average power of ~79.2. 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, Focus Band, or Sturdy 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 of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
SwSh The user attacks by shooting scales two to five times in a row. This move boosts the user's Speed stat but lowers its Defense stat.

Learnset

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
IoA
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
330 Flygon Flygon
GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
553 Krookodile Krookodile
GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
610 Axew Axew
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus
DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
621 Druddigon Druddigon
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
643 Reshiram Reshiram
DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646 Kyurem Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
757 Salandit Salandit
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
758 Salazzle Salazzle
PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
776 Turtonator Turtonator
FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
782 Jangmo-o Jangmo-o
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
783 Hakamo-o Hakamo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
784 Kommo-o Kommo-o
DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
818 Inteleon Inteleon
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
833 Chewtle Chewtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
834 Drednaw Drednaw
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
843 Silicobra Silicobra
GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
844 Sandaconda Sandaconda
GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
846 Arrokuda Arrokuda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
847 Barraskewda Barraskewda
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
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 languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鱗射 Lèuhnseh
Mandarin 鱗射 / 鳞射 Línshè
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šupinová Střela
France Flag.png French Rafale Écailles
Germany Flag.png German Schuppenschuss
Italy Flag.png Italian Squamacolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스케일샷 Scale Shot
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ráfaga Escamas


Variations of the move Bone Rush
Physical Bone RushRock BlastScale Shot


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