Scale Shot (move)

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%
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Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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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.

Effect

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, 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 or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
SwShLA 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.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


Learnset

By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
147   Dratini
  Water 1 Dragon
148   Dragonair
  Water 1 Dragon
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
249   Lugia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
380   Latias
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
443   Gible
 
 
Monster Dragon
444   Gabite
 
 
Monster Dragon
445   Garchomp
 
 
Monster Dragon
483   Dialga
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
484   Palkia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
553   Krookodile
 
 
Field Field
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
611   Fraxure
  Monster Dragon
612   Haxorus
  Monster Dragon
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
696   Tyrunt
 
 
Monster Dragon
697   Tyrantrum
 
 
Monster Dragon
718   Zygarde
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
782   Jangmo-o
  Dragon Dragon
783   Hakamo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
804   Naganadel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
833   Chewtle
  Monster Water 1
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
843   Silicobra
  Field Dragon
844   Sandaconda
  Field Dragon
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
895   Regidrago
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

       
Garchomp
The user attacks by shooting scales at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
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


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鱗射 Lèuhnseh
Mandarin 鱗射 / 鳞射 Línshè
  Czech Šupinová Střela
  French Rafale Écailles
  German Schuppenschuss
  Italian Squamacolpo
  Korean 스케일샷 Scale Shot
  Brazilian Portuguese Disparo Escamoso
  Spanish Ráfaga Escamas



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