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'''Sky Attack''' (Japanese: '''ゴッドバード''' ''God Bird'') is a damage-dealing {{type2|Flying}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation I]]. It was {{p|Moltres}}'s signature move prior to [[Generation III]]. It is also one of the 2 moves usable by standard form [[Missingno.]].
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'''Sky Attack''' (Japanese: '''ゴッドバード''' ''God Bird'') is a damage-dealing {{type2|Flying}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation I]]. It was {{p|Moltres}}'s signature move prior to [[Generation III]]. It is also one of the 2 moves usable by standard form [[Missingno]].
   
 
==Effect==
 
==Effect==

Revision as of 21:07, 13 April 2011

Sky Attack
ゴッドバード God Bird
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  140
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Sky Attack (Japanese: ゴッドバード God Bird) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I. It was Moltres's signature move prior to Generation III. It is also one of the 2 moves usable by standard form Missingno.

Effect

Generation I

Sky Attack deals damage and has a 9.8% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Sky Attack does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than say that the user is glowing. On the following turn, Sky Attack will deal damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Sky Attack is selected, the user won't be able to switch out until it is disrupted or fully executed.

If Sky Attack is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user is glowing, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Sky Attack (or fail if it can't).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Sky Attack.

In Stadium, Mirror Move will copy Sky Attack on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Generation II-III

Sky Attack now has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. Otherwise, it is exactly the same as Generation I.

Generation IV

Sky Attack now displays "<name> became cloaked in a harsh light!" instead of "<name> is glowing!". Otherwise, it is exactly the same as Generation II and III.

Generation V

Sky Attack can hit non-adjacent opponents in triple battles.

Learnset

Generation I

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM43

#   Pokémon Type
016 016 Pidgey Normal Flying
017 017 Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 018 Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 021 Spearow Normal Flying
022 022 Fearow Normal Flying
084 084 Doduo Normal Flying
085 085 Dodrio Normal Flying
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 144 Articuno Ice Flying
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying
151 151 Mew Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation II

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying 73
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | Hoothoot | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot
Spearow, Fearow
Doduo, Dodrio
AerodactylC

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | Murkrow | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot
Spearow, Fearow
Doduo, Dodrio
Aerodactyl
Hoothoot, Noctowl
SkarmoryC

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | Skarmory | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot
Spearow, Fearow
Doduo, Dodrio
AerodactylC

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation III

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying 85
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying 59
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 021 | style="background: #FFF" | 021 | style="background: #FFF" | Spearow | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Altaria

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | Hoothoot | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Altaria

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | Murkrow | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Spearow, Fearow
Hoothoot, Noctowl
Skarmory
Taillow, Swellow
Swablu, Altaria

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | Skarmory | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Altaria

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 276 | style="background: #FFF" | 276 | style="background: #FFF" | Taillow | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Altaria

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

By move tutor

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
#   Pokémon Type
016 016 Pidgey Normal Flying
017 017 Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 018 Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 021 Spearow Normal Flying
022 022 Fearow Normal Flying
084 084 Doduo Normal Flying
085 085 Dodrio Normal Flying
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 144 Articuno Ice Flying
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying
151 151 Mew Psychic
163 163 Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 164 Noctowl Normal Flying
176 176 Togetic Normal Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
198 198 Murkrow Dark Flying
225 225 Delibird Ice Flying
227 227 Skarmory Steel Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
276 276 Taillow Normal Flying
277 277 Swellow Normal Flying
278 278 Wingull Water Flying
279 279 Pelipper Water Flying
333 333 Swablu Normal Flying
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying 78
164 164 Noctowl Normal Flying --
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying 99
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying 99
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying 70
468 468 Togekiss Normal Flying --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 021 | style="background: #FFF" | 021 | style="background: #FFF" | Spearow | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | Hoothoot | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | Murkrow | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Spearow, Fearow
Hoothoot, Noctowl
Skarmory
Taillow, Swellow
Swablu, Altaria
Togekiss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | Skarmory | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 276 | style="background: #FFF" | 276 | style="background: #FFF" | Taillow | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

By move tutor

In HeartGold and SoulSilver
#   Pokémon Type
018 018 Pidgeot Normal Flying
022 022 Fearow Normal Flying
085 085 Dodrio Normal Flying
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 144 Articuno Ice Flying
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying
151 151 Mew Psychic
164 164 Noctowl Normal Flying
169 169 Crobat Poison Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
225 225 Delibird Ice Flying
227 227 Skarmory Steel Flying
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
277 277 Swellow Normal Flying
279 279 Pelipper Water Flying
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying
398 398 Staraptor Normal Flying
430 430 Honchkrow Dark Flying
441 441 Chatot Normal Flying
468 468 Togekiss Normal Flying
472 472 Gliscor Ground Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying 78
164 164 Noctowl Normal Flying --
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying 99
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying 99
334 334 Altaria Dragon Flying 77
468 468 Togekiss Normal Flying --
519 519 Pidove Normal Flying 50
520 520 Tranquill Normal Flying 59
521 521 Unfezant Normal Flying 66
561 561 Sigilyph Psychic Flying 51
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 021 | style="background: #FFF" | 021 | style="background: #FFF" | Spearow | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | 163 | style="background: #FFF" | Hoothoot | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | 198 | style="background: #FFF" | Murkrow | colspan="1" style="background:#705848; text-align:center" | Dark || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Spearow, Fearow
Hoothoot, Noctowl
Skarmory
Taillow, Swellow
Swablu, Altaria
Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | 227 | style="background: #FFF" | Skarmory | colspan="1" style="background:#B8B8D0; text-align:center" | Steel || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 276 | style="background: #FFF" | 276 | style="background: #FFF" | Taillow | colspan="1" style="background:#A8A878; text-align:center" | Normal || style="background:#A890F0" align="center" colspan="1" rowspan="1" | Flying | style="background: #FFF" | Noctowl
Altaria
Togekiss, Pidove, Tranquill, Unfezant, Sigilyph

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

In the anime

150px 150px 150px Skarmory Sky Attack.png
Togekiss Noctowl Honchkrow Skarmory
The user glows silver and attacks the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
227 Skarmory Skarmory's body glows white or orange and flies into the opponent at top speed.
Attila's Skarmory The Legend of Thunder! Debut
A wild Skarmory All Torkoal, No Play None
334 Altaria Altaria's body becomes surrounded in red flames and it flies into the opponent.
Drake's Altaria Vanity Affair None
198 Murkrow Murkrow's body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent
Paul's Murkrow Top-Down Training! None
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow's body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent.
Paul's Honchkrow Lost Leader Strategy! None
468 Togekiss Togekiss's body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent. As it flies, a white trail of energy is left behind it.
Dawn's Togekiss Dawn of a Royal Day! None
164 Noctowl Noctowl's eyebrow tufts glow white and it flies into the air as it prepares for the attack. Then, its body becomes surrounded by a white aura and it flies into the opponent.
Ash's Noctowl Working on a Right Move! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

File:Sky Attack IV.png.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Except Mew, all Pokémon who can learn Sky Attack are Template:Type2 Pokémon, and thus receive STAB for using it.
  • Sky Attack has the highest base power of any Flying-type attack.
  • Sky Attack and Brave Bird share similar in-game animations; the only major difference is that where the former has a blue aura, the latter's is red.
    • Despite crashing into the opponent like Brave Bird, this move does not make contact with the opponent.
  • Mew, Togekiss, Crobat and Gliscor are the only Pokémon not based on archosaurs to learn this move.
  • Sky Attack's in-game description erroneously states that it has a high critical hit rate.
  • Moltres is the only one of the legendary bird trio to learn it by level up.
  • In Generation I, Sky Attack was the only Flying-type move to be taught by TM, excluding HM02.

In other languages

  • Chinese: 高空攻擊 Gāokōng Gōngjí
  • Dutch: Luchtaanval
  • French: Piqué
  • German: Himmelsfeger
  • Greek: Ουράνια Επίθεση
  • Hindi: Aasmani Hamla
  • Italian: Aeroattacco
  • Korean: 불새 Bul Sae
  • Polish: Powietrzny Atak
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Ataque do céu
  • Spanish (Latin America): Ataque Celestial
  • Spanish (European): Ataque Aereo
  • Serbian: Vazdušni Napad


Variations of the move Sky Attack
Physical Sky AttackFreeze Shock
Special Ice Burn
Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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