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Sky Drop (Japanese: フリーフォール Freefall) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation V.
On the turn it is selected, Sky Drop brings the target to the air. While in the air, both the user and the target will be unable to take action and will avoid any move targeted at them except Gust, Thunder, Twister, Sky Uppercut, Hurricane or Smack Down. The next turn, the target is thrown down and receives damage. Sky Drop does no damage to Flying-type Pokémon, but it will pick them up (and make them unable to move) on its first turn; however, Sky Drop works normally on Pokémon with Levitate.
Sky Drop can hit non-adjacent opponents in triple battles, and will fail if the target has a Substitute and while the target is using semi-invulnerable moves such as Fly and Bounce.
A glitch in double and triple battles can cause a Pokémon to be stuck in the semi-invulnerable state when Sky Drop is used until it faints. The glitch is activated when Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the semi-invulnerable state after the use of Sky Drop. Gravity will bring the user of Sky Drop down while the target will be stuck in the semi-invulnerable state, unable to move until it is knocked out or hit with one of the moves listed above. Because of the glitch, Sky Drop has been banned in Wi-Fi Random Matches as of November 10, 2010. This glitch has been fixed as of March 2011, however.
- All Pokémon capable of learning this move are of the Flying-type, with the exception of Mew, who can learn all TM moves.
- Rufflet is the only Pokémon who is capable of learning Sky Drop and can still evolve.
- Sky Drop is the only known move that causes an opponent's Pokémon to become fully immobile whilst in use.
In other languages
- French: Chute Libre
- German: Freier Fall
- Spanish: Caída Libre
- Italian: Cadutalibera