Sky Drop (move)

Sky Drop
フリーフォール Freefall
Sky Drop.png
Sky Drop 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Sky Drop (Japanese: フリーフォール Freefall) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM58 since Generation V.

Contents

Effect

Generation V

On the turn it is selected, Sky Drop brings the target to the air. While in the air, the target cannot act. While in the air, both the user and the target 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 still pick them up (making them unable to move) on its first turn.

Sky Drop can target non-adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles. Sky Drop can target allies, but will fail when attempting to perform the move on them.

The Ability No Guard or a previously used Lock-On or Mind Reader can still allow moves to hit Pokémon that are in the air.

Sky Drop will fail if the target is behind a substitute, or if used on a target that is already semi-invulnerable due to moves such as Fly, Bounce, or another Sky Drop.

Sky Drop cannot be used while Gravity is in effect. If Gravity is used during the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop, the move will be cancelled. In Generation V only, due to a glitch, if Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the semi-invulnerable state of Sky Drop, Gravity will bring the user of Sky Drop down, but the target of Sky Drop will be stuck unable to move in the semi-invulnerable state, until the effect of Gravity ends, the user of Sky Drop switches out or is knocked out, or the Pokémon affected by Sky Drop is knocked out. This can only occur in Double and Triple Battles.

If a Pokémon locked into a consecutively executed move is brought up with Sky Drop, the Pokémon will discontinue using the move when freed; if the move confuses the user due to fatigue upon completion, that will occur now.

Protect and Detect can guard against the initial use of the move, but the affected Pokémon cannot use any moves (including Protect) while in the air.

Sky Drop is unaffected by the Power Herb.

In a Rotation Battle, if the target Pokémon is rotated out on the second turn of Sky Drop, the Pokémon will be dropped into their new rotated position and take no damage, while the rotated in Pokémon still gets to attack.

Generation VI

Targets weighing 440.9 lbs. (200 kg) or more cannot be lifted by Sky Drop, causing the move to fail.

Both the user and the target can now be hit by Thousand Arrows during the semi-invulnerable turn of Sky Drop.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying 49 49
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying 50 50
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying 50 50
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying   55
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM58
II
TM58
III
TM58
IV
TM58
V
TM58
VI
TM58
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Glitch

Main article: Sky Drop glitch

In Pokémon Black and White, a glitch in Double and Triple Battles can cause a Pokémon to become stuck in the semi-invulnerable state when Sky Drop is used. 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 since November 10, 2010 and all subsequent official tournaments. While it was fixed in Black 2 and White 2, it is still banned in Wi-Fi Random Matches and official tournaments using these games.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
★★★
Power = 36 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = The user carries the target into the air, and both the user and target
remain invulnerable for one turn. The targeted Pokémon will receive damage at the start of the user's next turn.
The user cannot move again that turn.
Used by : Braviary

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Trivia

  • Sky Drop is the only move in Generation VI which causes an opponent's Pokémon to become fully immobile while in use.
  • Mew is the only non-flying Pokémon that can learn this move, due to its ability to learn every TM.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Chute Libre
Germany Flag.png German Freier Fall
Italy Flag.png Italian Cadutalibera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 프리폴 Free Fall
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Queda Livre
Spain Flag.png Spanish Caída Libre


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
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Generation VI HMs
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