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Swords Dance (move)

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Swords Dance
つるぎのまい Swords Dance
Swords Dance.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition and helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Swords Dance (Japanese: つるぎのまい Swords Dance) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM03 in Generation I and is TM75 in Generation IV onwards.

Effect

Swords Dance increases the user's Attack stat by two stages.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that greatly boosts the user's Attack power. Can normally be used up to three times.
Stad2 A special move that boosts the user's Attack power. Normally used up to three times.
GSC A dance that increases Attack.
RSEColo.XD A fighting dance that sharply raises Attack.
FRLG A frenetic dance of fighting. It sharply raises the Attack stat.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user’s Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal       -- -- '
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground           38 '
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground           38 '
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying 23 25 31 25 25 '
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 35 42 36 57 57 '
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug 54 43 49 38 38 40 '
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying       34 38 50 '
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel   42 36 57 57 '
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying     25 25 25 '
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal     10 9 9 43 '
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water     38 37 44 44 '
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark     44 43 52 52 '
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     26 25 25 33 '
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel       11 11 '
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel       33 37 '
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass         78 78 29 '
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying       34 38 50 '
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting       25 31 '
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water         41 '
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water         49 '
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water         57 '
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground         36 '
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel         42 '
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass         46 '
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug         52 '
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel         52 '
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon         46 '
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon         48 '
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon         50 '
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel         57 '
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel         63 '
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal         56 '
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting         49 '
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting         49 '
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting         49 '
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying         37 '
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting         49 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire   Rhyhorn     '
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground   RaticateFarfetch'dZangooseAbsol     '
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangela Chikorita     '
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangela Chikorita     '
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water   CorphishCrawdaunt     '
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground   Rhyhorn     '
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock   RaticateFarfetch'dZangooseAbsol     '
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass BulbasaurIvysaurVenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeParasParasectBellsproutWeepinbellVictreebelTangelaBellossom Rhyhorn     '
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel   RaticateFarfetch'dZangooseAbsol     '
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug   CorphishCrawdaunt     '
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
TM03
II
--
III
--
IV
TM75
V
TM75
VI
TM08
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
345 Lileep Lileep Rock Grass
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
387 Turtwig Turtwig Grass Grass
388 Grotle Grotle Grass Grass
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
406 Budew Budew Grass Poison
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
420 Cherubi Cherubi Grass Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
459 Snover Snover Grass Ice
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
492 Shaymin Shaymin Grass Grass
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
495 Snivy Snivy Grass Grass
496 Servine Servine Grass Grass
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
557 Dwebble Dwebble Bug Rock
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
588 Karrablast Karrablast Bug Bug
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
FRLG E XD
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
046 Paras Paras Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn Ground Rock
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
141 Kabutops Kabutops Water Rock
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
152 Chikorita Chikorita Grass Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef Grass Grass
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 Sunkern Sunkern Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
285 Shroomish Shroomish Grass Grass
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
347 Anorith Anorith Rock Bug
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
118 118 Goldeen Water New York City Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Farfetch'd Swords Dance.png Tracey Scyther Swords Dance.png Paul Weavile Swords Dance.png Zoey Gallade Swords Dance.png
Farfetch'd Scyther Weavile Gallade
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
123 Scyther Scyther crosses its claws across its chest and spins rapidly.
Yas's Scyther Showdown at Dark City Debut
Tracey's Scyther Tracey Gets Bugged None
Bugsy's Scyther Gettin' the Bugs Out None
071 Victreebel Victreebel uses the large leaves on the side of its body as swords and repeatedly swipes at the opponent with them.
James's Victreebel Flower Power None
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd flies into the air and spins rapidly.
A Coordinator's Farfetch'd Weekend Warrior None
402 Kricketune Kricketune's crosses its scythes and they glow blue and slightly thicker blocking it from attacks.
Nando's Kricketune Dawn's Early Night! None
461 Weavile Weavile's claws glow purple, and they grow longer.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
475 Gallade Gallade's forearms glow light purple and the backs grow longer. Then, it moves them around in a hypnotizing way, making it stronger.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! None

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP097 Swords Dance Ash's Pokédex Swords Dance, Scyther's special attack. Scyther spins furiously to focus its energy and increase its attack power.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Swords Dance I.png Swords Dance II.png Swords Dance III.png Swords Dance IV.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
256px Battle CD 07 Machamp Swords Dance XD.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 劍舞 Jiànwǔ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zwaardendans
Finland Flag.png Finnish Miekkatanssi
France Flag.png French Danse-Lames
Germany Flag.png German Schwerttanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Σπαθιών
India Flag.png Hindi तलवार का नाच Talwaar Ka Naach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tarian Pedang
Italy Flag.png Italian Danzaspada
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼춤 Kalchum
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec szabli
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dança das Espadas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dansul Săbiilor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ples Mačeva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Espada (Gen III-present)
Danza-Espada (Gen I-II)


Variations of the move Agility
Status AgilityBarrierSwords Dance


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506


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