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Bounce (Japanese: とびはねる Bounce) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation III.
The user bounces up high on the first turn, avoiding most moves. Gust, Twister, Thunder and Sky Uppercut have normal accuracy against a mid-air Pokémon, with all but Sky Uppercut also gaining doubled power. The user may also be hit in mid-air if it was previously targeted by Lock-On or Mind Reader. On the second turn, the user slams down onto the target, inflicting damage with a 30% chance of paralyzing it.
Pokémon can be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Bounce.
A Pokémon in the semi-invulnerable stage of Bounce can be hit if it is attacked by a Pokémon with No Guard or has No Guard itself.
Pokémon can no longer be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Bounce.
If a Power Herb is held by the user, Bounce can be executed in one turn.
The user can now also be hit by Hurricane during the semi-invulnerable turn of Bounce.
Bounce can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.
|| Bounces up, then down the next turn. May paralyze.
|| The user bounces on the foe on the 2nd turn. It may paralyze the foe.
|| The user bounces up high, then drops on the foe on the second turn. It may also paralyze the foe.
|| The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
|| The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
|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
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Bounce is the only Flying-type move that Gyarados can learn, despite being a Flying-type Pokémon.
- Bounce is the only Flying-type move that can cause paralysis.
In other languages