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Feather Dance (move)

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Feather Dance
フェザーダンス Feather Dance
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Type  Flying
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
The appeal works great if performed last.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.

Feather Dance (Japanese: フェザーダンス Feather Dance), formatted as FeatherDance prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a non-damaging Flying-type move introduced in Generation III. Prior to Generation IV it was the signature move of the Pidgey evolution line.

Effect

Feather Dance lowers the target's Attack stat by two stages.

Description

Games Description
RSE Envelops the foe with down to sharply reduce Attack.
FRLG The foe is covered with a mass of down that sharply cuts the Attack stat.
Colo.XD Envelops target with down to sharply reduce Attack.
DPPtHGSS The user covers the foe with a mass of down that sharply lowers the Attack stat.
BWB2W2
XY
The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 31 25 25 25
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying 34 27 27 27
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying 34 27 27 27
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying   41 53 50
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying     36 36
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying     41 41
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying     44 44
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying     21 21
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying     21 21
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying       40
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
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying     PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna
255 Torchic Torchic* Fire Fire     Farfetch'd Farfetch'dPiplup Farfetch'dPiplup
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying   PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna
393 Piplup Piplup* Water Water     Farfetch'd DucklettSwanna DucklettSwanna
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying   PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwannaPidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatot PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotChatotPidoveTranquillUnfezantDucklettSwanna
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
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

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
333 333 Swablu Normal Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
397 397 Staravia Normal Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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 event

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
276 276 Taillow Normal Flying PokéPark Eggs
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

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
393 393 Piplup Water Pokémon Searcher BW Piplup
Recital Piplup
Concert Piplup
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

Chester Fletchling Feather Dance.png Buddy FeatherDance.png Solidad Pidgeot FeatherDance.png None.png
Fletchling Chatot Pidgeot
The user covers the foe with a mass of down.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot spreads its wings and both of them glow white. It then shoots glowing white feathers at the opponent.
Solidad's Pidgeot Channeling the Battle Zone! Debut
441 Chatot Chatot's body becomes surrounded in gold, then it waves its wings around in a dance-like motion and its whole body begins to glow gold. Then, golden powder appears above the opponent, causing it to become tired and weak.
Officer Jenny's Buddy Stealing the Conversation! None
661 Fletchling Fletchling flies up into the air and flaps its wings, releasing dozens of blue feathers down onto the opponent. The opponent then glows light blue, reducing its attack power.
Chester's Fletchling Breaking Titles at the Chateau! Fletchling cannot legally learn Feather Dance

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

FeatherDance III.png FeatherDance 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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
FeatherDance PMD RB.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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 羽毛舞 Yǔmáo Wǔ
France Flag.png French Danse-Plume
Germany Flag.png German Daunenreigen
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Φτερών
Italy Flag.png Italian Danzadipiume
South Korea Flag.png Korean 깃털댄스 Git'teol Dance
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Dança das Plumas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Dança Pluma
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dansul Penelor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Pernati Ples
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Baile de Plumas
Spain Flag.png Spain Danza Pluma


Variations of the move Charm
Status CaptivateCharmEerie ImpulseFake TearsFeather Dance


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