Feather Dance (move)

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Feather Dance
フェザーダンス Feather Dance
Feather Dance.png
Feather Dance 2.png
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.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this 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 Pidgey's evolution line.

Effect

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

If powered up by a Flyinium Z into Z-Feather Dance, the user's Defense stat raises one stage.

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
XYORAS
The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying 31 25 25 25 25
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying 34 27 27 27 27
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying 34 27 27 27 27
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying 41 53 50 50
519 Pidove Pidove
Flying Flying 36 36 36
520 Tranquill Tranquill
Flying Flying 41 41 41
521 Unfezant Unfezant
Flying Flying 44 44 44
580 Ducklett Ducklett
Water 1 Flying 21 21 21
581 Swanna Swanna
Water 1 Flying 21 21 21
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
Human-Like Human-Like 40 40
722 Rowlet Rowlet
Flying Flying 39
723 Dartrix Dartrix
Flying Flying 46
724 Decidueye Decidueye
Flying Flying 49
731 Pikipek Pikipek
Flying Flying 33
732 Trumbeak Trumbeak
Flying Flying 40
733 Toucannon Toucannon
Flying Flying 44
741 Oricorio Oricorio
Flying Flying 20
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying HGSS
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Flying Field
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field HGSS
333 Swablu Swablu
Flying Dragon
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field HGSS
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying
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 Egg Groups Obtained with
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
333 Swablu Swablu
Flying Dragon Dream World - Windswept Sky
397 Staravia Staravia
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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 III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying PokéPark Eggs
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
393 Piplup Piplup
Water 1 Field Pokémon Searcher BW Piplup
Recital Piplup
Concert Piplup
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Attack by two levels.

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 FeatherDance V.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
FeatherDance Colo.png FeatherDance 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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

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
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec Piór
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Dança das Penas
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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