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Petal Dance (Japanese: はなびらのまい Petal Dance) is a damage-dealing Grass-type move introduced in Generation I. Prior to Generation II, it was the signature move of Oddish and Gloom.
Petal Dance inflicts damage for 3 to 4 turns (chosen at random). Once selected, even if it misses, the user will only be able to use Petal Dance, and will not be able to switch out. At the end of this duration, the user will become confused.
If the Petal Dance duration is disrupted, such as by full paralysis or by hurting itself due to confusion, it will immediately end. The user will only become confused if Petal Dance is fully executed, without its duration being disrupted. Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Petal Dance.
In Stadium, after the duration of Petal Dance ends, there will be a notice that the user becomes confused.
This move has a power of 70 and has 20 PP.
The duration of Petal Dance is decreased to 2-3 turns.
The move remains the same. However, in Double Battles, its target is a randomly selected enemy.
The power of Petal Dance is increased to 90. All other effects are the same.
The power of Petal Dance is further increased to 120, and its PP is reduced to 10. It is disrupted if it is not successful due to missing, sleeping, paralysis, freeze, flinching, a Protecting target, or Wonder Guard immunity. If a disruption occurs on what would have been the final, confusion-inducing turn of Petal Dance, the user will still become confused.
The user attacks the target two to three times. The user cannot move for one turn afterward.
|| A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. Afterwards, the attacker becomes confused.
|| A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. The attacker becomes confused.
|| Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
|| A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
|| The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
|| Hits the target two to five times in succession. However it also makes the user confused.
|| The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
| The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
|| Petals are scattered two to three times to attack the target. The user is temporarily immobilized.
|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
Petal Dance is the only move of Lilligant.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Ash and Pikachu manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
In other generations
- Without assistance, a Lilligant with Own Tempo is the only Pokémon that can naturally use this move without becoming confused; a Smeargle with Own Tempo also can, but must Sketch the move first.
In other languages