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Petal Dance (move)

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Petal Dance
はなびらのまい Petal Dance
Petal Dance V.png
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Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any adjacent foe, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Category  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jams the others, and misses one turn of appeals.
Category  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.

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.

Effect

Generation I

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.

Generation II

The duration of Petal Dance is decreased to 2-3 turns.

Generation III

The move remains the same. However, in Double Battles its target is a randomly selected enemy.

Generation IV

The power of Petal Dance increases to 90. All other effects are the same.

Generation V

The power of Petal Dance increases 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.

Pokémon Conquest

The user attacks the target two to three times. The user cannot move for one turn afterward.

Description

Games Description
Stad A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. Afterwards, the attacker becomes confused.
Stad2 A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. The attacker becomes confused.
GSC Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
RSEColo.XD A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
FRLG The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
DPPtHGSS The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
BWB2W2
XY
The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
Conq Petals are scattered two to three times to attack the target. The user is temporarily immobolized.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison       32 32 32
043 Oddish Oddish Grass Poison 33 39 39 41 41 41
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison 38 44 44 53 53 53
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison   -- 44 53 53 53
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass       32 32 '
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass   -- 44     '
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass   31 37 33 33 28 28
315 Roselia Roselia Grass Poison     49 40 40 37 37
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass       25 25 25
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass         46 46
556 Maractus Maractus Grass Grass         38 38
669 Flabébé Flabébé Fairy Fairy           45
670 Floette Floette Fairy Fairy           51
671 Florges Florges Fairy Fairy           --
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
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur Grass Poison OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomSunflora OddishGloomVileplumeBellossomSunfloraRoselia VenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeMeganiumSunfloraRoseliaCherrim VenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeMeganiumSunfloraRoseliaCherrimMaractus VenusaurOddishGloomVileplumeBellossomMeganium
SunfloraRoseliaCherrimMaractus
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
054 054 Psyduck Water Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
152 152 Chikorita Grass Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 and #2
New York Pokémon Center
172 172 Pichu Electric Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
173 173 Cleffa Normal Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
174 174 Igglybuff Normal Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
238 238 Smoochum Ice Psychic Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York 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.

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
052 052 Meowth Normal Egg Pokémon Present
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 other games

Pokémon Conquest

Petal Dance is the only move of Lilligant.

In the anime

Toby Maractus Petal Dance.png Drew Roselia Petal Dance.png May Bulbasaur Petal Dance.png Forsythia Roserade Petal Dance.png
Maractus Roselia Bulbasaur Roserade
Pink petals are released by the Pokémon and fly out towards the opponent. Once hit, the opponent becomes confused.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
315 Roselia Roselia spins around quickly and pink petals fly out of it and spiral towards the opponent, or Roselia holds out its hands and pink petals come out of the roses.
Drew's Roselia Now That's Flower Power! Debut
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur releases multiple pink petals in a twister like fashion at the opponent from the opening in its bulb.
May's Bulbasaur Where's Armaldo? None
300 Skitty Skitty lifts up its paw and a white orb appears around it. It then shoots a spiral of pink petals from the orb at the opponent.
May's Skitty Pacifidlog Jam Used via Assist
045 Vileplume Vileplume stretches the opening on its flower at the opponent and releases pink petals in a spiraling fashion at the opponent. When hit, the opponent becomes confused.
Nicolette's Vileplume May's Egg-Cellent Adventure None
A Coordinator's Vileplume Weekend Warrior None
182 Bellossom Bellossom releases a spiral of pink petals at the opponent from the flowers on its head.
A Coordinator's Bellossom Weekend Warrior None
407 Roserade Roserade spins around quickly and releases pink petals from all around its body at the opponent.
Forsythia's Roserade Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan! None
556 Maractus Maractus jumps high into the air and starts spinning around quickly. It then releases multiple glowing pink petals from the flowers on the end of its ears down below it. The petals then come together, form into a horizontal tornado, and fire at the opponent.
Toby's Marra A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Racca A Maractus Musical! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Petal Dance I.png Petal Dance II.png Petal Dance III.png Petal 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)
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
Petal Dance Stadium.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)
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

  • 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

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 花之舞 Huā​-zhī​ Wǔ
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kronbladsdans
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bloemendans
Finland Flag.png Finnish Terälehtitanssi
France Flag.png French Danse-Fleur
Germany Flag.png German Blättertanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Πετάλων
India Flag.png Hindi फूलों का नाच Phoolon Ka Naach
पंखुड़ियों का नाच Pankhoodiyon kaa naach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tarian Kelopak Bunga
Italy Flag.png Italian Petalodanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꽃잎댄스 Kkoch'ip Dance
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec płatków
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dança das Pétalas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dansul Petalei
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ples Latica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Danza de Pétalos (Season 6, Season 15-present)
Baile de Petalos (Season 7-10)
Spain Flag.png Spain Danza Pétalo


Variations of the move Petal Dance
Physical ThrashOutrage
Special Petal Dance


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