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Petal Dance (Japanese: はなびらのまい Petal Dance) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I. It used to be the signature move of Oddish and Gloom in that Generation.
Petal Dance inflicts damage for 2 to 3 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 move remains the same. However, in double battles its target is a randomly selected enemy.
The power of Petal Dance increases to 90. All other effects are the same.
The power of Petal Dance increases to 120, and its PP is reduced to 10. All other effects are the same.
|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
| The user attacks by scattering petals.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Vileplume releases a swirl of spiraling petals from the hole on its flower at the opponent. Sometimes it spins around to use the attack.
| Erika's Vileplume
|| Blame it on Eevee
|| Bellossom spins its body around and multiple petals come out of its body and float into the air. The petals then bloom into flowers and the flowers slice the opponent.
| Erika's Bellossom
|| Cherry Bellossom
In other generations
- Bulbasaur is currently the only Pokémon that is able to learn this move through breeding.
- For two generations in a row, this move increased in power.
- A Lilligant with Own Tempo is the only Pokémon that can naturally use this move without becoming confused.
In other languages