Quiver Dance (move)

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Quiver Dance
ちょうのまい Butterfly Dance
Quiver Dance.png
Type  Bug
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
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Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Quiver Dance (Japanese: ちょうのまい Butterfly Dance) is a non-damaging Bug-type move introduced in Generation V.


Quiver Dance raises the user's Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed stats by one stage each.


Games Description
The user lightly performs a beautiful, mystic dance. It boosts the user's Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying 46 '
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison 63 '
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying 45 '
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison 45 '
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying 68 '
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying 50 '
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass 28 '
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire 59 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


  • Quiver Dance, along with Coil and Shell Smash, are the only status moves that raise three different stats at once.
  • Lilligant is the only Pokémon that can learn this move that is not based on a butterfly or moth, or is part Bug-type. She also learns the move at the lowest level among all Pokémon that learn it.
  • The English name of this move may be a play on Riverdance.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Papillodanse
Germany Flag.png German Falterreigen
Italy Flag.png Italian Eledanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 나비춤 Nabi-chum
Spain Flag.png Spanish Danza Aleteo

Variations of the move Quiver Dance
Status Quiver DanceCoil

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