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.
  • No Pokémon from Generation II can learn this move.

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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