Sky Drop (move)

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Sky Drop
フリーフォール Freefall
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Sky Drop (Japanese: フリーフォール Freefall) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation V.


On the turn it is selected, Sky Drop brings the target to the air. While in the air, both the user and the target will be unable to take action and will avoid any move targeted at them except Gust, Thunder, Twister, Sky Uppercut, Hurricane or Smack Down. The next turn, the target is thrown down and receives damage. Sky Drop does no damage to Flying-type Pokémon, but it will pick them up (and make them unable to move) on its first turn; however, Sky Drop works normally on Pokémon with Levitate.

Sky Drop can hit non-adjacent opponents in triple battles, and will fail if the target has a Substitute and while the target is using semi-invulnerable moves such as Fly and Bounce.

A glitch in double and triple battles can cause a Pokémon to be stuck in the semi-invulnerable state when Sky Drop is used until it faints. The glitch is activated when Gravity is used while two Pokémon are in the semi-invulnerable state after the use of Sky Drop. Gravity will bring the user of Sky Drop down while the target will be stuck in the semi-invulnerable state, unable to move until it is knocked out or hit with one of the moves listed above. Because of the glitch, Sky Drop has been banned in Wi-Fi Random Matches as of November 10, 2010. This glitch has been fixed as of March 2011, however.


Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying 49
627 627 Rufflet Normal Flying 50
628 628 Braviary Normal Flying 50
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM58

#   Pokémon Type
006 006 Charizard Fire Flying
142 142 Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 144 Articuno Ice Flying
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 151 Mew Psychic
227 227 Skarmory Steel Flying
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
279 279 Pelipper Water Flying
384 384 Rayquaza Dragon Flying
627 627 Rufflet Normal Flying
628 628 Braviary Normal Flying
641 641 Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
642 642 Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Electric Flying
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.


  • All Pokémon capable of learning this move are of the Flying-type, with the exception of Mew, who can learn all TM moves.
  • Rufflet is the only Pokémon who is capable of learning Sky Drop and can still evolve.
  • Sky Drop is the only known move that causes an opponent's Pokémon to become fully immobile whilst in use.

In other languages

  • French: Chute Libre
  • German: Freier Fall
  • Spanish: Caída Libre
  • Italian: Cadutalibera
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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