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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's evolutionary line.
Petal Dance inflicts damage for 3-4 turns, has a base power of 70, and 20 PP. PP is deducted only on the turn Petal Dance is first called. Once called, even if the move misses, the user will only be able to use Petal Dance, and will not be able to switch out. After Petal Dance is finished, the user becomes confused.
If the Petal Dance duration is disrupted (such as by full paralysis or 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.
Generations II and III
The duration of Petal Dance is decreased to 2-3 turns.
In battles with multiple opponents, the user selects itself as the target, but hits an adjacent opponent that is selected at random upon each use of the move.
Petal Dance can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining four extra appeal points if the move Growth was used in the prior turn.
The power of Petal Dance is increased to 90. All other effects are the same.
The power of Petal Dance is further increased 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 a type immunity. If a disruption occurs on what would have been the final, confusion-inducing turn of Petal Dance, the user will still become confused.
|| A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. Afterwards, the attacker becomes confused.
|| A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. The attacker becomes confused.
|| Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
|| A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
|| The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
|| The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
| The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
| Egg Move
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Outrage is a move with 7 base power, 78% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user hits enemy in the front 2-5 times and becomes confused after the move ends.
In Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, the move's PP is decreased to 9 and its accuracy to 44%.
| Effect: Attacks each target two to three times. The user's Range drops to an unimprovable 0 for the next turn. If the move misses any target, the multi-strike move will cease.
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
|| Hits the target two to five times in succession. However it also makes the user confused.
|| Inflicts damage on the target using 2 to 5 attacks in a single turn. But it also afflicts the user with a Confused status condition, making its movements and attacks go astray.
|| てきポケモンに ２〜５かいれんぞくで ダメージをあたえる しかし じぶんが こんらんじょうたいに なってしまう
|| Petals are scattered two to three times to attack the target. The user is temporarily immobilized.
|| It damages an enemy 2 to 3 times in a row. After that, you'll get the Confused status condition.
|| It damages an enemy 2 to 3 times in a row. After that, you'll get confused.
In the anime
In the main series
In the Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
In the manga
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga
| The user attacks by scattering petals.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Cherrim releases a cloud of petals from its body at the opponent.
| Ryū's Cherrim
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games
- 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
|| 花瓣舞 Fāfáan Móuh *|
花之舞 Fā-jī Móuh *
|| 花瓣舞 Huābàn Wǔ *|
花之舞 Huā-zhī Wǔ *
|| Listový tanec
|| Danse Fleurs*|
|| Χορός Πετάλων
|| फूलों का नाच Phoolon Ka Naach|
पंखुड़ियों का नाच Pankhoodiyon kaa naach
|| Tarian Kelopak Bunga
|| 꽃잎댄스 Kkonnipdaenseu
|| Taniec Płatków*|
| Brazilian Portuguese
|| Dança das Pétalas (anime, TCG, manga)|
Dança de Pétalas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dança de Pétala (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
|| Dansul Petalei
|| Ples Latica
|| Latin America
|| Danza de Pétalos (Season 6, Season 15-present)|
Baile de Petalos (Season 7-10)
|| Danza Pétalo
|| ระบำกลีบดอกไม้ Petal Randi
|| Taç Yaprak
|| Vũ Điệu Cánh Hoa