Petal Dance (move)

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Petal Dance
はなびらのまい Petal Dance
Petal Dance IX.png
Petal Dance IX 2.png
Type  Grass
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jams the others, and misses one turn of appeals.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn a higher score the later the Pokémon performs.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

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.

Effect

Generation I

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, due to fatigue.

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, binding, 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 be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Growth was used in the previous turn.

Generation IV

The power of Petal Dance is increased to 90. All other effects are the same.

Generation V onwards

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 or is blocked by a protection move. If a disruption occurs on what would have been the final, confusion-inducing turn of Petal Dance, the user will still become confused.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  90  60  120
Accuracy  85%  85%  95%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
The user becomes fixated

Description

Games Description
Stad A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. Afterwards, the attacker becomes confused.
Stad2 A dance-like attack that lasts two to three turns. The attacker becomes confused.
GSC Works 2-3 turns and confuses user.
RSEColo.XD A rampage of 2 to 3 turns that confuses the user.
FRLG The user attacks with petals for two to three turns, then gets confused.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
SV
The user attacks the target by scattering petals for two to three turns. The user then becomes confused.
LA The user attacks the target by scattering petals, then becomes fixated on using this move.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass 32 32 32 1, Evo. 1
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 33 39 39 41 41 41XY
51ORAS
51SMUSUM 40
0044 Gloom GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 38 44 44 53 53 53XY
59ORAS
59SMUSUM 50
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1 1 44 53 53 53XY
59ORAS
59SMUSUM
54PE
1
0154 Meganium GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass 32 32 32 1, Evo. 1, Evo.BDSP
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1 44 59 1
0192 Sunflora GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 31 37 33 33BW
28B2W2
28 28 28BDSP 28
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 49 40 40BW
37B2W2
37XY
50ORAS
50 60SwShBDSP
52LA
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 52LA
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass 1SwShBDSP
52LA
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass 47LA
0421 Cherrim GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass 25 25 25 1, Evo. 62SwShBDSP
47LA
0549 Lilligant GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 46 46 46 1, Evo. Evo.
0549 Lilligant
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass 53LA
0556 Maractus GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 38 38 38 56
0669 Flabébé FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 45 45 45
0670 Floette FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 51 51 51
0670 Floette
Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 51 51
0671 Florges FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 1 1 1
0764 Comfey FairyIC Big.png Grass Grass 40 45
0930 Arboliva GrassIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Grass Grass 58
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #1 and #2
New York Pokémon Center
0172 Pichu ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
0173 Cleffa FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
0174 Igglybuff NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
0238 Smoochum IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #2
New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0052 Meowth NormalIC Big.png Field Field Egg Pokémon Present
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Petal Dance deals damage, hitting the target 2-3 times (2-5 times prior to Gates to Infinity) per use. The user becomes confused after the move ends.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 7 - 17 - 87% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 7 - 9 - 44% - Front Enemy No
BSL 7 - 9 - 44% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 8 99 13 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 8 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
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.
Users: Lilligant
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.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GrassIC RR.png Petal Dance
★★★★★
Attack power 143.2167
Charge time 3.24 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Confuses the user
Petal Dance Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Petal Dance is Venusaur's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 7 as Ivysaur and upgrading Razor Leaf into it instead of Solar Beam. The user scatters petals around themself for 5s, increasing movement speed and damaging enemies over time in the radius. This movement speed increase slowly decays during the duration of this move. This move reduces the cooldown of Sludge Bomb or Giga Drain by 30% of the current remaining cooldown, per tick of damage that hit an enemy player (hitting multiples enemies reduces the cooldown more). At level 13, its radius increases.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Hits the target two to five times in succession. However it also makes the user confused.
MDTDS 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.
BSL 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
Conq. Petals are scattered two to three times to attack the target. The user is temporarily immobilized.
MDGtI It damages an enemy 2 to 3 times in a row. After that, you'll get the Confused status condition.
SMD It damages an enemy 2 to 3 times in a row. After that, you'll get confused.


In the anime

Main series

Lusamine Lilligant Petal Dance.png
Lilligant
Shauna Bulbasaur Petal Dance.png
Bulbasaur
Forsythia Roserade Petal Dance.png
Roserade
Toby Maractus Petal Dance.png
Maractus
The user attacks the target by scattering pink petals.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Roselia Roselia spins around quickly and pink petals fly out of it and spiral towards the opponent; or, Roselia holds out its hands, and pink petals come out of the roses.
Drew's Roselia Now That's Flower Power! Debut
Bulbasaur Bulbasaur releases multiple pink petals in a twister-like fashion at the opponent from the opening in its bulb; or, Bulbasaur's bulb glows a bright yellow and it releases multiple bright glowing pink petals in a twister like fashion at the opponent from the opening in its bulb.
May's Bulbasaur Where's Armaldo? None
Shauna's Bulbasaur Day Three Blockbusters! None
Skitty Skitty lifts up its paw and a white orb appears around it. It then shoots a spiral of pink petals from the orb at the opponent.
May's Skitty Pacifidlog Jam Used via Assist
Vileplume Vileplume stretches the opening on its flower at the opponent and releases pink petals in a spiraling fashion at the opponent. When it is hit, the opponent becomes confused.
Nicolette's Vileplume May's Egg-Cellent Adventure None
A Coordinator's Vileplume Weekend Warrior None
Bellossom Bellossom releases a spiral of pink petals at the opponent from the flowers on its head.
A Coordinator's Bellossom Weekend Warrior None
Roserade Roserade spins around quickly and releases pink petals from all around its body at the opponent.
Forsythia's Roserade Oh Do You Know the Poffin Plan! None
Maractus Maractus jumps high into the air and starts spinning around quickly. It then releases multiple glowing pink petals from the flowers on the end of its ears down below it. The petals then come together, form into a horizontal tornado, and fire at the opponent.
Toby's Marra A Maractus Musical! None
Toby's Racca A Maractus Musical! None
Venusaur Mega Venusaur releases multiple shining pink petals at the opponent.
A Trainer's Venusaur Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
Lilligant Lilligant spins around and multiple pink petals surround her body. The petals are then fired at the opponent in the form of a spiral.
Lusamine's Lilligant Rescuing the Unwilling! None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

Erika Vileplume Masters Petal Dance.png
Vileplume


The user attacks the target by scattering glowing green petals.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Vileplume Vileplume jumps into the air and fires a barrage of glowing green petals at the opponent.
Erika's Vileplume Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Zensho


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • 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

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 花瓣舞 Fāfáan Móuh *
花之舞 Fā-jī Móuh *
Mandarin 花瓣舞 Huābàn Wǔ *
花之舞 Huā-zhī Wǔ *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Listový tanec
Denmark Flag.png Danish Kronbladsdans
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bloemendans
Finland Flag.png Finnish Terälehtitanssi
France Flag.png French Danse FleursVIII+
Danse-FleurIVII
Germany Flag.png German Blättertanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Πετάλων
Israel Flag.png Hebrew ריקוד עלי כותרת Rikkud A'alei Koteret
India Flag.png Hindi फूलों का नाच Phoolon Ka Naach
पंखुड़ियों का नाच Pankhoodiyon kaa naach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tarian Kelopak Bunga
Italy Flag.png Italian Petalodanza
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꽃잎댄스 Kkonnipdaenseu
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec Płatków
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Dança das Pétalas (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Dança de Pétalas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dança de Pétala (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dansul Petalei
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ples Latica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Danza de Pétalos (Season 6, Season 15-present)
Baile de Petalos (Season 7-10)
Spain Flag.png Spain Danza Pétalo
Thailand Flag.png Thai ระบำกลีบดอกไม้ Petal Randi
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Taç Yaprak
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vũ Điệu Cánh Hoa


Variations of the move Thrash
PhysicalIC HOME.png ThrashOutrageRaging Fury
SpecialIC HOME.png Petal Dance


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