Scale Shot (move)

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Scale Shot
スケイルショット Scale Shot
Scale Shot IX.png
Scale Shot IX 2.png
Type  Dragon
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  25
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VIII
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Scale Shot (Japanese: スケイルショット Scale Shot) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation VIII. It is TM200 in Generation IX.

Effect

Scale Shot inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. If the user does not miss, the user's Speed is raised by one stage, while its Defense is lowered by one stage. Each strike made has an equal chance to be a critical hit.

There is a 35% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 35% chance it will hit 3 times, a 15% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 15% chance it will hit 5 times. The average total base power (including the 10% base miss chance) is 69.8.

Scale Shot may continue attacking after breaking a substitute. Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

If the user is holding a King's Rock or Razor Fang, each consecutive hit has an equal chance to cause the opponent to flinch.

Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Scale Shot unless it misses.

If a Focus Sash activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent. Sturdy will activate with each hit if the defending Pokémon has a maximum HP of 1.

If the target has Weak Armor or Stamina, each strike will activate it.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Scale Shot cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SwShLA
SV
The user attacks by shooting scales two to five times in a row. This move boosts the user's Speed stat but lowers its Defense stat.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
1005 Roaring Moon DragonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Rem.
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
IX
TM200
0023 Ekans PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0024 Arbok PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0149 Dragonite DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0160 Feraligatr WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0206 Dunsparce NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0207 Gligar GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0211 Qwilfish WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0211 Qwilfish
Qwilfish
Hisuian Form
DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0330 Flygon GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0370 Luvdisc WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384 Rayquaza DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0443 Gible DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0444 Gabite DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0445 Garchomp DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0472 Gliscor GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug *
0483 Dialga SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484 Palkia WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0497 Serperior GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0550 Basculin WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0550 Basculin
Basculin
White-Striped Form
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0552 Krokorok GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0594 Alomomola WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0610 Axew DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0611 Fraxure DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0612 Haxorus DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0635 Hydreigon DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0643 Reshiram DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644 Zekrom DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0757 Salandit PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0758 Salazzle PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0782 Jangmo-o DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0783 Hakamo-o DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0784 Kommo-o DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0843 Silicobra GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
0844 Sandaconda GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
0846 Arrokuda WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0847 Barraskewda WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0895 Regidrago DragonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0902 Basculegion WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0904 Overqwil DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0967 Cyclizar DragonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0976 Veluza WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0982 Dudunsparce NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0998 Baxcalibur DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
1005 Roaring Moon DragonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007 Koraidon FightingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020 Gouging Fire FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0118 Goldeen WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0119 Seaking WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0147 Dratini DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0148 Dragonair DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0149 Dragonite DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0206 Dunsparce NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0211 Qwilfish WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0318 Carvanha WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0319 Sharpedo WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0330 Flygon GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0369 Relicanth WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0380 Latias DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381 Latios DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384 Rayquaza DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0443 Gible DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0444 Gabite DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0445 Garchomp DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0483 Dialga SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0484 Palkia WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0550 Basculin WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0553 Krookodile GroundIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0610 Axew DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0611 Fraxure DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0612 Haxorus DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0621 Druddigon DragonIC Big.png Dragon Monster
0635 Hydreigon DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0643 Reshiram DragonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644 Zekrom DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
White Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0646 Kyurem
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0694 Helioptile ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0695 Heliolisk ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0696 Tyrunt RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0697 Tyrantrum RockIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0718 Zygarde DragonIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0746 Wishiwashi WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0757 Salandit PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0758 Salazzle PoisonIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0776 Turtonator FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0780 Drampa NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0782 Jangmo-o DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon
0783 Hakamo-o DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0784 Kommo-o DragonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0804 Naganadel PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0833 Chewtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0834 Drednaw WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0843 Silicobra GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
0844 Sandaconda GroundIC Big.png Field Dragon
0846 Arrokuda WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0847 Barraskewda WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0895 Regidrago DragonIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

Cynthia Garchomp Scale Shot.png
Garchomp
Pokemon hunter Hydreigon Scale Shot.png
Hydreigon
The user attacks by shooting scales at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Garchomp Garchomp fires multiple black-and-white-glowing scales from its body at the opponent. As the scales travel, they leave behind purple trails of energy.
Cynthia's Garchomp Star Night, Star Flight! Debut
An illusionary Garchomp created by Unown Star Night, Star Flight! None
Hydreigon Hydreigon fires multiple black-and-white-glowing scales from its body at the opponent. As the scales travel, they leave behind purple trails of energy.
A Pokémon hunter's Hydreigon Ash and Latios None


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鱗射 Lèuhnseh
Mandarin 鱗射 / 鳞射 Línshè
France Flag.png French Rafale Écailles
Germany Flag.png German Schuppenschuss
Italy Flag.png Italian Squamacolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스케일샷 Seukeilsyat
Poland Flag.png Polish Strzał Łusek
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Disparo Escamoso
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rajada de Escamas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ráfaga Escamas
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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