Swords Dance (move)

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Swords Dance
つるぎのまい Swords Dance
Swords Dance IX.png
Swords Dance IX 2.png
Type  Normal
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 Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Ups the user's condition. Helps prevent nervousness.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Swords Dance (Japanese: つるぎのまい Swords Dance) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

It is:

Effect

Generation I to V

Swords Dance increases the user's Attack stat by two stages.

Swords Dance can be used as the first move of a Pokémon Contest combination, causing Crabhammer, Crush Claw, Cut, False Swipe, Fury Cutter, and Slash to score double the normal appeal if used in the next turn.

Generation VI onwards

Swords Dance's PP changed from 30 to 20.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Swords Dance, all of the user's lowered stats are reset.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Swords Dance raises the user's offensive stats for five turns.

Category  Status
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  —  —  —
Accuracy  —%  —%  —%
Action speed modifier
Self  -3  -4  +5
Target  ?  ?  ?
Additional effect
Turns  5  4  7
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
Raises the user's offensive stats

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that greatly boosts the user's Attack power. Can normally be used up to three times.
Stad2 A special move that boosts the user's Attack power. Normally used up to three times.
GSC A dance that increases Attack.
RSEColoXD A fighting dance that sharply raises Attack.
FRLG A frenetic dance of fighting. It sharply raises the Attack stat.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. It sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply raises the user's Attack stat.
LA A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This raises the user’s offensive stats.
SV A frenetic dance to uplift the fighting spirit. This sharply boosts the user's Attack stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0020 Raticate NormalIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
0027 Sandshrew GroundIC Big.png Field Field 38B2W2 38 38 28 39 39 39
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 38 28 39 39
0028 Sandslash GroundIC Big.png Field Field 38B2W2 38XY
43ORAS
43 36 51 51 51
0028 Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 23 25 31 25 25 25 25 36 45 45
0083 Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field 45
0084 Doduo NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 36 32 36 33
0085 Dodrio NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 38 37 38 34
0098 Krabby WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 40 40
0099 Kingler WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 48 48
0105 Marowak GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster 1, Evo.
0105 Marowak
Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster 1, Evo.
0123 Scyther BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 35 42 36 57 57 57 57 44 48 48 25 44
0127 Pinsir BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 54 43 49 38 38BW
40B2W2
40 40 32 40 40
0141 Kabutops RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 63
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, Evo. 1, Evo. Evo.
0207 Gligar GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 34 38BW
50B2W2
50 50 50 50
0212 Scizor BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 42 36 57 57 57 57 48 48 25 44
0214 Heracross BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50 50 29 50
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 34
0215 Sneasel
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field 34
0291 Ninjask BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 25 25 25XY
41ORAS
41 57 57
0335 Zangoose NormalIC Big.png Field Field 10 9 9BW
43B2W2
43XY
47ORAS
47 47 47
0336 Seviper PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon 36 36
0341 Corphish WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 38RSE
37FRLG
44 44 44XY
37ORAS
37 36 36 36
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 44RSE
43FRLG
52 52 52XY
40ORAS
40 40 40 40
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field 26 25 25BW
33B2W2
33XY
25ORAS
25 45 45
0395 Empoleon WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 11 11 11 11 11 11
0399 Bidoof NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field 37 37 31
0400 Bibarel NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field 43 43 31
0402 Kricketune BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 37
0408 Cranidos RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 28
0409 Rampardos RockIC Big.png Monster Monster 28
0447 Riolu FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 40 40 40
0448 Lucario FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like 33 37 19 19 40 40 40
0451 Skorupi PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 25
0452 Drapion PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 25
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field 34
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
29B2W2
29 29 45 45 45
0472 Gliscor GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 34 38BW
50B2W2
50 50 50 30 50
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous 25 31 31XY
26ORAS
26 35 35 30 35
0501 Oshawott WaterIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41 11 41
0502 Dewott WaterIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 50 11 50
0503 Samurott WaterIC Big.png Field Field 57 57 58 58
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field 11 58
0529 Drilbur GroundIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36 36 36
0530 Excadrill GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 42 42 42 40 40
0542 Leavanny BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 46 46 46 46
0588 Karrablast BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 52 52 52 36
0589 Escavalier BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 52 52 52 36
0610 Axew DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 46 46 46 39 39
0611 Fraxure DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 48 48 48 41 41
0612 Haxorus DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon 50 50 50 41 41
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 57 57 57 60 60
0625 Bisharp DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 63 63 63 64 64
0626 Bouffalant NormalIC Big.png Field Field 56 56 56 45
0638 Cobalion SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 37 56 56
0639 Terrakion RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 37 56 56
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 37 56 56
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All available forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 37 31 25
0647 Keldeo
Keldeo
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 49 56 56
0659 Bunnelby NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33
0660 Diggersby NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 1 1 43
0679 Honedge SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 44
0680 Doublade SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 50
0681 Aegislash SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 25 25 35 35
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 25 25 35 35
0701 Hawlucha FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like 60 60 40 40
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 16 40
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 37 65
0865 Sirfetch'd FightingIC Big.png Flying Field 45
0888 Zacian
Zacian
All forms
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 22 22
0896 Glastrier IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 72 72
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0900 Kleavor BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug 25 44
0903 Sneasler FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field 34
0937 Ceruledge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 37
0950 Klawf RockIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 33
0983 Kingambit DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 64
1002 Chien-Pao DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25
1010 Iron Leaves GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 35
1022 Iron Boulder RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM75
0001 Bulbasaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0002 Ivysaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0003 Venusaur GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0005 Charmeleon FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0015 Beedrill BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0020 Raticate NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0020 Raticate
Raticate
Alolan Form
DarkIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0027 Sandshrew GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0027 Sandshrew
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0028 Sandslash GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0028 Sandslash
Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0044 Gloom GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0045 Vileplume GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0046 Paras BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
0047 Parasect BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
0050 Diglett GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0050 Diglett
Diglett
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0051 Dugtrio GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0051 Dugtrio
Dugtrio
Alolan Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0052 Meowth
Meowth
Galarian Form
SteelIC Big.png Field Field
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0070 Weepinbell GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0071 Victreebel GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0078 Rapidash FireIC Big.png Field Field
0078 Rapidash
Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
0083 Farfetch'd
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
0084 Doduo NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0085 Dodrio NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0098 Krabby WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0099 Kingler WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0102 Exeggcute GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0103 Exeggutor
Exeggutor
Alolan Form
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0104 Cubone GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
0105 Marowak GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster
0105 Marowak
Marowak
Alolan Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0106 Hitmonlee FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0107 Hitmonchan FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
0108 Lickitung NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0111 Rhyhorn GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0112 Rhydon GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0114 Tangela GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0118 Goldeen WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0119 Seaking WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0123 Scyther BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0127 Pinsir BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0141 Kabutops RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0153 Bayleef GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0154 Meganium GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0158 Totodile WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0159 Croconaw WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0160 Feraligatr WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
0165 Ledyba BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0166 Ledian BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0168 Ariados BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0182 Bellossom GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0187 Hoppip GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0188 Skiploom GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0189 Jumpluff GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0191 Sunkern GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0192 Sunflora GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0193 Yanma BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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
0212 Scizor BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0214 Heracross BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0215 Sneasel DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0215 Sneasel
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
0216 Teddiursa NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0217 Ursaring NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0227 Skarmory SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0251 Celebi PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0252 Treecko GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0253 Grovyle GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0254 Sceptile GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0255 Torchic FireIC Big.png Field Field
0256 Combusken FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0257 Blaziken FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0271 Lombre WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0272 Ludicolo WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
0273 Seedot GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0274 Nuzleaf GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0285 Shroomish GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0286 Breloom GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0291 Ninjask BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0315 Roselia GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0316 Gulpin PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0317 Swalot PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0331 Cacnea GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
0332 Cacturne GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
0335 Zangoose NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0336 Seviper PoisonIC Big.png Field Dragon
0338 Solrock RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0341 Corphish WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0345 Lileep RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0346 Cradily RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0347 Anorith RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0348 Armaldo RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0357 Tropius GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0359 Absol DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0365 Walrein IceIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0383 Groudon GroundIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0384 Rayquaza DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0387 Turtwig GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0388 Grotle GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
0389 Torterra GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0390 Chimchar FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0391 Monferno FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0392 Infernape FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0395 Empoleon WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0399 Bidoof NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0400 Bibarel NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0402 Kricketune BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0406 Budew GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0407 Roserade GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
0408 Cranidos RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
0409 Rampardos RockIC Big.png Monster Monster
0420 Cherubi GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
0421 Cherrim GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
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
0447 Riolu FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0448 Lucario FightingIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0451 Skorupi PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0452 Drapion PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0454 Toxicroak PoisonIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0455 Carnivine GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0459 Snover GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0460 Abomasnow GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0461 Weavile DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Field Field
0463 Lickilicky NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
0464 Rhyperior GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0465 Tangrowth GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0469 Yanmega BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0470 Leafeon GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0472 Gliscor GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0475 Gallade PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492 Shaymin
Shaymin
All available forms
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All available forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0495 Snivy GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0496 Servine GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0497 Serperior GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0501 Oshawott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0502 Dewott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0503 Samurott WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0503 Samurott
Samurott
Hisuian Form
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0504 Patrat NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0505 Watchog NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0529 Drilbur GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0530 Excadrill GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
0542 Leavanny BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0545 Scolipede BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0549 Lilligant GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0549 Lilligant
Lilligant
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0557 Dwebble BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
0558 Crustle BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral
0560 Scrafty DarkIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Dragon
0570 Zorua DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0571 Zoroark DarkIC Big.png Field Field
0571 Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0586 Sawsbuck
Sawsbuck
All forms
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
0588 Karrablast BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0589 Escavalier BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0598 Ferrothorn GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
0610 Axew DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0611 Fraxure DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0612 Haxorus DragonIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0614 Beartic IceIC Big.png Field Field
0619 Mienfoo FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0620 Mienshao FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0624 Pawniard DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0625 Bisharp DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0626 Bouffalant NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0638 Cobalion SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0639 Terrakion RockIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0640 Virizion GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0645 Landorus
Landorus
All available forms
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0647 Keldeo
Keldeo
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648 Meloetta NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0650 Chespin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0651 Quilladin GrassIC Big.png Field Field
0652 Chesnaught GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0657 Frogadier WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0658 Greninja
Greninja
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0659 Bunnelby NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0660 Diggersby NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field
0661 Fletchling NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0662 Fletchinder FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0663 Talonflame FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0674 Pancham FightingIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0675 Pangoro FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Human-Like
0679 Honedge SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0680 Doublade SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0681 Aegislash SteelIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0688 Binacle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0689 Barbaracle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0701 Hawlucha FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0724 Decidueye
Decidueye
Hisuian Form
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0725 Litten FireIC Big.png Field Field
0726 Torracat FireIC Big.png Field Field
0727 Incineroar FireIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Field
0731 Pikipek NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0732 Trumbeak NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0733 Toucannon NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0741 Oricorio
Oricorio
All forms
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0744 Rockruff RockIC Big.png Field Field
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midday Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Midnight Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field
0745 Lycanroc
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
RockIC Big.png Field Field USUM
0753 Fomantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0754 Lurantis GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
0759 Stufful NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0760 Bewear NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0772 Type: Null NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773 Silvally
Silvally
All forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0775 Komala NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0778 Mimikyu GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0779 Bruxish WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0781 Dhelmise GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
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
0787 Tapu Bulu GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0798 Kartana GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800 Necrozma
Necrozma
All available forms
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0810 Grookey GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0811 Thwackey GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0812 Rillaboom GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
0814 Raboot FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0815 Cinderace FireIC Big.png Field Human-Like
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0820 Greedent NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0832 Dubwool NormalIC Big.png Field Field
0834 Drednaw WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0858 Hatterene PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0863 Perrserker SteelIC Big.png Field Field
0865 Sirfetch'd FightingIC Big.png Flying Field
0870 Falinks FightingIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
0884 Duraludon SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon
0888 Zacian
Zacian
All forms
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0891 Kubfu FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892 Urshifu
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0892 Urshifu
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0893 Zarude
Zarude
All forms
DarkIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0896 Glastrier IceIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0898 Calyrex
Calyrex
Ice Rider
PsychicIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0900 Kleavor BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0901 Ursaluna GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0901 Ursaluna
Ursaluna
Bloodmoon
GroundIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0903 Sneasler FightingIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Field Field
0904 Overqwil DarkIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0914 Quaquaval WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Water 1
0920 Lokix BugIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0937 Ceruledge FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0944 Shroodle PoisonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0945 Grafaiai PoisonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
0950 Klawf RockIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0957 Tinkatink FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0958 Tinkatuff FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0959 Tinkaton FairyIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
0973 Flamigo FlyingIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0983 Kingambit DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0992 Iron Hands FightingIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995 Iron Thorns RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0996 Frigibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
0997 Arctibax DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
0998 Baxcalibur DragonIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Dragon Mineral
1002 Chien-Pao DarkIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006 Iron Valiant FairyIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007 Koraidon FightingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008 Miraidon ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1010 Iron Leaves GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1016 Fezandipiti PoisonIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1017 Ogerpon
Ogerpon
All forms
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1018 Archaludon SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Mineral Dragon
1022 Iron Boulder RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1023 Iron Crown SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0004 Charmander FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
0027 Sandshrew GroundIC Big.png Field Field
0043 Oddish GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0069 Bellsprout GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
0098 Krabby WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0104 Cubone GroundIC Big.png Monster Monster C
0111 Rhyhorn GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
0152 Chikorita GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass C
0303 Mawile SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
0347 Anorith RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field Baton Pass Farfetch'dStad2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0108 Lickitung NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster My Pokémon Ranch
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0118 Goldeen WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Swords Dance Goldeen
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Swords Dance raises the user's Attack by two stages. This move is affected by Snatch.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB - - 17 - —% - User User -
MDTDS - - 7 - —% - User User -
BSL - - 7 - —% - User User -
MDGtI - - 20 99 —% - User User -
SMD - - 20 99 —% - User User -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

In Pokémon Rumble Rush, all status moves including Swords Dance could only be used by opposing Pokémon and could not be obtained on any caught Pokémon. Swords Dance could be seen as a move used by Boss Aegislash.

NormalIC RR.png Swords Dance
Charge time 2 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Target Self
Additional effect Raises the user's Attack
Swords Dance Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Status 2 —% Self Raises the user's Attack by two stat ranks. Emmet (Special Costume) & Escavalier

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts the user's Attack by two levels.
MDTDS Boosts the user's Attack by 2 levels.
BSL じぶんの こうげきを 2だんかいあげる
MDGtI It sharply boosts your Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It sharply boosts your Attack. The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime

Goh Scyther Swords Dance.png
Scyther
Zoey Gallade Swords Dance.png
Gallade
Korrina Lucario Swords Dance.png
Lucario
Gladion Silvally Type Null Swords Dance.png
Type: Null
The user performs a frenetic dance to uplift its fighting spirit. This boosts the user's attack power.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Scyther Scyther crosses its claws across its chest and spins around rapidly, boosting its attack power; or, Scyther slashes its arms about and multiple light-blue swords circle around it. The swords stop and point towards Scyther, end first, before disappearing. A yellow aura goes upwards along its body, boosting Scyther's attack power.
Yas's Scyther Showdown at Dark City Debut
Tracey's Scyther Tracey Gets Bugged None
Bugsy's Scyther Gettin' the Bugs Out None
Goh's Scyther Serving Up the Flute Cup! None
Victreebel Victreebel uses the large leaves on the side of its body as swords and repeatedly swipes at the opponent with them.
James's Victreebel Flower Power None
Farfetch'd Farfetch'd flies into the air and spins rapidly.
A Coordinator's Farfetch'd Weekend Warrior None
Kricketune Kricketune crosses its scythes and they glow blue and slightly thicker blocking it from attacks.
Nando's Kricketune Dawn's Early Night! None
Weavile Weavile's claws glow purple, and they grow longer and then swings them around, making it stronger.
Paul's Weavile Pedal to the Mettle! None
Gallade Gallade's forearms glow light purple and the backs grow longer. Then, he moves them around in a hypnotizing way, making him stronger.
Zoey's Gallade A Grand Fight for Winning! None
Lucario Lucario closes its eyes and meditates. Several blue glowing swords circle Lucario and cross together and then Lucario glows red, raising its attack power.
Korrina's Lucario Mega Revelations! None
Aegislash Twelve blue glowing swords circle around Aegislash. Red and orange lights shoot upwards in front of it and then balls of the same colored aura appear in front of Aegislash, before disappearing, raising its attack power.
Sawyer's Aegislash Valuable Experience for All! None
Type: Null Type: Null's eyes glow light-blue, and multiple light-blue swords circle around it. The swords stop and point towards Type: Null, end first, before disappearing. A red aura bursts from the ground underneath it, before a lighter-colored red aura goes upwards along its body, boosting Type: Null's attack power.
Gladion's Silvally A Masked Warning! None
Lycanroc Midnight Form Lycanroc howls and multiple light-blue swords circle around it. The swords stop and point towards Lycanroc, end first, before disappearing. A red aura bursts from the ground underneath it, before a lighter-colored red aura goes upwards along its body, boosting Lycanroc's attack power.
Gladion's Lycanroc Showdown on Poni Island! None


Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP097 Swords Dance Ash's Pokédex Swords Dance, Scyther's special attack. Scyther spins furiously to focus its energy and increase its attack power.

In the manga

The Electric Tale of Pikachu


Pocket Monsters XY: The Legend of the Pokémon Dragon King

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Reason: description of the move


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 劍舞 Gimmóuh
Mandarin 劍舞 / 剑舞 Jiànwǔ
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Šavlový Tanec
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sværddans
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zwaarddans
Finland Flag.png Finnish Miekkatanssi
France Flag.png French Danse LamesVIII+
Danse-LamesIVII
Germany Flag.png German Schwerttanz
Greece Flag.png Greek Χορός Σπαθιών
India Flag.png Hindi तलवार का नाच Talwaar Ka Naach
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tarian Pedang
Italy Flag.png Italian DanzaspadaIII+
Danza-SpadaIII
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼춤 Kalchum
Poland Flag.png Polish Taniec Szabli*
Taniec Mieczy*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Dança das Espadas (UNITE, anime, TCG, manga)
Dança de Espadas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Dança de Espada (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Dança das Espadas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Dansul Săbiilor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Ples mačeva
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Danza de Espadas (EP042DP117)
Baile de Espadas (XY030–present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Danza EspadaIII+
Danza-EspadaIII
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Svärdsdans
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kılıç Dansı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Múa Kiếm


Variations of the move Acid Armor
StatusIC HOME.png Acid ArmorAmnesiaAutotomizeBarrierIron DefenseNasty PlotRock PolishSwords Dance
Formerly a variation
StatusIC HOME.png Minimize


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
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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