Talk:Sky Battle

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Pokémon Not Showing Up

I went in to change the sprite for Dragonite, it was showing Dratini, & I noticed that some Pokémon were missing from the lists. I went to add them but noticed that the code was there but for some reason, they weren't showing up. Can someone find the problem & fix this? Thanks. AshKetchumNo.1 14:06, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

They've been hidden because they haven't yet been confirmed eligible. Once they're confirmed eligible/ineligible, they will be unhidden/deleted. --SnorlaxMonster 14:17, 28 October 2013 (UTC)
Okay, it was just weird seeing code but no text appearing on the page. Thanks for telling me. AshKetchumNo.1 15:00, 28 October 2013 (UTC)

Unova Pokemon that seem like they Should be Eligible

Thinking about it, shouldn't a Pokemon like Volcarona be eligible for a Sky Battle, since it can learn the move Fly? Just a question, but I'd like to know if someone knows one way or the other. Arceus42 (talk) 22:46, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Whether it can learn Fly does not matter. What matters is that its animation shows it in the air. Ataro (talk) 22:49, 9 November 2013 (UTC)
Only Pokémon with Levitate and Flying Pokémon that have animations in the air are legible. It's kind of stupid. ☆The Solar Dragon☆ 22:53, 9 November 2013 (UTC)

Banned moves

So I've added a bunch of moves that I've tested and found to be forbidden. I've included a list below of moves I suspect but cannot test due to nothing eligible for Sky Battles learning them, a list of suspect moves that can only be tested after Poké Transporter is available, and a list of moves I suspected but tested. Please feel free to add to these lists if you have any more suspects. If you have any requests that are possible, post below this post and I'll evaluate if it is likely enough to be banned to take the time necessary to do so.

Also, I assume that Metronome will not call any forbidden moves in a Sky Battle. --SnorlaxMonster 06:16, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

So apparently Metronome can call these moves, but they fail. So I need as many people as possible to get Metronome Togetic/kiss and spam Metronome in Sky Battles to see if they can call of these moves. --SnorlaxMonster 16:16, 26 November 2013 (UTC)
Japanese guidebook has a complete list, so the lists below were unnecessary. The page now has exactly every move that is banned. --SnorlaxMonster 04:32, 30 November 2013 (UTC)

Extended info in Triple and Rotation Battles pages

I sugest the same info for the Rotation and Triple battles like this, please --HoopsterJohn (talk) 18:25, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

I like this idea, and will take care of tonight. *leaves note for himself* Tacopill (talk) 18:07, 10 January 2014 (UTC)


My Bronzong with Heavy Metal was denied entry into a Sky Battle. Are only Levitate Bronzor/Bronzong allowed? And is it worth mentioning on the page? --GoldenSandslash15 (talk) 17:12, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

...It is mentioned on the page. It says Pokémon with Levitate, so not having Levitate makes it inelligible. Glik (talk) 17:33, 10 January 2014 (UTC)

Sky Forme Shaymin and Sky Plate Arceus

Are Sky Forme Shaymin and Sky Plate Arceus shown flying in battle or grounded in battle and I don't have either Shaymin or Arceus. If they're touching the ground, then it's ineligible to battle in the sky. Cinday123 (Talk) 00:06, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

None of the editors interested/knowing of this page's incompleteness knows, which is exactly the reason they are marked for verification at the top of that section. Soulweaver (talk · edits) 00:49, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Unown forms

Listing all forms of Unown really bloats the table. Is it necessary? --Wynd Fox 04:12, 11 January 2014 (UTC)

Trainer locations

Surely they should be linked to in the article! Right now we just have text. I'd fix that, but policy seems to be averse to header links even though they would be ideal for this scenario. —TheVeryBest 00:55, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Eligible Pokémon

Don't you feel it is redundant to list both eligible and ineligible Pokémon on the page. I believe by looking at either one of the lists, one can be sure that the ones not listed are on the other list and are eligible/ineligible to participate. Harryghost (talk) 14:39, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

Umm...anyone care to reply. Harryghost (talk) 10:24, 27 May 2016 (UTC)
I think the ineligible list in this article holds special meaning in the context of sky battles. That list consists of Flying types and Pokemon with Levitate which, for some reason, are not eligible for sky battles, going against the commonly-accepted criteria for eligibility. Chenzw (talk) 10:38, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Umm...what I am trying to say is that there is no reason for both these lists to show up on the page. Either one of them can suffice for both of them, wouldn't they? For example, if we let the ineligible Pokémon list on the page, the reader can automatically come to know that the Pokémon that meet the eligibility criteria but are not on the list are eligible for Sky battles.Harryghost (talk) 12:41, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

I think it is better to let the "eligible" list stay, instead of putting up the "ineligible" list and leaving readers to figure out which Pokemon are Flying type/have the Levitate ability. Also, I think that the "ineligible" list is inherently notable—from the perspective of an ordinary reader, if I were to skim through the "eligible" list (or even by inferring from the article title), first thing that comes to my mind is "Pokemon must be Flying type to be eligible for Sky Battles". However, that is not always the case, and whatever Game Freak's intention was in disqualifying them, the fact that they are disqualified from participating should be interesting enough to deserve a mention. (if you still want to remove the "ineligible" list, I am not going to object, nevertheless) Chenzw (talk) 16:29, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Thousand Arrows

Since Smack Down is prohibited, I would imagine Thousand Arrows is too. The current list of moves comes from a Japanese guidebook, which I imagine only lists moves that were officially revealed at the time (which Thousand Arrows was not). While its not possible for any Pokémon participating in a Sky Battle to know the move (or any Pokémon for that matter), and cannot be called by Metronome, it's mostly irrelevant and would require game manipulation to check, but I'm interested if this is the case. Also, it would be worthwhile checking Thousand Waves at the same time. --SnorlaxMonster 10:03, 18 June 2016 (UTC)

I generated a Sky Battle-capable Pokemon with those two moves. Thousand Arrows (and Waves) are prohibited in Sky Battles. To be sure (and in case the moves had similar constraints as Hyperspace Fury), this Pokemon was used in a non-sky battle, and the moves could be executed normally. Chenzw (talk) 06:59, 1 July 2016 (UTC)