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FeatherDance

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Flying - 100% 15 0 - Single non-user

Description

Lowers the target's Attack by two stages. Pokemon with the abilities Clear Body or Hyper Cutter are immune. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves.

Competitive Use

It's a shame that most of the Pokemon that receive FeatherDance can't do much with it. The ability to cushion attacks is always fine and dandy, but most of the Pokemon that get it, such as Staraptor and Blaziken, would rather be smashing in their foes' faces than lowering their stats. The only viable user of this move is Murkrow. With an Eviolite boost, as well as the moves Roost and FeatherDance, which gain priority thanks to Prankster, Murkrow can take even the strongest of hits surprisingly well. Magic Bounce Xatu can also use the move, but it usually prefers to set up Reflect and switch out with U-turn for a fellow teammate to set up.

Related Moves

Charm is a Normal-type equivalent.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Altaria Dragon / Flying NU Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Chatot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Ducklett Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 62 44 50 44 50 55 305
Empoleon Water / Steel UU Torrent / Defiant 84 86 88 111 101 60 530
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Fearow Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sniper 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Hoothoot Normal / Flying LC Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Natu Psychic / Flying NU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Piplup Water LC Torrent / Defiant 53 51 53 61 56 40 314
Spearow Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sniper 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Swablu Normal / Flying LC Natural Cure / Cloud Nine 45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Swanna Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 75 87 63 87 63 98 473
Torchic Fire LC Blaze / Speed Boost 45 60 40 70 50 45 310
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470