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Petal Dance

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass 120 100% 10 0 Special Random enemy

Description

Deals damage. The attack repeats itself for 2-3 turns, during which time the user is locked in play, after which the user becomes confused. The user only uses up PP on the turn the move is first used, and not on subsequent rampage turns. If the user is prevented from moving while rampaging, the attack misses, or is blocked by Protect or Wonder Guard, the attack will immediately end and the user can switch attacks. If this move is called by Sleep Talk, the move is used for one turn and does not confuse the user. The confusion side-effect will only occur if the user ends its Petal Dance naturally, and without disruption. The confusion is not preventable with Safeguard, but can be prevented by Own Tempo. In a double or triple battle, the target of this attack is randomly selected from all opposing Pokemon, even if they are not adjacent to the user.

Competitive Use

While Petal Dance may seem like a competitively viable move due to the boost in its Base Power this generation, it is usually not recommended to use due to its poor coverage. Grass-type attacks are resisted by a fairly large amount of common threats, and you probably don't want to be locked into a move like this. Lilligant could use Petal Dance for sweeping purposes, but, as stated, you just don't want to be locked into a move with bad coverage, even if it is powerful.

Related Moves

Leaf Storm is a stronger alternative that does not lock the user into the move, but lowers the user's Special Attack by two stages.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Cherrim Grass NU Flower Gift 70 60 70 87 78 85 450
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Maractus Grass NU Water Absorb / Chlorophyll / Storm Drain 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Meganium Grass NU Overgrow / Leaf Guard 80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480