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Quiver Dance

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Bug - - 20 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage.

Competitive Use

A newly introduced move in this generation, and right from the early days of BW it was considered one of the best set-up moves in the entire game. As a move that makes the target a sweeper and a bulky threat (at least on the special side) at the same time, it is indeed a good thing. However, only few Pokemon that have access to this move can put it to good use. Volcarona is the obvious one when going for an offensive route, as it has colossal natural stats and brilliant STAB coverage. Lilligant is the other big sweeper, and can set up more easily using Sleep Powder alongside its Chlorophyll ability.

Venomoth can abuse the move in two different ways, as it can be a decent offensive force thanks to its good stats and Tinted Lens ability, but it can also use a combination of Quiver Dance and Baton Pass, allowing another, more suitable recipient do the sweep. Anyhow, always keep in mind that this move can often change the outcome of a match, so be wary.

Related Moves

Calm Mind is a move that boosts the user's Special Attack and Special Defense stats by one stage.

Dragon Dance is a similar move for physical sweepers.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550