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Sky Attack

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Flying 140 90% 5 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage on the turn after it is used and has a 30% chance to flinch the target. If the move is prevented from being used after the user has charged up, then the entire move is canceled, but PP is still deducted. If the user holds the item Power Herb, the move will not require a turn to charge.

Competitive Use

Like all moves that take a turn to charge up, Sky Attack is not a good competitive move. In fact, Sky Attack is probably the worst of the charge-up moves, due to the fact that, unlike other charge-up moves like Bounce and Shadow Force, Sky Attack does not allow the user to avoid most attacks, meaning it will most likely take a large hit while Sky Attack is charging. Sky Attack's imperfect accuracy also presents a problem, as it will sometimes give the opponent two free turns instead of one. While it does have a useful secondary effect of flinching the opponent, the chance of this happening is unreliable. Like all charge-up moves, Sky Attack allows the opponent to easily switch to a counter that can easily absorb the Sky Attack, giving the opponent momentum.

Related Moves

Brave Bird is a less powerful option that causes recoil damage to the user, but only takes one turn to execute.

Drill Peck is a much less powerful option, but only takes one turn to execute.

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
Fearow Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sniper 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
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
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Spearow Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sniper 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Swellow Normal / Flying NU Guts / Scrappy 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Taillow Normal / Flying LC Guts / Scrappy 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478