Essentials

Sky Attack

Flying physical

Generation 1

Summary

User charges for one turn before attacking. Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 2
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric ½
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 2
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 2
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
140; percentile 95.1
Accuracy
90% ≈ 126.0 power
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
30
Priority
0 (normal)

Flags

Machines

Generation 1
TM43
Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. User charges for one turn before attacking. Critical hit chance is one level higher than normal. Has a 30% chance to make the target flinch.

This move cannot be selected by Sleep Talk.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before Gold, Silver
Effect chance is 10.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

1st turn: Prepare 2nd turn: Attack

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Searches out weak spots, then strikes the next turn.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A 2nd-turn attack move with a high critical-hit ratio. The foe may flinch.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A second-turn attack move with a high critical-hit ratio. It may also make the target flinch.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A second-turn attack move where critical hits land more easily. It may also make the target flinch.

Generation 6
X, Y

A second-turn attack move where critical hits land more easily. This may also make the target flinch.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ゴッドバード (goddobaado)
Korean
불새
French
Piqué
German
Himmelsfeger
Spanish
Ataque Aéreo
Italian
Aeroattacco
Czech
Nebeský útok

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Sky Attack.

Pokémon

Flying Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Sky Attack's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
60 73 73 85 78 78 78 Moltres Fire Flying Pressure
Flame Body
genderless Undiscovered 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Togekiss Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
85 50 95 120 115 80 545
99 99 99 99 Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure
Multiscale
genderless Undiscovered 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
99 99 99 99 Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
59 70 77 64 Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
75 70 90 70 105 80 490
50 50 50 Pidove Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
59 59 59 Tranquill Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 77 62 50 42 65 358
66 66 66 Unfezant Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 80 115 80 65 55 93 488
51 51 50 Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin
Magic Guard
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
48 Hawlucha Fighting Flying Limber
Unburden
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 78 92 75 74 63 118 500
93 Yveltal Dark Flying Dark Aura genderless Undiscovered 126 131 95 131 98 99 680
Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
• • • • • • Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
• • • • • • Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
• • • • • • Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
• • • • • Taillow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pidgeotto Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 63 60 55 50 50 71 349
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pidgeot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 83 80 75 70 70 101 479
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Crobat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Doduo Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Dodrio Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Articuno Ice Flying Pressure
Snow Cloak
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Moltres Fire Flying Pressure
Flame Body
genderless Undiscovered 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Togekiss Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
85 50 95 120 115 80 545
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Honchkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Gliscor Ground Flying Hyper Cutter
Sand Veil
Poison Heal
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 95 125 45 75 95 510
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Delibird Ice Flying Vital Spirit
Hustle
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
45 55 45 65 45 75 330
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure
Multiscale
genderless Undiscovered 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Taillow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swellow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Wingull Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
40 30 30 55 30 85 270
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pelipper Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
60 50 100 85 70 65 430
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
45 40 60 40 75 50 310
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
75 70 90 70 105 80 490
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Staraptor Normal Flying Intimidate
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 120 70 50 60 100 485
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Chatot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Pidove Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Tranquill Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 77 62 50 42 65 358
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Unfezant Normal Flying Big Pecks
Super Luck
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Flying 80 115 80 65 55 93 488
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swoobat Psychic Flying Unaware
Klutz
Simple
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
67 57 55 77 55 114 425
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Sigilyph Psychic Flying Wonder Skin
Magic Guard
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Archeops Rock Flying Defeatist ⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Water 3
75 140 65 112 65 110 567
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Swanna Water Flying Keen Eye
Big Pecks
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
75 87 63 87 63 98 473
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Braviary Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sheer Force
Defiant
always male Flying 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
XD HeartGold, SoulSilver Black 2, White 2 Mandibuzz Dark Flying Big Pecks
Overcoat
Weak Armor
always female Flying 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Generation 1 Gold, Silver Crystal Generation 3 Generation 4 Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
43 Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
43 Pidgeotto Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 63 60 55 50 50 71 349
43 Pidgeot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 83 80 75 70 70 101 479
43 Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
43 Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
43 Doduo Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
43 Dodrio Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 110 70 60 60 100 460
43 Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
43 Articuno Ice Flying Pressure
Snow Cloak
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
43 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
43 Moltres Fire Flying Pressure
Flame Body
genderless Undiscovered 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
43 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600

46 Pokémon

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