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Dragon Ascent
(ガリョウテンセイ Finishing Touch)
Dragon Ascent VII.png
Introduced: Generation VI
Battle Data
Type: Type Flying.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 120
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Bright Powder: No
Detect/Protect:
King's Rock: No
Magic Bounce: No
Magic Coat: No
Mirror Move: Yes
Snatch: No
Contest Data
Contest Spectaculars
Condition: Beautiful
Appeal: 6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Dragon Ascent is a Flying-type move introduced in Generation VI. It is the signature move of Rayquaza.

Description

Games Description
ORAS After soaring upward, the user attacks its target by dropping out of the sky at high speeds, although it lowers its own Defense and Sp. Def in the process.
SMUSUM
SWSH
After soaring upward, the user attacks its target by dropping out of the sky at high speeds. But it lowers its own Defense and Sp. Def stats in the process.

Effect

Dragon Ascent deals damage and lowers the user's Defense and Special Defense stats by 1 each.

Before Generation VIII, if Rayquaza knows this move, it can Mega Evolve unless it is holding a Z-Crystal.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
VIII
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying Undiscovered 1
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By Move Tutor

Pokémon Type Egg groups Games
384.png Rayquaza dragon/flying Undiscovered ORAS
SMUSUM
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

  • Zinnia replaces the Rayquaza's move Fly in the Delta Episode for Dragon Ascent, while Fly is a HM.
    • HMs aren't normally able to be replaced by other moves in this way.
  • Despite having dragon in the name, it is a Flying-type move instead of a Dragon-type move.
    • This might have been intentional due to the Flying type being super-effective against more types and the Dragon type is only super-effective against itself.

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