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Extreme Speed (Japanese: しんそく Swiftness), formatted as ExtremeSpeed prior to Pokémon X and Y, is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation III, it was the signature move of Arcanine. It can be seen as a more powerful version of Quick Attack.
Generations II to IV
Extreme Speed inflicts damage and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Extreme Speed will go first regardless of the user's or target's speed. If the target also uses a move with an increased priority of +1 during the same round that the user uses Extreme Speed, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Extreme Speed is (or is attempted to be) used, Extreme Speed's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.
Extreme Speed now has +2 priority.
|| An attack that always strikes first. It can be learned by only a few Pokémon.
|| A powerful first-strike move.
|| An extremely fast and powerful attack.
|| A blindingly speedy charge attack that always goes before any other.
|| The user charges the foe at blinding speed. This attack always goes before any other move.
|| The user charges the target at blinding speed. This attack always goes before any other move.
|| The user charges the target at blinding speed. This move always goes first.
In other games
Lucario has ExtremeSpeed for its recovery move (↑+B). Tilting the control stick in different directions alters which direction Lucario moves. It does not inflict any damage on opponents.
Lucario retains Extreme Speed as its recovery move. It is now affected by Lucario's Aura, allowing it to cover more distance as Lucario takes more damage. It also inflicts damage at the end of the move.
In the anime
In the manga
In the movie adaptations
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
In other languages