Hurricane (move)

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ぼうふう Windstorm
Hurricane 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  110
Accuracy  70%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Hurricane (Japanese: ぼうふう Windstorm) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation V.


Generation V

Hurricane deals damage and has a 30% chance of confusing the target. Hurricane can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Hurricane can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop.

When used during rain, Hurricane bypasses accuracy checks to always hit (unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Dive). When used during harsh sunlight, it has an accuracy of 50%.

Generation VI

Hurricane's power changed from 120 to 110.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. It may also confuse the target.
XYORAS The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. This may also confuse the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 53 53
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying 62 62
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying 68 1, 68
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying   92 1, 92
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying   92 1, 92
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying 81 1, 81
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark   32
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying 50 49 49
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying 63 63
1, 55
351 Castform Castform Normal Normal   45
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Fairy 46 46
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying 46 46
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying 55 55
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire 90 1, 90
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying 67 1, 67
666 Vivillon Vivillon Bug Flying   50
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon   58
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon   1, 62
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying   1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic Pokémon Hills Mewtwo
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon GO

Special Attack
Type Flying
Power 80
Energy bar 1
Duration 3.2 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Hurricane had a power of 60.

Mew may only know this move if it was obtained before August 20, 2016.

In the anime

Tornadus Therian Hurricane.png Tornadus Hurricane.png Skyla Swanna Hurricane.png None.png
Therian Forme Tornadus Tornadus Swanna
The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
641 Tornadus Tornadus's tail glows white and it swings its tail, releasing multiple white crescent-shaped energy blades from its tail at the opponent. When the energy blades hit the opponent, they explode, causing a powerful wind to come out of them.
A wild Tornadus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 Debut
581 Swanna Swanna's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing a powerful gust of wind.
Skyla's Swanna Cilan Takes Flight! None
641T Tornadus Tornadus's wings glow light blue. It then flaps them, creating a strong gust of wind.
A wild Tornadus Unova's Survival Crisis!‎ None

In the manga

In the movie adaptations

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Hurricane V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Both Hurricane and Thunder never miss during rain. This may be a relation to a thunderstorm.
  • Despite being said to whip up a 40-day storm when flapping its wings, Lugia cannot learn this move.
  • Hurricane will not lift Dugtrio or Diglett off the ground in the Generation VI animation like it does with other Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 暴風 Bàofēng
France Flag.png French Vent Violent
Germany Flag.png German Orkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Tifone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭풍 Pohkpoong
Poland Flag.png Polish Huragan
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Furacão
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Furacão
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Huracán
Spain Flag.png Spain Vendaval

Variations of the move Blizzard
Special BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
Physical Gunk Shot
Special Focus Blast

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