Rapid Spin (move)

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Rapid Spin
こうそくスピン Rapid Spin
Rapid Spin.png
Rapid Spin 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Rapid Spin (Japanese: こうそくスピン Rapid Spin) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Rapid Spin inflicts damage and removes the effects of any moves that partially trap, as well as entry hazards, from the user and allies, provided that the user does not faint from recoil damage (such as from Rough Skin). The following moves are affected by Rapid Spin:

Move Type Cat.
Bind  Normal  Physical {{{3}}}
Clamp  Water  Physical {{{3}}}
Fire Spin  Fire  Special {{{3}}}
Infestation  Bug  Special {{{3}}}
Leech Seed  Grass  Status {{{3}}}
Magma Storm  Fire  Special {{{3}}}
Sand Tomb  Ground  Physical {{{3}}}
Spikes  Ground  Status {{{3}}}
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status {{{3}}}
Sticky Web  Bug  Status {{{3}}}
Toxic Spikes  Poison  Status {{{3}}}
Whirlpool  Water  Special {{{3}}}
Wrap  Normal  Physical {{{3}}}


Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. By spinning quickly, the user can escape from restraining moves.
GSC A high-speed spinning attack.
RSE Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.
FRLG An attack that frees the user from Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Colo.XD Spins the body at high speed to strike target.
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
007 Squirtle Squirtle
Monster Water 1 23 23 19 19 19 19
008 Wartortle Wartortle
Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21
009 Blastoise Blastoise
Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
Field Field 9
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3 13 10 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1
204 Pineco Pineco
Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17
205 Forretress Forretress
Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17
232 Donphan Donphan
Field Field 41 41 6 6 6 6
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 24 24 24 19
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field 23 23 25XY
10ORAS
10
343 Baltoy Baltoy
Mineral Mineral 5 5 7BW
4B2W2
4 4
344 Claydol Claydol
Mineral Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field 5 5 5
530 Excadrill Excadrill
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
Mineral Mineral 13 13 1
712 Bergmite Bergmite
Monster Monster 35 35
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Monster Monster 35 35
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
Grass Grass 9
762 Steenee Steenee
Grass Grass 1, 9
763 Tsareena Tsareena
Grass Grass 1, 9
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
Mineral Mineral 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 breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Field Field
072 Tentacool Tentacool
Water 3 Water 3
090 Shellder Shellder
Water 3 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
Water 1 Water 3
225 Delibird Delibird
Water 1 Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
Undiscovered Undiscovered
327 Spinda Spinda
Field Human-Like
347 Anorith Anorith
Water 3 Water 3
529 Drilbur Drilbur
Field Field
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 II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
074 Geodude Geodude
Mineral Mineral New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Rapid Spin can remove Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Stealth Rock trap on the floor. In addition, Rapid Spin also removes these effects from the user:

Move Type Cat.
Block  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Ingrain  Grass  Status {{{3}}}
Mean Look  Normal  Status {{{3}}}
Spider Web  Bug  Status {{{3}}}


Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed, Leg Hold, Ingrain, or Constriction.

In the anime

Terri Hitmontop Rapid Spin.png Clay Excadrill Rapid Spin attack.png Wulfric Bergmite Rapid Spin.png Spenser Claydol Rapid Spin.png
Hitmontop Excadrill Bergmite Claydol
The Pokémon spins and becomes a twister. This move can be used offensively and defensively
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
009 Blastoise Blastoise pulls its head, arms, legs, and cannons into its shell and spins like a disc. It either deflects the opponent's attack or spins into the opponent.
Mewtwo's Blastoisetwo Mewtwo Strikes Back! Debut
Gary's Blastoise Can't Beat the Heat! None
Sid's Blastoise Destiny Deoxys None
Tierno's Blastoise Tag Team Battle Inspiration! None
120 Staryu Staryu spins like a saw blade, using the tips of its appendages as a cutting edge, or if stuck in a whirlpool, it spins around in the opposite direction as the whirlpool.
Misty's Staryu Spell of the Unown: Entei None
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop does a headstand, spins, and tackles the opponent.
Chigusa's Hitmontop Two Hits and a Miss None
Butch's Hitmontop A Promise is a Promise None
Terri's Hitmontop Pasta La Vista! None
Unknown Trainer's Hitmontop The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
A Coordinator's Hitmontop Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
205 Forretress Forretress spins and tackles the opponent. Sometimes, it pulls its horns into its body and closes up its shell to attack.
Brock's Forretress A Crowning Achievement None
343 Baltoy Baltoy spins rapidly, deflecting attacks.
Calista's Baltoy Me, Myself and Time None
344 Claydol Claydol spins around quickly, repelling any attack back at the opponent, or Claydol lifts its arms, spins around quickly and floats into the opponent.
A giant Claydol Claydol Big and Tall None
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
Buck's Claydol Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
007 Squirtle Squirtle pulls its limbs into its shell and spins around, hitting the opponent.
May's Squirtle On Olden Pond None
Ash's Squirtle Gathering the Gang of Four! None
Tierno's Squirtle Summer of Discovery! None
008 Wartortle Wartortle pulls all of its limbs into its shell and it spins like a disk.
May's Wartortle Staging a Heroes' Welcome! None
Tierno's Wartortle Good Friends, Great Training! None
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir spins its body rapidly, knocking the opponent away from it.
Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness Dusknoir cannot legally learn Rapid Spin
530 Excadrill Excadrill opens both of its claws and holds them both forward. Both claws begin to glow silver and spin rapidly. As the claws spin, they let off yellow static electricity. Excadrill can then block attacks, or strike the opponent with one of its claws by thrusting its arm forward, or Excadrill holds out both of its arms and both of its claws start to glow silver. It then spins its body rapidly while turning its head upwards. As it spins, its body releases yellow static electricity. .
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal spins rapidly and tackles the opponent.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None
Multiple wild Cryogonal Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None
712 Bergmite Bergmite's body spins in a counterclockwise direction and charges towards the opponent.
Wulfric's Bergmite A Real Icebreaker! None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In other generations

Rapid Spin II.png Rapid Spin III.png Rapid Spin IV.png Rapid Spin V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Rapid Spin PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Rapid Spin Stad2.png Rapid Spin Colo.png Rapid Spin XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 高速迴轉 Gāosù Huízhuǎn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snelle draai
Finland Flag.png Finnish Huimakieppi (OS)
Pikapyörre/Pikahyrrä (AG)
France Flag.png French Tour Rapide
Germany Flag.png German Turbodreher
Greece Flag.png Greek Περιστροφή
India Flag.png Hindi तेज़ घूमो Tez Ghoomo
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Putaran Kecepatan Tinggi
Italy Flag.png Italian Rapigiro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고속스핀 Gosok Spin
Poland Flag.png Polish Szybki Zwrot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Giro Rápido
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rodopio Rápido
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Brzo Okretanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Giro Rápido
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vòng Xoay Siêu Tốc


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