Twister (move)

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Twister
たつまき Twister
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Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of the appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Twister (Japanese: たつまき Twister) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Twister inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing each target to flinch.

Twister can hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Fly, and if it does, it will have its power doubled for that Pokémon.

Generation III

In a Double Battle, Twister will hit all adjacent opponents.

Twister can now also hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Bounce, and if it does, it will have its power doubled for that Pokémon.

Generation V

In a Triple Battle, Twister will hit all adjacent opponents.

Twister can now also hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Sky Drop and if it does, it will have its power doubled for that Pokémon.

Generation VI

Twister will hit Berry trees found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dragon-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of causing the target to flinch.
GSC Whips up a tornado to attack.
RSE Whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe.
FRLG A vicious twister attacks the foe. It may make the foe flinch.
Colo.XD Whips up a vicious twister which may cause flinching.
DPPt The user whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
HGSS The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
BWB2W2 The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
XYORAS
SM
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying 21 21 21
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying 22 22 22
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying 22 22 22
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon 29 29 26 26 26XY
17ORAS
117 Seadra Seadra
Water 1 Dragon 29 29 26 26 26XY
17ORAS
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon 35 35 29 29 29
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon 15 15 11 11 11
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon 1, 15 1, 15 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon 1, 15 1, 15 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11
230 Kingdra Kingdra
Water 1 Dragon 29 29 26 26 26XY
17ORAS
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon 25 17 17 17XY
14ORAS
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
691 Dragalge Dragalge
Water 1 Dragon 1, 67
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
226 Mantine Mantine
Water 1 Water 1
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
458 Mantyke Mantyke
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
Field Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
022 Fearow Fearow
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
042 Golbat Golbat
Flying Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth
Bug Bug
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
Field Flying
095 Onix Onix
Mineral Mineral
116 Horsea Horsea
Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
Water 1 Dragon
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
Flying Flying
169 Crobat Crobat
Flying Flying
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
208 Steelix Steelix
Mineral Mineral
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra
Water 1 Dragon
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
Human-Like Human-Like
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
277 Swellow Swellow
Flying Flying
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
Water 1 Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug
329 Vibrava Vibrava
Bug Bug
330 Flygon Flygon
Bug Bug
333 Swablu Swablu
Dragon Flying
334 Altaria Altaria
Dragon Flying
350 Milotic Milotic
Water 1 Dragon
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass
371 Bagon Bagon
Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon
Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence
Dragon Dragon
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying
397 Staravia Staravia
Flying Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor
Flying Flying
414 Mothim Mothim
Bug Bug
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying
441 Chatot Chatot
Flying Flying
443 Gible Gible
Monster Dragon
444 Gabite Gabite
Monster Dragon
445 Garchomp Garchomp
Monster Dragon
456 Finneon Finneon
Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
Water 2 Water 2
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
278 Wingull Wingull
Water 1 Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3 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 GO

Twister
Special Attack
Type Dragon
Power 25
Energy bar 5
Duration 2.7 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
PidgeyPidgeottoSpearowFearowGyaradosDratini

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Twister had a power of 15.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action. Doubles damage on a flying or bouncing Pokémon.

In the anime

Juan Milotic Twister.png Mismagius DP043 Rayquaza Twister.png Oak Dragonite Twister.png Clair Dragonair Twister.png
Milotic Rayquaza Dragonite Dragonair
The user hurls a tornado at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
230 Kingdra Kingdra points its head up and spins around quickly, making itself into a twister. If the user is in the water, it creates a water tornado and the opponent becomes trapped in the tornado, or Kingdra moves its back fins and a twister appears. Kingdra can also control where the Twister can go.
Christopher's Kingdra Dueling Heroes Debut
Clair's Kingdra Fangs for Nothin' None
149 Dragonite Dragonite creates a tornado by flapping its wings. The tornado then hits the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
Professor Oak's Dragonite The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
148 Dragonair The orbs on Dragonair's tail glow. Then it waves its tail and creates a tornado from it, sending it at the opponent.
Clair's Dragonair Beauty is Skin Deep None
350 Milotic An orb of wind appears in front of the end of Milotic's tail. A tornado is released from the orb and hits the opponent, or Milotic spins its tailfins like a fan and a tornado comes out at the opponent, or Milotic floats into the air and starts to spin its body, creating a twister around itself.
Robert's Milotic Win, Lose or Drew! None
Juan's Milotic The Great Eight Fate! None
Lucy's Milotic Queen of the Serpentine! None
Wallace's Milotic Our Cup Runneth Over! None
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza points its tail at the opponent and creates a twister from its tail that shoots at the opponent.
An illusion created by Mismagius Malice in Wonderland! None
493 Arceus Arceus raises its head and light purple wind is gathered into a small tornado above its head. It then lowers its head and fires a larger twister at the opponent from its face.
Arceus (M12) Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
384M Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza soars high into the sky and starts rapidly flying in a circular motion, creating a massive tornado that surrounds the opponent.
A Rayquaza summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Twister II.png Twister III.png Twister IV.png Twister 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
Twister 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
Twister Stad2.png Twister Colo.png Twister 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

  • Twister may be Dragon-type because its Japanese name contains たつ (tatsu), which means dragon.
  • At 40 base power, Twister has the lowest base power of all Dragon-type moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍捲風 Lóngjuǎnfēng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Cycloon
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pyörre
Kierre (AG123)
France Flag.png French Ouragan
Germany Flag.png German Windhose
Greece Flag.png Greek Κυκλώνας
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Angin Puyuh
Puting Beliung
Italy Flag.png Italian Tornado
South Korea Flag.png Korean 회오리 Hoe'ori
Poland Flag.png Polish Tornado
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ciclone
Twister (TCG)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Uragan
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tornado*
Spain Flag.png Spain Ciclón
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vòi Rồng


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