Whirlwind (move)

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Whirlwind
ふきとばし Blow Away
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  %
Priority  -6*
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of appeals on the next turn.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move later on the next turn.

Whirlwind (Japanese: ふきとばし Blow Away) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM04 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

If Whirlwind is used in a wild Pokémon battle by a Pokémon on either side, the battle will automatically end. In a Trainer battle, Whirlwind has no effect. Whirlwind has 85% accuracy and normal priority.

Generation II

When in a Trainer battle, Whirlwind will now force the target to switch with a randomly chosen Pokémon from its Trainer's party. If there is no Pokémon for the target to switch with, Whirlwind will fail. Whirlwind's accuracy is increased to 100% and its priority is decreased to -1. If Whirlwind is used before the opponent can make its move, Whirlwind will fail. Whirlwind can now hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly.

Generation III to IV

Whirlwind will fail when used against Pokémon with the Ability Suction Cups or rooted by Ingrain. It no longer fails if it is not used last. It will now fail to hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly.

If the user's level is less than the target's, there is now a chance that Whirlwind will fail. The chance of failure starts at approximately 25%, but drops as the user's level increases. Given the terms T for the target's level, U for the user's level, and X for a random integer from 0 to 255, a term R can be calculated where R = FLOOR( ( T + U ) * X / 256 ) + 1. If R is less than or equal to T/4, Whirlwind fails. The chance of Whirlwind failing can generally be approximated by ( T / 4 + 1 ) / ( T + U ); the chance of failing may diverge moderately from that approximation for low values of T and U.

Whirlwind now has a priority of -6.

Generation V

In wild Pokémon battles, Whirlwind will now always fail if the user's level is less than the target's. In Trainer battles, Whirlwind will now succeed if it hits, regardless of either Pokémon's level.

Whirlwind is now reflected by Magic Coat and Magic Bounce.

Generation VI

Whirlwind now bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the opponent is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly. Whirlwind can now hit a target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.

In a wild Horde Encounter, if a wild Pokémon uses Whirlwind, it will force the target to switch with a Pokémon from its Trainer's party, regardless of the target's level. If the Trainer's Pokémon uses Whirlwind, however, it will fail.

Description

Games Description
Stad Generates a powerful wind that blows away wild Pokémon. Useful in the wild only.
Stad2 A powerful wind that blows the target away. The opposing trainer must use a new Pokémon.
GSC Blows away the foe & ends battle.
RSE Blows away the foe with wind and ends the battle.
FRLG The foe is made to switch out with an ally. In the wild, the battle ends.
Colo.XD Blows away the target, switching it out of battle.
DPPtHGSS The foe is blown away, to be replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
BW The target is blown away, to be replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
B2W2 The target is blown away and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
XYORAS
SM
The target is blown away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
012 Butterfree Butterfree
Bug Bug 26RGB
23Y
23 23 22 22 22 29
016 Pidgey Pidgey
Flying Flying 19 21 19 17 17 17 17
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
Flying Flying 21 23 20 17 17 17 17
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
Flying Flying 21 23 20 17 17 17 17
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered 77 1 1 1 1 1
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered 77 1 1 1 1 1
267 Beautifly Beautifly
Bug Bug 27 27 27 27XY
30ORAS
30
269 Dustox Dustox
Bug Bug 27 27 27 27XY
30ORAS
30
275 Shiftry Shiftry
Field Grass 1 1 1 1
284 Masquerain Masquerain
Water 1 Bug 53 54 54 1, 54XY
1, 48ORAS
1, 48
296 Makuhita Makuhita
Human-Like Human-Like 22 16 16 16 16
297 Hariyama Hariyama
Human-Like Human-Like 22 16 16 16 16
357 Tropius Tropius
Monster Grass 27 27 27 27XY
21ORAS
21
396 Starly Starly
Flying Flying 21 21 21 21
397 Staravia Staravia
Flying Flying 23 23 23 23
398 Staraptor Staraptor
Flying Flying 23 23 23 23
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying 14 14 14
627 Rufflet Rufflet
Flying Flying 55 55 55
628 Braviary Braviary
Flying Flying 57 1, 57 1, 57
629 Vullaby Vullaby
Flying Flying 55 55 55
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
Flying Flying 57 1, 57 1, 57
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug 40 40 40
714 Noibat Noibat
Flying Flying 40 40
715 Noivern Noivern
Flying Flying 40 40
787 Tapu Bulu Tapu Bulu
Undiscovered Undiscovered 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
021 Spearow Spearow
Flying Flying
041 Zubat Zubat
Flying Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax
Monster Monster
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
Flying Flying
193 Yanma Yanma
Bug Bug
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
227 Skarmory Skarmory
Flying Flying
276 Taillow Taillow
Flying Flying
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
408 Cranidos Cranidos
Monster Monster
446 Munchlax Munchlax
Undiscovered Undiscovered
449 Hippopotas Hippopotas
Field Field
451 Skorupi Skorupi
Water 3 Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM04
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
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
084 Doduo Doduo
Flying Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio
Flying Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
Flying Flying
144 Articuno Articuno
Undiscovered Undiscovered
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
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.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
220 Swinub Swinub
Field Field New York City 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

Whirlwind blows away the opponent in front in a straight line, contrary to the direction it is facing. If it hits a wall, it takes 5 damage. If it hits another Pokémon, both Pokémon take 5 damage.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Knocks the target flying. If the target hits a wall or another Pokémon, it sustains damage.

In the anime

Lance Dragonite Whirlwind.png Falkner Pidgeot Whirlwind.png Aaron Beautifly Whirlwind.png Jessie Dustox Whirlwind.png
Dragonite Pidgeot Beautifly Dustox
The user blows a large gust of wind at the opponent or an attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
012 Butterfree Butterfree flaps its wings and a strong gust is created from them.
Ash's Butterfree Clefairy and the Moon Stone Debut
Ritchie's Happy A Friend in Deed None
Lisa's Butterfree Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Xander's Butterfree Caterpie's Big Dilemma None
041 Zubat Zubat flaps its wings at a high speed and a strong gust of wind is created from them.
Brock's Zubat Clefairy and the Moon Stone Japanese version only
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto flaps its wings and a strong gust is created from them.
Ash's Pidgeotto Clefairy and the Moon Stone None
049 Venomoth Venomoth flaps its wings and a strong gust is released from them.
Assunta's Venomoth Friends to the End None
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot flaps its wings and a strong gust of wind is created from them.
Falkner's Pidgeot Fighting Flyer with Fire None
164s Noctowl Noctowl flaps its wings and a strong gust of wind is created from them.
Ash's Noctowl Carrying On! None
016 Pidgey Pidgey flaps its wings and a strong gust of wind is created from them.
Malachi's Ken Carrying On! None
227 Skarmory Skarmory flaps its wings and a gust of wind strong enough to stop attacks comes out of them.
A wild Skarmory Delibird's Dilemma None
A wild Skarmory Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate Skarmory cannot legally know Whirlwind in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team
149 Dragonite Dragonite flaps its wings and a strong gust is created from them.
Lance's Dragonite Talkin' 'Bout an Evolution Dragonite cannot legally learn Whirlwind
A wild Dragonite Great Bowls of Fire! Dragonite cannot legally learn Whirlwind
275 Shiftry Shiftry waves its hand and a huge gust of wind is released from it and blows the opponent away.
A wild Shiftry Jump for Joy! Shiftry could not legally learn Whirlwind at the time
269 Dustox Dustox flaps its wings and a strong gust is created from them.
Jessie's Dustox Watt's with Wattson None
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl flaps its wings and a huge gust of wind is released to blow the opponent away.
A wild Aerodactyl Putting the Air Back in Aerodactyl! None
297 Hariyama Hariyama waves both of its arms into the air and a powerful wind blows the opponent into the air, or Hariyama swings one of its hands to the side and creates a wind that blows the opponent away.
A wild Hariyama Pikachu's Island Adventure None
398 Staraptor Staraptor flaps its wings and a strong gust is created from them.
Professor Rowan's Staraptor Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
267 Beautifly Beautifly flaps its wings at a high speed and creates a gust of wind from them.
Aaron's Beautifly A Trainer and Child Reunion! None

In the manga

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Whirlwind I.png Whirlwind II.png Whirlwind III.png Whirlwind IV.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
Whirlwind V.png Whirlwind 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
Whirlwind Stadium.png Whirlwind Stad2.png Whirlwind Colo.png Whirlwind 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 旋風 Xuànfēng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Hvirvelvind
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wervelwind
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tuulenpyörre
France Flag.png French Cyclone
Germany Flag.png German Wirbelwind
Greece Flag.png Greek Στρόβιλος
India Flag.png Hindi अंधी तूफ़ान Andhi Toofan
Italy Flag.png Italian Turbine
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날려버리기 Nallyeobeorigi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Virvelvind
Poland Flag.png Polish Cyklon
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rajada de Vento
Ataque de Vento (TCG and manga)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Remoinho
Romania Flag.png Romanian Vârtejul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Vihor
Spain Flag.png Spanish Remolino
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Hortum
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Thổi Bay


Variations of the move Roar
Status RoarWhirlwind



Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
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