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Razor Wind (move)

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Razor Wind
かまいたち Razor Wind
Razor Wind V.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.

Razor Wind (Japanese: かまいたち Razor Wind) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM02 in said generation.


Generation I

Razor Wind does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than saying "<Pokémon> made a whirlwind!". On the following turn, Razor Wind inflicts damage, PP is deducted, and it will count as the last move used. Once Razor Wind is selected, the user will be unable to switch out until Razor Wind has been disrupted or fully executed. Accuracy in this Generation is 75%.

If Razor Wind is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user creates a whirlwind, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Razor Wind (or fail if it cannot).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Razor Wind.

In Pokémon Stadium, Mirror Move will copy Razor Wind on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Generation II

Razor Wind now has an increased critical hit ratio.

Generation III

Razor Wind hits both opponents in a Double Battle and now has an accuracy of 100%. Charging turn now says "<Pokémon> whipped up a whirlwind!"

Generation IV

If a Power Herb is held by the user, Razor Wind can be executed in one turn.

Generation V

In a Triple Battle, Razor Wind will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.


Games Description
Stad A two-turn attack with the wind attack in the second turn. Learned by many Flying-type Pokémon.
Stad2 A two-turn attack with the wind attack in the second turn. Learned by many Flying types.
GSC 1st turn: Prepare
2nd turn: Attack
RSE A 2-turn move that strikes the foe on the 2nd turn.
FRLG Blades of wind hit the foe on the 2nd turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Colo.XD A 2-turn move that strikes the target on the 2nd turn.
PMDRB The user gains the Razor Wind status, and it looses a powerful attack with a high critical-hit rate on the next turn. It is not possible to link this move.
DPPtHGSS A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit the foe on the second turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying       33 33 33
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel       33 33 33
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark     37 37 37 37
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark     17 17 17 57 --, 57
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water       45 45 35 35
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water       50 50 41 41
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying         32 32
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying         36 36
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying         38 38
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying           25
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying           27
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying           27
694 Helioptile Helioptile Electric Normal           22
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk Electric Normal           --
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon           31
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon           31
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying           --
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 Type Father
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur* Grass Poison TotodileCroconawFeraligatr      
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying       PidoveTranquillUnfezant PidoveTranquillUnfezantFletchlingFletchinderTalonflameNoibatNoivern
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water       BuizelFloatzel BuizelFloatzel BuizelFloatzelHelioptileHeliolisk
123 Scyther Scyther* Bug Flying ButterfreeVenomoth Scyther ScytherScizor ScytherScizor ScytherScizor
158 Totodile Totodile* Water Water Kabutops      
203 Girafarig Girafarig Normal Psychic       NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel
207 Gligar Gligar* Ground Flying ButterfreeVenomoth Scyther ScytherScizor ScytherScizor ScytherScizor
252 Treecko Treecko* Grass Grass       HorseaTropius HorseaTropius HelioptileHeliolisk
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass   NuzleafAbsol NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal   NuzleafAbsol NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel NuzleafAbsolBuizelFloatzel
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying   Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Nuzleaf NuzleafHelioptileHeliolisk
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass       ScytherScizor ScytherScizor
610 Axew Axew* Dragon Dragon       HorseaTropius HelioptileHeliolisk
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
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 III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
123 123 Scyther Bug Flying Purified in XD: Gale of Darkness
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 the anime

Scyther Razor Wind.png Kenny Floatzel Razor Wind.png Drew Absol Razor Wind.png Ash Fletchling Razor Wind.png
Scyther Floatzel Absol Fletchling
The user shoots crescent blades of wind at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
042 Golbat Golbat flaps its wings and a wind is created with sharp white energy inside it.
Mandi's Golbat Round One - Begin! Debut
359 Absol The scythe on Absol's head glows white and it swings its head, sending out a white crescent blade of energy at the opponent.
A wild Absol Jirachi: Wish Maker None
A wild Absol Absol-ute Disaster None
Mollie's Absol What I Did For Love! None
Drew's Absol Thinning the Hoard! None
275 Shiftry Shiftry waves its fan-like hands and it creates a strong wind which forms into a tornado around the opponent, or Shiftry's fan-like hands glow white and it swings them, releasing a white crescent blade energy at the opponent.
Angela's Shiftry From Cradle to Save None
A wild Shiftry Leave it to Brocko! None
418 Buizel Buizel's tail glows white and it whips its body around, releasing a white crescent-shaped energy blade from its tail at the opponent.
A wild Buizel Pikachu's Island Adventure None
274 Nuzleaf The leaf on Nuzleaf's head glows white and it swings it, releasing multiple white crescent blades of energy at the opponent.
A wild Nuzleaf Leave it to Brocko! None
123 Scyther Scyther crosses its scythes and they start to glow white. It then brings them forward and multiple white crescent shaped energy beams come out and hit the opponent.
Unknown Trainer's Scyther Tag! We're It...! None
335 Zangoose Zangoose waves its claw and releases a white, crescent-shaped energy from its claw at the opponent.
A wild Zangoose Glory Blaze! None
419 Floatzel The two fins on Floatzel's arms glow white and it swings them, firing two or multiple white, crescent-shaped energy disks from them at the opponent.
Crasher Wake's Floatzel A Crasher Course in Power! None
Kenny's Floatzel Last Call - First Round! None
212 Scizor Scizor crosses its arms and both of its claws glow white. It then slashes the air in front of it, causing a powerful wind to appear and blow the opponent away. As it slashes, it leaves behind a white trail of energy.
Goone's Scizor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
661 Fletchling Fletchling's wings glow bright white and it repeatedly waves them, causing bright white, crescent-shaped energy waves to be fired at the target.
Ash's Fletchling A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Razor Wind I.png Razor Wind II.png Razor Wind III.png Razor Wind IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
Generation V
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 旋風刀 Xuànfēngdāo
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Messenstorm
Finland Flag.png Finnish Viiltotuuli
France Flag.png French Coupe-Vent
Germany Flag.png German Klingensturm
Greece Flag.png Greek Άνεμος Θεριστής
India Flag.png Hindi तेज़ धार हवाए Tez Dhaar Havaae
Italy Flag.png Italian Ventagliente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 칼바람 Kalbaram
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Navalha de Vento
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Lâmina de Vento
Romania Flag.png Romanian Razor Wind
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Razorni Vetar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Viento Cortante (Gen. VI)
V. Cortante (Prior to Gen. VI)
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Jilet Rüzgâr

Generation I TMs
Generation I HMs

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Last modified on 1 July 2014, at 15:47