Rapid Spin (move)

Rapid Spin
こうそくスピン Rapid Spin
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  50
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

Generations II-VII

Rapid Spin inflicts damage and then removes the effects of any binding moves and Leech Seed from the user, as well as entry hazards from the user's side of the field (unless the user has fainted as a result of the move, such as from Rough Skin).

Rapid Spin has a power of 20.

Generation VIII

Rapid Spin now has a power of 50. When inflicting damage, Rapid Spin now also raises the user's Speed by one stage.

Affected moves

  This move effect may be in need of research.
Reason: Check Snap Trap and G-Max Steelsurge in Generation VIII
You can discuss this on the talk page.

The following moves are affected by Rapid Spin:

Move Type Cat.
Bind  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Clamp  Water  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fire Spin  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Infestation  Bug  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leech Seed  Grass  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Magma Storm  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sand Tomb  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spikes  Ground  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sticky Web  Bug  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic Spikes  Poison  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Whirlpool  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Wrap  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}


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.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
SwSh A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, and Leech Seed. This also raises the user's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1 23 23 19 19 19 19 9
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21 9
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21 9
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9 15
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 9 15
028   Sandslash
  Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9 15
028   Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 13 10 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7 12
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
122   Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17
232   Donphan
  Field Field 41 41 6 6 6 6
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 24 24 24 19 1
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 23 23 25XY
10ORAS
10 8
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral 5 5 7BW
4B2W2
4 4 3
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1
529   Drilbur
  Field Field 5 5 5 1
530   Excadrill
 
 
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral 13 13 1 8
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral 35 35 1
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral 35 35 1
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass 9 8
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass 1, 9 1
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass 1, 9 1
775   Komala
  Field Field 11
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
795   Pheromosa
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
829   Gossifleur
  Grass Grass 4
830   Eldegoss
  Grass Grass 1
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral 5
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
866   Mr. Rime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
894   Regieleki
  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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
090   Shellder
  Water 3 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
236   Tyrogue
  Human-Like Human-Like
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
347   Anorith
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
529   Drilbur
  Field Field
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
074   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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rapid Spin is a move with 4 base power, 90% accuracy, and 16 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front and removes Leech Seed, Leg/Shadow Hold, Ingrain and Constriction status conditions from itself.

From Gates to Infinity onwards, it also can destroy traps, like in main series.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed, Leg Hold, Ingrain, or Constriction.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed status, Shadow Hold status, Ingrain status, and Constriction status.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも やどりぎじょうたい かげふみじょうたい ねをはりじょうたい しめつけじょうたいから ぬけだすことができる
MDGtI It damages an enemy and breaks a trap underneath the enemy. It also frees you from the Leech Seed, Bound, Fire Spin, and Sand Tomb status.
SMD It damages an enemy. It also frees you from being bound and from the immobile and Leech Seed statuses. It destroys any trap in front of you.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. It also frees you from being bound and from the Leech Seed status. It destroys any trap in front of you, too.


In the anime

       
Komala 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
  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
  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
  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
A Trainer's Hitmontop The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
A Coordinator's Hitmontop Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
  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
  Baltoy Baltoy spins rapidly, deflecting attacks.
Calista's Baltoy Me, Myself and Time None
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  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
  Bergmite Bergmite's body spins in a counterclockwise direction and charges towards the opponent.
Wulfric's Bergmite A Real Icebreaker! None
  Komala Komala jumps up, spins around and kicks its opponent with its feet.
Samson Oak's Komala Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie! None
  Sandshrew Alolan Sandshrew spins around with the front part of its body facing the ground and then slams its body into the opponent once or multiple times.
A wild Sandshrew Not Caving Under Pressure! None
  Pineco Pineco spins and tackles the opponent.
A wild Pineco Time After Time! None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 高速旋轉 Gōuchūk Syùhnjyún *
高速迴轉 Gōuchūk Wùihjyún *
高速游開 Gōuchūk Yàuhhōi *
Mandarin 高速旋轉 / 高速旋转 Gāosù Xuánzhuǎn *
高速迴轉 / 高速回转 Gāosù Huízhuǎn *
  Czech Prudké otáčky
  Dutch Snelle draai
  Finnish Huimakieppi*
Pikapyörre/Pikahyrrä*
  French Tour Rapide
  German Turbodreher
  Greek Περιστροφή
  Hindi तेज़ घूमो Tez Ghoomo
  Indonesian Putaran Kecepatan Tinggi
  Italian Rapigiro
  Korean 고속스핀 Gosok Spin
  Polish Szybki Zwrot*
Wirująca Kula*
Wirowanie*
Bąk*
Szybkie Wiertło*
Szybki Obrót*
Szybki Unik/Szybkie Wirowanie*
Wirujący Pocisk/Szybki Atak*
Raptowne Ścięcie*
Piruet*
Portuguese   Brazil Giro Rápido
  Portugal Rodopio Rápido
  Serbian Brzo Okretanje
  Spanish Giro Rápido
  Swedish Snabbspinn
  Vietnamese Vòng Xoay Siêu Tốc



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