First Impression (move)

First Impression
であいがしら Head-on Collision
First Impression IX.png
First Impression IX 2.png
Type  Bug
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +2
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VII
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First Impression (Japanese: であいがしら Head-on Collision) is a damage-dealing Bug-type move introduced in Generation VII.

Effect

First Impression inflicts damage. It has a priority of +2, and is used before moves of lower priority.

First Impression always fails if it is used after the first turn the user is out, or if the move is called by Instruct.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

First Impression cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
SMUSUMPE Although this move has great power, it only works the first turn the user is in battle.
SwShLA Although this move has great power, it only works the first turn each time the user enters battle.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
SV Although this move has great power, it works only on the first turn each time the user enters battle.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0768    
 
Bug Water 3 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
0865     Flying Field 1
0870     Fairy Mineral 35 35
0919     Bug Bug 41
0920    
 
Bug Bug 44
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0083    
 
Flying Field
0328     Bug Dragon
0610     Monster Dragon
0632    
 
Bug Bug
0917     Bug Bug
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0610     Monster Dragon Wild Tera Pokémon - West Province (Area One)SV
0612     Monster Dragon 5★ Tera Raid BattlesSV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  First Impression
★★★★
Attack power 60.99994
Charge time 0.82 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Physical 3 200 240 100% An opponent Quick Move This move fails if this sync pair has used any moves since entering battle. Guzma & Golisopod

Notes:

  • In co-op battles, each switch into battle counts as entering battle.
  • Sync moves do not count as moves that would cause First Impression to fail.

In the anime

 
Golisopod


The user strikes the opponent with a powerful blow as soon as the battle begins.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  When the battle begins, Golisopod quickly dashes right in front of the opponent so fast it seems to disappear for a second. It then strikes the opponent with one of its claws.
Guzma's Golisopod The Dealer of Destruction! Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • First Impression has the highest base power of all priority moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 迎頭一擊 Yìhngtàuh Yātgīk
Mandarin 迎頭一擊 / 迎头一击 Yíngtóu Yījí / Yíngtóu Yījī
  French Escarmouche
  German Überrumpler
  Italian Schermaglia
  Korean 만나자마자 Mannajamaja
  Polish Pierwsze Wrażenie
  Portuguese Primeira Impressão
  Russian Первое Впечатление Pervoe Vpechatlenie
  Spanish Escaramuza
  Vietnamese Chiến Phủ Đầu


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.