Ominous Wind (move)

Ominous Wind
あやしいかぜ Ominous Wind
Ominous Wind LA.png
Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Ominous Wind (Japanese: あやしいかぜ Ominous Wind) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV to VII

Ominous Wind inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Ominous Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Ominous Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Ominous Wind's PP has been increased from 5 to 15. It has a 20% chance of raising the user's offensive and defensive stats.

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  60  45  75
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May raise the user's offensive and defensive stats

Generation IX

Ominous Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user creates a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
BWB2W2 The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. This may also raise all the user's stats at once.
SwShBDSP
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
LA The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. This may also raise the user’s offensive and defensive stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0177    
 
Flying Flying 39 44 44XY
20ORAS
20
0178    
 
Flying Flying 47 54 54XY
20ORAS
20
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1 1
0358     Amorphous Amorphous 11
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 30 33BW
20B2W2
20 20
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 32 37BW
20B2W2
20 20
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 25
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral 22 22 22XY
28ORAS
1, Evo.
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 29 29
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1PtHGSS 1 1 1
0562     Mineral Amorphous 25 25 25
0563     Mineral Amorphous 25 25 25
0592  
Frillish
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 27 27
0593  
Jellicent
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 27 27 27
0722    
 
Flying Flying 16USUM
0723    
 
Flying Flying 16USUM
0724    
 
Flying Flying 16USUM
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 Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0012    
 
Bug Bug
0015    
 
Bug Bug
0016    
 
Flying Flying
0017    
 
Flying Flying
0018    
 
Flying Flying
0021    
 
Flying Flying
0022    
 
Flying Flying
0037     Field Field
0038     Field Field
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0042    
 
Flying Flying
0049    
 
Bug Bug
0083    
 
Flying Field
0092    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0093    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0094    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0123    
 
Bug Bug
0142    
 
Flying Flying
0144    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0149    
 
Water 1 Dragon
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0163    
 
Flying Flying
0164    
 
Flying Flying
0165    
 
Bug Bug
0166    
 
Bug Bug
0169    
 
Flying Flying
0176    
 
Flying Fairy
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0178    
 
Flying Flying
0193    
 
Bug Bug
0198    
 
Flying Flying
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0212    
 
Bug Bug
0227    
 
Flying Flying
0245     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0267    
 
Bug Bug
0269    
 
Bug Bug
0275    
 
Field Grass
0276    
 
Flying Flying
0277    
 
Flying Flying
0278    
 
Water 1 Flying
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug
0291    
 
Bug Bug
0302    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0329    
 
Bug Dragon
0330    
 
Bug Dragon
0333    
 
Flying Dragon
0334    
 
Flying Dragon
0351     Fairy Amorphous
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0357    
 
Monster Grass
0373    
 
Dragon Dragon
0396    
 
Flying Flying
0397    
 
Flying Flying
0398    
 
Flying Flying
0414    
 
Bug Bug
0415    
 
Bug Bug
0416    
 
Bug Bug
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0430    
 
Flying Flying
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0441    
 
Flying Flying
0442    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0456     Water 2 Water 2
0457     Water 2 Water 2
0468    
 
Flying Fairy
0469    
 
Bug Bug
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0478    
 
Fairy Mineral
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0487  
Giratina
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492  
Shaymin
Land Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492  
Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0571  
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0627    
 
Flying Flying
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying
0900    
 
Bug Bug
0902  
Basculegion
All forms
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
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
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0351     Fairy Amorphous
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0722    
 
Flying Flying
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0351     Fairy Amorphous Dream World - Pleasant Forest
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Ominous Wind deals damage to all enemies in the same room, and may raise the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense and Travel Speed by one stage. In the Explorers series, the move's secondary effect will activate for each enemy hit; each boost will be applied immediately after it is triggered.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 6 - 8 - 77.44% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL 6 - 8 - 61.6% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI 6 99 10 50 70% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD 6 50 10 30 70% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

  Ominous Wind
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1.85 - 2.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 45
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect   1 Attack
  1 Defense
Effect chance 10%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                
By Elite Charged TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 50
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 3.1 → 2.3 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • February 15, 2019
    • Secondary effect added
  • April 2, 2020
    • Power: 50 → 45
    • Energy cost: 40 → 45
  • September 1, 2022
    • Secondary effect:  2 Attack and Defense →  1 Attack and Defense


Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move gauge cost MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Ominous Wind Special 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed by one stat rank. Fantina & Mismagius
Morty & Gastly
Scottie/Bettie & Gastly/Haunter/GengarEgg (Support role only)
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Ominous Wind
★★★
Attack power 61.19529
Charge time 1 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May increase the user's Attack and Defense

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also boost the user's Attack, Special Attack, Defense, Special Defense, and Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで じぶんの こうげき ぼうぎょ とくこう とくぼう いどうそくどが すべて 1だんかいあがる
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also boost your Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Travel Speed. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It damages enemies in the same room. It could also boost your Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

 
Drifloon
 
Drifblim (blowing)
 
Drifblim (waving arms)
The user creates a gust of repulsive wind.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Drifloon points the top of its head at the opponent and spins, creating a cyclone of purple wind that hits the opponent.
Fantina's Drifloon Playing the Leveling Field! Debut
  Drifblim releases a purple wind from its mouth at the opponent; or, Drifblim waves its arms and releases a purple wind at the opponent.
Fantina's Drifblim Shield with a Twist! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Prior to Generation VI, this move and Heat Wave had the same in-game animation, the only difference being the color.
  • Ominous Wind is the only Ghost-type Beautiful move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奇異之風 Kèihyih-jī Fūng
Mandarin 奇異之風 / 奇异之风 Qíyì-zhī Fēng
  Czech Strašidelný vítr
  Dutch Onheilswind
  French Vent Mauvais
  German Unheilböen
  Greek Δυσοίωνος Άνεμος Dysoíonos Ánemos
  Italian Funestovento
  Korean 괴상한바람 Goesanghan Baram
  Polish Złowieszczy Wiatr
Portuguese   Brazil Vento Ominoso (games, TCG)
Vento Nefasto (anime)
  Portugal Vento Nefasto
  Romanian Vântul Amenințător
Spanish   Latin America Viento Siniestro
  Spain Viento Aciago
  Thai สายลมบอกเหตุ
  Vietnamese Cơn Gió Dị Thường


Variations of the move Ancient Power
  Ancient PowerSilver WindOminous Wind


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