Quick Attack (move)

Quick Attack
でんこうせっか Lightning Speed
Quick Attack VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
The next appeal can be made earlier next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Quick Attack (Japanese: でんこうせっか Lightning Speed) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Quick Attack inflicts damage. It has a priority of +1, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority.

If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the turn that Quick Attack is (or attempts to be) used, its increased priority will not be reset during the sleep or freeze. Subsequently, it can only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.

Generation II onward

Quick Attack's increased priority will no longer carry over to sleeping or frozen Pokémon; instead, the priority at which a sleeping or frozen Pokémon acts depends on the move it selects each turn.

Quick Attack can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Double Team was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad An attack that always strikes first. If both Pokémon use this, the one with higher Speed attacks first.
Stad2 Always strikes first. If both Pokémon use this, the one with higher Speed attacks first.
GSC Lets the user get in the first hit.
RSEColo.XD An extremely fast attack that always strikes first.
FRLG An almost invisibly fast attack that is certain to strike first.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user lunges at the foe at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
BWB2W2 The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying 12 15 13 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
11PE
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying 12 15 13 13 13 13 13SMUSUM
1, 9PE
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 12 1, 15 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13SMUSUM
1, 9PE
019   Rattata
  Field Field 7 7 7 4 4 4 4SMUSUM
6PE
019   Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 4SMUSUM
6PE
020   Raticate
  Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 6PE
020   Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1, 4SMUSUM
1, 6PE
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying 1PE
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 16RGB
11Y
11 11 13 13 10 10SMUSUM
6PE
1
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1SMUSUM 1
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 16 7 13 11 11BW
10B2W2
10 10 8
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 1PE
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 1FRLG 10PE
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 1FRLG 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
10PE
1
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 1PE
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5
085   Dodrio
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 10PE
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 1, 10PE
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
6PE
1
133   Eevee
  Field Field 27RGB
23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13SMUSUM
6PE
10
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field 1, 27RGB
1, 23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13SMUSUM
6PE
10
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 1, 27RGB
1, 23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13SMUSUM
6PE
10
136   Flareon
  Field Field 1, 27RGB
1, 23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13SMUSUM
6PE
10
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 19 19 13 13 13 13
156   Quilava
  Field Field 21 21 13 13 13 13
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 21 21 13 13 13 13
161   Sentret
  Field Field 11 7 7 7 7 7
162   Furret
  Field Field 1, 11 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 7 7RSE
6FRLG
6 6 6 6
196   Espeon
  Field Field 23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10
197   Umbreon
  Field Field 23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug 20 20 16 16BW
13B2W2
13 13
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
215   Sneasel
 
 
Field Field 9 8 8 8 8 8 12
237   Hitmontop
  Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 15 15 15 1, 15 4
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 31 31 22 22 22 22 1
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon 11 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 6
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1
255   Torchic
  Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
23ORAS
23 6
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 32 32 32 32XY
25ORAS
25 1
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 32 32 32 32XY
25ORAS
25 1
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 8 8 8 7XY
9ORAS
9
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 7XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 31 24 24BW
22B2W2
22XY
19ORAS
19 5
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug 7 7 7 7XY
6ORAS
6
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6
309   Electrike
  Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10 12
310   Manectric
  Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10 12
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 10 7 7 7XY
1ORAS
1
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 10 7 7 7XY
1ORAS
1
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12
335   Zangoose
  Field Field 7 5 5 5 5
359   Absol
  Field Field 13 12 12BW
9B2W2
9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy 5 5 5 5
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field 3 3BW
11B2W2
11 11
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field 1, 3 1, 3BW
1, 11B2W2
1, 11 1, 11
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like 16 16 16 16 16
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like 16 16 16 16 16
447   Riolu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
461   Weavile
 
 
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
470   Leafeon
  Field Field 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10
471   Glaceon
  Field Field 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10
472   Gliscor
 
 
Bug Bug 16 16BW
13B2W2
13 13
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 11 11 11 11
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28PtHGSS 28 28 28
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 11 11 11 8
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 1,11 1,11 1,11 1
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 1,11 1,11 1,11 1
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 1 1 1
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 1 1 1
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 4 4 4 10
617   Accelgor
  Bug Bug 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6 1, 6
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1 8 8
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1 8 8
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 8 1, 8
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field 7 7 9
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field 7 7 9
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 6 6 5
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 6 1, 6 1
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 6 1, 6 1
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 17 17 12
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
700   Sylveon
  Field Field 13 13 10
745   Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1 1
745   Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field 1
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 8USUM 1
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like 8
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like 1
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like 1
827   Nickit
  Field Field 1
828   Thievul
  Field Field 1
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 15
885   Dreepy
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon 1
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
889   Zamazenta
  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
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
225   Delibird
 
 
Water 1 Field
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
431   Glameow
  Field Field
509   Purrloin
  Field Field
766   Passimian
  Field Field
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 VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field Regina's Farfetch'd (The Isle of Armor)Sw
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
128   Tauros
  Field Field 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.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 2007 Birthday Charmander
2008 Birthday Charmander
2009 Birthday Charmander
2010 Birthday Charmander
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Pinsir
700   SylveonLv. 10
  Field Field Eevee House Sylveon
XY Sylveon
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, Quick Attack is a move with 4 base power, 88% accuracy, and 13 PP. The user attacks the enemy in the front, from up to 2 tiles away, even if there's an ally in between.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users:      
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Super Smash Bros. series

Pikachu uses Quick Attack as its up special. Pikachu dashes quickly, and can do so in two different directions, provided the angle difference is large enough. In the original Super Smash Bros., this move did no damage.

Pokémon GO

  Quick Attack
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 10
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.25 - 0.55 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 7
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                            ZacianZamazenta
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
    
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 7 → 12
  • February 16, 2017
    • Energy boost: 12 → 8
    • Duration: 1.33 → 1.25 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.13 - 1.33 → 0.25 - 0.55 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 8
    • Energy boost: 8 → 10
    • Duration: 1.25 → 0.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on a target up to two tiles ahead.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on a target up to 2 tiles away.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる 2マスまで とどく
Conq. The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible.
MDGtI
SMD
It damages an enemy.*
It damages an enemy. It reaches up to 2 tiles away.*
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U Dash up to twice in the directions of your choosing.*


In the anime

Main series


Pokémon Origins


In the manga

Aim to Be a Card Master!!


Ash & Pikachu


The Electric Tale of Pikachu


How I Became a Pokémon Card


Movie adaptations


Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Colosseum Snatcher Leo


Pokémon Colosseum Snatchers


Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team


Pokémon Omega Ruby Crimson Passion and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Indigo Wisdom


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Quick Attack is often involved in the strategy that is referred to by some as F.E.A.R.
  • When Ash's Pidgeotto first used Quick Attack, it vaguely resembled the much later introduced Brave Bird.
  • Quick Attack is the only increased priority move introduced in Generation I.
  • Of all damage-dealing moves, Quick Attack is tied with Bouncy Bubble for most variations, with eight including itself.
  • Since Generation IV, Quick Attack has had the same description text as Aqua Jet.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電光一閃 Dihngwōng Yātsím *
電光石火 Dihngwōng Sehkfó *
電光火石 Dihngwōng Fósehk *
Mandarin 電光一閃 / 电光一闪 Diànguāng Yīshǎn *
电光火石 Diànguāng Huǒshí *
  Czech Rychlý útok
  Danish Hurtigt Angreb
Lynangreb
  Dutch Snelle aanval
  Finnish Äkkisyöksy (original series)
Pikaisku (Advanced Generation)
French   Canada Vive-Attaque*
  Europe Vive-attaque
  German Ruckzuckhieb
  Greek Βολίδα
  Hebrew מתקפה מהירה Mitkafa Mehira
  Hindi जल्द अक्रमंद Jald Akramand
फुर्तीला अक्रमंद Phurteela Akramand
  Hungarian Gyorstámadás
  Icelandic Snerpuárás
  Indonesian Kecepatan Cahaya
Serangan Kilat
Serangan Cepat
  Italian Attacco Rapido*
Att. Rapido*
  Korean 전광석화 Jeongwangseokwa
  Norwegian Lynangrep
  Polish Szybki Atak*
Atak Totalny*
Błyskawiczny Atak*
Szybki Cios*
Szybki Elektroatak*
Pełna Moc*
Iskra Elektryczna*
Portuguese   Brazil Ataque Rápido
  Portugal Ataque Rápido
  Romanian Atac Rapid
  Russian Быстрая атака Bystraya ataka
  Serbian Brzi Napad
Spanish   Latin America Ataque Rápido (Season 1-7, Season 12-present)
Ataque de Velocidad(EP131)
Ataque Sorpresa (Season 8-11)
  Spain Ataque Rápido*
At. Rápido*
Ata. Rápido*
  Swedish Snabbattack
  Thai เคลื่อนที่ความไวแสง
  Turkish Hızlı Saldırı
  Vietnamese Tấn Công Nhanh



Variations of the move Quick Attack
  Quick AttackMach PunchAqua Jet
Bullet PunchIce ShardShadow SneakAccelerock
  Vacuum Wave


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