Quick Attack (move)

Quick Attack
でんこうせっか Lightning Speed
Quick Attack IX.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 onwards

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 the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 3 bonus appeal points if Double Team was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  40  30  50
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  -4  -4  +2
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
   ?  ?
None

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
SwShBDSP
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.
LA The user lunges at the target to deal damage, moving at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This also raises the user's action speed.
SV The user lunges at the target to inflict damage, moving at blinding speed. This move always goes first.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0016    
 
Flying Flying 12 15 13 13 13 13 13 11 13
0017    
 
Flying Flying 12 15 13 13 13 13 13 1, 9 13
0018    
 
Flying Flying 1, 12 1, 15 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1, 9 1, 13
0019     Field Field 7 7 7 4 4 4 4 6 4
0019  
Rattata
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 4 6
0020     Field Field 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4 1, 6 1, 4
0020  
Raticate
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1, 4 1, 6
0022    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - - - 1 -
0025     Field Fairy 16RGB
11Y
11 11 13 13 10 10 6 1 1 5 1
0026     Field Fairy - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 1
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1 - 1 1
0037     Field Field 16 7 13 11 11BW
10B2W2
10 10 10 8 8 5 8
0037  
Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field - - - 5 -
0038     Field Field 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 1
0038  
Ninetales
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field - - - 5 -
0042    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - - - 1 - - -
0077     Field Field - - 1FRLG - - - - 10 - - -
0078     Field Field - - 1FRLG 1 1 1 1 10 1 1 -
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field 1
0083    
 
Flying Field - - - - - - - 1 - -
0084    
 
Flying Flying - - - 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
0085    
 
Flying Flying - - - 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1
0118     Water 2 Water 2 - - - - - - - 10 - -
0119     Water 2 Water 2 - - - - - - - 1, 10 - -
0123    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0125     Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 1 1 6 1
0133     Field Field 27RGB
23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 6 10 10 6 10
0134     Field Field 1, 27RGB
1, 23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 6 10 10 6 10
0135     Field Field 1, 27RGB
1, 23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 6 10 10 6 10
0136     Field Field 1, 27RGB
1, 23Y
23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 6 10 10 6 10
0155     Field Field 19 19 13 13 13 13 13 1 13
0156     Field Field 21 21 13 13 13 13 13 1 13
0157     Field Field 21 21 13 13 13 13 13 13
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1 13
0161     Field Field 11 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
0162     Field Field 1, 11 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - - 1 -
0190     Field Field - - - - - - - 1 -
0193    
 
Bug Bug 7 7RSE
6FRLG
6 6 6 6 6 1 6
0196     Field Field 23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10 10 6 10
0197     Field Field 23 23 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10 10 6 10
0207    
 
Bug Bug 20 20 16 16BW
13B2W2
13 13 13 6 13
0212    
 
Bug Bug 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
0215    
 
Field Field 9 8 8 8 8 8 12 12 1 12
0215  
Sneasel
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 1 12
0237     Human-Like Human-Like 19 19 15 15 15 1, 15 4 4 4
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 1
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 31 31 22 22 22 22 1 1 1
0252     Monster Dragon 11 11 11 11XY
9ORAS
9 6 6 6
0253     Monster Dragon 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1 1 1
0254     Monster Dragon 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1, 11XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1 1 1
0255     Field Field 28 28 28 28XY
23ORAS
23 6 6 6
0256    
 
Field Field 32 32 32 32XY
25ORAS
25 1 1 1
0257    
 
Field Field 32 32 32 32XY
25ORAS
25 1 1 1
0276    
 
Flying Flying 8 8 8 7XY
9ORAS
9 9
0277    
 
Flying Flying 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 7XY
1, 9ORAS
1, 9 1, 9
0278    
 
Water 1 Flying 31 24 24BW
22B2W2
22XY
19ORAS
19 5 5 5
0279    
 
Water 1 Flying - - - - - 1 1 1
0283    
 
Water 1 Bug 7 7 7 7XY
6ORAS
6 6 6
0284    
 
Water 1 Bug 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7XY
1, 6ORAS
1, 6 1, 6 1
0309     Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10 12 12
0310     Field Field 17 17 17 17XY
10ORAS
10 12 12
0311     Fairy Fairy 10 7 7 7XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0312     Fairy Fairy 10 7 7 7XY
1ORAS
1 1 1
0313     Bug Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12 12 12
0314     Bug Human-Like 17 17 17 17XY
12ORAS
12 12 12
0335     Field Field 7 5 5 5 5 5 5
0359     Field Field 13 12 12BW
9B2W2
9XY
1, 7ORAS
1, 7 1 1
0396    
 
Flying Flying 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
0397    
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 5 1
0398    
 
Flying Flying 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 5 1
0417     Field Fairy 5 5 5 5 5 1 5
0418     Water 1 Field 3 3BW
11B2W2
11 11 11 1 11
0419     Water 1 Field 1, 3 1, 3BW
1, 11B2W2
1, 11 1, 11 1, 11 1 1
0424     Field Field - - - - - 1 -
0427     Field Human-Like 16 16 16 16 16 16 1
0428     Field Human-Like 16 16 16 16 16 16 1
0447     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1
0448    
 
Field Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 - 1
0461    
 
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8 1 1 1 1
0466     Human-Like Human-Like 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 1
0469    
 
Bug Bug 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1 14
0470     Field Field 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10 10 6 10
0471     Field Field 22 22BW
13B2W2
13 13 10 10 6 10
0472    
 
Bug Bug 16 16BW
13B2W2
13 13 13 6 13
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 11 11 11 11 11 - 11
0492  
Shaymin
Land Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - 1 -
0492  
Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28PtHGSS 28 28 28 28 6 28
0493  
Arceus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - 1 -
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1
0519    
 
Flying Flying 11 11 11 8
0520    
 
Flying Flying 1,11 1,11 1,11 1
0521  
Unfezant
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 1,11 1,11 1,11 1
0522     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0523     Field Field 1 1 1 1
0566    
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
0567    
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
0587    
 
Field Field 4 4 4 10
0617     Bug Bug 1, 13 1, 13 1, 13 1
0627    
 
Flying Flying - - - - 1 -
0628  
Braviary
Hisuian Form
 
 
Flying Flying 1 -
0638    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
0639    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
0640    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 1
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 6 6 1, 6 1
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1
0656     Water 1 Water 1 8 8 8
0657     Water 1 Water 1 8 8 8
0658  
Greninja
All available forms
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 8 1, 8 1
0659     Field Field 7 7 9
0660    
 
Field Field 7 7 9
0661    
 
Flying Flying 6 6 5 5
0662    
 
Flying Flying 6 1, 6 1 1
0663    
 
Flying Flying 6 1, 6 1 1
0694    
 
Monster Dragon 17 17 12
0695    
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1
0700     Field Field 13 13 10 6 10
0745  
Lycanroc
Midday Form
  Field Field 1 1 1
0745  
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
  Field Field - 1 1
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8USUM 1
0813     Field Human-Like 8 8
0814     Field Human-Like 1 1
0815     Field Human-Like 1 1
0827     Field Field 1
0828     Field Field 1
0877    
 
Field Fairy 15 15
0885    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0886    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0887    
 
Amorphous Dragon 1 1
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
0900    
 
Bug Bug 1 1
0903    
 
Field Field 1 12
0906     Field Grass 15
0907     Field Grass 15
0908    
 
Field Grass 15
0921     Field Field 6
0922    
 
Field Field 6
0923    
 
Field Field 6
0931  
Squawkabilly
All forms
 
 
Flying Flying 6
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying 7
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying 7
0955     Flying Flying 15
0956     Flying Flying 15
0967    
 
Field Field 18
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1016    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8
1017  
Ogerpon
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
0021    
 
Flying Flying
0041    
 
Flying Flying
0077     Field Field - - - - - - -
0083    
 
Flying Field
0083  
Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
0084    
 
Flying Flying -
0127     Bug Bug - -
0155     Field Field -
0177    
 
Flying Flying
0198    
 
Flying Flying - - - - - - -
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0273     Field Grass
0328     Bug Dragon
0399     Water 1 Field
0403     Field Field
0431     Field Field
0509     Field Field - - -
0766     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
0083    
 
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
0128     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
0004     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
0127     Bug Bug 2014 Korean World Championship Series Pinsir
0700  
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

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 4 - 13 - 88% - 2 tiles away Enemy Yes
MDTDS 4 - 13 - 88% - 2 tiles away Enemy Yes
BSL 4 - 13 - 88% - 2 tiles away Enemy Yes
MDGtI 2 99 15 50 90% 98% 2 tiles away Enemy No
SMD 2 50 16 20 90% 98% 2 tiles away Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 Conquest

 
>
 
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.


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 8
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                                
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
Trainer Battles
  • September 1, 2022
    • Energy boost: 7 → 8

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Quick Attack
Attack power 13.10941
Charge time 0.86 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None


Pokémon Masters EX

By default, Quick Attack's type is Normal. However, this can change with certain passive skills.

Name Action Class Category Type Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Quick Attack Regular Move Physical Normal
 
3 94 112 100% An opponent Quick Move No additional effect.
Bug*
 
3 167 200 75% An opponent Quick Move Ingo (Special Costume) & Accelgor
Fairy*
 
3 167 200 75% An opponent Quick Move Lisia (New Year's 2023) & Rapidash*
B Quick Attack Buddy Move Physical Normal
 
2 150 180 —% An opponent Sure Hit; Quick Move Activation Condition: When any allies’ attack moves hit a total of 10 times while this move is deactivated.

Deactivation Condition: When this move is used.

Never misses. Lowers the target’s Defense and Sp. Def by 2 stat ranks. Lowers the target’s Water Type Rebuff by 1 rank when the user’s sync move is Water type. Lowers the target’s Dark Type Rebuff by 1 rank when the user’s sync move is Dark type. Reduces the user’s sync move countdown by 1. Raises the Speed of all allied sync pairs by 3 stat ranks.

Serena (Champion) & Greninja

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Quick Attack is one of Lucario, Scizor and Dodrio's two starting moves. Lucario and Scizor can learn it either at level 1 or 3 (depending if Meteor Mash or Fury Cutter, respectively, are learned first), and Dodrio can learn it either at level 1 or 2 (depending if Peck is learned first).

With Lucario, Quick Attack has the user lunge forward at a speed that makes it almost invisible, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits along the way.

By reaching level 5 with Lucario, Quick Attack is upgraded into either Extreme Speed or Power-Up Punch.

With Scizor, Quick Attack has the user dash forward, dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits along the way.

By reaching level 7 with Scizor, Quick Attack is upgraded into either Double Hit or Swords Dance.

With Dodrio, Quick Attack has the user dash forward, increasing its movement speed for a short time and dealing damage to opposing Pokémon it hits along the way. Hitting opposing Pokémon reduces the move's cooldown.

By reaching level 7 with Dodrio, Quick Attack is upgraded into either Agility or Jump Kick.

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

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 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 RapidoIV+
Att. RapidoIIII
  Korean 전광석화 Jeon-gwangseokwa
  Norwegian Lynangrep
  Polish Szybki Atak*
Iskra Elektryczna*
  Portuguese Ataque Rápido
  Romanian Atac Rapid
  Russian Быстрая атака Bystraya ataka
  Serbian Brzi Napad
Spanish   Latin America Ataque Rápido (Seasons 1–7, Season 12–present)
Ataque de Velocidad (EP131)
Ataque Sorpresa (Seasons 8–11)
  Spain Ataque RápidoV+
At. RápidoIIIV
Ata. RápidoI
  Swedish Snabbattack
  Thai เคลื่อนที่ความไวแสง
  Turkish Hızlı Saldırı
Tez Saldırı
  Vietnamese Tấn Công Tốc Độ


Variations of the move Quick Attack
  Quick AttackMach PunchBullet Punch
Ice ShardShadow Sneak
  Vacuum Wave


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