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).
The following moves are affected by Rapid Spin:
Water 1 23
Water 1 25
Water 1 25
B W 9
B2 W2 9
Sandshrew Alola Form
B W 9
B2 W2 9
Water 3 13
X Y 7
OR AS 7
Water 3 1
D P 17
Pt HG SS 17
D P 17
Pt HG SS 17
X Y 10
OR AS 10
B W 4
B2 W2 4
B W 1, 4
B2 W2 1, 4
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains from this move. STAB Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In other games
Rapid Spin can remove
Spikes, Toxic Spikes, and Stealth Rock trap on the floor. In addition, Rapid Spin also removes these effects from the user:
MD R B Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed, Leg Hold, Ingrain, or Constriction.
MD T D S Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed status, Shadow Hold status, Ingrain status, and Constriction status.
B S L 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
MD GtI 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.
S MD 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.
In the anime
Claydol The Pokémon spins and becomes a twister. This move can be used offensively and defensively
First Used In
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 Strikes Back! Debut
Can't Beat the Heat! None
Destiny Deoxys None
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.
Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Hitmontop Hitmontop does a headstand, spins, and tackles the opponent.
Two Hits and a Miss None
A Promise is a Promise None
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.
A Crowning Achievement None
Baltoy Baltoy spins rapidly, deflecting attacks.
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
Ka Boom with a View! None
Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
Squirtle Squirtle pulls its limbs into its shell and spins around, hitting the opponent.
On Olden Pond None
Gathering the Gang of Four! None
Summer of Discovery! None
Wartortle Wartortle pulls all of its limbs into its shell and it spins like a disk.
Staging a Heroes' Welcome! None
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
Rapid Spin cannot legally learn
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. .
Battling the King of the Mines! None
Cryogonal Cryogonal spins rapidly and tackles the opponent.
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.
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
In the manga
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
The user can repel attacks by spinning around.
First Chapter Used In
Pineco Pineco spins around, repelling attacks.
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games Trivia In other languages