Rapid Spin (move)

Rapid Spin
こうそくスピン Rapid Spin
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Rapid Spin (Japanese: こうそくスピン Rapid Spin) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II-VII

Rapid Spin inflicts damage and then removes the effects of any binding effects 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).

Rapid Spin has a power of 20.

Generation VIII onwards

Rapid Spin now has a power of 50. When inflicting damage, Rapid Spin now also raises the user's Speed by one stage.

Affected moves

The following moves are affected by Rapid Spin:

Move Type Cat.
Bind  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Clamp  Water  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fire Spin  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
G-Max Steelsurge  Steel  ??? {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Infestation  Bug  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leech Seed  Grass  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Magma Storm  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sand Tomb  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Snap Trap  Grass  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spikes  Ground  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sticky Web  Bug  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic Spikes  Poison  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Whirlpool  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Wrap  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}


Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. By spinning quickly, the user can escape from restraining moves.
GSC A high-speed spinning attack.
RSE Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.
FRLG An attack that frees the user from Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Colo.XD Spins the body at high speed to strike target.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
SwShBDSPLA A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, and Leech Seed. This also raises the user's Speed stat.
SV The user performs a spin attack that can also eliminate the effects of such moves as Bind, Wrap, and Leech Seed. This also boosts the user's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
0007     Monster Water 1 23 23 19 19 19 19SMUSUM 9 9
0008     Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21SMUSUM 9 9
0009     Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21SMUSUM 9 9
0027     Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9SMUSUM 15 15
0027  
Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 9SMUSUM 15SwSh 15
0028     Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9SMUSUM 15 15
0028  
Sandslash
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field 1SwSh Rem.
0120     Water 3 Water 3 13 10 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7SMUSUM 12
0121    
 
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
0122  
Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
0204     Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17 17BDSP 17
0205    
 
Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17 17BDSP 17
0232     Field Field 41 41 6 6 6 6 6BDSP 6
0237     Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 24 24 24 19 1 16
0324     Field Field 23 23 25XY
10ORAS
10 8 8
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral 5 5 7BW
4B2W2
4 4 3
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1
0529     Field Field 5 5 5 1SwSh 1
0530    
 
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1SwSh 1
0615     Mineral Mineral 13 13 1 8SwSh 8
0712     Monster Mineral 35 35 1SwSh 1
0713     Monster Mineral 35 35 1SwSh 1
0713  
Avalugg
Hisuian Form
 
 
Monster Mineral 1
0761     Grass Grass 9 8SwSh 8
0762     Grass Grass 1, 9 1SwSh 1
0763     Grass Grass 1, 9 1SwSh 1
0775     Field Field 11 11
0781    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1SwSh
0795    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
0829     Grass Grass 4SwSh
0830     Grass Grass 1SwSh
0837     Mineral Mineral 5SwSh 5
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral 1SwSh 1
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral 1SwSh 1
0866    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
0946    
 
Grass Grass 9
0947    
 
Grass Grass 9
0967    
 
Field Field 7
0984    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
0990    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
1024     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 IX
0027     Field Field BDSP
0072    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0090     Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
0140    
 
Water 1 Water 3
0225    
 
Water 1 Field
0236     Human-Like Human-Like
0327     Field Human-Like BDSP
0347    
 
Water 3 Water 3
0529     Field Field
0776    
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
0877    
 
Field Fairy SwSh
0912     Flying Water 1
0948    
 
Grass Grass
0978    
 
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.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0074    
 
Mineral Mineral 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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Rapid Spin deals damage and removes the Leech Seed status from the user, as well as any status conditions that prevent the Pokémon from moving (e.g. bound, Ingrain, Fire Spin). Starting with Gates to Infinity, it will also remove any traps from the tile in front.


Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 4 - 17 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 4 - 17 - 90% - Front Enemy No
BSL 4 - 17 - 90% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 2 99 30 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 2 99 30 99 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Rapid Spin
Attack power 34.03969
Charge time 0.78 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Rapid Spin is Blastoise's and Tsareena's second move.

Blastoise can obtain the move by reaching level 7 as Wartortle and upgrading Skull Bash into it instead of Surf. The user withdraws into its shell and begins rapidly spinning, resetting the cooldown of its other move. The user is unstoppable for the duration of Rapid Spin and can freely move about the battlefield. While spinning, the user will damage and slow nearby enemies. The user's next basic attack after Rapid Spin ends becomes boosted. For the duration of Rapid Spin, the mechanics of the user's Basic attacks as well as Hydro Pump and Water Spout are changed. At level 13 or higher, the user gains a massive amount of Defense and Sp. Defense for the duration of Rapid Spin.

Tsareena starts with the move as Bounsweet. The user spins in the designated direction, dealing damage to any enemy hit. When this move hits, the user's movement speed is increased for a short time. Upon evolving from Steenee at level 6, it is replaced by either Trop Kick or Grassy Glide.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed, Leg Hold, Ingrain, or Constriction.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed status, Shadow Hold status, Ingrain status, and Constriction status.
BSL 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
MDGtI 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.
SMD 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.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. It also frees you from being bound and from the Leech Seed status. It destroys any trap in front of you, too.


In the anime

 
Komala
 
Excadrill
 
Bergmite
 
Claydol
The user performs a spin attack at high speed to strike the target. This allows it to break free from binding moves and deflect the opponent's attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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. The attack also allows Blastoise to escape binding attacks, such as Fire Spin.
Mewtwo's Blastoisetwo Mewtwo Strikes Back! Debut
Gary's Blastoise Can't Beat the Heat! None
Sid's Blastoise Destiny Deoxys None
Tierno's Blastoise Tag Team Battle Inspiration! None
  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.
Misty's Staryu Spell of the Unown: Entei None
  Hitmontop does a headstand, spins, and tackles the opponent.
Chigusa's Hitmontop Two Hits and a Miss None
Butch's Hitmontop A Promise is a Promise None
Terri's Hitmontop 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 spins and tackles the opponent. Sometimes, it pulls its horns into its body and closes up its shell to attack.
Brock's Forretress A Crowning Achievement None
  Baltoy spins rapidly, deflecting attacks.
Calista's Baltoy Me, Myself and Time None
  Claydol spins around quickly, repelling any attack back at the opponent; or, Claydol lifts its arms, spins around quickly, and floats towards the opponent.
A giant Claydol Claydol Big and Tall None
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
Buck's Claydol Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
  Squirtle pulls its limbs into its shell and spins around, hitting the opponent.
May's Squirtle On Olden Pond None
Ash's Squirtle Gathering the Gang of Four! None
Tierno's Squirtle Summer of Discovery! None
  Wartortle pulls all of its limbs into its shell and it spins like a disk.
May's Wartortle Staging a Heroes' Welcome! None
Tierno's Wartortle Good Friends, Great Training! None
  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 cannot legally learn Rapid Spin
  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.
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None
  Cryogonal spins rapidly and tackles the opponent.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None
Multiple wild Cryogonal Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None
  Bergmite's body spins in a counterclockwise direction and charges towards the opponent.
Wulfric's Bergmite A Real Icebreaker! None
  Komala jumps up, spins around, and kicks its opponent with its feet.
Samson Oak's Komala Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie! None
  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
  Pineco spins rapidly and tackles the opponent.
A wild Pineco Time After Time! None
  Rolycoly spins rapidly and tackles the opponent.
Wakaba's Rolycoly Kabu's Battle Training! None
  Bramblin spins rapidly with its eyes still intact and tackles the opponent.
Shine's Bramblin HZ035 None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 高速旋轉 Gōuchūk Syùhnjyún *
高速迴轉 Gōuchūk Wùihjyún *
高速游開 Gōuchūk Yàuhhōi *
Mandarin 高速旋轉 / 高速旋转 Gāosù Xuánzhuǎn *
高速迴轉 / 高速回转 Gāosù Huízhuǎn *
  Czech Prudké otáčky
Rychlý vír (Black & White series)
  Dutch Snelle draai
  Finnish Huimakieppi*
Pikapyörre/Pikahyrrä*
  French Tour Rapide
  German Turbodreher
  Greek Περιστροφή
  Hindi तेज़ घूमो Tez Ghoomo
  Indonesian Putaran Kecepatan Tinggi
  Italian Rapigiro
  Korean 고속스핀 Gosokseupin
  Polish Szybki Zwrot
Portuguese   Brazil Giro Rápido
  Portugal Rodopio Rápido
  Serbian Brzo Okretanje
  Spanish Giro Rápido
  Swedish Snabbspinn
  Vietnamese Vòng Xoay Siêu Tốc


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