Razor Wind (move)

Razor Wind
かまいたち Razor Wind
Razor Wind PE.png
Razor Wind PE 2.png
Type  Normal
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Razor Wind (Japanese: かまいたち Razor Wind) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM02 in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Razor Wind does nothing on the turn it is selected, other than saying "<Pokémon> made a whirlwind!". On the following turn, Razor Wind inflicts damage, PP is deducted, and it will count as the last move used. Once Razor Wind is selected, the user will be unable to switch out until Razor Wind has been disrupted or fully executed. Accuracy in this Generation is 75%.

If Razor Wind is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted, and it will not count as the last move used. If the target uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user creates a whirlwind, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Razor Wind (or fail if it cannot).

Sleep, freeze, partial trapping, and flinching will pause but not disrupt the duration of Razor Wind.

In Pokémon Stadium, Mirror Move will copy Razor Wind on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Generation II

Razor Wind now has an increased critical hit ratio.

Generation III

Razor Wind now has an accuracy of 100%. It has no increased critical hit ratio. The charging turn now says "<Pokémon> whipped up a whirlwind!"

In battles with multiple opponents, it targets all adjacent opponents.

Generations IV to VII

Razor Wind again has an increased critical hit ratio.

If a Power Herb is held by the user, Razor Wind can be executed in one turn.

Generation VIII

Razor Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad A two-turn attack with the wind attack in the second turn. Learned by many Flying-type Pokémon.
Stad2 A two-turn attack with the wind attack in the second turn. Learned by many Flying types.
GSC 1st turn: Prepare
2nd turn: Attack
RSE A 2-turn move that strikes the foe on the 2nd turn.
FRLG Blades of wind hit the foe on the 2nd turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Colo.XD A 2-turn move that strikes the target on the 2nd turn.
DPPtHGSSPBR A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit the foe on the second turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.
SMUSUMPE In this two-turn attack, blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.
SwShBDSPLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying 29PE
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying 45PE
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 53PE
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
32PE
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 33 33 33 33
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass 37 37 37 37XY
20ORAS
20
359   Absol
  Field Field 17 17 17BW
57B2W2
1, 57XY
49ORAS
49
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field 45 45BW
35B2W2
35 35
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field 50 50BW
41B2W2
41 41
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 36 36 36
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 38 38 38
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 25 25
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 27 27
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 27 27
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon 22 22
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 31 31
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 31 31
717   Yveltal
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1
772   Type: Null
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 70
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
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon HGSS
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field HGSS
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon HGSS
273   Seedot
  Field Grass
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
610   Axew
  Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM02
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
--
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
144   Articuno
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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, Razor Wind is a move with 16 base power, 100% accuracy, and 13 PP, attacking enemy in the front, cutting corners; this move's damage is doubled at the end of damage calculation. Due to being a two-turn move, this move cannot be linked. This move has an increased critical hit ratio.

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Razor Wind status, and it looses a powerful attack with a high critical-hit rate on the next turn. It is not possible to link this move.
MDTDS Gives the user the Razor Wind status, which causes the Pokémon to charge power for 1 turn and then try a powerful attack with a high critical-hit rate on the next turn. You can't link this move.
BSL かまいたちじょうたいになり つぎの こうどうで いりょくがたかく きゅうしょに あたりやすい こうげきを くりだす このわざは ポケモンタワーでは くりだせない
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD You'll get the Razor Wind status condition, which lets you charge power to try a powerful move on the next turn. It has a high critical-hit rate.


In the anime

       
Scyther Floatzel Absol Fletchling
The user shoots crescent blades of wind at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Golbat Golbat flaps its wings and a wind is created with sharp white energy inside it.
Mandi's Golbat Round One - Begin! Debut
  Absol The scythe on Absol's head glows white and it swings its head, sending out a white or purple crescent blade of energy at the opponent.
A wild Absol Jirachi: Wish Maker None
A wild Absol Absol-ute Disaster None
Mollie's Absol What I Did For Love! None
Drew's Absol Thinning the Hoard! None
Lusamine's Absol Rescuing the Unwilling! None
  Shiftry Shiftry waves its fan-like hands and it creates a strong wind which forms into a tornado around the opponent, or Shiftry's fan-like hands glow white and it swings them, releasing a white crescent blade energy at the opponent.
Angela's Shiftry From Cradle to Save None
A wild Shiftry Leave it to Brocko! None
  Buizel Buizel's tail glows white and it whips its body around, releasing a white crescent-shaped energy blade from its tail at the opponent.
A wild Buizel Pikachu's Island Adventure None
  Nuzleaf The leaf on Nuzleaf's head glows white and it swings it, releasing multiple white crescent blades of energy at the opponent.
A wild Nuzleaf Leave it to Brocko! None
  Scyther Scyther crosses its scythes and they start to glow white. It then brings them forward and multiple white crescent shaped energy beams come out and hit the opponent.
A Trainer's Scyther Tag! We're It...! None
  Zangoose Zangoose waves its claw and releases a white, crescent-shaped energy from its claw at the opponent.
A wild Zangoose Glory Blaze! None
  Floatzel The two fins on Floatzel's arms glow white and it swings them, firing two or multiple white, crescent-shaped energy disks from them at the opponent.
Crasher Wake's Floatzel A Crasher Course in Power! None
Kenny's Floatzel Last Call - First Round! None
  Scizor Scizor crosses its arms and both of its claws glow white. It then slashes the air in front of it, causing a powerful wind to appear and blow the opponent away. As it slashes, it leaves behind a white trail of energy.
Goone's Scizor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Fletchling Fletchling's wings glow bright white and it repeatedly waves them, causing bright white, crescent-shaped energy waves to be fired at the target.
Ash's Fletchling A Battle of Aerial Mobility! None
  Fletchinder Fletchinder's wings glow bright white and it repeatedly waves them, causing bright white, crescent-shaped energy waves to be fired at the target.
Ash's Fletchinder Showdown at the Shalour Gym! None
  Talonflame Talonflame's wings glow bright light blue and it repeatedly waves them, causing light blue, crescent-shaped energy waves to be fired at the target.
Ash's Talonflame Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 旋風刀 Syùhnfūng Dōu *
鐮刀急風 Lìhmdōu Gāpfūng *
Mandarin 旋風刀 / 旋风刀 Xuànfēngdāo *
旋風力 / 旋风力 Xuànfēng Lì *
  Czech Větrná břitva
  Dutch Meswind
  Finnish Viiltotuuli
  French Coupe-Vent
  German Klingensturm
  Greek Άνεμος Θεριστής
  Hebrew רוח תער Roohakh Tahar
  Hindi तेज़ धार हवाए Tez Dhaar Havaae
  Italian Ventagliente
  Korean 칼바람 Kalbaram
  Polish Cios Wiatru*
Huraganowy Atak*
Portuguese   Brazil Lâmina de Vento
Vento Cortante (TCG and manga)
  Portugal Vento Cortante
  Romanian Razor Wind
  Serbian Razorni Vetar
Spanish   Latin America Viento Cortante
Viento Navaja (AG107)
Tornado* (EP075)
  Spain Viento Cortante*
V. Cortante*
  Swedish Rakbladsvind
  Turkish Jilet Rüzgâr
  Vietnamese Lưỡi Dao Gió



Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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