Swift Swim (Ability)
Outside of battle
Swift Swim has no effect outside of battle.
Pokémon with Swift Swim
In other games
Whenever the Pokémon uses a special move while it is raining, the move is used twice. No additional PP is used during the second usage. If the Pokémon has a speed bonus, only the first move will gain the benefit of Swift Swim. If the special move is part of a linked move, all moves in the link are performed before they are done the second time.
In the anime
|The Pokémon can move faster than usual when it is raining.|
|User||First Used In||Notes|
|While it is raining out, Luvdisc can move extremely fast. It can even speed around above the water while it is raining.|
|Juan's Luvdisc||Eight Ain't Enough||Debut|
|Buizel can move extremely fast while it is raining.|
|Ash's Buizel||A Triple Fighting Chance!||None|
|Seismitoad can move extremely fast while it is raining.|
|Edmund's Seismitoad||The Clubsplosion Begins!||None|
|Ludicolo can attack extremely fast while it is raining.|
|Tierno's Ludicolo||Valuable Experience for All!||None|
In the manga
- In volume 25, Yellow's Omastar, Omny, was revealed to have Swift Swim as his Ability.
- In volume 40, Pearl's Buizel, Zeller, was revealed to have Swift Swim as his Ability.
- In volume 42, Silver's Kingdra was revealed to have Swift Swim as her Ability.
- Emerald's Mantine and N's Tympole were revealed to have Swift Swim as their Ability in the PokéSPedia data-book.
- Ruby's Feebas, Feefee, Wallace's Luvdisc, Elizabeth, Crasher Wake's Floatzel, Clay's Palpitoad, Ghetsis's Seismitoad, and Mr. Briney's Huntail were revealed to have Swift Swim as their Ability.
Pokémon Battle Frontier
|The Pokémon moves twice as fast when hit by rain.|
|User||First Chapter Used In||Notes|
|Feebas moves twice as fast when it is raining.|
|Enta's Feebas||Introducing the Frontier Brains!||Debut|
- Anorith and Armaldo are the only Pokémon with the Ability Swift Swim that are also weak to Water.
- Swift Swim is the most common Ability among all Pokémon, with a total of 45 Pokémon being capable of having it.
In other languages
|Variations of the Ability Chlorophyll|
|Chlorophyll • Swift Swim • Sand Rush • Slush Rush|
|Abilities affected by weather conditions|
|Sand Veil • Swift Swim • Chlorophyll • Rain Dish • Forecast • Snow Cloak • Dry Skin • Hydration • Solar Power • Leaf Guard • Ice Body • Flower Gift • Harvest • Sand Rush • Sand Force • Slush Rush • Ice Face • Protosynthesis • Orichalcum Pulse|
|This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.|