Swift Swim (Ability)

Swift Swim すいすい
Smooth Swim
Flavor text
Generation III
Raises Speed in rain.
Generation IV
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in rain.
Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in rain.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in rain.
Generation VII
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in rain.
Generation VIII
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in rain.

Swift Swim (Japanese: すいすい Smooth Swim) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

During rain, the Speed stat of Pokémon with this Ability is doubled.

Outside of battle

Swift Swim has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Swift Swim

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Psyduck Water Water Damp Cloud Nine Swift Swim
  Golduck Water Water Damp Cloud Nine Swift Swim
  Poliwag Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
  Poliwhirl Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
  Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
  Horsea Water Water Swift Swim Sniper Damp
  Goldeen Water Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightning Rod
  Seaking Water Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightning Rod
  Magikarp Water Water Swift Swim None Rattled
  Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
  Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
  Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
  Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point Swift Swim Intimidate
  Mantine Water Flying Swift Swim Water Absorb Water Veil
  Kingdra Water Dragon Swift Swim Sniper Damp
  Swampert
Mega Swampert
Water Ground Swift Swim None None
  Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim Rain Dish Own Tempo
  Lombre Water Grass Swift Swim Rain Dish Own Tempo
  Ludicolo Water Grass Swift Swim Rain Dish Own Tempo
  Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim None Rain Dish
  Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
  Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
  Feebas Water Water Swift Swim Oblivious Adaptability
  Huntail Water Water Swift Swim None Water Veil
  Gorebyss Water Water Swift Swim None Hydration
  Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim Rock Head Sturdy
  Luvdisc Water Water Swift Swim None Hydration
  Buizel Water Water Swift Swim None Water Veil
  Floatzel Water Water Swift Swim None Water Veil
  Finneon Water Water Swift Swim Storm Drain Water Veil
  Lumineon Water Water Swift Swim Storm Drain Water Veil
  Mantyke Water Flying Swift Swim Water Absorb Water Veil
  Tympole Water Water Swift Swim Hydration Water Absorb
  Palpitoad Water Ground Swift Swim Hydration Water Absorb
  Seismitoad Water Ground Swift Swim Poison Touch Water Absorb
  Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
  Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
  Beartic Ice Ice Snow Cloak Slush Rush Swift Swim
  Chewtle Water Water Strong Jaw Shell Armor Swift Swim
  Drednaw Water Rock Strong Jaw Shell Armor Swift Swim
  Arrokuda Water Water Swift Swim None Propeller Tail
  Barraskewda Water Water Swift Swim None Propeller Tail
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

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.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Boosts attack frequency if it is raining.
MDTDS Raises the number of moves the Pokémon attempts per turn when it is raining.
BSL てんきが あめだと こうげきかいすうが あがる
MDGtI In the Rain weather condition, it can use a move 2 times at once for only 1 PP.*
When the Pokémon uses a move in the Rain weather condition, it uses it 2 times at once but only consumes PP for 1 use!*
SMD When the Pokémon uses a move in rain, it uses it 2 times at once but only consumes PP for 1 use!
MDRTDX When the Pokémon uses a move in Rain or Heavy Rain, it uses the move 2 times at ones, but only consumes PP for 1 use.


In the anime

       
Luvdisc Buizel Seismitoad Ludicolo
The Pokémon can move faster than usual when it is raining.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Luvdisc 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 Buizel can move extremely fast while it is raining.
Ash's Buizel A Triple Fighting Chance! None
  Seismitoad Seismitoad can move extremely fast while it is raining.
Edmund's Seismitoad The Clubsplosion Begins! None
  Ludicolo Ludicolo can attack extremely fast while it is raining.
Tierno's Ludicolo Valuable Experience for All! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Battle Frontier


Trivia

  • 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 42 Pokémon being capable of having it.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 悠游自如 Yàuhyàuh Jihyùh *
輕快 Hīngfaai *
Mandarin 悠游自如 Yōuyóu Zìrú *
輕快 Qīngkuài *
  Danish Hurtigsvøm
  Dutch Snelzwem
  Finnish Tyrskyuinti (AG111)
Pikauinti (DP & XY126)
  French Glissade
  German Wassertempo
  Indonesian Meluncur
  Italian Nuotovelox
  Korean 쓱쓱 Sseuksseuk
  Norwegian Swift Swim
  Polish Giętki Nurt
  Portuguese Nado Rápido
  Spanish Nado Rápido
  Swedish Snabbsimma
  Turkish Hızlı Yüzme
  Vietnamese Thanh thoát



Variations of the Ability Chlorophyll
ChlorophyllSwift SwimSand RushSlush Rush
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand RushSlush Rush


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