Twister inflicts damage and has a 20% chance of causing each target to
flinch. It will hit all adjacent opponents in battles featuring multiple Pokémon.
Twister can hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of
Fly, Bounce and Sky Drop, and if it does, it will have its power doubled for that Pokémon.
Twister will knock down
berries growing on Berry trees found in the background of battles.
Stad2 A Dragon-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of causing the target to flinch.
G S C Whips up a tornado to attack.
R S E Whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe.
FR LG A vicious twister attacks the foe. It may make the foe flinch.
XD Whips up a vicious twister which may cause flinching.
D P Pt
P B R The user whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
HG SS The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
B W B2 W2 The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.
X Y 17
OR AS 17
X Y 17
OR AS 17
Dragon 1, 15
Dragon 1, 15
X Y 17
OR AS 17
X Y 14
OR AS 14
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
Prior to an update to
Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Twister had a power of 15. Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Twister had a power of 25, an energy bar of , and a duration of 2.7 seconds.
Spearow, Fearow, and Gyarados may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.
MD R B Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action. Doubles damage on a flying or bouncing Pokémon.
MD T D S Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Cringe status condition, which makes its actions fail. It will inflict double damage on a Flying or Bouncing target.
B S L てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ひるみじょうたいにかえる そらをとぶじょうたいと とびはねじょうたいの ポケモンには ２ばいのダメージをあたえる
MD GtI UNUSED
S MD It damages an enemy. It can hit an enemy that is in the air using a move such as Fly. It could also cause the enemy to flinch.
In the anime
Dragonair The user hurls a tornado at the opponent.
First Used In
Kingdra Kingdra points its head up and spins around quickly, making itself into a twister. If the user is in the water, it creates a water tornado and the opponent becomes trapped in the tornado, or Kingdra moves its back fins and a twister appears. Kingdra can also control where the Twister can go.
Dueling Heroes Debut
Fangs for Nothin' None
Dragonite Dragonite creates a tornado by flapping its wings. The tornado then hits the opponent.
Rage of Innocence None
Professor Oak's Dragonite
The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
Dragonair The orbs on Dragonair's tail glow. Then it waves its tail and creates a tornado from it, sending it at the opponent.
Beauty is Skin Deep None
Milotic An orb of wind appears in front of the end of Milotic's tail. A tornado is released from the orb and hits the opponent, or Milotic spins its tailfins like a fan and a tornado comes out at the opponent, or Milotic floats into the air and starts to spin its body, creating a twister around itself.
Win, Lose or Drew! None
The Great Eight Fate! None
Queen of the Serpentine! None
Our Cup Runneth Over! None
Rayquaza Rayquaza points its tail at the opponent and creates a twister from its tail that shoots at the opponent.
An illusion created by Mismagius
Malice in Wonderland! None
Arceus Arceus raises its head and light purple wind is gathered into a small tornado above its head. It then lowers its head and fires a larger twister at the opponent from its face.
Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
Rayquaza Mega Rayquaza soars high into the sky and starts rapidly flying in a circular motion, creating a massive tornado that surrounds the opponent.
A Rayquaza summoned by Hoopa
Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
Drampa Drampa roars at the opponent, generating wind, creating a massive tornado that surrounds the opponent.
A wild Drampa
Tasting the Bitter with the Sweet! None
In the manga
In the Ash & Pikachu manga
In the movie adaptations
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga
In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
The user fires a twister.
First Chapter Used In
Gyarados Gyarados creates a spiraling twister shot from the mouth. Any opponent that it made contact with gets sucked in.
A wild Gyarados
In other generations
Core series games
Side series games
Spin-off series games Trivia
The Japanese name of Twister, たつまき (竜巻)
Tatsumaki, literally means "dragon spiral", and refers to the belief that dragons spiral around themselves to form the shapes of twisters. At 40 base power, Twister has the lowest base power of all Dragon-type moves. In other languages