Wing Attack (move)

Wing Attack
つばさでうつ Wing Strike
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Wing Attack (Japanese: つばさでうつ Wing Strike) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Wing Attack inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. It has a power of 35.

Generations II onwards

Wing Attack's power increases to 60. It can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Flying-type attack. The attacking Pokémon spreads its wings and charges at the target.
Stad2 A Flying-type attack. The attacking Pokémon spreads its wings and charges.
GSC Strikes the target with wings.
RSE Strikes the foe with wings spread wide.
FRLG The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide.
Colo.XD Strikes the target with wings spread wide.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 36 36 36 36 36 1, Evo.
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying 28 29 25 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
15PE
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying 31 33 27 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
15PE
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 31 33 27 38 38 38 38SMUSUM
15PE
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 28 27 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13SMUSUM
4PE
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 32 30 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13SMUSUM
1, 4PE
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 50Y 30 26 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
16PE
12
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 15
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon 55 55 55 55 55 1, Evo. 1
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 30 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 37C 43RSE
39FRLG
43 43 43 43
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 15 15 15 15
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 1
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 40 36 22 22BW
14B2W2
14 14 1
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 20
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 13 11 11BW
9B2W2
9XY
8ORAS
8 15
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1, 13 1, 11 1, 11BW
1, 9B2W2
1, 9XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8 15
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying 9 9 9 9
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying 9 9 9 9
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22BW
14B2W2
14 14 8
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 6
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying 9 9 9
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 10 10 10 12
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1
701   Hawlucha
 
 
Flying Human-Like 8 8 4
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 16 16 16
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 16 16 16
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon 1, Evo.
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
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
207   Gligar
 
 
Bug Bug Earthquake GligarStad2
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, Wing Attack is a move with base power of 6, 22PP and 95% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in the front.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 20.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users:          
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

  Wing Attack
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 9
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.55 - 0.75 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 7
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                   
By Elite Fast TM
  
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 12 → 9
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 9 → 10
    • Energy boost: 7 → 10
    • Duration: 0.75 → 1.25 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 8
    • Energy boost: 10 → 9
    • Duration: 1.25 → 0.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

       
Zubat Pidgeotto Swanna Pelipper
The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pidgeotto Pidgeotto hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Ash's Pidgeotto The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Debut
  Golbat Golbat repeatedly dives down and strikes the opponent with one of its wings, or Golbat deflects an opponent's attacks with its wings. Sometimes, its wings glow white.
Koga's Golbat The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
Brock's Golbat Hassle in the Castle None
J's henchmen's Golbat Ill-Will Hunting! None
  Pidgeot Pidgeot hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Falkner's Pidgeot Fighting Flyer with Fire None
  Zubat Zubat flies down at hits the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes its wings glow white.
Brock's Zubat Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Rapp's Zubat Turning Heads and Training Hard! None
  Crobat Four or two of Crobat's four wings glow white and its hits the opponent with them.
Brock's Crobat Control Freak! None
J's henchmen's Crobat Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 None
Xerosic's Crobat Facing the Needs of the Many! None
  Dragonite Dragonite flaps its wings and white energy is released from them, hitting the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
  Mantine Mantine hits the opponent many times with one of its wings, or both of Mantine's wings glow white and white energy shines off them. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Dorian's Mantine Just Add Water None
Marlon's Mantine The Road to Humilau! None
  Taillow Taillow hits the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes, its wings glow white.
Ash's Taillow A Tail with a Twist None
  Pelipper Pelipper strikes the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes, Pelipper's wings glow light blue while using the move.
Anthony's Pelipper You Said a Mouthful! None
Team Rocket's Pelipper To Train, or Not to Train! None
  Pidgey Pidgey's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with one of them.
A Pidgey Anita borrowed from the Pokémon Trainer's School Gonna Rule the School! None
  Swellow Swellow's wings glow white and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
Vito Winstrate's Swellow Candid Camerupt! None
Ash's Swellow That's Just Swellow None
  Starly Starly slaps the opponent across the face multiple times with one of its wings.
Ash's Starly Two Degrees of Separation! None
  Staravia Staravia's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Staravia Cooking up a Sweet Story! None
  Sudowoodo The branches on Sudowoodo's head and the orbs on its hands glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of its hands.
Brock's Sudowoodo Tears For Fears! Used via Mimic
  Staraptor Staraptor's wings shine, then glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of them.
Reggie's Staraptor Lost Leader Strategy! None
Barry's Staraptor Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
  Yanma Yanma's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with one of them.
Jessie's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
Tyler's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
  Ducklett Both of Ducklett's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Three wild Ducklett Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! None
  Tranquill Both of Tranquill's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Tranquill An Amazing Aerial Battle! Japanese version only
Tranquill cannot legally learn Wing Attack
  Archen Both of Archen's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Four wild Archen A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 None
  Braviary Both of Braviary's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. He then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Soren's Braviary A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
A wild Braviary Saving Braviary! None
  Swanna Both of Swanna's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent.
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
  Charizard Both of Charizard's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the wingtips. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None


Pokémon Generations

       
Pidgeot
The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pidgeot Both of Pidgeot's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the wingtips. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Blue's Pidgeot The Challenger Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
  Arabic هجوم الجناح hujum aljanah
Chinese Cantonese 翅膀攻擊 Chibóng Gūnggīk
Mandarin 翅膀攻擊 / 翅膀攻击 Chìbǎng Gōngjí / Chìbǎng Gōngjī
  Czech Křídlový útok
  Danish Vingeangreb
  Dutch Vleugelaanval
  Finnish Siipi-isku
  French Cru-Ailes*
Cru-Aile*
  German Flügelschlag
  Greek Πτερωτή Pterutí
  Hindi पंखों का वार Pankhon Ka Waar
  Icelandic Vængárás
  Indonesian Kepakan Sayap
  Italian Attacco d'Ala*
Att. d'Ala*
  Korean 날개치기 Nalgaechigi
  Norwegian Vingangrep
  Polish Atak Skrzydeł*
Atak Skrzydłem*
Atak Wiatru*
Portuguese   Brazil Ataque de Asa (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Ataque com Asa (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque de Asas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Ataque de Asas
  Romanian Atacul Aripilor
  Serbian Napad krilima
Spanish   Latin America Ataque de alas
Ala ataque
Aletazo
  Spain Ataque Ala*
Ataque-Ala*
  Swedish Vingattack
  Thai โจมตีด้วยปีก
  Turkish Kanat Saldırısı
  Vietnamese Tấn Công Bằng Cánh



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