Essentials

Rapid Spin

Normal physical

Generation 2

Summary

Frees the user from binding moves, removes Leech Seed, and blows away Spikes.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
20; percentile 4.6
Accuracy
100%
PP
40, up to 64 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Removes Leech Seed from the user, frees the user from Bind, Clamp, Fire Spin, Magma Storm, Sand Tomb, Whirlpool, and Wrap, and clears Spikes, Stealth Rock, and Toxic Spikes from the user's side of the field. If this move misses or has no effect, its effect doesn't activate.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

A high-speed spinning attack.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An attack that frees the user from BIND, WRAP, LEECH SEED, and SPIKES.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.

Generation 6
X, Y

A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.

Foreign Names

Japanese
こうそくスピン (kousokusupin)
Korean
고속스핀
French
Tour Rapide
German
Turbodreher
Spanish
Giro Rápido
Italian
Rapigiro
Czech
Kolotoč

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Rapid Spin.

Pokémon

Normal Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Rapid Spin's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
23 23 19 19 19 19 19 Squirtle Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
44 48 65 50 64 43 314
25 25 20 20 20 20 20 Wartortle Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
59 63 80 65 80 58 405
25 25 20 20 20 20 20 Blastoise Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
79 83 100 85 105 78 530
20 Blastoise Mega Blastoise Water Mega Launcher ⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
79 103 120 135 115 78 630
13 13 13 9 9 Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
13 13 13 9 9 Sandslash Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 110 45 55 65 450
25 25 24 24 24 24 24 Hitmontop Fighting Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast
always male Human-Like 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
13 10 10 10 10 10 10 Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
22 22 12 17 17 17 17 Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
22 22 12 17 17 17 17 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
41 41 6 6 6 6 6 Donphan Ground Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
23 23 23 23 25 Torkoal Fire White Smoke
Shell Armor
½ male, ½ female Field 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
5 5 5 7 4 4 Baltoy Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 40 40 55 40 70 55 300
Claydol Ground Psychic Levitate genderless Mineral 60 70 105 70 120 75 500
5 5 5 Drilbur Ground Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 40 30 45 68 328
Excadrill Ground Steel Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 110 135 60 50 65 88 508
13 13 13 Cryogonal Ice Levitate genderless Mineral 70 50 30 95 135 105 485
35 Bergmite Ice Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Monster 55 69 85 32 35 28 304
35 Avalugg Ice Own Tempo
Ice Body
Sturdy
½ male, ½ female Monster 95 117 184 44 46 28 514
Generation 2 Generation 3 Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
• • • • • • • Tentacool Water Poison Clear Body
Liquid Ooze
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 3 40 40 35 50 100 70 335
• • • • • • • Shellder Water Shell Armor
Skill Link
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 65 100 45 25 40 305
• • • • • • • Tyrogue Fighting Guts
Steadfast
Vital Spirit
always male Undiscovered 35 35 35 35 35 35 210
• • • • • • • Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
• • • • • • • Delibird Ice Flying Vital Spirit
Hustle
Insomnia
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Field
45 55 45 65 45 75 330
• • • Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
• • • • • • Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 3 45 95 50 40 50 75 355
• • • Drilbur Ground Sand Rush
Sand Force
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 40 30 45 68 328

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