Essentials

Twister

Dragon special

Generation 2

Summary

Has a 20% chance to make the target flinch.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 2
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 0
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
40; percentile 16.0
Accuracy
100%
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All opponents
Effect chance
20
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. Has a 20% chance to make each target flinch.

If the target is under the effect of Bounce, Fly, or Sky Drop, this move will hit with double power.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Whips up a tornado to attack.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A vicious twister attacks the foe. It may make the foe flinch.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum

The user whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.

HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.

Foreign Names

Japanese
たつまき (tatsumaki)
Korean
회오리
French
Ouragan
German
Windhose
Spanish
Ciclón
Italian
Tornado
Czech
Tornádo

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Scrambles up the order of appeals on the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡♡
Flavor text
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Twister.

Pokémon

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

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Twister's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
21 21 21 Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
22 22 22 Pidgeotto Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 63 60 55 50 50 71 349
22 22 22 Pidgeot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 83 80 75 70 70 101 479
29 29 26 26 26 Horsea Water Swift Swim
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
30 40 70 70 25 60 295
29 29 26 26 26 Seadra Water Poison Point
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
55 65 95 95 45 85 440
29 29 26 26 26 Kingdra Water Dragon Swift Swim
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
75 95 95 95 95 85 540
35 35 29 29 29 Gyarados Water Flying Intimidate
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Water 2
Dragon
95 125 79 60 100 81 540
29 Gyarados Mega Gyarados Water Dark Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Water 2
Dragon
95 155 109 70 130 81 640
15 15 11 11 11 Dratini Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
41 64 45 50 50 50 300
Dragonair Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
61 84 65 70 70 70 420
Dragonite Dragon Flying Inner Focus
Multiscale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
91 134 95 100 100 80 600
25 17 17 17 Milotic Water Marvel Scale
Competitive
Cute Charm
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Rayquaza Dragon Flying Air Lock genderless Undiscovered 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Dragalge Poison Dragon Poison Point
Poison Touch
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
65 75 90 97 123 44 494
Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 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.
• • • Mantyke Water Flying Swift Swim
Water Absorb
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 45 20 50 60 120 50 345
• • • • • Mantine Water Flying Swift Swim
Water Absorb
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1 65 40 70 80 140 70 465
• • • • Wingull Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
40 30 30 55 30 85 270
• • • • Bagon Dragon Rock Head
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Dragon 45 75 60 40 30 50 300
• • • Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
58 70 45 40 45 42 300
• • Snivy Grass Overgrow
Contrary
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field
Grass
45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Charizard Fire Flying Blaze
Solar Power
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Dragon
78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Butterfree Bug Flying Compound Eyes
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 45 50 90 80 70 395
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Pidgey Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Pidgeotto Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 63 60 55 50 50 71 349
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Pidgeot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 83 80 75 70 70 101 479
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Spearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Fearow Normal Flying Keen Eye
Sniper
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Zubat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 45 35 30 40 55 245
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Golbat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Crobat Poison Flying Inner Focus
Infiltrator
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Venomoth Bug Poison Shield Dust
Tinted Lens
Wonder Skin
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Onix Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Steelix Steel Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 75 85 200 55 65 30 510
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Hitmontop Fighting Intimidate
Technician
Steadfast
always male Human-Like 50 95 95 35 110 70 455
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Horsea Water Swift Swim
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
30 40 70 70 25 60 295
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Seadra Water Poison Point
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
55 65 95 95 45 85 440
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Kingdra Water Dragon Swift Swim
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
75 95 95 95 95 85 540
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Gyarados Water Flying Intimidate
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Water 2
Dragon
95 125 79 60 100 81 540
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Aerodactyl Rock Flying Rock Head
Pressure
Unnerve
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Articuno Ice Flying Pressure
Snow Cloak
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Moltres Fire Flying Pressure
Flame Body
genderless Undiscovered 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Dratini Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
41 64 45 50 50 50 300
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Dragonair Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
61 84 65 70 70 70 420
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Dragonite Dragon Flying Inner Focus
Multiscale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
91 134 95 100 100 80 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Hoothoot Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Noctowl Normal Flying Insomnia
Keen Eye
Tinted Lens
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Togekiss Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Natu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 50 45 70 45 70 320
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Xatu Psychic Flying Synchronize
Early Bird
Magic Bounce
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 75 70 95 70 95 470
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Murkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Prankster
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Honchkrow Dark Flying Insomnia
Super Luck
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Flying 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Skarmory Steel Flying Keen Eye
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Flying 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure
Multiscale
genderless Undiscovered 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Beautifly Bug Flying Swarm
Rivalry
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 70 50 100 50 65 395
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Dustox Bug Poison Shield Dust
Compound Eyes
½ male, ½ female Bug 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Shiftry Grass Dark Chlorophyll
Early Bird
Pickpocket
½ male, ½ female Field
Grass
90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Taillow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Swellow Normal Flying Guts
Scrappy
½ male, ½ female Flying 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Wingull Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
40 30 30 55 30 85 270
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Pelipper Water Flying Keen Eye
Rain Dish
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Flying
60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Masquerain Bug Flying Intimidate
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Bug
70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Vibrava Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 50 70 50 50 50 70 340
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Flygon Ground Dragon Levitate ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 100 80 80 80 100 520
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Swablu Normal Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
45 40 60 40 75 50 310
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Altaria Dragon Flying Natural Cure
Cloud Nine
½ male, ½ female Flying
Dragon
75 70 90 70 105 80 490
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Milotic Water Marvel Scale
Competitive
Cute Charm
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
95 60 79 100 125 81 540
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Tropius Grass Flying Chlorophyll
Solar Power
Harvest
½ male, ½ female Monster
Grass
99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Bagon Dragon Rock Head
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Dragon 45 75 60 40 30 50 300
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Shelgon Dragon Rock Head
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Dragon 65 95 100 60 50 50 420
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Salamence Dragon Flying Intimidate
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Dragon 95 135 80 110 80 100 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Latias Dragon Psychic Levitate always female Undiscovered 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Latios Dragon Psychic Levitate always male Undiscovered 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Rayquaza Dragon Flying Air Lock genderless Undiscovered 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Starly Normal Flying Keen Eye
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Staravia Normal Flying Intimidate
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 55 75 50 40 40 80 340
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Staraptor Normal Flying Intimidate
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Flying 85 120 70 50 60 100 485
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Mothim Bug Flying Swarm
Tinted Lens
always male Bug 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Chatot Normal Flying Keen Eye
Tangled Feet
Big Pecks
½ male, ½ female Flying 76 65 45 92 42 91 411
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Gible Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
58 70 45 40 45 42 300
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Gabite Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
68 90 65 50 55 82 410
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Garchomp Dragon Ground Sand Veil
Rough Skin
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
108 130 95 80 85 102 600
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Finneon Water Swift Swim
Storm Drain
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 2 49 49 56 49 61 66 330
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Lumineon Water Swift Swim
Storm Drain
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 2 69 69 76 69 86 91 460
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Dialga Steel Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 100 120 120 150 100 90 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Palkia Water Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 90 120 100 150 120 100 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Altered Giratina Ghost Dragon Pressure
Telepathy
genderless Undiscovered 150 100 120 100 120 90 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Giratina Origin Giratina Ghost Dragon Levitate genderless Undiscovered 150 120 100 120 100 90 680
Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Arceus Normal Multitype genderless Undiscovered 120 120 120 120 120 120 720

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