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ExtremeSpeed (Japanese: しんそく Extreme Speed) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II, in which it was the signature move of Arcanine. It is essentially a stronger version of Quick Attack.
ExtremeSpeed inflicts damage and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, ExtremeSpeed will go first regardless of the user's or target's speed. If the target also uses a move with an increased priority of +1 during the same round that the user uses ExtremeSpeed, the attack order of the users will be determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that ExtremeSpeed is (or is attempted to be) used, ExtremeSpeed's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.
ExtremeSpeed now has +2 priority.
|| An attack that always strikes first. It can be learned by only a few Pokémon.
|| A powerful first-strike move.
|| An extremely fast and powerful attack.
|| A blindingly speedy charge attack that always goes before any other.
|| The user charges the foe at blinding speed. This attack always goes before any other move.
|| The user charges the target at blinding speed. This attack always goes before any other move.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
- Lucario has ExtremeSpeed for its recovery move (↑+B) in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Tilting the control stick in different directions alters which direction Lucario moves. It does not inflict any damage on opponents.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- ExtremeSpeed is tied with Sucker Punch for the increased priority move with the highest base power.
- Despite its in-game descriptions prior to Generation V, ExtremeSpeed had the same priority as many other increased priority moves, and a few other moves such as Feint and Helping Hand even went before it. In Generation V, its priority was increased to +2, therefore making it faster than all other increased priority moves other than Feint and some status moves.
- Its Japanese name, しんそく, can translate to both "god-like speed" and "swiftness", despite common misconception that it refers to the term "godspeed", an unrelated English expression that is used to wish someone good luck on a journey. As swiftness can be simply defined as "an extreme speed", the official English name is a valid and accurate translation.
In other languages