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Fury Swipes (Japanese: みだれひっかき Fury Swipes) is a damage-dealing Normal-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I.
It appears to be a counterpart to Fury Attack, as the type, effect, and names are the same or very similar.
Fury Swipes inflicts damage, hitting 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. This gives the attack an average power of 54, ignoring the possibility of missing. Although only the first hit can be a critical hit, each successive hit will deal the same amount of damage.
Fury Swipes will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last hit of this move.
Same as Generation I, but all hits will do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be critical.
If the target has an Ability which activates upon contact, each hit counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.
Same as previous generations, except it will continue attacking after a substitute is broken.
Due to the introduction of the Ability Skill Link, a Pokémon with said Ability will always hit five times when using Fury Swipes, if it does not miss. However, no Pokémon could naturally obtain Skill Link and Fury Swipes until Generation V.
Unlike previous generations, if Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activate before the last hit is dealt, the following hit will cause the defending Pokémon to faint; however, Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one. Each hit will cause Weak Armor to activate.
If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each hit.
|| The target is scratched by sharp claws two to five times in quick succession.
|| Quickly scratches 2-5 times.
|| Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
|| The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes two to five times.
|| Rakes the target with claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
|| The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
|| The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
In other games
Fury Swipes is the only move of Meowth.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In the Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
- Fury Swipes is one of three moves in the main series games to have a base power that is not a multiple of 5, the other two being Comet Punch and Pin Missile.
In other languages