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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 the target 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. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 54. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, each successive one 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 strike of this move.
All strikes now do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be critical.
If the target has an Ability that activates upon contact, each strike counts individually, enabling the Ability to activate multiple times.
Fury Swipes may now continue attacking after breaking a substitute.
Pokémon with the Ability Skill Link will always hit five times when using Fury Swipes if it does not miss. However, no Pokémon could naturally possess both Skill Link and Fury Swipes until Generation V.
Generation V and on
There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 57.024.
If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.
If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.
If the target is holding a Rocky Helmet, the user is damaged for each strike.
|| 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.
|| The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes quickly two to five times in a row.
In other games
Fury Swipes is the only move of Meowth.
In the anime
In the main series
In Pokémon Origins
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 two moves in the main series games to have a base power that is not a multiple of 5, the other being Comet Punch.
- In Generation V, Fury Swipes has the lowest accuracy of all multi-strike moves, with 80%.
In other languages