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Spin Attack (Battrio)

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Spin Attack (Japanese: スピンアタック) is a mechanic featured in the Pokémon Battrio arcade game, introduced in the Battrio V upgrade. Spin Attacks are an optional method of dealing additional damage to opponents during gameplay, and can be used by teams that share the same spin color on their pucks. Spin colors can either be red, green, or blue, and are only found on Single or Double rarity pucks. Teams eligible to use Spin Attacks are identified by a colored puck symbol on their Team Gauge. Accumulating enough Berries between battle phases to the point on the Team gauge will initiate a Spin Attack for that player.

Beginning a Spin Attack.

While executing a Spin Attack, a player must move two pucks to the top of the grid out of the way (the 'Support Zone') and then begin moving their selected Pokémon in a circular motion on the grid. This affects the position of the player's puck symbol on the spin gauge. Speed and rhythm are important, as the opponent will also be spinning one of their pucks to counter the player. A Spin Attack will always deal damage, but how much depends on where the player manages to get their symbol on the spin gauge in the allotted time. From the Burning Wings - Cold Fangs expansion onwards, summoned Pokémon may also inflict an added status condition, which share similarities with those in the core games.

  • Finishing in the yellow zone will deal normal damage to the opponent and may inflict a status condition on the target Pokémon.
  • Finishing in the orange 'Power Up' zone will deal more damage and may inflict a status condition to an additional Pokémon on the opponent's team.
  • Finishing in the blue 'Power Down' zone will deal less damage.
  • Finishing in the purple 'Power Down' zone will deal considerably less damage and eliminate the chance of inflicting a status condition on the target Pokémon.

Status conditions

Pokémon affected by status conditions will have a symbol above their Berry Gauge and a colored aura on the field. As of the latest expansion, there are six status conditions.

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Paralysis
A Pokémon affected by Paralysis will have no Great Success area on the slider during the Type Battle. It can be cured by picking up seven Berries or one super Berry.
Ground Pokémon cannot be inflicted with Paralysis
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Speed Decrease
A Pokémon affected by this will move significantly slower than normal. It can be cured by picking up three Berries or one super Berry.
All Pokémon can be inflicted with Speed Decrease

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Freeze
A Pokémon affected by Freeze cannot attack and will move more slowly than normal. It can be cured by picking up three Berries or one super Berry.
Ice Pokémon cannot be inflicted with Freeze
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Defense Decrease
A Pokémon affected by this will have its defense stat lowered significantly. It can be cured by picking up seven Berries or one super Berry.
All Pokémon can be inflicted with Defense Decrease

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Burn
A Pokémon affected by Burn receives +20 damage when attacked. It can be cured by picking up seven Berries or one super Berry.
Fire Pokémon cannot be inflicted with Burn
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Poison
The HP of the team will decrease every 10 seconds by an amount based on the number of Pokémon affected by Poison. One Pokémon: 20, two Pokémon: 30, all three Pokémon: 35.
Poison and Steel Pokémon cannot be inflicted with Poison

Spin attackers

Pokémon that can be summoned for a Spin Attack are grouped in sets, and each set depends on the pucks in the player's team. The available set is displayed before the battle begins, though which Pokémon from that set is summoned for the eventual Spin Attack is random. Sets generally contain a mixture of powerful and weak Pokémon, as indicated by the star value in the tables below, though some sets focus exclusively on inflicting status conditions.

Red spin attackers

Pokémon Attack power Status condition
Set 1 Entei ★★★★★ Burn
Charizard ★★★★★
Latias ★★★★
Charmeleon ★★★ Burn
Charmander ★★ Burn
Set 2 Moltres ★★★★★ Burn
Typhlosion ★★★★
Toxicroak ★★★ Poison
Quilava ★★★ Burn
Cyndaquil ★★ Burn
Set 3 Blaziken ★★★★ Burn
Gengar ★★★★ Defense Decrease
Combusken ★★★
Drapion ★★★ Poison
Torchic ★★
Set 4 Zapdos ★★★★★ Paralysis
Moltres ★★★★★ Burn
Articuno ★★★★★ Freeze
Magcargo ★★★ Burn
Growlithe ★★ Burn
Set 5 Ho-Oh ★★★★★ Burn
Magmortar ★★★★ Burn
Gardevoir ★★★ Defense Decrease
Seviper ★★ Poison
Budew ★★
Set 6 Charizard ★★★★★
Infernape ★★★★★ Burn
Heatran ★★★★
Monferno ★★★ Burn
Chimchar ★★ Burn
Set 7 Arcanine ★★★★ Burn
Magmortar ★★★★ Burn
Magcargo ★★★ Burn
Growlithe ★★ Burn
Torkoal ★★ Burn
Set 8 Drapion ★★★ Poison
Toxicroak ★★★ Poison
Skuntank ★★★ Poison
Seviper ★★ Poison
Stunky Poison

Green spin attackers

Pokémon Attack power Status condition
Set 1 Raikou ★★★★★ Paralysis
Venusaur ★★★★
Tyranitar ★★★★ Defense Decrease
Ivysaur ★★★
Bulbasaur ★★
Set 2 Zapdos ★★★★★ Paralysis
Meganium ★★★★
Skuntank ★★★ Poison
Bayleef ★★★
Chikorita ★★
Set 3 Sceptile ★★★★
Raichu ★★★★ Paralysis
Electivire ★★★★ Paralysis
Grovyle ★★★
Treecko ★★
Set 4 Regirock ★★★★★
Registeel ★★★★★ Defense Decrease
Regice ★★★★ Freeze
Plusle ★★ Paralysis
Minun ★★ Paralysis
Set 5 Celebi ★★★★★
Drapion ★★★ Poison
Mismagius ★★★ Defense Decrease
Pichu ★★ Paralysis
Misdreavus ★★
Set 6 Shaymin (Land Forme) ★★★★★ Defense Decrease
Shaymin (Land Forme) ★★★★★ Defense Decrease
Torterra ★★★★
Grotle ★★★
Turtwig ★★
Set 7 Magnezone ★★★★★ Paralysis
Electivire ★★★★ Paralysis
Pichu ★★ Paralysis
Pachirisu ★★ Paralysis
Shinx ★★ Paralysis
Set 8 Drapion ★★★ Poison
Toxicroak ★★★ Poison
Skuntank ★★★ Poison
Seviper ★★ Poison
Skorupi Poison

Blue spin attackers

Pokémon Attack power Status condition
Set 1 Blastoise ★★★★★
Latios ★★★★★ Defense Decrease
Suicune ★★★★ Freeze
Wartortle ★★★
Squirtle ★★ Speed Decrease
Set 2 Articuno ★★★★★ Freeze
Feraligatr ★★★★
Abomasnow ★★★★ Freeze
Croconaw ★★★
Totodile ★★
Set 3 Mamoswine ★★★★★ Freeze
Salamence ★★★★
Luxray ★★★★ Paralysis
Marshtomp ★★★
Buizel ★★★
Set 4 Raikou ★★★★★ Paralysis
Entei ★★★★★ Burn
Suicune ★★★★ Freeze
Frost Rotom ★★★ Freeze
Snover ★★ Freeze
Set 5 Lugia ★★★★★
Glaceon ★★★ Freeze
Dusknoir ★★★ Freeze
Toxicroak ★★★ Poison
Delibird ★★
Set 6 Manaphy ★★★★★
Empoleon ★★★★
Phione ★★★★
Prinplup ★★★ Speed Decrease
Piplup ★★ Speed Decrease
Set 7 Mamoswine ★★★★★ Freeze
Abomasnow ★★★★ Freeze
Frost Rotom ★★★ Freeze
Piloswine ★★ Freeze
Snover ★★ Freeze
Set 8 Drapion ★★★ Poison
Toxicroak ★★★ Poison
Skuntank ★★★ Poison
Seviper ★★ Poison
Croagunk ★★ Poison

Some promotional pucks may summon a specified Pokémon, as indicated on the puck, or from an exclusive set not detailed above that focuses on a particular type or inflicting a certain status condition.

Special scan

From the Fierce Gale - Thundering Thunderclaps expansion onwards, grouping pucks by their base and spin color (e.g. a team that consists of pucks with black bases and green spin colors) also allows players to scan in a fourth puck. This is called the 'special scan'. During battle, an icon depicting the scanned Pokémon will be present in the bottom corner of the screen. When one of the main party Pokémon has filled its Berry Gauge, the player will be prompted to press the confirm button. Doing so in a timely manner will summon the fourth Pokémon for an attack after the party Pokémon has attacked. Some Pokémon also have a special feature, which will activate during battle. Unlike Pokémon conventionally used in battles, those summoned via the special scan are not affected by Exhaustion, and will therefore not receive reduced stats if summoned again.

Pokémon Additional effect
Victini Creates larger than normal Danger Zones during the Type Battle.
Reshiram Pokémon summoned via Advent for teams with white base colors receive an attack power increase.
Zekrom Pokémon summoned via Advent for teams with black base colors receive an attack power increase.
Kyurem Easier to reach Power Up section on the spin gauge during a Spin Attack.
Volcarona
Tornadus May inflict a status condition to an additional Pokémon on the opponent's team during a Spin Attack.
Thundurus
Landorus
Cobalion The Great Success area of the sliders during the Type Battle are larger than normal.
Terrakion
Virizion
Pikachu The Team Gauge is easier to fill.



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