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Swift Swim (Ability)

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Swift Swim すいすい
Smooth Swim
Flavor text
Generation III
Raises Speed in rain.
Generation IV
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in rain.
Generation V
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed in rain.
Generation VI
Boosts the Pokémon's Speed stat in rain.

Swift Swim (Japanese: すいすい Smooth Swim) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Thirty-eight Pokémon can have this Ability, making it the most prevalent Ability in the games.

Effect

In battle

Swift Swim doubles the user's Speed stat in rain.

Outside of battle

Swift Swim has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Whenever the Pokémon uses a special move while it is raining, the move is used twice. No additional PP is used during the second usage. If the Pokémon has a speed bonus, only the first move will gain the benefit of Swift Swim. If the special move is part of a linked move, all moves in the link are performed before they are done the second time.

Pokémon with Swift Swim

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Psyduck Psyduck Water Water Damp Cloud Nine Swift Swim
Golduck Golduck Water Water Damp Cloud Nine Swift Swim
Poliwag Poliwag Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting Water Absorb Damp Swift Swim
Horsea Horsea Water Water Swift Swim Sniper Damp
Goldeen Goldeen Water Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightning Rod
Seaking Seaking Water Water Swift Swim Water Veil Lightning Rod
Magikarp Magikarp Water Water Swift Swim None Rattled
Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
Omastar Omastar Rock Water Swift Swim Shell Armor Weak Armor
Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water Swift Swim Battle Armor Weak Armor
Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point Swift Swim Intimidate
Mantine Mantine Water Flying Swift Swim Water Absorb Water Veil
Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon Swift Swim Sniper Damp
Swampert Swampert
Mega Swampert
Water Ground Swift Swim None None
Lotad Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim Rain Dish Own Tempo
Lombre Lombre Water Grass Swift Swim Rain Dish Own Tempo
Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass Swift Swim Rain Dish Own Tempo
Surskit Surskit Bug Water Swift Swim None Rain Dish
Anorith Anorith Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug Battle Armor None Swift Swim
Feebas Feebas Water Water Swift Swim Oblivious Adaptability
Huntail Huntail Water Water Swift Swim None Water Veil
Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water Swift Swim None Hydration
Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock Swift Swim Rock Head Sturdy
Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water Swift Swim None Hydration
Buizel Buizel Water Water Swift Swim None Water Veil
Floatzel Floatzel Water Water Swift Swim None Water Veil
Finneon Finneon Water Water Swift Swim Storm Drain Water Veil
Lumineon Lumineon Water Water Swift Swim Storm Drain Water Veil
Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying Swift Swim Water Absorb Water Veil
Tympole Tympole Water Water Swift Swim Hydration Water Absorb
Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground Swift Swim Hydration Water Absorb
Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground Swift Swim Poison Touch Water Absorb
Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock Solid Rock Sturdy Swift Swim
Beartic Beartic Ice Ice Snow Cloak None Swift Swim
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

Edmund Seismitoad Swift Swim.png Ash Buizel Swift Swim.png Juan Luvdisc Swift Swim.png None.png
Seismitoad Buizel Luvdisc
The user can move faster than usual when it is raining.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
370 Luvdisc While it is raining out, Luvdisc can move extremely fast. It can even speed around above the water while it is raining.
Juan's Luvdisc Eight Ain't Enough Debut
418 Buizel Buizel can move extremely fast while it is raining.
Ash's Buizel A Triple Fighting Chance! None
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad can move extremely fast while it is raining.
Edmund's Seismitoad The Clubsplosion Begins! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 輕快 Qīng​kuài​
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snelzwem
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tyrskyuinti (AG)
Pikauinti (DP)
France Flag.png French Glissade
Germany Flag.png German Wassertempo
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Meluncur
Italy Flag.png Italian Nuotovelox
South Korea Flag.png Korean 쓱쓱 Sseuksseuk
Poland Flag.png Polish Giętki Nurt
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Nadar Rápido
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Agilidade na Chuva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Nado Rápido


Variations of the Ability Chlorophyll
ChlorophyllSwift SwimSand Rush
Abilities affected by weather conditions
Sand VeilSwift SwimChlorophyllForecastDry SkinRain DishSnow CloakHydrationSolar PowerLeaf GuardIce BodyFlower GiftSand ForceSand Rush


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