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Twister (move)

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Twister
たつまき Twister
Twister V.png
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Type  Dragon
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Category  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Scrambles the order of the appeals on the next turn.
Category  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Twister (Japanese: たつまき Twister) is a damage-dealing Dragon-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Twister inflicts damage to all adjacent opponents and has a 20% chance of causing each target to flinch.

Twister can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop, and if it does it will deal double damage.

Twister will also destroy Berry trees found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Dragon-type attack. Has a one-in-five chance of causing the target to flinch.
GSC Whips up a tornado to attack.
RSE Whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe.
FRLG A vicious twister attacks the foe. It may make the foe flinch.
Colo.XD Whips up a vicious twister which may cause flinching.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause the target to cringe, making it incapable of action. Doubles damage on a flying or bouncing Pokémon.
DPPt The user whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
HGSS The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
BWB2W2 The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
XY The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying     21 21 21
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying     22 22 22
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying     22 22 22
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water 29 29 26 26 26
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water 29 29 26 26 26
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying 35 35 29 29 29
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon 15 15 11 11 11
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon --, 15 --, 15 --, 11 --, 11 --, 11
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying --, 15 --, 15 --, 11 --, 11 --, 11
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon 29 29 26 26 26
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water   25 17 17 17
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying   -- -- -- --
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon         --, 67
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragonite HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMiloticDragalge
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying   HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotHorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotHorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotHorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMiloticDragalge
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon   HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMiloticDragalge
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground     HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonairDragoniteMiloticDragalge
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying     HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic HorseaSeadraKingdraDratiniDragonairDragoniteMilotic
495 Snivy Snivy* Grass Grass       Farfetch'dShiftryTropius Farfetch'dShiftryTropius
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Type Game
DP Pt HGSS
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
147 Dratini Dratini Dragon Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair Dragon Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
371 Bagon Bagon Dragon Dragon
372 Shelgon Shelgon Dragon Dragon
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
443 Gible Gible Dragon Ground
444 Gabite Gabite Dragon Ground
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina
Altered Forme
Ghost Dragon
487 Giratina Giratina
Origin Forme
Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
278 278 Wingull Water Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
120 120 Staryu Water New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

Juan Milotic Twister.png Mismagius DP043 Rayquaza Twister.png Oak Dragonite Twister.png Clair Dragonair Twister.png
Milotic Rayquaza Dragonite Dragonair
The user hurls a tornado at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
230 Kingdra Kingdra points its head up and spins around quickly, making itself into a twister. If the user is in the water, it creates a water tornado and the opponent becomes trapped in the tornado, or Kingdra moves its back fins and a twister appears. Kingdra can also control where the Twister can go.
Christopher's Kingdra Dueling Heroes Debut
Clair's Kingdra Fangs for Nothin' None
149 Dragonite Dragonite creates a tornado by flapping its wings. The tornado then hits the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
Professor Oak's Dragonite The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
148 Dragonair The orbs on Dragonair's tail glow. Then it waves its tail and creates a tornado from it, sending it at the opponent.
Clair's Dragonair Beauty is Skin Deep None
350 Milotic An orb of wind appears in front of the end of Milotic's tail. A tornado is released from the orb and hits the opponent, or Milotic spins its tailfins like a fan and a tornado comes out at the opponent, or Milotic floats into the air and starts to spin its body, creating a twister around itself.
Robert's Milotic Win, Lose or Drew! None
Juan's Milotic The Great Eight Fate! None
Lucy's Milotic Queen of the Serpentine! None
Wallace's Milotic Our Cup Runneth Over! None
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza points its tail at the opponent and creates a twister from its tail that shoots at the opponent.
An illusion created by Mismagius Malice in Wonderland! None
493 Arceus Arceus raises its head and light purple wind is gathered into a small tornado above its head. It then lowers its head and fires a larger twister at the opponent from its face.
Arceus (M12) Arceus and the Jewel of Life None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Twister II.png Twister III.png Twister IV.png Twister V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Twister may be Dragon-type because its Japanese name contains たつ (tatsu), which means dragon.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 龍捲風 Lóngjuǎnfēng
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pyörre
Kierre (AG123)
France Flag.png French Ouragan
Germany Flag.png German Windhose
Greece Flag.png Greek Κυκλώνας
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Angin Puyuh
Puting Beliung
Italy Flag.png Italian Tornado
South Korea Flag.png Korean 회오리 Hoe'ori
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Ciclone
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Uragan
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ciclón
Spain Flag.png Spain Ciclón


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