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Whirlwind (Japanese: ふきとばし Blow Away) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM04 in said generation.
Whirlwind can be used to automatically end wild Pokémon battles and has normal priority. Even if a wild Pokémon uses the move, the battle will end. However, it has no effect in a Trainer battle. Also, its accuracy is 85%.
Now, when in battle against a Trainer, Whirlwind will force a switch with a randomly chosen Pokémon from the Trainer's party. If there isn't another Pokémon, Whirlwind will fail. It also has a priority of -1. If two Pokémon use Whirlwind at the same time, the faster one will fail and the slower one will switch it out. Its accuracy is 100% from Generation II on. Additionally, it now can hit Pokémon using Fly.
Whirlwind will fail when used against Pokémon with the Ability Suction Cups or rooted by Ingrain. In a Trainer battle, rather than switching out to a random Pokémon in the party, it switches out to the next Pokémon in line that has not fainted. Whirlwind has a priority of -5. If two Pokémon use Whirlwind at the same time, instead of the faster one failing, the faster one will go first and switch the slower one out.
Same as before, but it now has a priority of -6.
Whirlwind no longer works on same- and higher-level targets in wild Pokémon battles, but can still force higher-leveled opponents to switch in Trainer battles, and can now be reflected with Magic Coat or Magic Bounce.
Whirlwind is now unaffected by accuracy and evasion. Whirlwind can now hit a target even if it has used Protect, Detect, or Spiky Shield, but will fail if the target is protected by Crafty Shield.
|| Generates a powerful wind that blows away wild Pokémon. Useful in the wild only.
|| A powerful wind that blows the target away. The opposing trainer must use a new Pokémon.
|| Blows away the foe & ends battle.
|| Blows away the foe with wind and ends the battle.
|| The foe is made to switch out with an ally. In the wild, the battle ends.
|| Blows away the target, switching it out of battle.
|| The foe is blown away, to be replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
|| The target is blown away, to be replaced by another Pokémon in its party. In the wild, the battle ends.
|| The target is blown away and switched. In the wild, a battle against a single Pokémon ends.
|| The target is blown away, and a different Pokémon is dragged out. In the wild, this ends a battle against a single Pokémon.
In other games
Whirlwind blows away the opponent in front in a straight line, contrary to the direction it is facing. If it hits a wall, it takes 5 damage. If it hits another Pokémon, both Pokémon take 5 damage.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
| The user flaps its wings and releases a powerful gust of wind.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| Doduo whips its two heads back and forth, releasing a powerful gust of wind at the opponent, or Doduo opens its beaks and two tornadoes come out of them. The tornadoes then hit the opponent and spin them around, making them dizzy.
| Yellow's Dody
|| Do Do that Doduo
|| Beautifly waves its wings and releases a powerful gust from them at the opponent.
| Winona's Beautifly
|| Master Class with Masquerain
|| Braviary waves its wings and releases a powerful gust of wind from them at the opponent, blowing it backwards. As it gets blown backwards, it goes back into its Poké Ball.
| Black's Brav
|| Battle at the Museum
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
In other languages