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Wing Attack (move)

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Wing Attack
つばさでうつ Wing Strike
Wing Attack.png
Wing Attack 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Wing Attack (Japanese: つばさでうつ Wing Strike) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Wing Attack inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. Wing Attack has a Base Power of 35 in this generation.

Generation II to IV

The effects of Wing Attack are the same as Generation I; however, the Base Power increases to 60.

Generation V

Wing Attack can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Flying-type attack. The attacking Pokémon spreads its wings and charges at the target.
Stad2 A Flying-type attack. The attacking Pokémon spreads its wings and charges.
GSC Strikes the target with wings.
RSE Strikes the foe with wings spread wide.
FRLG The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide.
Colo.XD Strikes the target with wings spread wide.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target.
DPPtHGSS The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
BWB2W2Conq
XY
The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying   36 36 36 36 36
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 28 29 25 33 33 33
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying 31 33 27 37 37 37
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying --, 31 33 27 38 38 38
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying 28 27 21 17 17 15 15
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying 32 30 21 17 17 15 15
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying   50 30 26 21 21 21
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying -- -- -- -- -- --
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying   -- -- -- -- --
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying   55 55 55 55 55
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying   30 21 17 17 15 15
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying     37 43 39 43 43 43
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying       15 15 15
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying   40 36 22 22 14 14
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying     13 13 13 13
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying     13 13 13 13
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying     13 11 11 9 9
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying     --, 13 --, 11 --, 11 --, 9 --, 9
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying       9 9 9
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying       9 9 9
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying       --, 9 --, 9 --, 9
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying       -- -- --
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying       22 22 14 14
566 Archen Archen Rock Flying         -- --
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying         -- --
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying         9 9
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying         --, 9 --, 9
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying         10 10
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying         --, 10 --, 10
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying           8
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon           16
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon           16
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
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactyl PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylTaillowSwellowWingullPelipper PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheopsDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheopsDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylHoothootNoctowl PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylTaillowSwellowWingullPelipper PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptor PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheopsDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatAerodactylMurkrowHonchkrowTaillowSwellowWingullPelipperStarlyStaraviaStaraptorArchenArcheopsDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying ScytherYanma ScytherYanma ScytherYanma ScytherYanma ScytherYanma
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 II

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
207 207 Gligar Ground Flying Pokémon Stadium 2
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 other games

Pokémon Conquest

Wing Attack is the only move of Zubat, Staravia, and Rufflet.

In the anime

Ash Starly Wing Attack.png Brock Crobat Wing Attack.png Cameron Swanna Wing Attack.png Vito Swellow Wing Attack.png
Starly Crobat Swanna Swellow
The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Ash's Pidgeotto The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Debut
042 Golbat Golbat repeatedly dives down and strikes the opponent with one of its wings, or Golbat deflects an opponent's attacks with its wings. Sometimes, its wings glow white.
Koga's Golbat The Ninja Poké-Showdown! None
Brock's Golbat Hassle in the Castle None
J's henchmen's Golbat Ill-Will Hunting! None
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Falkner's Pidgeot Fighting Flyer with Fire None
041 Zubat Zubat flies down at hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Brock's Zubat Spell of the Unown None
169 Crobat Four or two of Crobat's four wings glow white and its hits the opponent with them.
Brock's Crobat Control Freak! None
J's henchmen's Crobat Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 None
149 Dragonite Dragonite flaps its wings and white energy is released from them, hitting the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
226 Mantine Mantine hits the opponent many times with one of its wings, or both of Mantine's wings glow white and white energy shines off them. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Dorian's Mantine Just Add Water None
Marlon's Mantine The Road to Humilau! None
276 Taillow Taillow hits the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes its wings glow white.
Ash's Taillow A Tail with a Twist None
279 Pelipper Pelipper strikes the opponent with one of its wings.
Anthony's Pelipper You Said a Mouthful! None
016 Pidgey Pidgey's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with one of them.
A Pidgey Anita borrowed from the Pokémon Trainer's School Gonna Rule the School! None
277 Swellow Swellow's wings glow white and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
Vito Winstrate's Swellow Candid Camerupt! None
Ash's Swellow That's Just Swellow None
Winona's Swellow Sky High Gym Battle! None
396 Starly Starly slaps the opponent across the face multiple times with one of its wings.
Ash's Starly Two Degrees of Separation! None
397 Staravia Staravia's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Staravia Cooking up a Sweet Story! None
185 Sudowoodo The branches on Sudowoodo's head and the orbs on its hands glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of its hands.
Brock's Sudowoodo Tears For Fears! Used via Mimic
398 Staraptor Staraptor's wings shine, then glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of them.
Reggie's Staraptor Lost Leader Strategy! None
Barry's Staraptor Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
193 Yanma Yanma's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with one of them.
Jessie's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
Tyler's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
580 Ducklett Both of Ducklett's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Three wild Ducklett Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! None
520 Tranquill Both of Tranquill's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Tranquill An Amazing Aerial Battle! Japanese version only
Tranquill cannot legally learn Wing Attack
566 Archen Both of Archen's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Four wild Archen A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 None
628 Braviary Both of Braviary's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Soren's Braviary A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
A wild Braviary Saving Braviary! None
581 Swanna Both of Swanna's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent.
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
006 Charizard Both of Charizard's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the wingtips. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gold and Silver: The Golden Boys manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Wing Attack I.png Wing Attack II.png Wing Attack III.png Wing Attack IV.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 XY 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
Wing Attack V.png Wing Attack PMD RB.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 XY 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
Wing Attack Stad2.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 XY 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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 翅膀攻擊 Chìbǎng Gōngjī
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vingeangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vleugel Aanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Siipi-isku
France Flag.png French Cru-Aile
Germany Flag.png German Flügelschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Πτερωτή
India Flag.png Hindi पंखों का वार Pankhon Ka Waar
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kepakan Sayap
Italy Flag.png Italian Attacco d'Ala*
Att. d'Ala*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날개치기 Nalgae Chigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Atak Skrzydłami
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque de Asa
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque de Asa
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul Aripilor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad Krilima
Spain Flag.png Spanish Ataque Ala*
Ataque-Ala*
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kanat Saldırısı


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