Hurricane (move)

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ぼうふう Windstorm
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  70%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Hurricane (Japanese: ぼうふう Windstorm) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation V.


Hurricane deals damage and has a 30% chance of confusing the target. It can't confuse a target that has a Substitute. Hurricane can hit non-adjacent opponents in triple battles.

Hurricane cannot miss when used during heavy rain, but has an accuracy of 50% during intense sunlight. Hurricane can hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turns of moves such as Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop.


Generation V

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
016 016 Pidgey Normal Flying 53
017 017 Pidgeotto Normal Flying 62
018 018 Pidgeot Normal Flying 68
149 149 Dragonite Dragon Flying 81
278 278 Wingull Water Flying 50
279 279 Pelipper Water Flying 63
547 547 Erufuun Grass 46
580 580 Koaruhie Water Flying 46
581 581 Swanna Water Flying 55
637 637 Ulgamoth Bug Fire 90
641 641 Tornelos Flying 67
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.


  • Both Hurricane and Thunder never miss during heavy rain. This may be a relation to a thunderstorm.
  • Erfuun and Ulgamoth are the only non-flying types to learn this move, thus making them the only Pokémon to not receive STAB from it.

In other languages

Variations of the move Blizzard
Special BlizzardThunderHurricane
Formerly a variation
Physical Gunk Shot
Special Focus Blast

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