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 Flying-type move introduced in Generation V.


Hurricane deals damage and has a 30% chance of confusing the target. 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 air-based moves such as Fly, Bounce, and Sky Drop.


Games Description
The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. It may also confuse the target.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 53 ''''
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying 62 ''''
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying 68 ''''
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying   92 ''''
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying   92 ''''
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying 81 ''''
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying 50 49 ''''
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying 63 ''''
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass 46 '
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying 46 ''''
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying 55 ''''
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire 90 '
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying 67 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

None.png Tornadus Hurricane.png Skyla Swanna Hurricane.png None.png
Tornadus Swanna
The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
641 Tornadus Tornadus's tail glows white and it swings its tail, releasing multiple white crescent-shaped energy blades from its tail at the opponent. When the energy blades hit the opponent, they explode, causing a powerful wind to come out of them.
A wild Tornadus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 Debut
581 Swanna Swanna's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing a powerful gust of wind.
Skyla's Swanna Cilan Takes Flight! None
641T Tornadus Tornadus's wings glow light blue. It then flaps them, creating a strong gust of wind.
A wild Tornadus Unova's Survival Crisis!‎ None


  • Both Hurricane and Thunder never miss during heavy rain. This may be a relation to a thunderstorm.
    • Dragonite is the only Pokémon that can learn both moves. This would also include Zapdos if it had been able to learn Hurricane like the other legendary birds.
  • Whimsicott and Volcarona are the only non-Flying types to learn this move.
    • Of these two, Whimsicott is the only one that is not based on a flying creature.
  • Other than Smeargle, no Generation II Pokémon can learn this move, not even Lugia, who is said to be able to whip up a 40-day storm when flapping its wings.
    • In fact, there are no known Pokémon from an even numbered generation that can learn this move at all.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 暴風 Bàofēng
France Flag.png French Vent Violent
Germany Flag.png German Orkan
Italy Flag.png Italian Tifone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 폭풍 Pohkpoong
Poland Flag.png Polish Huragan
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Furacão
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vendaval

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

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