Speed Boost (Ability)

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Speed Boost かそく
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Generation III
Gradually boosts Speed.
Generation IV
The Pokémon's Speed stat is gradually boosted.
Generation V
Its Speed stat is gradually boosted.
Generation VI
Currently unknown
Generation VII
Currently unknown

Speed Boost (Japanese: かそく Acceleration) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Eight Pokémon can have this Ability.


In battle

Speed Boost raises the user's Speed stat by one stage, at the end of each turn in battle.

Outside of battle

Speed Boost has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

Pokémon will receive a permanent boost for movement speed every 250 turns.

Pokémon with Speed Boost

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Yanma Yanma Bug Flying Speed Boost Compoundeyes Frisk
Torchic Torchic Fire Fire Blaze None Speed Boost
Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting Blaze None Speed Boost
Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting Blaze None Speed Boost
Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying Speed Boost None Infiltrator
Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark Rough Skin None Speed Boost
Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark Rough Skin None Speed Boost
Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying Speed Boost Tinted Lens Frisk
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII.

In the anime

None.png Jessie Yanmega Speed Boost.png Paul Ninjask Speed Boost.png None.png
Yanmega Ninjask
The user's speed increases dramatically when the Ability activates.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
469 Yanmega Yanmega's body glows green and it can fly extremely fast. While flying, it leaves behind a green trail of energy.
Jessie's Yanmega Another One Gabites the Dust! Debut
291 Ninjask Ninjask's outlines glow white and it can fly around extremely fast. However, if Ninjask takes a lot of damage, then it doesn't get a speed increase anymore.
Paul's Ninjask A Real Rival Rouser! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 加速 Jiā​sù​
Finland Flag.png Finnish Nopeus
France Flag.png French Turbo
Germany Flag.png German Temposchub
Italy Flag.png Italian Acceleratore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가속 Gasok
Poland Flag.png Polish Przyspieszenie
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Impulso de Velocidade
Romania Flag.png Romanian Super Boost
Spain Flag.png Spanish Impulso

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