Ominous Wind (move)

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Ominous Wind
あやしいかぜ Ominous Wind
Ominous Wind LA.png
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Type  Ghost
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Ominous Wind (Japanese: あやしいかぜ Ominous Wind) is a damage-dealing Ghost-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV to VII

Ominous Wind inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Ominous Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Ominous Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Ominous Wind's PP has been increased from 5 to 15. It has a 20% chance of raising the user's offensive and defensive stats.

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  60  45  75
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May raise the user's offensive and defensive stats

Generation IX

Ominous Wind cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The user creates a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
BWB2W2 The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. It may also raise all the user's stats at once.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. This may also raise all the user's stats at once.
SwShBDSP
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
LA The user blasts the target with a gust of repulsive wind. This may also raise the user’s offensive and defensive stats.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 39 44 44XY
20ORAS
20
0178 Xatu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 47 54 54XY
20ORAS
20
0284 Masquerain BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 1 1 1 1
0358 Chimecho PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous - - - - 11
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 30 33BW
20B2W2
20 20 -
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 32 37BW
20B2W2
20 20 -
0433 Chingling PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 11
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 25 25 25 25 -
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 22 22 22XY
28ORAS
1, Evo. -
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 29 29 -
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All available forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 10DPPt
6HGSS
6 6 6 -
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1PtHGSS 1 1 1 -
0562 Yamask GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 25 25 25
0563 Cofagrigus GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous 25 25 25
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 27 27 27
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 27 27 27
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16USUM -
0723 Dartrix GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16USUM -
0724 Decidueye GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16USUM
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0006 Charizard FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
0012 Butterfree BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0015 Beedrill BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0016 Pidgey NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0017 Pidgeotto NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0018 Pidgeot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0021 Spearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0022 Fearow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0037 Vulpix FireIC Big.png Field Field
0038 Ninetales FireIC Big.png Field Field
0041 Zubat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0042 Golbat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0049 Venomoth BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0083 Farfetch'd NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
0092 Gastly GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0093 Haunter GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0094 Gengar GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0123 Scyther BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0142 Aerodactyl RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0144 Articuno IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0145 Zapdos ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0146 Moltres FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0149 Dragonite DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0157 Typhlosion
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0163 Hoothoot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0164 Noctowl NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0165 Ledyba BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0166 Ledian BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0169 Crobat PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0176 Togetic FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0177 Natu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0178 Xatu PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0193 Yanma BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0198 Murkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0212 Scizor BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0227 Skarmory SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0267 Beautifly BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0269 Dustox BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0275 Shiftry GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
0276 Taillow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0277 Swellow NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0278 Wingull WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0279 Pelipper WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
0284 Masquerain BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
0291 Ninjask BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0302 Sableye DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
0313 Volbeat BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
0314 Illumise BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
0329 Vibrava GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
0330 Flygon GroundIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Bug Dragon
0333 Swablu NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
0334 Altaria DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Dragon
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0354 Banette GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0356 Dusclops GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0358 Chimecho PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous -
0357 Tropius GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
0373 Salamence DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
0396 Starly NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0397 Staravia NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0398 Staraptor NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0414 Mothim BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0415 Combee BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0416 Vespiquen BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0425 Drifloon GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0426 Drifblim GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0429 Mismagius GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0430 Honchkrow DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0433 Chingling PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0441 Chatot NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0442 Spiritomb GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0456 Finneon WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0457 Lumineon WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0468 Togekiss FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
0469 Yanmega BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0477 Dusknoir GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0478 Froslass IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0487 Giratina
Giratina
All forms
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491 Darkrai DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0492 Shaymin
Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0492 Shaymin
Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493 Arceus
Arceus
All available forms
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0571 Zoroark
Zoroark
Hisuian Form
NormalIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
0627 Rufflet NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0628 Braviary
Braviary
Hisuian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
0900 Kleavor BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0902 Basculegion
Basculegion
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
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 Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0200 Misdreavus GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
0353 Shuppet GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous -
0355 Duskull GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
0722 Rowlet GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous Dream World - Pleasant Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Ominous Wind deals damage to all enemies in the same room, and may raise the user's Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense and Travel Speed by one stage. In the Explorers series, the move's secondary effect will activate for each enemy hit; each boost will be applied immediately after it is triggered.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 6 - 8 - 77.44% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL 6 - 8 - 61.6% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI 6 99 10 50 70% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD 6 50 10 30 70% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Ghost.png Ominous Wind
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 50
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1.85 - 2.1 seconds
Ominous Wind GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 45
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect GO boost arrow.png 1 Attack
GO boost arrow.png 1 Defense
Effect chance 10%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
XatuMisdreavusMasquerainShuppetDuskullDrifloonDrifblimSpiritombDusknoirRotomRotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom (Mow Rotom)Giratina (Origin Forme)YamaskFrillishBraviary (Hisuian Form)
By Elite Charged TM
GolbatGastly
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 50
    • Energy cost: 25 → 33
    • Duration: 3.1 → 2.3 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • February 15, 2019
    • Secondary effect added
  • April 2, 2020
    • Power: 50 → 45
    • Energy cost: 40 → 45
  • September 1, 2022
    • Secondary effect: GO boost arrow.png2 Attack and Defense → GO boost arrow.png1 Attack and Defense


Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 47 56 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed by one stat rank. Fantina & Mismagius
Scottie/Bettie & Support Gastly/Haunter/Gengar Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a very small chance of raising the user's Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Speed.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

GhostIC RR.png Ominous Wind
★★★
Attack power 61.19529
Charge time 1 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May increase the user's Attack and Defense
Ominous Wind Rumble Rush.png

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also boost the user's Attack, Special Attack, Defense, Special Defense, and Movement Speed by 1 level.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで じぶんの こうげき ぼうぎょ とくこう とくぼう いどうそくどが すべて 1だんかいあがる
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also boost your Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Travel Speed. (The stat changes return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileGTI.pngWonder Tile.)
SMD It damages enemies in the same room. It could also boost your Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, and Travel Speed. The stats return to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a IconTileSMD.pngWonder Tile.


In the anime

Fantina Drifloon Ominous Wind.png
Drifloon
Fantina Drifblim Ominous Wind.png
Drifblim (blowing)
Fantina Drifblim Ominous Wind 2.png
Drifblim (waving arms)
The user creates a gust of repulsive wind.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Drifloon Drifloon points the top of its head at the opponent and spins, creating a cyclone of purple wind and hitting the opponent.
Fantina's Drifloon Playing the Leveling Field! Debut
Drifblim Drifblim releases a purple wind from its mouth at the opponent, or Drifblim waves its arms and releases a purple wind at the opponent.
Fantina's Drifblim Shield with a Twist! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Prior to Generation VI, this move and Heat Wave had the same in-game animation, the only difference being the color.
  • Ominous Wind is the only Ghost-type Beautiful move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奇異之風 Kèihyih-jī Fūng
Mandarin 奇異之風 / 奇异之风 Qíyì-zhī Fēng
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Strašidelný vítr
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Onheilswind
France Flag.png French Vent Mauvais
Germany Flag.png German Unheilböen
Greece Flag.png Greek Δυσοίωνος Άνεμος Dysoíonos Ánemos
Italy Flag.png Italian Funestovento
South Korea Flag.png Korean 괴상한바람 Goesanghan Baram
Poland Flag.png Polish Złowieszczy Wiatr
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Vento Ominoso (games, TCG)
Vento Nefasto (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Vento Nefasto
Romania Flag.png Romanian Vântul Amenințător
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Viento Siniestro
Spain Flag.png Spain Viento Aciago
Thailand Flag.png Thai สายลมบอกเหตุ
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Cơn Gió Dị Thường


Variations of the move Ancient Power
SpecialIC HOME.png Ancient PowerSilver WindOminous Wind


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