Rapid Spin (move)

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Rapid Spin
こうそくスピン Rapid Spin
Rapid Spin VIII.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  40 (max. 64)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others once.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the more the crowd is excited.

Rapid Spin (Japanese: こうそくスピン Rapid Spin) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II-VII

Rapid Spin inflicts damage and then removes the effects of any binding moves and Leech Seed from the user, as well as entry hazards from the user's side of the field (unless the user has fainted as a result of the move, such as from Rough Skin).

Rapid Spin has a power of 20.

Generation VIII

Rapid Spin now has a power of 50. When inflicting damage, Rapid Spin now also raises the user's Speed by one stage.

Affected moves

The following moves are affected by Rapid Spin:

Move Type Cat.
Bind  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Clamp  Water  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fire Spin  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
G-Max Steelsurge  Steel  ??? {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Infestation  Bug  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Leech Seed  Grass  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Magma Storm  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sand Tomb  Ground  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Snap Trap  Grass  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Spikes  Ground  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Stealth Rock  Rock  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sticky Web  Bug  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Toxic Spikes  Poison  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Whirlpool  Water  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Wrap  Normal  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}


Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Normal-type attack. By spinning quickly, the user can escape from restraining moves.
GSC A high-speed spinning attack.
RSE Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.
FRLG An attack that frees the user from Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Colo.XD Spins the body at high speed to strike target.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
SwShBDSPLA A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, and Leech Seed. This also raises the user's Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 23 23 19 19 19 19SMUSUM 9
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21SMUSUM 9
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 25 25 20 20 20 21SMUSUM 9
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9SMUSUM 15
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 9SMUSUM 15SwSh
028 Sandslash Sandslash
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 13 13BW
9B2W2
9 9SMUSUM 15
028 Sandslash Sandslash
Alolan Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1SwSh
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 13 10 10 10 10XY
7ORAS
7SMUSUM 12
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 1 1 1 1 1 1SMUSUM 1
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Galarian Form
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17 17BDSP 17
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 22 22 12DP
17PtHGSS
17 17 17 17BDSP 17
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 6 6 6 6 6BDSP 6
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 25 25 24 24 24 19 1
324 Torkoal Torkoal
FireIC Big.png Field Field 23 23 25XY
10ORAS
10 8 8
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 5 5 7BW
4B2W2
4 4 3
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1, 5 1, 5 1, 7BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4 1
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 5 5 5 1SwSh
530 Excadrill Excadrill
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1SwSh
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal
IceIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 13 13 1 8SwSh 8
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 35 35 1SwSh 1
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral 35 35 1SwSh 1
713 Avalugg Avalugg
Hisuian Form
IceIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Mineral 1
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 9 8SwSh 8
762 Steenee Steenee
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1, 9 1SwSh 1
763 Tsareena Tsareena
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1, 9 1SwSh 1
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 11 11
781 Dhelmise Dhelmise
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1 1SwSh
795 Pheromosa Pheromosa
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1SwSh
829 Gossifleur Gossifleur
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 4SwSh
830 Eldegoss Eldegoss
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 1SwSh
837 Rolycoly Rolycoly
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 5SwSh 5
838 Carkol Carkol
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1SwSh 1
839 Coalossal Coalossal
RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 1SwSh 1
866 Mr. Rime Mr. Rime
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1SwSh
894 Regieleki Regieleki
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1SwSh 1
Cyclizar Cyclizar
DragonIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field 7
Bramblin Bramblin
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass 9
Brambleghast Brambleghast
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Grass Grass 9
Great Tusk Great Tusk
GroundIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
Iron Treads Iron Treads
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
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 Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
090 Shellder Shellder
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
225 Delibird Delibird
IceIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue
FightingIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like BDSP
347 Anorith Anorith
RockIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
529 Drilbur Drilbur
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
776 Turtonator Turtonator
FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon SwSh
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy SwSh
Quaxly Quaxly
WaterIC Big.png Flying Water 1
Tatsugiri Tatsugiri
DragonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
Toedscool Toedscool
GroundIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Grass Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral New York Pokémon Center
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

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Rapid Spin is a move with 4 base power, 90% accuracy, and 16 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front and removes Leech Seed, Leg/Shadow Hold, Ingrain and Constriction status conditions from itself.

From Gates to Infinity onwards, it also can destroy traps, like in main series.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Rapid Spin is Blastoise's and Tsareena's second move.

Blastoise can obtain the move by reaching level 7 as Wartortle and upgrading Skull Bash into it instead of Surf. The user withdraws into its shell and begins rapidly spinning, resetting the cooldown of its other move. The user is unstoppable for the duration of Rapid Spin and can freely move about the battlefield. While spinning, the user will damage and slow nearby enemies. The user's next basic attack after Rapid Spin ends becomes boosted. For the duration of Rapid Spin, the mechanics of the user's Basic attacks as well as Hydro Pump and Water Spout are changed. At level 13 or higher, the user gains a massive amount of Defense and Sp. Defense for the duration of Rapid Spin.

Tsareena starts with the move as Bounsweet. The user spins in the designated direction, dealing damage to any enemy hit. When this move hits, the user's movement speed is increased for a short time. Upon evolving from Steenee at level 6, it is replaced by either Trop Kick or Grassy Glide.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed, Leg Hold, Ingrain, or Constriction.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It also frees the user from Leech Seed status, Shadow Hold status, Ingrain status, and Constriction status.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも やどりぎじょうたい かげふみじょうたい ねをはりじょうたい しめつけじょうたいから ぬけだすことができる
MDGtI It damages an enemy and breaks a trap underneath the enemy. It also frees you from the Leech Seed, Bound, Fire Spin, and Sand Tomb status.
SMD It damages an enemy. It also frees you from being bound and from the immobile and Leech Seed statuses. It destroys any trap in front of you.
MDRTDX It damages an enemy. It also frees you from being bound and from the Leech Seed status. It destroys any trap in front of you, too.


In the anime

Samson Komala Rapid Spin.png Clay Excadrill Rapid Spin protect.png Wulfric Bergmite Rapid Spin.png Buck Claydol Rapid Spin.png
Komala Excadrill Bergmite Claydol
The user spins into the target. This move also allows the user to break free from binding moves and eliminate entry hazards.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Blastoise Blastoise Blastoise pulls its head, arms, legs, and cannons into its shell and spins like a disc. It either deflects the opponent's attack or spins into the opponent. The attack also allows Blastoise to escape binding attacks, such as Fire Spin.
Mewtwo's Blastoisetwo Mewtwo Strikes Back! Debut
Gary's Blastoise Can't Beat the Heat! None
Sid's Blastoise Destiny Deoxys None
Tierno's Blastoise Tag Team Battle Inspiration! None
Staryu Staryu Staryu spins like a saw blade, using the tips of its appendages as a cutting edge, or if stuck in a whirlpool, it spins around in the opposite direction as the whirlpool.
Misty's Staryu Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Hitmontop Hitmontop Hitmontop does a headstand, spins, and tackles the opponent.
Chigusa's Hitmontop Two Hits and a Miss None
Butch's Hitmontop A Promise is a Promise None
Terri's Hitmontop Pasta La Vista! None
A Trainer's Hitmontop The Ole' Berate and Switch! None
A Coordinator's Hitmontop Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
Forretress Forretress Forretress spins and tackles the opponent. Sometimes, it pulls its horns into its body and closes up its shell to attack.
Brock's Forretress A Crowning Achievement None
Baltoy Baltoy Baltoy spins rapidly, deflecting attacks.
Calista's Baltoy Me, Myself and Time None
Claydol Claydol Claydol spins around quickly, repelling any attack back at the opponent, or Claydol lifts its arms, spins around quickly and floats into the opponent.
A giant Claydol Claydol Big and Tall None
Spenser's Claydol Ka Boom with a View! None
Buck's Claydol Bucking the Treasure Trend! None
Squirtle Squirtle Squirtle pulls its limbs into its shell and spins around, hitting the opponent.
May's Squirtle On Olden Pond None
Ash's Squirtle Gathering the Gang of Four! None
Tierno's Squirtle Summer of Discovery! None
Wartortle Wartortle Wartortle pulls all of its limbs into its shell and it spins like a disk.
May's Wartortle Staging a Heroes' Welcome! None
Tierno's Wartortle Good Friends, Great Training! None
Dusknoir Dusknoir Dusknoir spins its body rapidly, knocking the opponent away from it.
Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky) Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness Dusknoir cannot legally learn Rapid Spin
Excadrill Excadrill Excadrill opens both of its claws and holds them both forward. Both claws begin to glow silver and spin rapidly. As the claws spin, they let off yellow static electricity. Excadrill can then block attacks, or strike the opponent with one of its claws by thrusting its arm forward, or Excadrill holds out both of its arms and both of its claws start to glow silver. It then spins its body rapidly while turning its head upwards. As it spins, its body releases yellow static electricity. .
Clay's Excadrill Battling the King of the Mines! None
Cryogonal Cryogonal Cryogonal spins rapidly and tackles the opponent.
Brycen's Cryogonal Caution: Icy Battle Conditions! None
Multiple wild Cryogonal Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None
Bergmite Bergmite Bergmite's body spins in a counterclockwise direction and charges towards the opponent.
Wulfric's Bergmite A Real Icebreaker! None
Komala Komala Komala jumps up, spins around and kicks its opponent with its feet.
Samson Oak's Komala Let Sleeping Pokémon Lie! None
Sandshrew Sandshrew Alolan Sandshrew spins around with the front part of its body facing the ground and then slams its body into the opponent once or multiple times.
A wild Sandshrew Not Caving Under Pressure! None
Pineco Pineco Pineco spins and tackles the opponent.
A wild Pineco Time After Time! None


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 高速旋轉 Gōuchūk Syùhnjyún *
高速迴轉 Gōuchūk Wùihjyún *
高速游開 Gōuchūk Yàuhhōi *
Mandarin 高速旋轉 / 高速旋转 Gāosù Xuánzhuǎn *
高速迴轉 / 高速回转 Gāosù Huízhuǎn *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Prudké otáčky
Rychlý vír (Black & White series)
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snelle draai
Finland Flag.png Finnish Huimakieppi*
Pikapyörre/Pikahyrrä*
France Flag.png French Tour Rapide
Germany Flag.png German Turbodreher
Greece Flag.png Greek Περιστροφή
India Flag.png Hindi तेज़ घूमो Tez Ghoomo
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Putaran Kecepatan Tinggi
Italy Flag.png Italian Rapigiro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 고속스핀 Gosokseupin
Poland Flag.png Polish Szybki Zwrot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Giro Rápido
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rodopio Rápido
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Brzo Okretanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Giro Rápido
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Snabbspinn
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vòng Xoay Siêu Tốc



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