Talk:Swift (move)

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Never misses?

Since the second or third generation swift has had the tendency to miss if the user digs or flies - it's happened a lot to me with swift and other unmissable attacks. It's happened in several of my games so it can't just be a fluke. --Woodland Mudkip 14:45, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, it already says this. It still seems like a false statement to say it never misses though--Woodland Mudkip 14:48, 1 December 2007 (UTC)

well it cant hit whats not there there now can it? it means like as long as the opposing pokemon is on the field it will always hit even if it uses double team or smokescreen. Happizelpom 23:11, 11 August 2008 (UTC)Happizelpom

I just changed the wording from "does not make contact" to "cannot hit" to be clear that this is not about contact as defined by Generation III onwards -- Swift never contacts the opponent to begin with, but it will only miss if the opponent deliberately evades the attack (Fly/Dig, Protect, etc). --Stratelier 17:38, 24 February 2011 (UTC)
Also, in Generation I there's a 1/256 (~0.4%) chance that it will miss, like the other '100% accuracy' moves. [1] --Chickasaurus 17:46, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Dive: Generation I and II

Dive does not exist in Generation I or II, so mentioning it in the description for the attack under those headings is inaccurate. - unsigned comment from Improv (talkcontribs)

Learn to read, it says Dig, not Dive. And remember to sign your comments on talk pages with four tildes (~~~~), this was already mentioned in your welcome message (I hope you already read it through). UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 14:15, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Actually, it said Dive before I removed it. I forgot to say I removed it because my dad interrupted me. The Dark Fiddler - Smarter than the average bear! 14:17, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
Oh. I didn't see that. :P UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 14:18, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry, it was my first contribution (: Wasn't aware of the our tildes thing, hopefully I'm doing it right ;D Conor 19:40, 6 December 2008 (UTC)
That's alright. But your signature breaks the policy: 1) it doesn't link back to your user page and 2) it doesn't contain your user name in any way. Please fix that. UltimateSephiroth (about me · chat · edits) 19:43, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Umbreon: In the Anime section

Umbreon's use of swift in the "In the Anime" section is copied from Glameow's as "The tip of Glameow's tail glows yellow and then it fires out yellow stars." I have not seen Umbreon use the move in the anime so I cannot fix this myself, I am just bringing it to the attention of anyone who can. - unsigned comment from Convoy (talkcontribs)

I did use Swift the same way glameow did, i checked. Roryrules123 11:52 22 November 2009 (UTC)

Eevee in Gen I

Is there a reason Eevee is listed as not receiving STAB in Gen I? BlueSoxSWJ 00:21, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

No there wasn't, it was a mistake. Next time you see something like this, feel free to fix it yourself.--Cold (talk) 01:13, 28 August 2010 (UTC)
I'd be happy to, but I don't have an Eevee at the moment to test it on, and didn't want to introduce an error - Eevee has some unusual characteristics, so it wouldn't have surprised me if it did have unusual STAB properties. BlueSoxSWJ 05:45, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

Big problem. Swift has the same number of variations as Quick Attack (move) and Hyper Beam (move). Should this change the pages? Gen VI Super Starter! (talk) 05:38, 15 January 2013 (UTC)