Wind Rider (Ability)

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Wind Rider かぜのり
Wind Riding
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Generation IX
Boosts the Pokémon's Attack stat if Tailwind takes effect or if the Pokémon is hit by a wind move. The Pokémon also takes no damage from wind moves.

Wind Rider (Japanese: かぜのり Wind Riding) is an Ability introduced in Generation IX.


In battle

Pokémon with Wind Rider are immune to damage from wind moves and its Attack is increased by one stage when hit by one.

When Tailwind takes effect on its side or when the Pokémon with Wind Rider is sent into battle while Tailwind is in effect on its side, its Attack is increased by one stage in addition to receiving the speed boosting effect of Tailwind.

Despite being classified as a wind move, Sandstorm does not interact with Wind Rider at all.

Affected moves

Move Type Cat. IX
Aeroblast  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Air Cutter  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Bleakwind Storm  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Blizzard  Ice  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Fairy Wind  Fairy  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Gust  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Heat Wave  Fire  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Hurricane  Flying  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Icy Wind  Ice  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Petal Blizzard  Grass  Physical {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sandsear Storm  Ground  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Sandstorm  Rock  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Springtide Storm  Fairy  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Tailwind  Flying  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Twister  Dragon  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Whirlwind  Normal  Status {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}
Wildbolt Storm  Electric  Special {{{3}}} {{{4}}} {{{5}}} {{{6}}}

Outside of battle

Wind Rider has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Wind Rider

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
0275 Shiftry Shiftry
Grass Dark Chlorophyll Wind RiderGen IX+ Pickpocket
0946 Bramblin Bramblin
Grass Ghost Wind Rider None Infiltrator
0947 Brambleghast Brambleghast
Grass Ghost Wind Rider None Infiltrator
Please note that abilities marked with a superscript are only available in the stated generation or later.
  • For Generation III and IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 乘風 Sìhngfūng
Mandarin 乘風 / 乘风 Chéngfēng
France Flag.png French Aéroporté
Germany Flag.png German Windreiter
Italy Flag.png Italian Vento Propizio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바람타기 Baram Tagi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Surcavientos