Wing Attack (move)

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Wing Attack
つばさでうつ Wing Strike
Wing Attack VIII.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  35 (max. 56)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Wing Attack (Japanese: つばさでうつ Wing Strike) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation I.

Effect

Generation I

Wing Attack inflicts damage and has no secondary effect. It has a power of 35.

Generations II onwards

Wing Attack's power increases to 60. It can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Description

Games Description
Stad A Flying-type attack. The attacking Pokémon spreads its wings and charges at the target.
Stad2 A Flying-type attack. The attacking Pokémon spreads its wings and charges.
GSC Strikes the target with wings.
RSE Strikes the foe with wings spread wide.
FRLG The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide.
Colo.XD Strikes the target with wings spread wide.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 36 36 36 36 36 1, Evo.
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28 29 25 33 33 33 33SMUSUM
15PE
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 31 33 27 37 37 37 37SMUSUM
15PE
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 31 33 27 38 38 38 38SMUSUM
15PE
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 28 27 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13SMUSUM
4PE
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 32 30 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13SMUSUM
1, 4PE
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 50Y 30 26 21 21 21 21SMUSUM
16PE
12
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 10
146 Moltres Moltres
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1 1 1 1 1 15
146 Moltres Moltres
Galarian Form
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 15
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 55 55 55 55 55 1, Evo. 1
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 30 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 37C 43RSE
39FRLG
43 43 43 43
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 15 15 15 15
212 Scizor Scizor
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 40 36 22 22BW
14B2W2
14 14 1
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 20
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 13 13 13 13 13
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 13 11 11BW
9B2W2
9XY
8ORAS
8 15
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 1, 13 1, 11 1, 11BW
1, 9B2W2
1, 9XY
1, 8ORAS
1, 8 15
396 Starly Starly
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 9 9 9 9
397 Staravia Staravia
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 9 9 9 9
398 Staraptor Staraptor
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1 1 1 1
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 22 22BW
14B2W2
14 14 8
566 Archen Archen
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 6
567 Archeops Archeops
RockIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Water 3 1 1 1 1
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 9 9 9
581 Swanna Swanna
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 10 10 10 12
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 1, 10 1, 10 1, 10 1
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like 8 8 4
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 16 16 16
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon 16 16 16
841 Flapple Flapple
GrassIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Grass Dragon 1, Evo.
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
004 Charmander Charmander
FireIC Big.png Monster Dragon
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
207 Gligar Gligar
GroundIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Earthquake GligarStad2
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, Wing Attack is a move with base power of 6, 22PP and 95% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in the front.

In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, the move's PP has been decreased to 20.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 31
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: None
Users: Zubat   Staravia   Rufflet
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

GO Flying.png Wing Attack
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 9
Duration 0.8 seconds
Damage window 0.55 - 0.75 seconds
Wing Attack GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 7
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
PidgeottoGolbatMoltresNoctowlYanmaGligarMantineSwellowPelipperStaraviaStaraptorYanmegaGliscorArchenArcheopsDucklettRuffletHawluchaNoibat
By Elite Fast TM
CharizardPidgeot
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 12 → 9
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 9 → 10
    • Energy boost: 7 → 10
    • Duration: 0.75 → 1.25 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 10 → 8
    • Energy boost: 10 → 9
    • Duration: 1.25 → 0.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる
Conq. The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy.


In the anime

Main series

Rapp Zubat Wing Attack.png Ash Pidgeotto Wing Attack.png Cameron Swanna Wing Attack.png Team Rocket Pelipper Wing Attack.png
Zubat Pidgeotto Swanna Pelipper
The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Ash's Pidgeotto The Water Flowers of Cerulean City Debut
042 Golbat Golbat repeatedly dives down and strikes the opponent with one of its wings, or Golbat deflects an opponent's attacks with its wings. Sometimes, its wings glow white.
Koga's Golbat The Ninja Poké-Showdown None
Brock's Golbat Hassle in the Castle None
J's henchmen's Golbat Ill-Will Hunting! None
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot hits the opponent with one of its wings.
Falkner's Pidgeot Fighting Flyer with Fire None
041 Zubat Zubat flies down at hits the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes its wings glow white.
Brock's Zubat Spell of the Unown: Entei None
Rapp's Zubat Turning Heads and Training Hard! None
169 Crobat Four or two of Crobat's four wings glow white and its hits the opponent with them.
Brock's Crobat Control Freak! None
J's henchmen's Crobat Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 None
Xerosic's Crobat Facing the Needs of the Many! None
149 Dragonite Dragonite flaps its wings and white energy is released from them, hitting the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
226 Mantine Mantine hits the opponent many times with one of its wings, or both of Mantine's wings glow white and white energy shines off them. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Dorian's Mantine Just Add Water None
Marlon's Mantine The Road to Humilau! None
276 Taillow Taillow hits the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes, its wings glow white.
Ash's Taillow A Tail with a Twist None
279 Pelipper Pelipper strikes the opponent with one of its wings. Sometimes, Pelipper's wings glow light blue while using the move.
Anthony's Pelipper You Said a Mouthful! None
Team Rocket's Pelipper To Train, or Not to Train! None
016 Pidgey Pidgey's wings glow white and it strikes the opponent with one of them.
A Pidgey Anita borrowed from the Pokémon Trainer's School Gonna Rule the School! None
277 Swellow Swellow's wings glow white and it slashes the opponent with one of them.
Vito Winstrate's Swellow Candid Camerupt! None
Ash's Swellow That's Just Swellow None
396 Starly Starly slaps the opponent across the face multiple times with one of its wings.
Ash's Starly Two Degrees of Separation! None
397 Staravia Staravia's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Staravia Cooking up a Sweet Story! None
185 Sudowoodo The branches on Sudowoodo's head and the orbs on its hands glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of its hands.
Brock's Sudowoodo Tears For Fears! Used via Mimic
398 Staraptor Staraptor's wings shine, then glow white. It then hits the opponent with one of them.
Reggie's Staraptor Lost Leader Strategy! None
Barry's Staraptor Barry's Busting Out All Over! None
193 Yanma Yanma's wings glow white and it hits the opponent with one of them.
Jessie's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
Tyler's Yanma The Thief That Keeps on Thieving! None
580 Ducklett Both of Ducklett's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Three wild Ducklett Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! None
520 Tranquill Both of Tranquill's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Tranquill An Amazing Aerial Battle! Japanese version only
Tranquill cannot legally learn Wing Attack
566 Archen Both of Archen's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Four wild Archen A Restoration Confrontation! Part 1 None
628 Braviary Both of Braviary's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. He then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Soren's Braviary A Surface to Air Tag Battle Team! None
A wild Braviary Saving Braviary! None
581 Swanna Both of Swanna's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the tips of the feathers. It then slams into the opponent.
Cameron's Swanna Cameron's Secret Weapon! None
006 Charizard Both of Charizard's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the wingtips. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Ash's Charizard The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! None


Pokémon Generations

None.png Blue Pidgeot Wing Attack PG.png None.png None.png
Pidgeot
The foe is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
018 Pidgeot Both of Pidgeot's wings glow white and white energy shines off them at the wingtips. It then slams into the opponent with one of them.
Blue's Pidgeot The Challenger Debut


In the manga

Ash & Pikachu


Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY!


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic هجوم الجناح hujum aljanah
Chinese Cantonese 翅膀攻擊 Chibóng Gūnggīk
Mandarin 翅膀攻擊 / 翅膀攻击 Chìbǎng Gōngjí / Chìbǎng Gōngjī
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Křídlový útok
Denmark Flag.png Danish Vingeangreb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vleugelaanval
Finland Flag.png Finnish Siipi-isku
France Flag.png French Cru-Ailes*
Cru-Aile*
Germany Flag.png German Flügelschlag
Greece Flag.png Greek Πτερωτή Pterutí
India Flag.png Hindi पंखों का वार Pankhon Ka Waar
Iceland Flag.png Icelandic Vængárás
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kepakan Sayap
Italy Flag.png Italian Attacco d'Ala*
Att. d'Ala*
South Korea Flag.png Korean 날개치기 Nalgaechigi
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Vingangrep
Poland Flag.png Polish Atak Skrzydeł*
Atak Skrzydłem*
Atak Wiatru*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque de Asa (games, anime, TCG, manga)
Ataque com Asa (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Ataque de Asas (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque de Asas
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul Aripilor
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Napad krilima
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Ataque de alas
Ala ataque
Aletazo
Spain Flag.png Spain Ataque Ala*
Ataque-Ala*
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Vingattack
Thailand Flag.png Thai โจมตีด้วยปีก
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kanat Saldırısı
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tấn Công Bằng Cánh



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