Fury Swipes (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 18
Accuracy 80
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 36
3 38 54
4 18 72
5 18 90

Fury Swipes hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Fury Swipes is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Fury Swipes to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 2-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generations 1-3, Fury Swipes ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Quickly scratches 2-5 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes two to five times.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
X/Y The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes quickly two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fury Swipes at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 20
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 20
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 19
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 20
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 14
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 14
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 22
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 22
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 9
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 9
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 13
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 13
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 23
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 18
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 16
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 8
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Level 8
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 29
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 15
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 19
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 14
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 14
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 14
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 15
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 10
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 15
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 16
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 16
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 18
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Level 20
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Level 20
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 10
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 10
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 16
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 12
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 12
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Level 13
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Level 1
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Level 13
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Level 1
Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 13
Simipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 12
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 12
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 13
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 13
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 17
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 17
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 21
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 10
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 10

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Fury Swipes as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Field
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Field, Water 1
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Field, Water 1
Buizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Fury Swipes in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Diglett
#050 / Ground
Gen 3 — Level up
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Gen 3 — Level up