Quick Attack (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Quick Attack deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Lets the user get in the first hit.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
An extremely fast attack that always strikes first.
FireRed/LeafGreen An almost invisibly fast attack that is certain to strike first.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user lunges at the foe at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
X/Y The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Quick Attack 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.

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Level 4
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 1
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 4
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 10
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 10
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 1
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 13
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 13
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 13
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 13
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 13
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 13
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 13
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 7
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 1
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 7
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 6
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 13
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 13
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 13
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 8
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 15
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 1
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 22
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 11
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 1
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 11
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 11
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 28
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 32
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 32
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Level 7
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 7
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 22
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 7
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 7
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 17
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 17
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 7
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 7
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 17
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 17
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 5
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 9
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 5
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 11
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 1
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 11
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 16
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 16
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 1
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 8
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 6
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 13
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 13
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 13
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 11
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Level 28
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 11
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 11
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 11
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 1
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 1
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 4
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 13
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 6
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 8
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 8
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 8
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 7
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 7
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 6
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 6
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 6
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 17
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 13

Learnt by breeding

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

Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Field, Flying
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Field
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Flying
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Field, Water 1
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Bug
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Field, Water 1
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Field, Water 1
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Field
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Gen 3 — Level up