Rapid Spin (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 20
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Rapid Spin deals a small amount of damage and removes the effects of several trap moves. It fails if the move misses or the target is immune. The effects from the following moves are removed:

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
A high-speed spinning attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that frees the user from BIND, WRAP, LEECH SEED, and SPIKES.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Black/White
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rapid Spin at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 19
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 20
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 20
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 13
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 9
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 10
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 17
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 17
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 6
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 24
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 23
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 7
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 5
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 13
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 35
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

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

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Tentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Tentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
Shellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Water 1, Field
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field