Razor Wind (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM02

Effects

The user of Razor Wind will whip up a whirlwind on the first turn. On the second turn, Razor Wind deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

If the user is holding a Power Herb, Razor Wind executes in one turn.

Changes

In Generations 1-2, Razor Wind has 75% accuracy.

In Generation 1, Razor Wind does not have an increased critical hit ratio.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Prepare 2nd turn: Attack
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A 2-turn move that strikes the foe on the 2nd turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen Blades of wind hit the foe on the 2nd turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit the foe on the second turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.
X/Y A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Razor Wind 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.

Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 33
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 37
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 57
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 35
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 41
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 38
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 27
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 27
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 22
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 31
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 31
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Horsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Seadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Field
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Dragon, Monster
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Field, Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Field, Grass
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Grass, Monster
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Bug
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Bug
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Dragon, Monster