Swift (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special Special
Power 60
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM39
Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM39

Effects

Swift deals damage and ignores changes to the Accuracy and Evasion stats. However, it will not hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Shadow Force or Sky Drop.

Changes

In Generation 1, Swift can hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Dig and Fly.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that never misses.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Sprays star-shaped rays that never miss.
FireRed/LeafGreen Star-shaped rays that never miss are fired at all foes in battle.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Star-shaped rays are shot at the foe. This attack never misses.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing team. This attack never misses.
X/Y Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Swift 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 11
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 11
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 23
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 24
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 28
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 36
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 40
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 18
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 12
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 10
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 8
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 31
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 31
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 31
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 41
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 24
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Level 22
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 17
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 9
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 12
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 31
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 31
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 30
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 10
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 49
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 21
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 21
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 21
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Level 22
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 12
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 21
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 21
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 21
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Level 19
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 25
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 21
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 21
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 17

Learnt by breeding

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

Pineco
#204 / Bug
Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Octillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Field
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Field
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Field
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
Basculin
#550 / Water
Water 2

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shellder
#090 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Horsea
#116 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Seadra
#117 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Seaking
#119 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Level up
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Level up
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Feebas
#349 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Milotic
#350 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Castform
#351 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution
Absol
#359 / Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Finneon
#456 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Phione
#489 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor