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 level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page 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 24
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 by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Absol
#359 / Dark
Huntail
#367 / Water
Gorebyss
#368 / Water
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal