Tailwind (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Tailwind doubles the speed of all Pokémon in the user's party for 4 turns.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Tailwind lasts 3 turns instead of 4.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokemon on the user’s team.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for three turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for four turns.
X/Y The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed stat of the user and its allies for four turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tailwind 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.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 30
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 47
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 1
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 64
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 27
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 50
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 1
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 57
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 52
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 46
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 54
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 60
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 28
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 11
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 37
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 40
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 37
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 37
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 1
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 55
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 45
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 51
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 55
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 35
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

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

Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Flying
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Bug
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Amorphous
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Flying
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Flying
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Flying
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Castform
#351 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Finneon
#456 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Gen 5 — Move tutor