Twister (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category Special Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Twister deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Twister can hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stages of Bounce, Fly and Sky Drop - and in the case of Bounce and Fly, inflicts double damage.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Whips up a tornado to attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A vicious twister attacks the foe. It may make the foe flinch.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
Black/White The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Twister 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.

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 21
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
Horsea
#116 / Water
Level 26
Seadra
#117 / Water
Level 26
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 29
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 11
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 11
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 11
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 26
Milotic
#350 / Water
Level 17
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Water 1, Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Water 1, Flying
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Monster, Dragon
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass

Learnt by Move Tutor (Generation 4)

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
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
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Milotic
#350 / Water
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal