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
Black 2/White 2
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
X/Y The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Twister 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.

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 1
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 11
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
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
Dragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 67

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

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Staryu
#120 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
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
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
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
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
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
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
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
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
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
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Finneon
#456 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
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
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 4 — Move tutor