Fury Swipes (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 18
Accuracy 80
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 36
3 38 54
4 18 72
5 18 90

Fury Swipes hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Fury Swipes is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Fury Swipes to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 2-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generations 1-3, Fury Swipes ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Fury Swipes turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Quickly scratches 2-5 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Rakes the foe with sharp claws, etc., 2 to 5 times.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes two to five times.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes for two to five times in quick succession.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes quickly two to five times in a row.
Sun/Moon The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes quickly two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fury Swipes at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 20
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 20
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 20
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 19
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 20
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Level 14
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 14
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 14
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 14
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
Level 13
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
Level 13
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Level 5
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Level 5
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
Level 13
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
Level 13
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Level 22
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Level 23
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 18
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 16
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
Level 8
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
Level 8
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
Level 19
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 12
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
Level 14
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 13
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 13
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 11
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
Level 13
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 15
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 16
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 16
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 13
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 18
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Level 20
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Level 20
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 9
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 9
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 16
PurrloinPurrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 12
LiepardLiepard
#510 / Dark
Level 12
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
Level 13
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
Level 1
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Level 13
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Level 1
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Level 13
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 12
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 12
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
Level 13
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 13
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 17
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Level 17
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 21
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 10
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 10
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Level 29
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Level 33
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 33

Learnt by breeding

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

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
Field
Alolan RattataRattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Field
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
Field
Alolan RaticateRaticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Field
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Field
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
Field, Water 1
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Field, Water 1
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Field, Water 1
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Field, Water 1