Fury Swipes (move)

Move data

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

Effects

HitsProb.Power
23836
33854
41872
51890

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Fury Swipes
Japanese みだれひっかき (Midare Hikkaki)
German Kratzfurie
French Combo-Griffe
Italian Sfuriate
Spanish Golpes Furia

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is raked with sharp claws or scythes quickly two to five times in a row.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 24
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 24
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 26
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Level 15
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Level 15
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Level 1
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Level 29
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Level 29
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Level 29
Persian
#053 / Normal
Level 31
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 31
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Level 9
Golduck
#055 / Water
Level 9
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 30
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Level 18
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Level 18
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 18
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 30
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 36
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 36
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Level 24
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 16
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 12
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 30
Purrloin
#509 / Dark
Level 12
Liepard
#510 / Dark
Level 12
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 12
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 12
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Level 12
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Level 12
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 6
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 1
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 15
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 15
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 5
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Level 16
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Level 16
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 12
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 12
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 12
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 8
Obstagoon
#862 / Dark · Normal
Level 18
Perrserker
#863 / Steel
Level 31
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 24