Quick Attack (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Quick Attack deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Quick Attack 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
Lets the user get in the first hit.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
An extremely fast attack that always strikes first.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An almost invisibly fast attack that is certain to strike first.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user lunges at the foe at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

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

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 13
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Level 4
Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Level 4
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 1
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Level 4
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 1
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Level 4
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 10
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 10
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 1
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 13
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 13
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 13
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 13
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 13
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 13
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 13
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Level 7
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 1
Furret
#162 / Normal
Level 7
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 6
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 13
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 13
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Level 13
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 8
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 15
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 1
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 22
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 9
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 1
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 9
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 9
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 23
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 25
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 25
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 9
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 19
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Level 6
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 6
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 10
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 10
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 1
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 1
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 12
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Level 12
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Level 5
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 1
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 7
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 5
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 11
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 1
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 11
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Level 16
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Level 16
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Level 1
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 1
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Level 8
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 6
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 13
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 13
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Level 13
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Level 11
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Level 28
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 11
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 11
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 11
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 1
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 1
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Level 1
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 4
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 13
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 1
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Level 6
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Froakie
#656 / Water
Level 8
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Level 8
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 1
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Level 8
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 7
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 7
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 6
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 6
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 6
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 17
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 13
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 1
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 8

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Gen 3 — Level up
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gen 2 — Breeding