Quick Attack (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Makes contact? Yes
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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Quick Attack
Japanese でんこうせっか (Denkō Sekka)
German Ruckzuckhieb
French Vive-attaque
Italian Attacco Rapido
Spanish Ataque Rápido

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it almost invisible. This move always goes first.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 8
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 1
Rapidash
Galarian Rapidash
#078 / Psychic · Fairy
Level 1
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Level 10
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Level 10
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 10
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 10
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 10
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Level 10
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Level 12
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 4
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 5
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 12
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 12
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
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Level 10
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Level 10
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 8
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 10
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 1
Cobalion
#638 / Steel · Fighting
Level 1
Terrakion
#639 / Rock · Fighting
Level 1
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Level 1
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 9
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 9
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 5
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 12
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 10
Lycanroc
Midday Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Lycanroc
Dusk Form
#745 / Rock
Level 1
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 1
Scorbunny
#813 / Fire
Level 8
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Level 1
Cinderace
#815 / Fire
Level 1
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Level 1
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Level 1
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Level 15
Dreepy
#885 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Drakloak
#886 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Dragapult
#887 / Dragon · Ghost
Level 1
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Level 1
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Farfetch'd
Galarian Farfetch'd
#083 / Fighting
Field, Flying
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug