Rapid Spin (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 50
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Rapid Spin deals damage, raises the user's Speed by one stage, and removes the effects of several trap moves and entry hazards. It fails if the move misses or the target is immune. The effects from the following moves are removed:

Changes

In Generations 2-7, Rapid Spin has base power 20, and does not raise the user's Speed.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Rapid Spin 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 Rapid Spin
Japanese こうそくスピン (Kōsoku Spin)
German Turbodreher
French Tour Rapide
Italian Rapigiro
Spanish Giro Rápido

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
A high-speed spinning attack.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Spins the body at high speed to strike the foe.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen An attack that frees the user from BIND, WRAP, LEECH SEED, and SPIKES.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, Leech Seed, and Spikes.
Sword​/​Shield A spin attack that can also eliminate such moves as Bind, Wrap, and Leech Seed. This also raises the user’s Speed stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rapid Spin 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.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 9
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 9
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 9
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 15
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 15
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 15
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Level 1
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 12
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 1
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 8
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 3
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 1
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 8
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 1
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 1
Bounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 8
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 1
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1
Gossifleur
#829 / Grass
Level 4
Eldegoss
#830 / Grass
Level 1
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Level 5
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Level 1
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Level 1
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Level 1
Regieleki
#894 / Electric
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Fairy, Field