Rapid Spin (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Physical
Power 20
Accuracy 100
PP 40  (max. 64)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Rapid Spin deals a small amount of damage and removes the effects of several trap moves. It fails if the move misses or the target is immune. The effects from the following moves are removed:

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 Pokemon.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Rapid Spin 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.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Level 19
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Level 21
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Level 21
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 9
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 9
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 9
Staryu
#120 / Water
Level 7
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 17
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 17
Donphan
#232 / Ground
Level 6
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 19
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 10
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 4
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 4
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 5
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 5
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 1
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 35
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 35
Bounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 9
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 1
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Level 9
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
Tsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 9
Komala
#775 / Normal
Level 11
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Pheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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