Rapid Spin (move)

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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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Level 19
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Level 21
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Level 21
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 9
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 9
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 9
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 7
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Level 17
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 17
DonphanDonphan
#232 / Ground
Level 6
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 19
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 10
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 4
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 1
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 4
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 5
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 1
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 5
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Level 1
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
Level 35
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
Level 35
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 9
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
Level 1
SteeneeSteenee
#762 / Grass
Level 9
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 1
TsareenaTsareena
#763 / Grass
Level 9
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
Level 11
DhelmiseDhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
PheromosaPheromosa
#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.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
Water 3
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
Water 3
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
Water 3
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Water 3
HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
DelibirdDelibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Field, Water 1
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Water 3
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Field
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Field