Razor Wind (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red​/​Blue
Yellow
TM02

Effects

The user of Razor Wind will whip up a whirlwind on the first turn. On the second turn, Razor Wind deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio (18 instead of 116).

If the user is holding a Power Herb, Razor Wind executes in one turn.

Changes

In Generations 1-2, Razor Wind has 75% accuracy.

In Generation 1, Razor Wind does not have an increased critical hit ratio.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Razor Wind turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Razor Wind
Japanese かまいたち (Kamaitachi)
German Klingensturm
French Coupe-Vent
Italian Ventagliente
Spanish Viento Cortante

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Prepare 2nd turn: Attack
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A 2-turn move that strikes the foe on the 2nd turn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen Blades of wind hit the foe on the 2nd turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit the foe on the second turn. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
A two-turn attack. Blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
In this two-turn attack, blades of wind hit opposing Pokémon on the second turn. Critical hits land more easily.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Razor Wind 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.

Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 33
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 33
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Level 20
Absol
#359 / Dark
Level 49
Buizel
#418 / Water
Level 35
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Level 41
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 36
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 38
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 25
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 27
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 27
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 22
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 31
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 31
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 1
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 70
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 70

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 2 — Breeding
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 2 — Breeding
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 2 — Breeding
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 1 — TM
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 1 — TM
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 1 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Totodile
#158 / Water
Gen 2 — Breeding
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 2 — Breeding
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 2 — Breeding