Swift (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special
Power 60
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM39
Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM39

Effects

Swift deals damage and ignores changes to the Accuracy and Evasion stats. However, it will not hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Shadow Force or Sky Drop.

Changes

In Generation 1, Swift can hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Dig and Fly.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Swift turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 120.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
An attack that never misses.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Sprays star-shaped rays that never miss.
FireRed/LeafGreen Star-shaped rays that never miss are fired at all foes in battle.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Star-shaped rays are shot at the foe. This attack never misses.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing team. This attack never misses.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.
Sun/Moon Star-shaped rays are shot at the opposing Pokémon. This attack never misses.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Swift 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.

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 17
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Level 17
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 17
ZubatZubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 23
GolbatGolbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 24
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Level 1
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Level 1
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 20
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 20
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
Level 16
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Level 1
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 12
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Level 17
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Level 8
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 31
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Level 31
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 31
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 8
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 8
CrobatCrobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 24
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
Level 22
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Level 17
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 23
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 12
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 16
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 16
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Level 1
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Level 10
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Level 37
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 21
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Level 21
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Level 21
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
Level 22
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 12
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 21
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
Level 21
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 21
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Level 19
AccelgorAccelgor
#617 / Bug
Level 25
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Level 21
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
Level 21
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Level 17
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 15
PheromosaPheromosa
#795 / Bug · Fighting
Level 7

Learnt by breeding

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

PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Bug
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Field
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Field
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Water 2
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Water 2
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Field
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Field
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Field
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Field
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Field
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Water 2