Tailwind (move)

Move data

Type Flying
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Tailwind doubles the speed of all Pokémon in the user's party for 4 turns.

Changes

In Generation 4, Tailwind lasts 3 turns instead of 4.

In Generations 4-5, Tailwind has 30 PP.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Tailwind turns into Z-Tailwind and raises critical-hit ratio one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all Pokémon on the user’s team.

Other languages

English Tailwind
Japanese おいかぜ (Oikaze)
German Rückenwind
French Vent Arrière
Italian Ventoincoda
Spanish Viento Afín

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for three turns.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for four turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed stat of the user and its allies for four turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed stat of the user and its allies for four turns.
Sword​/​Shield The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed stats of the user and its allies for four turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tailwind 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.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 36
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 40
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 48
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 40
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 58
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 45
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 18
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 18
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 18
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 18
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 35
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 43
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 47
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 49
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 51
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Level 44

Learnt by breeding

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