Tailwind (move)

Move data

Type Flying
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy
PP 30  (max. 48)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

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

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Tailwind lasts 3 turns instead of 4.

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Tailwind 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.

Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 41
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 47
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Level 64
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Level 50
Suicune
#245 / Water
Level 57
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 44
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 46
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 54
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 60
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 28
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 11
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 37
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 40
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 37
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 37
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 37
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 49
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 45
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 51
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 55
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 35
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 35

Learnt by breeding

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

Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Flying

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Tailwind by the various move tutors in the games.

Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Combee
#415 / Bug · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy