Twister (move)

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Move data

Type Dragon
Category Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Twister deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Twister can hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stages of Bounce, Fly and Sky Drop - and in the case of Bounce and Fly, inflicts double damage.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Dragonium Z and uses its Z-Power, Twister turns into Devastating Drake and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Whips up a tornado to attack.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe.
FireRed/LeafGreen A vicious twister attacks the foe. It may make the foe flinch.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
The user whips up a vicious twister to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
HeartGold/SoulSilver The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the foe. It may also make the foe flinch.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing team. It may also make targets flinch.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.
Sun/Moon The user whips up a vicious tornado to tear at the opposing Pokémon. This may also make them flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Twister 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.

PidgeyPidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 21
PidgeottoPidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
PidgeotPidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 22
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Level 17
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Level 17
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
Level 24
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
Level 11
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 1
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
Level 11
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Level 11
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Level 17
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
Level 14
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 1
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
Level 1
DrampaDrampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Level 5

Learnt by breeding

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

MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Water 1
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Flying, Water 1
BagonBagon
#371 / Dragon
Dragon
ShelgonShelgon
#372 / Dragon
Dragon
SalamenceSalamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Dragon
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Dragon, Monster
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Undiscovered
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
Field, Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
Field, Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
Field, Grass