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Tailwind

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Flying - - 30 0 - User party

Description

For four turns after this move is used, all Pokemon on the user's team have their Speed stat doubled. This does not change the turn order on the turn it is used in. Fails if this move is already in effect for the user's side.

Competitive Use

Though not very practical in singles, Tailwind is a phenomenal attack in doubles. Tailwind's boost to your Pokemon's Speed for a few turns can lead to swift and painful deaths for your opponent's Pokemon. Unlike with Trick Room, where you usually need to dedicate all of your team to taking advantage of it, any team can pick up a Tailwind user for a convenient Speed boost. Good Tailwind inducers include the omnipresent Zapdos, who can forgo Heat Wave, Hidden Power, or Protect to support the team. If you're interested in a more dedicated Tailwind user, Whimsicott and Tornadus can work, as with Prankster, they will almost always manage to set up Tailwind.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Aerodactyl Rock / Flying RU Rock Head / Pressure / Unnerve 80 105 65 60 75 130 515
Articuno Ice / Flying NU Pressure / Snow Cloak 90 85 100 95 125 85 580
Braviary Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Defiant 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Ducklett Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 62 44 50 44 50 55 305
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Pelipper Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Rain Dish 60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Rufflet Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Hustle 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Suicune Water UU Pressure / Water Absorb 100 75 115 90 115 85 580
Swanna Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 75 87 63 87 63 98 473
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Xatu Psychic / Flying UU Synchronize / Early Bird / Magic Bounce 65 75 70 95 70 95 470