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Whirlwind

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Normal - 100% 20 -6 - Single non-user

Description

Forces the target out, dragging out another random non-fainted ally. Fails if the opponent's team does not contain any inactive Pokemon. Fails if the target used Ingrain previously or has the ability Suction Cups. Pokemon protected by Magic Coat or the ability Magic Bounce are unaffected and instead use this move themselves. This move has a priority of -6. This move cannot be blocked by Substitute.

Competitive Use

Whirlwind is an excellent move on almost any Pokemon that gets it. It is nearly impossible to set up against a Pokemon with Whirlwind, such as Skarmory. Whirlwind is able to phaze through Substitutes and is not blocked by Soundproof. Whirlwind, like all phazing moves, is best used with plenty of entry hazard support as it can gradually wear out opponents by forcing them to take entry hazard damage with every switch in. Whirlwind is also a useful move for phazing out set-up sweepers and halting sweeps. It can also break Baton Pass chains in the lower tiers that rely on Soundproof Mr. Mime to block Roar.

Related Moves

Roar is an equivalent move, but is blocked by Soundproof.

Dragon Tail is a Dragon-type equivalent, but causes damage and will not force the opponent out if it does not cause direct damage, such as when used against a Substitute.

Circle Throw is a Fighting-type equivalent, but causes damage and will not force the opponent out if it does not cause direct damage, such as when used against a Substitute.

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
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
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
Cranidos Rock LC Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 67 125 40 30 30 58 350
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Drapion Poison / Dark RU Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 70 90 110 60 75 95 500
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Fearow Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sniper 65 90 65 61 61 100 442
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Hariyama Fighting RU Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 144 120 60 40 60 50 474
Hippopotas Ground LC Sand Stream / Sand Force 68 72 78 38 42 32 330
Hippowdon Ground OU Sand Stream / Sand Force 108 112 118 68 72 47 525
Ho-Oh Fire / Flying Uber Pressure / Regenerator 106 130 90 110 154 90 680
Honchkrow Dark / Flying UU Insomnia / Super Luck / Moxie 100 125 52 105 52 71 505
Hoothoot Normal / Flying LC Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Lugia Psychic / Flying Uber Pressure / Multiscale 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
Makuhita Fighting LC Thick Fat / Guts / Sheer Force 72 60 30 20 30 25 237
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Munchlax Normal NU Pickup / Thick Fat / Gluttony 135 85 40 40 85 5 390
Murkrow Dark / Flying NU Insomnia / Super Luck / Prankster 60 85 42 85 42 91 405
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
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
Rampardos Rock NU Mold Breaker / Sheer Force 97 165 60 65 50 58 495
Rufflet Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Hustle 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Skorupi Poison / Bug LC Battle Armor / Sniper / Keen Eye 40 50 90 30 55 65 330
Snorlax Normal UU Immunity / Thick Fat / Gluttony 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
Spearow Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sniper 40 60 30 31 31 70 262
Spoink Psychic LC Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 60 25 35 70 80 60 330
Staraptor Normal / Flying BL Intimidate / Reckless 85 120 70 50 50 100 475
Starly Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Keen Eye 40 55 30 30 30 60 245
Swellow Normal / Flying NU Guts / Scrappy 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Taillow Normal / Flying LC Guts / Scrappy 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Tropius Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Harvest 99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245