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Quick Attack
でんこうせっか Quick Attack
Quick Attack VIII.png
Introduced: Generation I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category: Type Physical.gif
Power: 40
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 30, max: 48
Priority: +1
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Detect/Protect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
The next appeal can be made earlier the next turn.
Super Contests (DPPt)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Condition: Cool
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Causes the user to move earlier on the next turn.

Quick Attack is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.


Games Description
GSC Lets the user get in the first hit.
RSE An extremely fast attack that always strikes first.
FRLG An almost invisibly fast attack that is certain to strike first.
DPPtHGSS The user lunges at the foe at a speed that makes it seem almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
BWB2W2 The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it seem almost invisible. It is sure to strike first.
XYORAS The user lunges at the target at a speed that makes it seem almost invisible. This move always goes first.
The user hits the target at a fast speed that makes it almost invisible. The move always strike first.


In battle

Due to having a positive priority, Quick Attack will always go before moves that have neutral priority. Quick Attack does damage to the target. In a Double Battle, Quick Attack can target any Pokémon around the user. In a Triple Battle, Quick Attack can only target a Pokémon that's adjacent to the user.

In the Mystery Dungeon series, the move's range extends two steps in front of the user.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
016.png Pidgey normal/flying 12 15 13
017.png Pidgeotto normal/flying 12 15 13
018.png Pidgeot normal/flying 1, 12 1, 15 1, 13
019.png Rattata normal 7 7 7
020.png Raticate normal 1, 7 1, 7 1, 7
025.png Pikachu electric 16 (RB)
11 (Y)
11 11
026.png Raichu electric 1 1
037.png Vulpix fire 16 7 13
038.png Ninetales fire 1 1 1
077.png Ponyta fire 1 (FRLG)
078.png Rapidash fire 1 (FRLG)
084.png Doduo normal/flying
085.png Dodrio normal/flying
123.png Scyther bug/flying 1 1 1
125.png Electabuzz electric 1 1 1
133.png Eevee normal 27 (RB)
23 (Y)
23 23
134.png Vaporeon water 27 (RB)
23 (Y)
23 23
135.png Jolteon electric 27 (RB)
23 (Y)
23 23
136.png Flareon fire 27 (RB)
23 (Y)
23 23
155.png Cyndaquil fire 19 19
156.png Quilava fire 21 21
157.png Typhlosion fire 21 21
161.png Sentret normal 11 7
162.png Furret normal 1, 11 1, 7
193.png Yanma bug/flying 7 7 (RSE)
6 (FRLG)
196.png Espeon psychic 23 23
197.png Umbreon dark 23 23
207.png Gligar ground/flying 20 20
212.png Scizor bug/steel 1 1
215.png Sneasel dark/ice 9 8
237.png Hitmontop fighting 19 19
239.png Elekid electric 1 1
243.png Raikou electric 31 31
252.png Treecko grass 11
253.png Grovyle grass 1, 11
254.png Sceptile grass 1, 11
255.png Torchic fire 28
256.png Combusken fire/fighting 32
257.png Blaziken fire/fighting 32
276.png Taillow normal/flying 8
277.png Swellow normal/flying 1, 8
278.png Wingull water/flying 31
283.png Surskit bug/water 7
284.png Masquerain bug/flying 1, 7
309.png Electrike electric 17
310.png Manectric electric 17
311.png Plusle electric 10
312.png Minun electric 10
313.png Volbeat bug 17
314.png Illumise bug 17
335.png Zangoose normal 7
359.png Absol dark 13
396.png Starly normal/flying
397.png Staravia normal/flying
398.png Staraptor normal/flying
417.png Pachirisu electric
418.png Buizel water
419.png Floatzel water
427.png Buneary normal
428.png Lopunny normal
447.png Riolu fighting
448.png Lucario fighting/steel
461.png Weavile dark/ice
466.png Electivire electric
469.png Yanmega bug/flying
470.png Leafeon grass
471.png Glaceon ice
472.png Gliscor ground/flying
491.png Darkrai dark
492B.png Shaymin grass/flying
494.png Victini psychic/fire
519.png Pidove normal/flying
520.png Tranquill normal/flying
521.png Unfezant normal/flying
522.png Blitzle electric
523.png Zebstrika electric
566.png Archen rock/flying
567.png Archeops rock/flying
587.png Emolga electric/flying
617.png Accelgor bug
638.png Cobalion steel/fighting
639.png Terrakion rock/fighting
640.png Virizion grass/fighting
648.png Meloetta normal/psychic
656.png Froakie water
657.png Frogadier water
658.png Greninja water/dark
659.png Bunnelby normal
660.png Diggerby normal/ground
661.png Fletchling normal/flying
662.png Fletchinder fire/flying
663.png Talonflame fire/flying
694.png Helioptile electric/normal
695.png Heliolisk electric/normal
700.png Sylveon fairy
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

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  • Quick Attack is often involved in the strategy that is referred to by some as F.E.A.R.
  • When Ash's Pidgeotto first used Quick Attack, it vaguely resembled the much later introduced Brave Bird.
  • Quick Attack is the only increased priority move introduced in Generation I.
  • Of all damage-dealing moves, Quick Attack is tied with Bouncy Bubble for most variations, with eight including itself.


Main games
Side games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures
Other manga series

See also

Variations of Quick Attack
Physical Quick Attack Mach Punch Aqua Jet Bullet Punch Ice Shard Shadow Sneak Accelerock
Special Vacuum Wave