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Whirlpool
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Stats
Type  Water
Category  Physical
Power  35
Accuracy  85%
PP  15 (max. 24)
Priority  {{{priority}}}
The user traps the target in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user

Whirlpool is an offensive Water-type move. It ensnares the target in a Whirlpool, dealing 1/8 of the target's maximum HP. (1/6 if the user is holding a Binding Band) at the end of each turn for two to five turns. It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape. If a wild Pokémon uses Whirlpool on the player's Pokémon, the player may escape if the affected Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball. However, these do not allow the player to switch the Pokémon out. If a trapped Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed.

Whirlpool can hit Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of Dive, and if it does, it will deal double damage.

Pokémon that learn Whirlpool

By leveling up

Dex
no.
Pokémon Type Level
#071 Icon071 Buizel Water Unknown 31
#072 Icon072 Floatzel Water Unknown 31
#121 Icon121 Selkid Water Fairy 32
#122 Icon122 Syrentide Water Fairy 32


Moves that partially trap
Fire SpinMagma StormMetal WhipInfestationWhirlpoolSand TombWrapBind