Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  35
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}[[Category:Moves with {{{priority}}} priority]]
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat or Magic Bounce
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe
Self Ally
May affect anyone but the user
  • Not a TM, HM or Move Tutor move.
The user traps the target in a violent swirling whirlpool for four to five turns.


  • Whirlpool inflicts 1/8 of the target's maximum HP as damage for two to five turns upon use, in addition to the damage dealt when it is used.
  • It also traps the target, preventing switching and escape.
  • If a trapped Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed.
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