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Quick Attack

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Quick Attack
First appearance Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (1996)
Type Normal
Category Physical move
Power 40
Accuracy 100%
PP 30
Affects Selected target
Speed priority +1
Contact Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat No
Magic Bounce No
Bright Powder Yes
Protect Yes
Snatch No
Mirror Move Yes
King's Rock Yes

Quick Attack is a Normal-type move introduced in Pocket Monsters Red and Green Versions (released internationally as Pokémon Red and Blue Versions). Quick Attack is a basic physical move in a similar vein to Tackle, but its speed priority often allows a Pokémon to use it before their opponent can attack. There are a few moves with an even higher priority than Quick Attack, such as Extreme Speed.


Super Smash Bros. series

Pikachu using Quick Attack in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

In every Super Smash Bros. series title, starting with Super Smash Bros., Quick Attack is Pikachu's up special move. By using it, Pikachu quickly moves into the air in a burst of speed the direction that the player is holding on the control stick. If the player changes the direction they are holding mid-attack, then Pikachu receives a second burst of speed in that direction. In Super Smash Bros., Quick Attack does not inflict any damage upon touching an opponent, but it does in subsequent installments.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U introduces custom special moves, giving this move two variants: Meteor Quick Attack, which moves and acts slower and does not travel as far but has a meteor effect during the beginning and when changing directions; and Quick Feet, which only gives Pikachu one burst of movement that travels farther.


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese でんこうせっか
Denkō Sekka
Lightning Speed
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