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Flash (move)

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This article is about the move Flash. For the field move, see Field Move.

Flash
フラッシュ Flash
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect any foe, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Shifts the judge's attention from the others.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Flash (Japanese: フラッシュ Flash) is a non-damaging Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I. In the first three generations, it was HM05, but in Generation IV, it was changed to TM70.

Effect

In battle

Generation I-III

Flash decreases the target's Accuracy stat by one stage. Flash will do nothing if the target's Accuracy stat has a stage of -6, and will fail if the target has a Substitute or is under the effect of Mist.

The accuracy of Flash is 70% in these generations.

Generation IV

The accuracy of Flash changes to 100%. All other effects are the same.

Outside of battle

File:Flash demo.gif
Flash in the Generation III games.

Outside of battle, Flash will illuminate dark caves. The effect will last until the player exits the cave. When the player re-enters the cave, it will be dark again.

Caves in which Flash is usable

Learnset

Generation I

By HM05

#   Pokémon Type
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
048 048 Venonat Bug Poison
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
113 113 Chansey Normal
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation II

By HM05

#   Pokémon Type
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
054 054 Psyduck Water
055 055 Golduck Water
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
113 113 Chansey Normal
114 114 Tangela Grass
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
152 152 Chikorita Grass
153 153 Bayleef Grass
154 154 Meganium Grass
163 163 Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 164 Noctowl Normal Flying
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
173 173 Cleffa Normal
174 174 Igglybuff Normal
175 175 Togepi Normal
176 176 Togetic Normal Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
182 182 Bellossom Grass
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 191 Sunkern Grass
192 192 Sunflora Grass
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying
194 194 Wooper Water Ground
195 195 Quagsire Water Ground
196 196 Espeon Psychic
197 197 Umbreon Dark
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
213 213 Shuckle Bug Rock
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
234 234 Stantler Normal
239 239 Elekid Electric
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
244 244 Entei Fire
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

By HM05

#   Pokémon Type
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
054 054 Psyduck Water
055 055 Golduck Water
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
113 113 Chansey Normal
114 114 Tangela Grass
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
124 124 Jynx Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
152 152 Chikorita Grass
153 153 Bayleef Grass
154 154 Meganium Grass
163 163 Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 164 Noctowl Normal Flying
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
173 173 Cleffa Normal
174 174 Igglybuff Normal
175 175 Togepi Normal
176 176 Togetic Normal Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
182 182 Bellossom Grass
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 191 Sunkern Grass
192 192 Sunflora Grass
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying
194 194 Wooper Water Ground
195 195 Quagsire Water Ground
196 196 Espeon Psychic
197 197 Umbreon Dark
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
213 213 Shuckle Bug Rock
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
234 234 Stantler Normal
238 238 Smoochum Psychic
239 239 Elekid Electric
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
244 244 Entei Fire
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire flying
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass
252 252 Treecko Grass
253 253 Grovyle Grass
254 254 Sceptile Grass
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison
270 270 Lotad Water Grass
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
273 273 Seedot Grass
274 274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 275 Shiftry Grass Dark
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
284 284 Masquerain Bug Flying
285 285 Shroomish Grass
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting
290 290 Nincada Bug Ground
291 291 Ninjask Bug Flying
292 292 Shedinja Bug Ghost
300 300 Skitty Normal
301 301 Delcatty Normal
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost
307 307 Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic
309 309 Electrike Electric
310 310 Manectric Electric
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison
325 325 Spoink Psychic
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
327 327 Spinda Normal
331 331 Cacnea Grass
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 344 Claydol Ground Psychic
351 351 Castform
Normal
Normal
351 351S Castform
Sunny Form
Fire
351 351R Castform
Rainy Form
Water
351 351H Castform
Hail Form
Ice
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
355 355 Duskull Ghost
356 356 Dusclops Ghost
357 357 Tropius Grass Flying
358 358 Chimecho Psychic
359 359 Absol Dark
361 361 Snorunt Ice
362 362 Glalie Ice
375 375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 376 Metagross Steel Psychic
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic
386 386A Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic
386 386D Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation IV

By leveling up

#   Pokémon Type Level
313 313 Volbeat Bug --
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By TM70

#   Pokémon Type
001 001 Bulbasaur Grass Poison
002 002 Ivysaur Grass Poison
003 003 Venusaur Grass Poison
012 012 Butterfree Bug Flying
025 025 Pikachu Electric
026 026 Raichu Electric
035 035 Clefairy Normal
036 036 Clefable Normal
039 039 Jigglypuff Normal
040 040 Wigglytuff Normal
043 043 Oddish Grass Poison
044 044 Gloom Grass Poison
045 045 Vileplume Grass Poison
046 046 Paras Bug Grass
047 047 Parasect Bug Grass
049 049 Venomoth Bug Poison
052 052 Meowth Normal
053 053 Persian Normal
054 054 Psyduck Water
055 055 Golduck Water
063 063 Abra Psychic
064 064 Kadabra Psychic
065 065 Alakazam Psychic
069 069 Bellsprout Grass Poison
070 070 Weepinbell Grass Poison
071 071 Victreebel Grass Poison
079 079 Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 080 Slowbro Water Psychic
081 081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 082 Magneton Electric Steel
096 096 Drowzee Psychic
097 097 Hypno Psychic
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
113 113 Chansey Normal
114 114 Tangela Grass
120 120 Staryu Water
121 121 Starmie Water Psychic
122 122 Mr. Mime Psychic
124 124 Jynx Psychic
125 125 Electabuzz Electric
135 135 Jolteon Electric
137 137 Porygon Normal
145 145 Zapdos Electric Flying
150 150 Mewtwo Psychic
151 151 Mew Psychic
152 152 Chikorita Grass
153 153 Bayleef Grass
154 154 Meganium Grass
165 165 Ledyba Bug Flying
166 166 Ledian Bug Flying
167 167 Spinarak Bug Poison
168 168 Ariados Bug Poison
170 170 Chinchou Water Electric
171 171 Lanturn Water Electric
172 172 Pichu Electric
173 173 Cleffa Normal
174 174 Igglybuff Normal
175 175 Togepi Normal
176 176 Togetic Normal Flying
177 177 Natu Psychic Flying
178 178 Xatu Psychic Flying
179 179 Mareep Electric
180 180 Flaaffy Electric
181 181 Ampharos Electric
182 182 Bellossom Grass
187 187 Hoppip Grass Flying
188 188 Skiploom Grass Flying
189 189 Jumpluff Grass Flying
191 191 Sunkern Grass
192 192 Sunflora Grass
193 193 Yanma Bug Flying
194 194 Wooper Water Ground
195 195 Quagsire Water Ground
196 196 Espeon Psychic
197 197 Umbreon Dark
199 199 Slowking Water Psychic
200 200 Misdreavus Ghost
203 203 Girafarig Normal Psychic
213 213 Shuckle Bug Rock
233 233 Porygon2 Normal
234 234 Stantler Normal
238 238 Smoochum Psychic
239 239 Elekid Electric
242 242 Blissey Normal
243 243 Raikou Electric
244 244 Entei Fire
249 249 Lugia Psychic Flying
250 250 Ho-Oh Fire flying
251 251 Celebi Psychic Grass
252 252 Treecko Grass
253 253 Grovyle Grass
254 254 Sceptile Grass
267 267 Beautifly Bug Flying
269 269 Dustox Bug Poison
270 270 Lotad Water Grass
271 271 Lombre Water Grass
272 272 Ludicolo Water Grass
273 273 Seedot Grass
274 274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 275 Shiftry Grass Dark
280 280 Ralts Psychic
281 281 Kirlia Psychic
282 282 Gardevoir Psychic
284 284 Masquerain Bug Flying
285 285 Shroomish Grass
286 286 Breloom Grass Fighting
290 290 Nincada Bug Ground
291 291 Ninjask Bug Flying
292 292 Shedinja Bug Ghost
300 300 Skitty Normal
301 301 Delcatty Normal
302 302 Sableye Dark Ghost
307 307 Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 308 Medicham Fighting Psychic
309 309 Electrike Electric
310 310 Manectric Electric
311 311 Plusle Electric
312 312 Minun Electric
313 313 Volbeat Bug
314 314 Illumise Bug
315 315 Roselia Grass Poison
325 325 Spoink Psychic
326 326 Grumpig Psychic
327 327 Spinda Normal
331 331 Cacnea Grass
332 332 Cacturne Grass Dark
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 344 Claydol Ground Psychic
345 345 Lileep Rock Grass
346 346 Cradily Rock Grass
351 351 Castform
Normal
Normal
351 351S Castform
Sunny Form
Fire
351 351R Castform
Rainy Form
Water
351 351H Castform
Hail Form
Ice
352 352 Kecleon Normal
353 353 Shuppet Ghost
354 354 Banette Ghost
355 355 Duskull Ghost
356 356 Dusclops Ghost
357 357 Tropius Grass Flying
358 358 Chimecho Psychic
359 359 Absol Dark
361 361 Snorunt Ice
362 362 Glalie Ice
375 375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 376 Metagross Steel Psychic
380 380 Latias Dragon Psychic
381 381 Latios Dragon Psychic
385 385 Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 386 Deoxys
Normal Forme
Psychic
386 386A Deoxys
Attack Forme
Psychic
386 386D Deoxys
Defense Forme
Psychic
386 386S Deoxys
Speed Forme
Psychic
387 387 Turtwig Grass
388 388 Grotle Grass
389 389 Torterra Grass Ground
402 402 Kricketune Bug
403 403 Shinx Electric
404 404 Luxio Electric
405 405 Luxray Electric
406 406 Budew Grass Poison
407 407 Roserade Grass Poison
413 413 Wormadam
Plant Cloak
Bug Grass
413 413G Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
Bug Ground
413 413S Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Bug Steel
414 414 Mothim Bug Flying
416 416 Vespiquen Bug Flying
417 417 Pachirisu Electric
420 420 Cherubi Grass
421 421 Cherrim
Overcast Form
Grass
423 423 Gastrodon
West Sea
Water Ground
423 423E Gastrodon
East Sea
Water Ground
425 425 Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 426 Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 429 Mismagius Ghost
431 431 Glameow Normal
432 432 Purugly Normal
433 433 Chingling Psychic
436 436 Bronzor Steel Psychic
437 437 Bronzong Steel Psychic
439 439 Mime Jr. Psychic
440 440 Happiny Normal
442 442 Spiritomb Ghost Dark
451 451 Skorupi Poison Bug
452 452 Drapion Poison Dark
456 456 Finneon Water
457 457 Lumineon Water
459 459 Snover Grass Ice
460 460 Abomasnow Grass Ice
462 462 Magnezone Electric Steel
465 465 Tangrowth Grass
466 466 Electivire Electric
468 468 Togekiss Normal Flying
469 469 Yanmega Bug Flying
470 470 Leafeon Grass
474 474 Porygon-Z Normal
475 475 Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 477 Dusknoir Ghost
478 478 Froslass Ice Ghost
479 479 Rotom
Normal Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479O Rotom
Heat Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479W Rotom
Wash Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479R Rotom
Frost Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479F Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Ghost
479 479L Rotom
Mow Rotom
Electric Ghost
480 480 Uxie Psychic
481 481 Mesprit Psychic
482 482 Azelf Psychic
483 483 Dialga Steel Dragon
488 488 Cresselia Psychic
490 490 Manaphy Water
491 491 Darkrai Dark
492 492 Shaymin
Land Forme
Grass
492 492S Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
493 493 Arceus Rock
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

150px 150px 150px None.png
Affected by Flash Absol Bronzor
The user emits a bright light.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
197 Umbreon Umbreon's yellow spots shine brightly.
Gary's Umbreon Power Play! Debut
181 Ampharos The ball on the end of Ampharos's tail lights up and shines brightly.
Jasmine's Sparkle Fight for the Light! None
Karsten's Ampharos Drifloon on the Wind! None
170 Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae light up and glow brightly.
Dayton's Chinchou Takin' it on the Chinchou None
148 Dragonair The orb on Dragonair's neck shines light blue.
Clair's Dragonair Fangs for Nothin' None
267 Beautifly Beautifly's wings shine brightly.
Janet's Beautifly All Things Bright and Beautifly! None
359 Absol The black circle on Absol's forehead shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Drew's Absol Thinning the Hoard! None
307 Meditite Meditite's raises its arms and creates a glowing white sphere above its head that glows brightly.
Meredith's Meditite Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
407 Roserade Roserade's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Gardenia's Roserade The Grass Menagerie! None
436 Bronzor A beam of light shines out from Bronzor's face.
Saturn's Bronzor Journey to the Unown! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Trivia

  • Flash is used to open the Ancient Tomb, Registeel's cave, in Pokémon Emerald.
  • Flash is the only move so far that has been converted from an HM into a TM. It has never been absolutely required to advance gameplay (as darkened caves are still navigable without the move), while the only dark caves that must be passed through to continue the storyline occur during the Kanto and Hoenn stories, during Generation I and Generation III.
    • As Flash is not completely required, it is similar to Defog, which replaced it in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum. The most notable difference is that, while both foggy areas and dark caves can be more difficult to navigate, a dark area has no affect on the battles that take place there, whilst fog does have an effect during battle.

In other languages

  • French: Flash
  • German: Blitz
  • Italian: Flash
  • Spanish: Destello


Variations of the move Flash
Status FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
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