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Fling (Japanese: なげつける Throw) is a damage-dealing Dark-type move introduced in Generation IV. It has been TM56 since Generation IV.
The power of Fling is determined by the held item. The move will fail if the user has no held item, or if the item is not one listed below. After using Fling, the item disappears.
The power of Fling is calculated as:
||All Berries, All Incenses, All Scarves, BrightPowder, White Herb, Soothe Bell, Mental Herb, Choice Band, SilverPowder, Focus Band, Leftovers, Soft Sand, Metal Powder, Wide Lens, Muscle Band, Wise Glasses, Expert Belt, Power Herb, Quick Powder, Focus Sash, Zoom Lens, Lagging Tail, Destiny Knot, Smooth Rock, Shed Shell, Big Root, Choice Specs, Reaper Cloth
||All medicines, All herbal medicine, All Revives, All drinks, All Ethers and Elixirs, All Repels, All Vitamins, All Shards, All Mulches, All battle items, All Flutes, Lava Cookie, Sacred Ash, Old Gateau, Poké Doll, Fluffy Tail, Shoal Salt, Shoal Shell, Escape Rope, Sun Stone, Moon Stone, Fire Stone, Thunderstone, Water Stone, Leaf Stone, Everstone, TinyMushroom, Big Mushroom, Pearl, Big Pearl, Stardust, Star Piece, Nugget, Heart Scale, Honey, Exp. Share, King's Rock, Amulet Coin, Cleanse Tag, Soul Dew, DeepSeaScale, Lucky Egg, Scope Lens, Metal Coat, Dragon Scale, Light Ball, Smoke Ball, Miracle Seed, BlackGlasses, Black Belt, Magnet, Mystic Water, NeverMeltIce, Spell Tag, TwistedSpoon, Charcoal, Up-Grade, Shell Bell, Light Clay, Life Orb, Toxic Orb, Flame Orb, Metronome, Black Sludge, Razor Fang
||Lucky Punch, Icy Rock
||Sharp Beak, Dubious Disc
||Adamant Orb, Lustrous Orb, Macho Brace, Stick, Heat Rock, Damp Rock
||Poison Barb, Dragon Fang, Power Bracer, Power Belt, Power Lens, Power Band, Power Anklet, Power Weight
||Shiny Stone, Dusk Stone, Dawn Stone, Oval Stone, Odd Keystone, Quick Claw, Sticky Barb, Protector, Electirizer, Magmarizer, Razor Claw
||All Plates, DeepSeaTooth, Thick Club, Grip Claw
||All Fossils, Rare Bone, Hard Stone
If the user hits its opponent with a Berry, the effect of the Berry will be activated. Additionally, some items will cause other effects when used with Fling:
Fling will fail if used by an Arceus holding a Plate or a Giratina holding the Griseous Orb, though neither Pokémon can normally have this move. It will also fail if used when the Pokémon is holding any type of Poké Ball or Mail. An effect that prevents a Pokémon from using items will prevent the use of Fling; Embargo, Klutz, Knock Off, and Unnerve (if the Pokémon is holding a Berry) all prevent the usage of Fling.
The user seizes the nearest enemy Pokémon and throws it into another enemy, dealing 10 damage to both parties. This move is classified as "other" instead of Physical.
|| The user flings its held item at the foe to attack. Its power and effects depend on the item.
|| The user flings its held item at the target to attack. Its power and effects depend on the item.
|| Hurls the target at another Pokémon to inflict damage.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Fling, along with Fake Out, are the only moves that have a 100% chance of causing flinching, though a King's Rock or Razor Fang must be flung in order to cause flinching.
- Fling will fail if the user is holding a Poké Ball or any variant. This is probably to prevent confusion should a flung Poké Ball hit a wild Pokémon and do damage rather than try to catch it.
- Fling is the only Dark-type able to cause paralysis, burn, or poisoning.
- In the anime, Fling can also be used to throw the remains of attacks, such as when Bianca's Emboar flung the remains of Trip's Conkeldurr's Stone Edge at it. It can also be used to throw the opponent.
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