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Notable trainers that specialize in the Flying-type include Falkner of Violet City and Winona of Fortree City both being Gym Leaders.
This type is the only one of the seventeen that is never seen as a pure type, with the exception of the use of Conversion-like moves and abilities such as Multitype and Color Change. Each other type, besides the Template:Type2, has also been paired with the Flying-type on at least one Pokémon.
Defensively, the Flying type is useful for its immunity to the common Template:Type2 move Earthquake and its resistance to Fighting. However, the Flying-type's weaknesses aren't uncommon and can often offset the benefits of immunity to Ground, especially due to many dual-type Rock/Ground Pokémon. However, most Flying-types have access to Roost, allowing them to restore their health. Flying-types usually have below average defense stats, making them vulnerable to most physical attacks, super effective or not.
Offensively, Flying-type moves are usually only useful when benefited by same-type attack bonus and for their strength against Template:Type2. The types Flying is super effective against aren't common. In their favor though, most fully evolved Flying-types have above-average Attack and Speed stats. However, having below average Special Attack makes such moves as Air Cutter and Air Slash almost useless.
When used in Contests, Flying-type moves typically become Cool moves, but can also be of the other four Contest types, excluding Tough.
In total, there are sixty-five Pokémon with the Flying-type.
Half Flying-type Pokémon
Secondary Flying-type Pokémon
- There are no pure Flying-type Pokémon. No Pokémon has Flying as its primary type, either.
- With the Sky Plate held, the legendary Pokémon Arceus is the only Pokémon capable of becoming a pure Flying-type outside of battle.
- The only other way to gain a pure flying type Pokémon would be to have a Kecleon use Color Change to gain its type. However, this doesn't last outside of battle.
- Flying is the only type whose immunity can be canceled by an item, the Iron Ball, instead of only via a move.
- The Flying-type has been paired with every other type, except the Fighting-type.
- Currently, all Pokémon with a double weakness to Template:Type2 moves are part Flying-type.
- Pokémon with Water/Flying and Bug/Flying type combinations have been introduced in every generation so far.
- All types that resist Flying are weak to Ground. All types that resist Ground are weak to Flying.
- With the introduction of Shaymin's Sky Forme, each generation has introduced at least one part-Flying legendary Pokémon.
- There has been a Flying-type introduced in every generation whose name begins with the letters M and S.
- Although Normal is not famous for being paired up with other types, it is the most common type paired with Flying.
- For each possible type combination with a double weakness to Flying there is at least one Pokémon with that type combination. For example: Bug/Grass: Paras, Bug/Fighting: Heracross, Grass/Fighting: Breloom.
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