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Air Slash (move)

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Air Slash
エアスラッシュ Air Slash
Air Slash V.png
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Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Category  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Category  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Air Slash (Japanese: エアスラッシュ Air Slash) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move, introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generation IV

Air Slash inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch.

Generation V

Air Slash can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Generation VI

Air Slash's PP changed from 20 to 15.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. It may also make the target flinch.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with the Cringe status condition, making its actions fail.
XY The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying -- -- --
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying 49 49 49
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying 57 57 57
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying 62 62 62
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying 41 45 45
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying 51 57 52 52
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying 37 49 49
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying 53 53 50
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying 50 50 50
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying 29 33 33
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying 32 37 37
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying 51 57 52 52
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying 54 54 54
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying     36 36
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying 40 39 42 42
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying 53 53 53
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying 61 61 --, 61
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying 47 47 46 46
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying 47 47 47
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying 47 51 50
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying   35 35 '
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying 41 41 41
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying     37 37
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying     36 36
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying -- -- --
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying 49 54 54 --, 54
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying   64 64 '
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying   29 29
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying   32 32
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying   33 33
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying   32 32
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying   32 32
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying   41 41
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying   27 27
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying   27 27
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying   41 41
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying   41 41
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying   41 41
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying   41 41
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying   43 43
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon     48
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon     53
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying     10
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dHoothootNoctowlSkarmoryTaillowSwellowWingullTogekiss PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dHoothootNoctowlSkarmoryTaillowSwellowWingullTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyphDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviary PidgeyPidgeottoPidgeotZubatGolbatCrobatFarfetch'dHoothootNoctowlSkarmoryTaillowSwellowWingullTogekissPidoveTranquillUnfezantWoobatSwoobatSigilyphDucklettSwannaRuffletBraviaryNoibatNoivern
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water no Farfetch'dWoobatSwoobat Farfetch'dWoobatSwoobat
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle Bug Grass no YanmaYanmegaMothim YanmaYanmegaMothim
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying no Farfetch'dWoobatSwoobat Farfetch'dWoobatSwoobat
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479F Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Ghost Upon changing into this form
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 V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
479 479F Rotom
Fan Rotom
Electric Flying Upon changing into this form
587 587 Emolga Electric Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
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 event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
245 245 Suicune Water 13th Movie Event
GameStop Event
English Winter 2011
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

Shaymin Air Slash.png Skyla Unfezant Air Slash.png Dawn Togekiss Air Slash.png Tornadus Air Slash.png
Shaymin Unfezant Togekiss Tornadus
The user forms a ball and throws it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd points its leek in the air and waves it around, creating a ball of wind that it throws at the opponent.
Holly's Farfetch'd Smells Like Team Spirit! Debut
227 Skarmory A ball of wind gathers in front of one of Skarmory's wings, and it throws it at the opponent.
A wild Skarmory Steeling Peace of Mind! None
492S Shaymin Shaymin flies around in a circle until wind starts forming in the middle of the circle. Then, the wind starts glowing light blue, and forms into a light blue energy ball. Finally, Shaymin flies back and flies into the energy ball, sending a light blue blast from the ball at the opponent.
A wild Shaymin Keeping in Top Forme None
468 Togekiss Togekiss spins its body in place, and its body glows light blue. Then, light blue energy appears around Togekiss and spirals around it, slashing the opponent, or a light blue energy ball appears in front of Togekiss's body and it fires it at the opponent. As the ball fires at the opponent, it turns into a beam, or Togekiss lifts up one wing and starts waving it around. Light blue energy streaks then appear and swirl around, forming into a ball above the tip of Togekiss's wing. It then tosses the ball at the opponent.
Dawn's Togekiss Dawn of a Royal Day! None
245 Suicune Suicune opens its mouth and raises its head. Then, a circle of clear spinning energy forms in front of its mouth. Suicune then whips its head down, firing the circle like a vertical disc at the opponent.
Suicune (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions Game event-based specimen
164 Noctowl Noctowl raises its wings above its head and a spiraling light blue orb of energy forms in between them. It then throws the ball at the opponent. As it shoots towards the opponent, the ball becomes surrounded by a light blue aura.
Ash's Noctowl Working on a Right Move! None
527 Woobat Woobat's wings glow light blue and it crosses them in front of its body. It then opens them up quickly, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Jessie's Woobat Enter Iris and Axew! None
Two wild Woobat Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest! None
630 Mandibuzz Both of Mandibuzz's wings glow light blue and its waves them repeatedly. Every time Mandibuzz waves its wings, two saw-like energy blades shoot out from its wings at the opponent, or one of Mandibuzz's wings glows light blue, and a saw-like energy blade forms on its tip. It then waves its wing, firing the energy blade at the opponent.
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
A wild Mandibuzz Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story None
641 Tornadus Tornadus crosses its arms in front of its body and then opens its arms, opening its hands so its palms are facing up. In each hand, two light blue saw-like energy blades form, and Tornadus swings its arms, throwing the four energy blades at the opponent.
A wild Tornadus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
521 Unfezant Unfezant's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Skyla's Unfezant Cilan Takes Flight! None
519 Pidove Pidove's wings glow white and it flaps them, releasing multiple white glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Multiple wild Pidove Climbing the Tower of Success! None
Three wild Pidove Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
627 Rufflet Rufflet flaps its wings, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Nursery's Rufflet Unrest at the Nursery! None
641T Tornadus Tornadus's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
A wild Tornadus Unova's Survival Crisis! None
628 Braviary Braviary's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Radley's Braviary Curtain Up, Unova League! None
479F Rotom Rotom's fan blades glow light blue, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its fan at the opponent.
A wild Rotom To Catch a Rotom! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jou's Big Adventure manga


In other generations

Air Slash IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 空氣砍 Kōng​qì​ Kǎn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Lucht Klief
France Flag.png French Lame d'Air
Germany Flag.png German Luftschnitt
Greece Flag.png Greek Κόψη Ανέμου
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Slash
Mengiris Udara
Italy Flag.png Italian Eterelama
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에어슬래시 Air Slash
Poland Flag.png Polish Powietrzne Cięcie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Lâmina Aérea
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Lâmina Aérea
Golpe de Ar (BW series)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Corte Aéreo
Spain Flag.png Spain Tajo Aéreo


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