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- This article is about the move Flash. For the field move, see Field Move (Ranger).
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Flash (Japanese: フラッシュ Flash) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. In the first three generations it was HM05, but in Generation IV onward, it is TM70.
Generations I to III
Flash decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage.
The accuracy of Flash is 70% in these generations.
The accuracy of Flash changes to 100%.
Outside of battle
Generations I to V
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.
In Generation I, Generation II, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it will light up the entire screen. In other games, it only illuminates a large circle around the player.
In Pokémon X and Y, as there are no dark caves to be found, Flash will instead cause the screen to zoom out, revealing more of the surrounding area than normally is visible. In addition, it also decreases the chance of encountering wild Pokémon.
In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, dark areas where Flash can be used to light up the surroundings are present once again. However, as the dark areas are shown to be more dimly lit than completely dark, the use of Flash is optional.
Areas in which Flash is usable
|| Creates a brilliant flash of light that blinds the target. This technique reduces the opponent's accuracy.
|| Blinds the target with a bright flash of light, reducing the opponent's accuracy.
|| Blinds the foe to reduce accuracy.
|| Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.*|
Looses a powerful blast of light that reduces accuracy.*
|| A blast of light that cuts the foe’s accuracy. It also illuminates caves.
|| Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.
|| Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
|| The user flashes a light that cuts the foe’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
|| The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
|| The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
|| The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate dark caves.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
In the manga
In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga
In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
In other generations
Outside of battle
- Flash is the only move of the five original HM moves to lose its HM status.
- Flash is never required to advance gameplay, as darkened caves are still navigable without the move.
In other languages