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The '''Azure Flute''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|てんかいのふえ|Tenkai no Fue}}''' ''Heaven Flute'') is one of the four [[Event item|event-exclusive]] [[Key Item]]s meant to be received through a [[Nintendo]] {{pkmn2|event}} in the [[Sinnoh]]-based games (the others being the {{si|Secret Key}}, [[Member Card]], and [[Oak's Letter]]) and the only one to not be distributed. It is required to access the [[Hall of Origin]], where {{p|Arceus}} resides in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}.
[[File:Bag Azure Flute Sprite.png|frame|right]] The '''Azure Flute''' (Japanese: '''てんかいのふえ''' ''Heaven Flute'') is a [[key item|key]] [[event item]] which was planned to be received through a [[Nintendo]] {{pkmn2|event}}. However, such distribution never occured. It is needed to access the [[Hall of Origin]], where {{p|Arceus}} resides, in {{game2|Diamond|Pearl|Platinum}}. It is one of the four [[event item]]s in the Sinnoh-based games, that also include [[Secret Key (Generation IV)|Secret Key]], [[Member Card]] and [[Oak's Letter]].
 
   
When the {{player}} has reached the [[Spear Pillar]], at the top of [[Mt. Coronet]], he or she may choose to use the Azure Flute; this will cause a large staircase to appear that can be climbed to reach the Hall of Origin.
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==In the games==
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{{ItemPrice|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}<br>{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUM}}|N/A|N/A}}
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===Flavor text===
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===Effect===
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For the Arceus event, [[Mystery Gift]] must be used to receive a [[Wonder Card]] with the Azure Flute, which should then be retrieved from the [[Poké Mart]] deliveryman (as modifying the [[Save|save file]] to directly add the Azure Flute to the [[Bag]] will not affect the flag responsible for activating the event). The player must also enter the [[Hall of Fame]] and obtain the [[National Pokédex]] to be able to use the Azure Flute.
{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev3|DPPt}}{{gameabbrev3|HGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev3|BWB2W2}}|A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. It is unknown who made it.}}
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When the player reaches the [[Spear Pillar]] at the top of [[Mt. Coronet]] and steps one tile north from the entrance, {{ga|Lucas|he}} or {{ga|Dawn|she}} will be prompted to use the flute, which will play a unique and eerie tune and reload the Spear Pillar map with a steep staircase that leads to the Hall of Origin. After it is used and once Arceus is caught, the Azure Flute will no longer trigger the entrance to the Hall of Origin when played at the Spear Pillar and the message "''The Azure Flute echoed hollowly...''" will appear. Should the player knock out Arceus, then the Azure Flute can be used to summon Arceus again.
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===Description===
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev4|DPPtHGSS}}<br>{{gameabbrev5|BWB2W2}}|A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. It is unknown who made it.}}
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{{movedescentry|{{gameabbrev6|XYORAS}}<br>{{gameabbrev7|SMUSUM}}|A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. No one knows who made it.}}
 
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===Distribution===
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As the Azure Flute was never distributed, it can only be obtained with the use of [[cheating]].
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[[Junichi Masuda]] revealed in an interview with Nintendo World Report in 2013 that the Azure Flute was thought to be too confusing for players to use, leading to the decision to not distribute it.<ref>[http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/interview/35513/pokemon-x-and-y-interview-with-game-freak Pokémon X and Y Interview with Game Freak - Interview - Nintendo World Report] ([https://archive.today/dFokT archived copy])</ref>
   
==Trivia==
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Despite the Azure Flute never having been distributed, the [[Wonder Card]] text for the {{DL|List of American region serial code event Pokémon distributions in Generation VI|Arceus}} distributed during Pokémon's {{pkmn|20th Anniversary}} made reference to it.
* When the Azure Flute is used at the [[Spear Pillar]], it plays the first few notes of the game's intro cutscene.
 
* Although the Azure Flute will remain in the Bag after it is used, once Arceus is caught, the Azure Flute will no longer summon the entrance to the Hall of Origin when played at the Spear Pillar. Instead, a message reading, "''The Azure Flute echoed hollowly...''" will appear. However, if the player knocks out Arceus, the Azure Flute can be used again to have the Alpha Pokémon{{tt|*|Arceus}} reappear.
 
* The Azure Flute is the only [[Generation IV]] event Pokémon-related item to not be distributed in any legitimate way.
 
** In an [http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/interview/35513 interview] with [[Junichi Masuda]] in 2013, it was revealed that the Azure Flute was thought to be to be too confusing for players to use, leading to the decision not to distribute it.
 
   
 
==In other languages==
 
==In other languages==
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|zh_yue=天界之笛 ''{{tt|Tīngaai-jī Dehk|Heaven Flute}}''
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|zh_cmn=天界之笛 ''{{tt|Tiānjiè-zhī Dí|Heaven Flute}}''
 
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==See also==
 
==See also==
 
* [[Legendary artifacts]]
 
* [[Legendary artifacts]]
   
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Revision as of 14:08, 25 May 2019

Azure Flute
てんかいのふえ
Heaven Flute
Azure Flute
Azure Flute
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation V Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Azure Flute (Japanese: てんかいのふえ Heaven Flute) is one of the four event-exclusive Key Items meant to be received through a Nintendo event in the Sinnoh-based games (the others being the Secret Key, Member Card, and Oak's Letter) and the only one to not be distributed. It is required to access the Hall of Origin, where Arceus resides in Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum.

In the games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
N/A N/A

Effect

For the Arceus event, Mystery Gift must be used to receive a Wonder Card with the Azure Flute, which should then be retrieved from the Poké Mart deliveryman (as modifying the save file to directly add the Azure Flute to the Bag will not affect the flag responsible for activating the event). The player must also enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex to be able to use the Azure Flute.

When the player reaches the Spear Pillar at the top of Mt. Coronet and steps one tile north from the entrance, he or she will be prompted to use the flute, which will play a unique and eerie tune and reload the Spear Pillar map with a steep staircase that leads to the Hall of Origin. After it is used and once Arceus is caught, the Azure Flute will no longer trigger the entrance to the Hall of Origin when played at the Spear Pillar and the message "The Azure Flute echoed hollowly..." will appear. Should the player knock out Arceus, then the Azure Flute can be used to summon Arceus again.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. It is unknown who made it.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. No one knows who made it.

Distribution

As the Azure Flute was never distributed, it can only be obtained with the use of cheating.

Junichi Masuda revealed in an interview with Nintendo World Report in 2013 that the Azure Flute was thought to be too confusing for players to use, leading to the decision to not distribute it.[1]

Despite the Azure Flute never having been distributed, the Wonder Card text for the Arceus distributed during Pokémon's 20th Anniversary made reference to it.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 天界之笛 Tīngaai-jī Dehk
Mandarin 天界之笛 Tiānjiè-zhī Dí
France Flag.png French Flûte Azur
Germany Flag.png German Azurflöte
Italy Flag.png Italian Flauto Cielo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 천계의 피리 Cheongye-ui Piri
Spain Flag.png Spanish Flauta Azur

See also

References


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