Fling (move)

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なげつける Throw
Fling VI.png
Type  Dark
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if the Pokémon gets the lowest score.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

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:

Power Items
10 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
30 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
40 Lucky Punch, Icy Rock
50 Sharp Beak, Dubious Disc
60 Adamant Orb, Lustrous Orb, Macho Brace, Stick, Heat Rock, Damp Rock
70 Poison Barb, Dragon Fang, Power Bracer, Power Belt, Power Lens, Power Band, Power Anklet, Power Weight
80 Shiny Stone, Dusk Stone, Dawn Stone, Oval Stone, Odd Keystone, Quick Claw, Sticky Barb, Protector, Electirizer, Magmarizer, Razor Claw
90 All Plates, DeepSeaTooth, Thick Club, Grip Claw
100 All Fossils, Rare Bone, Hard Stone
130 Iron Ball

BlackGlasses, Dread Plate, Muscle Band, and Choice Band boost the power of Fling. Expert Belt boosts the power of Fling if the attack is super effective. Life Orb boosts the power of Fling but does not reduce the user's HP. 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:

Item Effect
Bag Flame Orb Sprite.png Flame Orb Causes a Burn
Bag King's Rock Sprite.png King's Rock Causes the target to Flinch
Bag Light Ball Sprite.png Light Ball Paralyzes the target
Bag Mental Herb Sprite.png Mental Herb Cures Infatuation
Bag Poison Barb Sprite.png Poison Barb Poisons the target
Bag Razor Fang Sprite.png Razor Fang Causes the target to Flinch
Bag Toxic Orb Sprite.png Toxic Orb Badly poisons the target
Bag White Herb Sprite.png White Herb Fixes stat loss on the target

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 Gem, 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.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

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.


Games Description
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.
PMDTDS Hurls the target at another Pokémon to inflict damage.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting -- -- '
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 28 28 29 '
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison 28 28 29 '
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground 33 33 '
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground 37 37 '
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal 27 34 '
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal 36 36 '
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal 57 57 '
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal 27 34 '
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal 45 49 '
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal 59 65 '
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying 43 43 46 '
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal 49 55 '
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal 36 36 '
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal 36 41 '
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice 38 42 28 ''''
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass   28 '
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire   28 '
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water   28 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew Ground Ground
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
035 Clefairy Clefairy Normal Normal
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff Normal Normal
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
044 Gloom Gloom Grass Poison
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
063 Abra Abra Psychic Psychic
064 Kadabra Kadabra Psychic Psychic
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
086 Seel Seel Water Water
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
096 Drowzee Drowzee Psychic Psychic
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
104 Cubone Cubone Ground Ground
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
161 Sentret Sentret Normal Normal
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric
173 Cleffa Cleffa Normal Normal
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff Normal Normal
175 Togepi Togepi Normal Normal
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
183 Marill Marill Water Water
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Water
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
190 Aipom Aipom Normal Normal
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
209 Snubbull Snubbull Normal Normal
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
215 Sneasel Sneasel Dark Ice
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa Normal Normal
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
238 Smoochum Smoochum Ice Psychic
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
252 Treecko Treecko Grass Grass
253 Grovyle Grovyle Grass Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon Normal Normal
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Psychic
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Psychic
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
287 Slakoth Slakoth Normal Normal
288 Vigoroth Vigoroth Normal Normal
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
293 Whismur Whismur Normal Normal
294 Loudred Loudred Normal Normal
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric
313 Volbeat Volbeat Bug Bug
314 Illumise Illumise Bug Bug
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
327 Spinda Spinda Normal Normal
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
335 Zangoose Zangoose Normal Normal
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
352 Kecleon Kecleon Normal Normal
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
408 Cranidos Cranidos Rock Rock
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
427 Buneary Buneary Normal Normal
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr. Psychic Psychic
440 Happiny Happiny Normal Normal
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
446 Munchlax Munchlax Normal Normal
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
451 Skorupi Skorupi Poison Bug
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
504 Patrat Patrat Normal Normal
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
511 Pansage Pansage Grass Grass
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
529 Drilbur Drilbur Ground Ground
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
532 Timburr Timburr Fighting Fighting
533 Gurdurr Gurdurr Fighting Fighting
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
538 Throh Throh Fighting Fighting
539 Sawk Sawk Fighting Fighting
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass
552 Krokorok Krokorok Ground Dark
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
559 Scraggy Scraggy Dark Fighting
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
570 Zorua Zorua Dark Dark
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
572 Minccino Minccino Normal Normal
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
574 Gothita Gothita Psychic Psychic
575 Gothorita Gothorita Psychic Psychic
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo Ice Ice
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
622 Golett Golett Ground Ghost
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
624 Pawniard Pawniard Dark Steel
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
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

None.png Bianca Emboar Fling.png None.png None.png
The user throws objects it picks up at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
500 Emboar Emboar picks up one or multiple objects and then throws them at the opponent, one at a time. It can also throw its opponent.
Bianca's Emboar A Clubsplosion of Excitement! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Fling IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS 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


  • 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.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 投擲 Tóuzhí
France Flag.png French Dégommage
Germany Flag.png German Schleuder
Greece Flag.png Greek Εκσφενδόνιση
Italy Flag.png Italian Lancio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 내던지기 Naedeonjigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Rzut
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Lançar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bacanje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lanzamiento

Variations of the move Fling
Physical FlingNatural Gift

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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