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* Several Flying-type moves have nothing to do with the action of flying. Several of them are actually based on what birds can do.
* Several Flying-type moves have nothing to do with the action of flying. Several of them are actually based on what birds can do.
* Prior to Generation V, there were no pure Flying Pokémon. Even with Generation V, there is only one, {{p|Tornelos}}.
* Prior to Generation V, there were no pure Flying Pokémon. Even with Generation V, there is only one, {{p|Tornelos}}.
**The only exception being Generation IV's Arceus, holding the flying type plate item.
==In other languages==
==In other languages==

Revision as of 05:22, 10 December 2010

Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable Pokémon Trainers that specialize in Flying-type Pokémon are Gym Leaders Falkner of Violet City, Winona of Fortree City, and Fuuro of Fukiyose City.

Prior to Generation V, this type was the only one of the seventeen that was never seen as a pure type; Tornelos is the first pure Flying-type. Each other type, besides the Template:Type2, has also been paired with the Flying type on at least one Pokémon.

Statistical averages


HP: 67
Attack: 73
Defense: 66
Sp.Atk: 69
Sp.Def: 74
Speed: 83
Total: 0

Fully evolved

HP: 80.07
Attack: 84.61
Defense: 75.76
Sp.Atk: 83.12
Sp.Def: 81.27
Speed: 88.71
Total: 0

Battle properties

Offensive Flying Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Bug
½× Electric
None Ground


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, unless used by Flying-type outliers with high Special Attack such as Togekiss or Yanmega.

Flying-type Pokémon that use the move Roost will temporarily lose their Flying-type. If a pure-Flying-type Pokémon uses Roost, then it will become a Template:Type2 in Generation IV and a Template:Type2 in Generation V—however, no Pokémon that is or can become pure-Flying-type can learn the move Roost.

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 84 Flying-type Pokémon, making it the third most common type, behind Normal and Water.

Pure Flying-type Pokémon

# Name
641 Tornelos Tornelos

Half Flying-type Pokémon

Primary Flying-type Pokémon


Secondary Flying-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
165 Ledyba Ledyba Bug Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
177 Natu Natu Psychic Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
187 Hoppip Hoppip Grass Flying
188 Skiploom Skiploom Grass Flying
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
193 Yanma Yanma Bug Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
207 Gligar Gligar Ground Flying
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
415 Combee Combee Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
479 Rotom Rotom* Electric Flying
492 Shaymin Shaymin* Grass Flying
519 Mamepato Mamepato Normal Flying
520 Hatooboo Hatooboo Normal Flying
521 Kenhorou Kenhorou Normal Flying
527 Koromori Koromori Psychic Flying
528 Kokoromori Kokoromori Psychic Flying
561 Shinbora Shinbora Psychic Flying
566 Aaken Aaken Rock Flying
567 Archeos Archeos Rock Flying
580 Koaruhie Koaruhie Water Flying
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying
587 Emonga Emonga Electric Flying
627 Washibon Washibon Normal Flying
628 Wargle Wargle Normal Flying
629 Baruchai Baruchai Dark Flying
630 Barujiina Barujiina Dark Flying
642 Voltolos Voltolos Electric Flying
645 Landlos Landlos Ground Flying


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Acrobat Physical ??? 55 100% 15 One target Can hit any target on the field. If the user has no held item, the attack power is doubled.
Aerial Ace Physical Cool 60 20 One target Never misses.
Aeroblast Special Cool 100 95% 5 One target Has a high critical hit ratio.
Air Cutter Special Cool 55 95% 25 Both foes Has a high critical hit ratio.
Air Slash Special Cool 75 95% 20 One target Has a 30% chance of causing the opponent to flinch.
Bounce Physical Cute 85 85% 5 One target User jumps the first turn, then strikes the next turn. Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the opponent.
Brave Bird Physical Cute 120 100% 15 One target User takes 1/3 recoil damage.
Chatter Special Smart 60 100% 20 One target May confuse foe.
Drill Peck Physical Cool 80 100% 20 One target No added effect.
Fly Physical Smart 90 95% 15 One target In battle: User flies up the first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Out of battle: Can be used to fly to visited cities.
Freefall Physical ??? 60 100% 10 One target First turn, the user takes a target into the air.
Second turn, the target takes damage.
Gust* Special Smart 40 100% 35 One target Deals double damage to a target using Fly or Bounce.
Peck Physical Cool 35 100% 35 One target No added effect.
Pluck Physical Cute 60 100% 20 One target If the target has a Berry, the user takes it and uses it.
Sky Attack Physical Cool 140 90% 5 One target User charges first turn, then strikes second turn. Has a 30% chance of making the target flinch. Has a high critical hit ratio.
Windstorm Special ??? 120 70% 10 One target Has a 30% chance of confusing the opponent.
Wing Attack Physical Cool 60 100% 35 One target No added effect.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Defog Status Beauty —% 15 One target In battle: Lowers target's evasion 1 level.
Out of battle: Clears thick fog.
FeatherDance Status Beauty 100% 15 One target Lowers target's Attack 2 levels.
Mirror Move Status Smart 100% 20 User copies the last move that targeted this Pokémon.
Roost Status Cool 10 User User regains half of its max HP, then loses the Flying type until its next turn.
Tailwind Status Smart 30 User and Ally Doubles Speed of the user's side for 4 turns.


  • The Flying type has been paired with every other type, except the Template:Type2.
    • Although Normal is not typically paired up with other types, it is the most common type paired with Flying.
    • Every dual-typed Flying Pokémon has Flying as its secondary type.
  • At least two Normal/Flying evolutionary lines and at least one Water/Flying Pokémon have been introduced in every generation so far.
  • Strangely, all types that resist Flying (Electric, Rock and Steel) are weak to Ground and all types that resist Ground (Bug and Grass) are weak to Flying.
    • However, because Flying-types are both immune to Ground and are not weak to Flying-types themselves, Ground and Flying do not create perfect type coverage (As all Electric/Flying, Rock/Flying, and Steel/Flying Pokémon resist them.)
  • 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 Pokémon introduced in every generation whose name begins with the letters M and S.
  • For each possible type combination with a double weakness to Flying, there is at least one Pokémon with that type combination. Bug/Grass consist of two Pokémon in the same line, Wormadam Plant Cloak, and three more Pokémon in an evolutionary line, while Grass/Fighting and Bug/Fighting consist of three single Pokémon.
  • Several Flying-type moves have nothing to do with the action of flying. Several of them are actually based on what birds can do.
  • Prior to Generation V, there were no pure Flying Pokémon. Even with Generation V, there is only one, Tornelos.
    • The only exception being Generation IV's Arceus, holding the flying type plate item.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ひこう (飛行) hikou
Mandarin Chinese 飛行 fēixíng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vliegend
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lento
French Canada Flag.png Canada Vol
France Flag.png Europe Vol
Germany Flag.png German Flug
Greece Flag.png Greek Ιπτάμενος - Iptamenos
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מעופף meofef
Italy Flag.png Italian Volante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비행 bihaeng
Poland Flag.png Polish Latający
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Voador
Russia Flag.png Russian Летающий letayuschii
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Volador
Spain Flag.png Spain Volador