Flying (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable Trainers that specialize in the Flying type include Falkner of Violet City and Winona of Fortree City, both being Gym Leaders.

Prior to Generation V, this type was the only one of the seventeen that is never seen as a pure type; Torunerosu 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.

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 83/649 Pokémon with the Flying type.

Pure Flying-type Pokémon

# Name
641 641 Torunerosu

Half Flying-type Pokémon

Primary Flying-type Pokémon


Secondary Flying-type Pokémon

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


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
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 its 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.
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.
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 3 turns.


  • Flying is the only type whose immunity can be canceled by an item, the Iron Ball, instead of only via a move.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 and Wormadam Plant Cloak, while Grass/Fighting and Bug/Fighting consist of two single Pokémon respectively.
  • Several Flying-type moves have nothing to do with the action of flying. Several of them are actually based on what birds can do.

In other languages

  • Chinese: 飛行 fēixíng
  • Dutch: Vliegend
  • Finnish: Lento
  • French: Vol
  • German: Flug
  • Hebrew: מעופף meofef
  • Italian: Volante
  • Japanese: ひこう (飛行) hikou
  • Korean: 비행 bihaeng
  • Polish: Latający
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Voador
  • Russian: Летающий letayuschii
  • Spanish: Volador