Flying (type)

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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Some notable Flying trainers include Falkner of Violet City and Winona of Fortree City. This type is the only one of the seventeen that is never seen unpaired, barring the use of Conversion-like moves and abilities like Multi-Type and Color Change. Each other type, besides Fighting, has also been paired with the Flying-type on at least one Pokémon. Pure Flying type can be achieved by the Porygon branch move Conversion 2 after being hit by a ground attack, or by using a Sky Plate on Arceus.

Statistical averages

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 67
127 - 174 244 - 338
Attack: 73
70 - 137 135 - 269
Defense: 66
63 - 129 123 - 254
Sp.Atk: 69
66 - 133 128 - 260
Sp.Def: 74
71 - 138 137 - 271
Speed: 83
79 - 148 153 - 291
Total: 432   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.

Battle properties

Flying-type attacks:

Flying-type Pokémon:


Defensively, the Flying type is useful for its immunity to the common Ground-type move Earthquake and its resistance to Fighting. The Flying-type's weaknesses aren't rare types and can often offset the benefits of immunity to Ground.

Offensively, Flying-type moves are usually only useful when benefited by same-type attack bonus. The types Flying is super effective against aren't common, and being not very effective against Steel is never good.


Half Flying-type Pokémon

Secondary Flying-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
006 File:006MS.gif Charizard FireIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
012 File:012MS.gif Butterfree BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
016 File:016MS.gif Pidgey NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
017 File:017MS.gif Pidgeotto NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
018 File:018MS.gif Pidgeot NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
021 File:021MS.gif Spearow NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
022 File:022MS.gif Fearow NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
041 File:041MS.gif Zubat PoisonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
042 File:042MS.gif Golbat PoisonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
083 File:083MS.gif Farfetch'd NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
084 File:084MS.gif Doduo NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
085 File:085MS.gif Dodrio NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
123 File:123MS.gif Scyther BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
130 File:130MS.gif Gyarados WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
142 File:142MS.gif Aerodactyl RockIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
144 File:144MS.gif Articuno IceIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
145 File:145MS.gif Zapdos ElectricIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
146 File:146MS.gif Moltres FireIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
149 File:149MS.gif Dragonite DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
163 File:163MS.gif Hoothoot NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
164 File:164MS.gif Noctowl NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
165 File:165MS.gif Ledyba BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
166 File:166MS.gif Ledian BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
169 File:169MS.gif Crobat PoisonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
176 File:176MS.gif Togetic NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
177 File:177MS.gif Natu PsychicIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
178 File:178MS.gif Xatu PsychicIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
187 File:187MS.gif Hoppip GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
188 File:188MS.gif Skiploom GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
189 File:189MS.gif Jumpluff GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
193 File:193MS.gif Yanma BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
198 File:198MS.gif Murkrow DarkIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
207 File:207MS.gif Gligar GroundIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
225 File:225MS.gif Delibird IceIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
226 File:226MS.gif Mantine WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
227 File:227MS.gif Skarmory SteelIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
249 File:249MS.gif Lugia PsychicIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
250 File:250MS.gif Ho-oh FireIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
267 File:267MS.gif Beautifly BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
276 File:276MS.gif Taillow NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
277 File:277MS.gif Swellow NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
278 File:278MS.gif Wingull WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
279 File:279MS.gif Pelipper WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
284 File:284MS.gif Masquerain BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
291 File:291MS.gif Ninjask BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
333 File:333MS.gif Swablu NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
334 File:334MS.gif Altaria DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
357 File:357MS.gif Tropius GrassIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
373 File:373MS.gif Salamence DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
384 File:384MS.gif Rayquaza DragonIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
396 File:396MS.gif Starly NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
397 File:397MS.gif Staravia NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
398 File:398MS.gif Staraptor NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
414 414MS.png Mothim BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
415 415MS.png Combee BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
416 416MS.png Vespiquen BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
425 425MS.png Drifloon GhostIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
426 426MS.png Drifblim GhostIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
430 430MS.png Honchkrow DarkIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
441 441MS.png Chatot NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
458 458MS.png Mantyke WaterIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
468 468MS.png Togekiss NormalIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
469 469MS.png Yanmega BugIC.gif FlyingIC.gif
472 472MS.png Gliscor GroundIC.gif FlyingIC.gif


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Aerial Ace PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 60 25 One foe Never misses
Aeroblast SpecialIC.gif CoolIC.gif 100 95% 5 One foe Increased chance of critical hit
Air Cutter SpecialIC.gif CoolIC.gif 55 95% 25 Both foes Increased chance of critical hit
Air Slash SpecialIC.gif CoolIC.gif 75 95% 20 One foe 30% chance of making the target flinch
Bounce PhysicalIC.gif CuteIC.gif 85 85% 5 One foe User leaves field one round, then strikes next round. 30% chance of paralyzing the target.
Brave Bird PhysicalIC.gif CuteIC.gif 120 100% 15 One foe User takes 1/3 of damage dealt
Drill Peck PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 80 100% 20 One foe
Fly PhysicalIC.gif SmartIC.gif 90 95% 15 One foe User leaves field one round, then strikes next round
Gust SpecialIC.gif SmartIC.gif 40 100% 35 One foe Deals double damage to a target using Fly or Bounce
Peck PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 35 100% 35 One foe
Pluck PhysicalIC.gif CuteIC.gif 60 100% 20 One foe If target has a berry, user steals and uses it, and move deals double damage
Sky Attack PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 140 90% 5 One foe User waits one round, then strikes second round. 30% chance of making the target flinch. Increased chance of critical hit.
Wing Attack PhysicalIC.gif CoolIC.gif 60 100% 35 One foe

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Defog StatusIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 15 One foe Lowers target's evasion 1 level. Out of battle, clears thick fog.
FeatherDance StatusIC.gif BeautyIC.gif 100% 15 One foe Lowers target's attack 2 levels
Mirror Move StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 100% 20 User copies opponent's last attack
Roost StatusIC.gif CoolIC.gif 10 User regains half of its max HP, then loses the Flying type until its next move
Tailwind StatusIC.gif SmartIC.gif 30 Both allies Doubles Speed for 5 turns


Before D/P was released, Chatot was rumored to be a pure Flying-type, although that eventually proved to be false.

In other languages

  • Japanese: ひこう hikõ
  • French: vol
  • German: Flug
  • Italian: volante
  • Spanish: volador
  • Dutch: vlieg
  • Portuguese: voador
  • Hebrew: מעופף meofef
  • Swedish: flygande
  • Danish: flyvende
  • Norwegian: flyvende
  • Finnish: lentävä
  • Polish: latający
  • Hungarian: repülő
  • Catalan: volador
  • Chinese: 飛行 fēi xíng
  • Korean: 비행 bihaeng
  • Arabic: طائر