Aeroblast (move)

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Aeroblast
エアロブラスト Aeroblast
Aeroblast IX.png
Aeroblast IX 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Affected by how well the appeal in front goes.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Aeroblast (Japanese: エアロブラスト Aeroblast) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation II. It is the signature move of Lugia.

Effect

Aeroblast deals damage and has an increased critical hit ratio.

Aeroblast can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Aeroblast can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining extra three appeal points if the move Focus Energy was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Aeroblast could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A powerful Flying-type attack. It often becomes a critical hit.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColoXD Launches a vacuumed blast. High critical-hit ratio.
FRLG A vortex of air is shot at the foe. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
DPPtHGSSPBR A vortex of air is shot at the foe to inflict damage. It has a high critical-hit ratio.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
A vortex of air is shot at the target to inflict damage. Critical hits land more easily.
SV A vortex of air is shot at the target to inflict damage. This move has a heightened chance of landing a critical hit.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0249 Lugia PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 77 85DPPt
43HGSS
43 43 43 54 54 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Aeroblast deals damage and has a raised critical-hit ratio (50% in the Rescue Team series, 30% in the Explorers series). In Gates to Infinity, the move is only able to be used by opposing Lugia (cannot be recruited).

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 20 - 12 - 84% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDTDS 20 - 12 - 79.8% - 10 tiles away All Yes
BSL 20 - 12 - 79.8% - 10 tiles away All Yes
MDGtI 40 99 20 50 90% 98% Others Enemy -
SMD 37 50 15 30 90% 98% 10 tiles away (piercing) Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Aeroblast is a Charged Attack that has been available since November 6, 2020.

Aeroblast also has two variants: Aeroblast+ and Aeroblast++. Aeroblast+ is the default Charged Attack for Apex Shadow Lugia. Upon purification, Aeroblast+ will change to Aeroblast++.

GO Flying.png Aeroblast
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 180
Energy cost 100
Duration 3.4 seconds
Damage window 3.2 - 3.4 seconds
Aeroblast GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 170
Energy cost 75
Secondary effect GO boost arrow.png 2 Attack
Effect chance 12.5%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
Lugia
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Aeroblast+

GO Flying.png Aeroblast+
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 200
Energy cost 100
Duration 3.4 seconds
Damage window 3.2 - 3.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 170
Energy cost 75
Secondary effect GO boost arrow.png 2 Attack
Effect chance 12.5%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
Lugia (Apex Shadow Lugia)Shadow
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Aeroblast++

GO Flying.png Aeroblast++
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 225
Energy cost 100
Duration 3.4 seconds
Damage window 3.2 - 3.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 170
Energy cost 75
Secondary effect GO boost arrow.png 2 Attack
Effect chance 12.5%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Lugia (Apex Shadow Lugia)Purified
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

FlyingIC RR.png Aeroblast
★★★★★
Attack power 35.39595
Charge time 1.34 seconds
Range type Square
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 3%
Additional effect None
Aeroblast Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Regular move


Sync move(s)

Shining Soul Aeroblast
Playable sync pair Role Category State Power at each move level Target Effect
tag
Additional effect(s) Sync pair's related passive skill(s)
1 2 3 4 5
VSEthan Sygna Masters.pngMastersIcon0249.png
Sygna Suit Ethan & Lugia
Masters Special Strike.png
Special Strike
Special Default 250 262 275 287 300 An opponent No additional effect. MP Regain 9: [...] Restores one MP for the user after using its sync move.
Brainpower: The more the user’s Sp. Atk is raised, the more it powers up the user’s sync move.
Powers up by percentage ≈ 16.67 × (number of stat ranks by which the user's Sp. Atk is raised)
(min 0%; max 100%)[1]
Masters EX star.png
6★ EX
All opponents

Description

Games Description
MDRB
MDTDS
Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It has a high critical-hit rate.
BSL はなれたポケモンに ダメージをあたえる きゅうしょに あたりやすい
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It even damages faraway Pokémon. It also has a high critical-hit rate.

In the anime

Hoopa Lugia Aeroblast.png
Lugia (M18)
Lugia Aeroblast.png
Lugia (M02)
Silver parent Aeroblast.png
Lugia (original series)
Lugia JN Aeroblast.png
Lugia (recurring)
The user releases a beam of energy from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Lugia A yellow-orange ball of energy forms in front of Lugia's mouth. Lugia's body then starts to glow blue and it fires multiple beams of yellow-orange energy from its mouth, which eventually converge into a single destructive beam, surrounded by a vortex of wind, which is fired at the opponent. Alternatively, Lugia will open its mouth and gather blue energy inside it. It then fires a massive beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Lugia (M02) The Power of One Debut
Lugia (anime) A Parent Trapped! None
A Lugia summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
Lugia (recurring) Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
Recurring Mew in the form of Lugia Dreams Are Made of These! Used via Transform


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 氣旋攻擊 Heisyùhn Gūnggīk *
空氣爆炸 Hūnghei Baauja *
Mandarin 氣旋攻擊 / 气旋攻击 Qìxuán Gōngjí / Qìxuán Gōngjī *
空氣爆炸 Kōngqì Bàozhà
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Vzdušná salva
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Luchtschot
France Flag.png French Aéroblast
Germany Flag.png German Luftstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Αεροβόλο
Italy Flag.png Italian Aerocolpo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에어로블라스트 E-eorobeullaseuteu
Poland Flag.png Polish Powietrzny Wybuch
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Explosão Aérea
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Jak nalet vetra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aerochorro
Thailand Flag.png Thai แอโรบลาสท์
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Xoáy Không Khí
Đại pháo không khí


Spin-off series games

Pokémon Masters EX

Shining Soul Aeroblast

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese 輝くソウルの エアロブラスト Kagayaku Souru no Earo Burasuto
Mandarin Chinese 閃耀靈魂之 氣旋攻擊 Shǎnyào Línghún zhī Qìxuán Gōngjí
France Flag.png French Âme brillante ! Aéroblast !
Germany Flag.png German Luftstoß des reinen Herzens
Italy Flag.png Italian Aerocolpo dell'animo fulgido
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빛나는 소울의 에어로블라스트 Bitnaneun Soul-ui E'eoro Beullaseuteu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aerochorro del Alma Argéntea


References


Variations of the move Aeroblast
SpecialIC HOME.png AeroblastSpacial Rend


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