Aeroblast (move)

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エアロブラスト Aeroblast
Aeroblast VIII.png
Aeroblast VIII 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
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.


Generations II to VII

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 cannot be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.


Games Description
Stad2 A powerful Flying-type attack. It often becomes a critical hit.
GSC Has a high critical hit ratio.
RSEColo.XD 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.
A vortex of air is shot at the target to inflict damage. Critical hits land more easily.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 77 85DPPt
43 43 43 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Aeroblast has 20 base power, 12PP and 84% accuracy. The attack travels up to 10 tiles away and hits the first Pokémon it encounters, ally or enemy. This move has an increased critical-hit ratio.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's accuracy has been decreased to 79.8%.


Games Description
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
It even damages faraway Pokémon. It also has a high critical-hit rate.

Pokémon GO

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

GO Flying.png Aeroblast
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 180
Energy cost 100 100
Duration 3.4 seconds
Damage window 3.2 - 3.4 seconds
Aeroblast GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 170
Energy cost 75 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
Formerly eligible

In the anime

Hoopa Lugia Aeroblast.png Lugia Aeroblast.png Silver parent Aeroblast.png Lugia JN Aeroblast.png
Lugia (M18) Lugia (M02) Lugia (original series) Lugia (JN002)
The user releases a beam of energy from its mouth.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
249 Lugia A yellow-orange ball forms in front of Lugia's mouth. Lugia's body then starts to glow blue and it fires multiple beams of yellow-orange 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
A wild Lugia Legend? Go! Friends? Go! None
Recurring Mew in the form of Lugia Dreams Are Made of These! None

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


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 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 Aeroblast
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Explosão Aérea
Portugal Flag.png Portugal 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

Variations of the move Aeroblast
Special AeroblastSpacial Rend

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