Black Flute

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Black Flute
Black Vidro
Black Flute
Black Flute
Pokémon Global Link artwork
Introduced in Generation III
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Power 30

The Black Flute (Japanese: くろいビードロ Black Vidro) is a type of item introduced in Generation III. It is one of the flutes.

In the core series games


Games Cost Sell price
N/A PokémonDollar.png200
SMUSUM N/A PokémonDollar.png10

In the Generation V games, the Black Flute can be sold to the billionaire maniac in Undella Town for PokémonDollar.png8000.


Generation III to IV

When used in the field, reduces wild Pokémon encounter rate by 50%. This effect will last until a map transition takes place.

Generation V to Pokémon X and Y

The Black Flute serves no practical purpose other than to be sold.

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

When used in the field, increases the level of wild Pokémon by one to four levels. The effect disappears when the player leaves the area.


Games Description
RSE A glass flute that keeps away wild Pokémon.
FRLG A black glass flute. When blown, it makes wild Pokémon less likely to appear.
Colo.XD An item brought over from a faraway place.
DPPtHGSS A black flute made from blown glass. Its melody makes wild Pokémon less likely to appear.
BWB2W2 A toy flute made from black glass. A maniac will buy it for a high price.
XY A lovely toy flute to admire. It's made from black glass.
A flute made from black glass. It makes it easier to encounter strong Pokémon in the place you use it.


Games Finite methods Repeatable methods
RSE Route 113 Glass Workshop (1000 steps)
FRLG Trade
DPPt Mt. CoronetPt
HGSS Dark Cave
BW Route 13 (treasure hunter)
B2W2 Route 13 (treasure hunter)
XY Trade
ORAS Route 113 Glass Workshop (1000 grams)

In the anime

Flutes in the anime

In Serving Up the Flute Cup!, a Black Flute was included in the set of flutes promised for the winner of the Battle Frontier Flute Cup, which was eventually won by Ash.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 黑色玻璃哨 Hāaksīk Bōlēi Saau
Mandarin 黑色玻璃哨 Hēisè Bōlí Shào *
黑色哨子 Hēisè Shàozi *
France Flag.png French Flûte Noire
Germany Flag.png German Schw. Flöte
Italy Flag.png Italian Flauto Nero
South Korea Flag.png Korean 검정비드로 Geomjeong Vidro
Spain Flag.png Spanish Flauta Negra

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