Flash (move)

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This article is about the move Flash. For the field move, see Field Move (Ranger).

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Flash
フラッシュ Flash
Flash V.png
Flash V OW.png
Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Shifts the judge's attention from the others.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Flash (Japanese: フラッシュ Flash) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. In Generations I through III, it was HM05, and in Generations IV through VI, it was TM70.

Effect

In battle

Generations I to III

Flash decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage.

The accuracy of Flash is 70% in these generations.

Generation IV onwards

The accuracy of Flash changes to 100%.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Flash, the user's evasion raises one stage.

Outside of battle

Generations I to V

Outside of battle, Flash will illuminate dark caves. The effect will last until the player exits the cave. When the player re-enters the cave, it will be dark again.

In Generation I, Generation II, and Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, it will light up the entire screen. In other games, it only illuminates a large circle around the player.

Generation VI

In Pokémon X and Y, as there are no dark caves to be found, Flash will instead cause the screen to zoom out, revealing more of the surrounding area than normally is visible. In addition, it also decreases the chance of encountering wild Pokémon.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, dark areas where Flash can be used to light up the surroundings are present once again. However, in this game the dark areas are shown to be more dimly lit rather than completely dark, making the move less needed than before.

Areas in which Flash is usable

Region Area
Kanto Rock Tunnel
Cerulean CaveHGSS
Johto Dark Cave
Ruins of Alph*
Mt. MortarGS
Whirl Islands
Mt. SilverGSC
Hoenn Granite Cave
Trick House*ORAS
Scorched SlabORAS
Cave of OriginRS
Victory Road
Ancient Tomb*E
Sinnoh Wayward Cave
Unova Mistralton Cave
Challenger's CaveBW
Wellspring Cave
Victory RoadB2W2
Abyssal Ruins*
Black TowerB2W2
Kalos Connecting Cave
Reflection Cave
Frost Cavern
Terminus Cave
Victory Road

Description

Games Description
Stad Creates a brilliant flash of light that blinds the target. This technique reduces the opponent's accuracy.
Stad2 Blinds the target with a bright flash of light, reducing the opponent's accuracy.
GSC Blinds the foe to reduce accuracy.
RSE Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.*
Looses a powerful blast of light that reduces accuracy.*
FRLG A blast of light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It also illuminates caves.
Colo.XD Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.
DPPtHGSS The user flashes a light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
PBR The user flashes a bright light that cuts the foe's accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
XY The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
ORAS The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate dark caves.
SM The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like 1 1 1 1
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 8
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass 1, 8
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
HM05
II
HM05
III
HM05
IV
TM70
V
TM70
VI
TM70
VII
--
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Y
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Y
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Y
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
421 Cherrim Cherrim
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
436 Bronzor Bronzor
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered PtHGSS
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
495 Snivy Snivy
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
496 Servine Servine
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
497 Serperior Serperior
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
511 Pansage Pansage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
512 Simisage Simisage
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
541 Swadloon Swadloon
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
542 Leavanny Leavanny
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
546 Cottonee Cottonee
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Fairy
548 Petilil Petilil
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
562 Yamask Yamask
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
GhostIC Big.png Mineral Amorphous
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
590 Foongus Foongus
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
607 Litwick Litwick
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
GhostIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
622 Golett Golett
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
623 Golurk Golurk
GroundIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
640 Virizion Virizion
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
650 Chespin Chespin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
651 Quilladin Quilladin
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
652 Chesnaught Chesnaught
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
666 Vivillon Vivillon
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
669 Flabébé Flabébé
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
670 Floette Floette
Eternal Flower
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
671 Florges Florges
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
684 Swirlix Swirlix
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
685 Slurpuff Slurpuff
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
686 Inkay Inkay
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
687 Malamar Malamar
DarkIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
700 Sylveon Sylveon
FairyIC Big.png Field Field
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
703 Carbink Carbink
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
GhostIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
712 Bergmite Bergmite
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Monster
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy My Pokémon Ranch
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's Accuracy by 1 level.

In the anime

Janet Beautifly Flash.png Baraz Solrock Flash.png Virgil Umbreon Flash.png Jasmine Sparkle Flash.png
Beautifly Solrock Umbreon Ampharos
The user emits a bright light, blinding the opponent or illuminating a dark area.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
197 Umbreon The yellow rings on Umbreon's body light up and glow brightly, or the yellow ring on Umbreon's forehead shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Gary's Umbreon Power Play! Debut
Virgil's Umbreon Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None
181 Ampharos The ball on the end of Ampharos's tail lights up and shines brightly.
Jasmine's Sparkle Fight for the Light! None
Karsten's Ampharos Drifloon on the Wind! None
Workers' Ampharos Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
170 Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae light up and glow brightly.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou None
148 Dragonair The orb on Dragonair's neck shines light blue.
Clair's Dragonair Fangs for Nothin' Dragonair cannot legally learn Flash
267 Beautifly Beautifly's wings shine brightly.
Janet's Beautifly All Things Bright and Beautifly! None
359 Absol The black circle on Absol's forehead shines brightly, giving off a bright light. Sometimes its forehead glows with a white ball, and then launches streams of light out at the opponent.
Drew's Absol Thinning the Hoard! None
307 Meditite Meditite raises its arms and creates a glowing white sphere above its head that glows brightly.
Meredith's Meditite Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
308 Medicham Medicham raises its arms and creates a glowing white sphere above its head that glows brightly.
Meredith's Medicham Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
407 Roserade Roserade's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Gardenia's Roserade The Grass Menagerie! None
436 Bronzor A beam of light shines out from Bronzor's face, or Bronzor releases a circle of light from the middle of its body that grows outward. When the ring of light disappears, its whole body starts to glow brightly.
Saturn's Bronzor Journey to the Unown! None
Karl's Bronzor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk's collar extends and shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Clemont's Heliolisk The Moment of Lumiose Truth! None
Frank's Heliolisk Lights! Camera! Pika! None
081 Magnemite Magnemite's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Frank's Magnemite Lights! Camera! Pika! None
684 Swirlix Swirlix's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Frank's Swirlix Lights! Camera! Pika! None
338 Solrock Solrock's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Baraz's Solrock Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
310 Manectric Manectric's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Celosia's Manectric Meeting at Terminus Cave! None
666 Vivillon Vivillon's wings shine brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Alvin's Vivillon Battling with a Clean Slate! None

In the manga

In the How I Became a Pokémon Card manga


In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

In battle

Core series games

Flash I.png Flash II.png Flash III.png Flash IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Flash Stad.png Flash Stad2.png Flash Colo.png Flash XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Flash PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Flash PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Outside of battle

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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: All Gen VI games.
Flash I OW.png Flash II OW.png Flash RSE OW.png Flash FRLG OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal RSE Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Flash DPPt OW.png Flash HGSS OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Flash is never required to advance gameplay, as darkened caves are still navigable without the move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 閃光 Símgwōng
Mandarin 閃光 / 闪光 Shǎnguāng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Flits
Finland Flag.png Finnish Väläys
France Flag.png French Flash
Germany Flag.png German Blitz
Greece Flag.png Greek Έκλαμψη
India Flag.png Hindi रौशनी Roshni
Italy Flag.png Italian Flash
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플래시 Flash
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Blitz
Poland Flag.png Polish Błysk
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Clarão (XY067, M18, XY133-present, TCG, manga)
Lampejante (XY102)
Iluminar (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Clarão
Iluminar
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scânteia
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bljesak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Destello
Flash
Spain Flag.png Spain Destello
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đèn Flash



Variations of the move Flash
Status FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation II TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation II HMs
01020304050607
Generation III TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation III HMs
0102030405060708RSE
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS


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