Flash (move)

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

Flash
フラッシュ Flash
Flash VIII.png
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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 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. It was HM05 from Generations I to III and TM70 from Generations IV to VI. It returned to being TM70 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

In battle

Generation I to III

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

The accuracy of Flash is 70% in these generations.

Generation IV to VII

The accuracy of Flash changed to 100%.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Flash, the user's evasiveness is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Flash cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Flash can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Generation IX onwards

Flash cannot be selected in a battle.

Outside of battle

Main article: Darkness

In certain games, Flash requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Boulder BadgeRBYFRLG, Zephyr BadgeGSC, or Knuckle BadgeRSE.

Generations I to II

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.

Generation III to V

Flash will only illuminate a large circle around the player to increase visibility in caves.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum, it will light up the entire screen like it did in Generation I.

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.

Zoom out

In X and Y, Flash may be used to zoom out the perspective in the following caves:

Generation VII and IX onwards

Flash is no longer usable outside of battle. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player can use Secret Technique Light Up instead.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Flash can once again be used outside of battle to illuminate dark caves.

Puzzles involving Flash

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.
SMUSUMPE The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
SwShLA
SV
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
BDSP The user flashes a light that lowers the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13PE
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13PE
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
--
VIII
TM70
IX
--
001 Bulbasaur Bulbasaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
002 Ivysaur Ivysaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
003 Venusaur Venusaur
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Y BDSP
015 Beedrill Beedrill
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy BDSP
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy BDSP
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
044 Gloom Gloom
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
045 Vileplume Vileplume
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass BDSP
047 Parasect Parasect
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass BDSP
048 Venonat Venonat
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Y BDSP
049 Venomoth Venomoth
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug Y BDSP
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field BDSP
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
070 Weepinbell Weepinbell
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
071 Victreebel Victreebel
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 BDSP
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 BDSP
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor
GrassIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Grass Grass BDSP
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass BDSP
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
124 Jynx Jynx
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
153 Bayleef Bayleef
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
154 Meganium Meganium
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
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 BDSP
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
167 Spinarak Spinarak
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
168 Ariados Ariados
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy BDSP
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field BDSP
182 Bellossom Bellossom
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass BDSP
187 Hoppip Hoppip
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
188 Skiploom Skiploom
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
191 Sunkern Sunkern
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass BDSP
192 Sunflora Sunflora
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass BDSP
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field BDSP
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 BDSP
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field BDSP
213 Shuckle Shuckle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying BDSP
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
238 Smoochum Smoochum
IceIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
252 Treecko Treecko
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon BDSP
253 Grovyle Grovyle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon BDSP
254 Sceptile Sceptile
GrassIC Big.png Monster Dragon BDSP
267 Beautifly Beautifly
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
269 Dustox Dustox
BugIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass BDSP
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass BDSP
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass BDSP
273 Seedot Seedot
GrassIC Big.png Field Grass BDSP
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass BDSP
275 Shiftry Shiftry
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Grass BDSP
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug BDSP
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug BDSP
285 Shroomish Shroomish
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass BDSP
286 Breloom Breloom
GrassIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
290 Nincada Nincada
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
291 Ninjask Ninjask
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
292 Shedinja Shedinja
BugIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
302 Sableye Sableye
DarkIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
307 Meditite Meditite
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
308 Medicham Medicham
FightingIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy BDSP
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like BDSP
315 Roselia Roselia
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like BDSP
331 Cacnea Cacnea
GrassIC Big.png Grass Human-Like BDSP
332 Cacturne Cacturne
GrassIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Grass Human-Like BDSP
337 Lunatone Lunatone
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
338 Solrock Solrock
RockIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
343 Baltoy Baltoy
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
344 Claydol Claydol
GroundIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
345 Lileep Lileep
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
346 Cradily Cradily
RockIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous BDSP
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
355 Duskull Duskull
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
356 Dusclops Dusclops
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
361 Snorunt Snorunt
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral BDSP
362 Glalie Glalie
IceIC Big.png Fairy Mineral BDSP
375 Metang Metang
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
376 Metagross Metagross
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
387 Turtwig Turtwig
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
388 Grotle Grotle
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass BDSP
389 Torterra Torterra
GrassIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
402 Kricketune Kricketune
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug BDSP
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
406 Budew Budew
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
407 Roserade Roserade
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Fairy Grass BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy BDSP
420 Cherubi Cherubi
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass BDSP
421 Cherrim Cherrim
GrassIC Big.png Fairy Grass BDSP
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous BDSP
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
432 Purugly Purugly
NormalIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
436 Bronzor Bronzor
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
437 Bronzong Bronzong
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
GhostIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
451 Skorupi Skorupi
PoisonIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 BDSP
452 Drapion Drapion
PoisonIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Bug Water 3 BDSP
455 Carnivine Carnivine
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass BDSP
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
459 Snover Snover
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow
GrassIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Grass BDSP
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral BDSP
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass BDSP
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy BDSP
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug BDSP
470 Leafeon Leafeon
GrassIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral BDSP
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral BDSP
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy BDSP
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered PtHGSS BDSP
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 Mineral
713 Avalugg Avalugg
IceIC Big.png Monster Mineral
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Flash is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, lowering their accuracy by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP was increased to 24.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the enemy's accuracy.

In the anime

Alvin Vivillon Flash.png Baraz Solrock Flash.png Virgil Umbreon Flash.png Jasmine Sparkle Flash.png
Vivillon Solrock Umbreon Ampharos
The user emits a bright light, blinding the opponent or illuminating a dark area.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Umbreon 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
Ampharos 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
Chinchou Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae light up and glow brightly.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou None
Dragonair Dragonair The orb on Dragonair's neck shines light blue.
Clair's Dragonair Fangs for Nothin' Dragonair cannot legally learn Flash
Beautifly Beautifly Beautifly's wings shine brightly.
Janet's Beautifly All Things Bright and Beautifly! None
Absol 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
Meditite 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
Medicham 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
Roserade Roserade Roserade's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Gardenia's Roserade The Grass Menagerie! None
Bronzor 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
Heliolisk 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
Magnemite Magnemite Magnemite's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Frank's Magnemite Lights! Camera! Pika! None
Swirlix Swirlix Swirlix's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Frank's Swirlix Lights! Camera! Pika! None
Solrock Solrock Solrock's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Baraz's Solrock Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
Manectric Manectric Manectric's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Celosia's Manectric Meeting at Terminus Cave! None
Vivillon 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

How I Became a Pokémon Card


Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Warning: The battle animation for Flash in Generation I and Generation II contains several short, rapid flashes that may be capable of causing epileptic seizures.

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Main article: Darkness → Gallery

Trivia

  • Flash is never required to advance gameplay, as darkened caves are still navigable without the move.
  • Flash is the only HM move that can be used outside of battle in Generation I, yet cannot be selected in battle in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 閃光 Símgwōng
Mandarin 閃光 / 闪光 Shǎnguāng
Denmark Flag.png Danish Blitz*
Lys*
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 Peullaesi
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
Relâmpago*
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scânteia
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Bljesak
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Destello
Flash
Spain Flag.png Spain Destello
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Ljus*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Đèn Flash




Variations of the move Flash
StatusIC.png FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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