Flying Press (move)

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Flying Press
フライングプレス Flying Press
Flying Press VIII.png
Flying Press VIII 2.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  100
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience in any kind of contest.

Flying Press (Japanese: フライングプレス Flying Press) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation VI. In Pokémon X and Y and from Generation VII onward, it is the signature move of Hawlucha.


Generation VI

Flying Press deals damage. In this generation, it has a power of 80.

Despite being a Fighting-type move, the damage dealt is actually a combination of Fighting and Flying types, and thus its effectiveness against a given Pokémon differs from other Fighting-type moves. However, for all other purposes, it is a Fighting-type move: only Fighting-type Pokémon can receive the same-type attack bonus on Flying Press, it is unaffected by items like the Sky Plate and Flying Gem, and it will not activate the target's Coba Berry.

If Flying Press is used while under the effect of Electrify or Normalize, damage is calculated using Flying type and Electric or Normal type modifiers instead.

If the target has used Minimize, Flying Press deals double its regular damage and bypasses accuracy checks to always hit, unless the target is in the semi-invulnerable turn of a move such as Dig or Fly.

Flying Press can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

It cannot be used while Gravity is in effect.

Generation VII

Flying Press now has a power of 100.

Type effectiveness

Flying Press
Damage Types
Normal Grass Ice Fighting Dark
Water Fire Ground Rock Bug Steel Dragon
½× Electric Poison Flying Psychic Fairy

Under Electrify

Flying Press
Damage Types
Fighting Flying Bug Water
Normal Poison Ghost Fire Grass
Psychic Ice Dark Fairy
½× Rock Steel Dragon
¼× Electric

Under Normalize

Flying Press
Damage Types
Fighting Bug Grass
Normal Flying Poison Ground Fire Water
Psychic Ice Dragon Dark Fairy
½× Electric
¼× Rock Steel

During Inverse Battles

Flying Press
Damage Types
Electric Poison Flying Psychic Fairy Ghost
Water Fire Ground Rock Bug Steel Dragon
½× Normal Grass Ice Fighting Dark


Games Description
The user dives down onto the target from the sky. This move is Fighting and Flying type simultaneously.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Human-Like Flying 28 28 44
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

Form change

Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Upon changing into the Libre costumeORAS
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 GO

GO Fighting.png Flying Press
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 110
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 2.3 seconds
Damage window 1 - 2 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 90
Energy cost 40 40
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
Pikachu (Pikachu Libre)
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible


Games Description
SMD This move is both Fighting and Flying type.*
It damages an enemy. This move has two types: Fighting and Flying.*

In the anime

None.png Ash Hawlucha Flying Press.png None.png None.png
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha flies above the opponent. It then becomes outlined in white energy and dives into the opponent.
Ash's Hawlucha The Forest Champion! Debut

In other generations

Flying Press VI.png
Flying Press VI 2.png
Flying Press VII.png
Flying Press VII 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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


  • Flying Press is the first Generation VI move in index number order.
  • Flying Press is the only move that deals dual-type damage.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 飛身重壓 Fēisān Chúhng'aat *
飛衝落地 Fēichūng Lohkdeih *
Mandarin 飛身重壓 / 飞身重压 Fēishēn Zhòngyā *
飛衝落地 Fēichōng Luòdì *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vliegende knal
France Flag.png French Flying Press
Germany Flag.png German Flying Press
Italy Flag.png Italian Schiacciatuffo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플라잉프레스 Flying Press
Poland Flag.png Polish Nalot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Aperto Voador
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Prensa Voadora
Spain Flag.png Spanish Plancha Voladora

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