Flying Press (move)

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Flying Press
フライングプレス Flying Press
Flying Press IX.png
Flying Press IX 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. 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 (but will activate Chople Berry even in cases where a regular Fighting-type move would not deal supereffective damage).

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 onwards

Flying Press now has a power of 100.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Flying Press cannot be selected in a battle.

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.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha
FightingIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Human-Like 28 28 44SwSh 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 No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 Mystery Dungeon series

Flying Press is a Fighting and Flying-type move that damages an enemy.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD 18 99 13 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Flying Press is a Charged Attack that has been available since March 13, 2020.

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

Pokémon Rumble Rush

FightingIC RR.png Flying Press
Attack power 91.92381
Charge time 1.16 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Flying Press Rumble Rush.png


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 Bea Hawlucha Flying Press.png None.png
Ash's Hawlucha Bea's Hawlucha
The user dives down onto the target from the sky. This move is Fighting and Flying type simultaneously.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Hawlucha Hawlucha Hawlucha flies above the opponent. It then becomes outlined in white or orange energy and dives into the opponent.
Ash's Hawlucha The Forest Champion! Debut
Bea's Hawlucha Solitary and Menacing! None

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • 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 Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Letecký lis
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 Peullaingpeureseu
Poland Flag.png Polish Nalot
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Aperto Voador
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Prensa Voadora
Spain Flag.png Spanish Plancha Voladora
Thailand Flag.png Thai ฟลายอิ้งเพรส

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