Flying Taxi

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A Flying Taxi Corviknight seen in Wyndon

The Flying Taxi (Japanese: そらとぶタクシー Flying Taxi) is a form of public transportation service in Galar and Paldea; in the former, it is provided by the Galar Taxi (Japanese: ガラル交通 Galar Transport) company. These taxis are carriages pulled by a Corviknight in Galar and by a flock of Squawkabilly in Paldea, piloted by a Cabbie. They effectively act as the replacement for Fly, Charizard Glide, and Sky Dash from the first seven generations; they are used to travel immediately to previously visited locations (usually Pokémon Centers) free of charge but cannot be used from within indoor areas such as buildings or caves. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, after the player attends the opening ceremony for the Gym Challenge in Motostoke Stadium, they are granted access to Flying Taxis by a League Staff member upon exiting the stadium, and after this, they can use the taxi from the Town Map or Habitat screen of the Pokédex. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Flying Taxis are available to the player from the Rotom Phone's map app as soon as it is obtained.

In addition to the Flying Taxi the player regularly uses, there is a local Flying Taxi in Wyndon, located in front of the Rose of the Rondelands hotel and in front of Wyndon Stadium. This taxi will take the player to and from the two aforementioned locations, the Monorail Station, and (after the player becomes Champion) the Battle Tower. A local Flying Taxi also appears in Zapapico, but unlike the one in Wyndon, it is not usable by the player.

Destinations

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Like Fly and its other counterparts, the Flying Taxi typically takes the player to that given area's Pokémon Center. Some larger cities, like Motostoke and Hammerlocke, have several Pokémon Centers, some which the player does not have access to until they have progressed to a certain point in the story.

Galar

Location Destination Prerequisite
Postwick The player's house Unlocked from the start
Wedgehurst Pokémon Center Unlocked from the start
Route 2 Professor Magnolia and Sonia's house Unlocked from the start
Meetup Spot In front of the Wild Area station Unlocked from the start
East Lake Axewell In front of the entrance to Motostoke Unlocked from the start
Motostoke Southeastern Pokémon Center Unlocked from the start
Northwestern Pokémon Center
Route 3 In front of Becca's Pokémon Camp
Route 4 In front of Molly's Pokémon Camp
Turffield Pokémon Center
Route 5 In front of Harrison's Pokémon Camp
In front of the Pokémon Nursery
Hulbury Pokémon Center
Bridge Field In front of the Pokémon Nursery
Hammerlocke Hills In front of the entrance to Hammerlocke
Hammerlocke Central Pokémon Center
Eastern Pokémon Center
Western Pokémon Center
Route 6 In front of Cam's Pokémon Camp, near Cara Liss
Stow-on-Side Pokémon Center
Ballonlea Pokémon Center
Route 7 In front of Renee's Pokémon Camp
Route 8 In front of Lisa's Pokémon Camp
Circhester Pokémon Center
Route 9 In front of Stephan's Pokémon Camp
In front of the main entrance to Spikemuth
Route 10 In front of Tristan's Pokémon Camp
Wyndon Central Pokémon Center
Eastern Pokémon Center, near Wyndon Stadium
Rose Tower/Battle Tower

Isle of Armor

Location Destination Prerequisite
Fields of Honor In front of Armor Station After leaving the Armor Station and battling KlaraSw/AverySh for the first time
In front of the Master Dojo
Training Lowlands In front of the Warm-Up Tunnel entrance After interacting with Digging Pa
Tower of Waters In front of the tower Interact with the Master Dojo Student guarding the entrance.
(Both available regardless of which Tower the player ultimately chooses)
Tower of Darkness

Crown Tundra

Location Destination Prerequisite
Slippery Slope In front of Crown Tundra Station After leaving the Crown Tundra Station[citation needed]
In front of the Max Lair entrance
Freezington In front of Freeze Inn
Giant's Bed In front of the Iron Ruins After interacting with the door
In front of the Rock Peak Ruins After interacting with the door
Snowslide Slope Next to the Watt Trader After interacting with the Watt Trader
In front of the Iceberg Ruins After interacting with the door
Crown Shrine In front of the Crown Shrine entrance
Three-Point Pass In front of the Split-Decision Ruins After interacting with the door
Dyna Tree Hill On the western side of the Dyna Tree Hill island

In the anime

A Flying Taxi in anime

Main series

The Flying Taxi first appeared in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, where Goh used one to travel from Spikemuth to Wyndon.

In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, a Flying Taxi was seen outside Wyndon Stadium.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Flying Taxi in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

The Flying Taxi service has a recurring role throughout the miniseries.

It debuted in Letter, where Chairman Rose and Oleana used it to travel from Wyndon Stadium to a children's hospital and then back.

In Training, Bea traveled to the Wild Area in a Flying Taxi. However, she accidentally left her smartphone in the taxicab, which prevented her from calling for help when she and her Pokémon were trapped in a cave. The cab reappeared at the end of the episode, where the Cabbie driving it returned the phone to Bea.

In Buddy, Milo called the service so it could return Hop's runaway Wooloo. The cab was then used to take Hop and Wooloo home after they reunited.

In Early-Evening Waves, Nessa took a Flying Taxi to go to Rose's office and then to Wyndon Stadium.

In Assistant, Chairman Rose spotted Oleana from the sky and picked Oleana up and took a Flying Taxi together while heading back to his office.

In Moonlight, Allister and Tommy took a Flying Taxi to go to the hospital where John is staying so that Tommy could apologize to and amend his friendship with John.

In Sky, all of the children from the hospital took a Flying Taxi to Wyndon Stadium for one of Leon's matches. John took a Flying Taxi late, having overslept for Leon's match. He spotted Leon getting lost on a mountain on the way and picked him up. However, they were forced to proceed on foot in order to make it to the match in time. The next day, Victor and Gloria approached the Flying Taxi, requesting for a ride.

In The Gathering of Stars, Leon took a Flying Taxi all across the Galar region to hand out invitation letters for the Galarian Star Tournament.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Flying Taxi in Pokémon Evolutions

In The Champion, several Flying Taxis were seen flying over Wyndon.

In the manga

A Flying Taxi in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

The Flying Taxi debuted in Watch Out!! Strong Rivals, where Milo used one to fly from Route 3 to Turffield.

In Blazing!! Bede's Feelings, Chairman Rose and Oleana flew away from Hulbury on a Flying Taxi.

In PASS22, Sonia was seen traveling towards Henry and Casey's location on Route 9 aboard a Flying Taxi. However, as she was flying over Route 7, the Flying Taxi was attacked by Shielbert's Klinklang, causing it to crash-land.

Another Corviknight acting as a Flying Taxi appeared in PASS25. This one was one of many Pokémon to suddenly Dynamax due to the Darkest Day.

In PASS31, Casey and Marvin used a Flying Taxi to travel to the Isle of Armor.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Flying Taxi in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Flying Taxi
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Corviknight Colorless Darkness Ablaze Rare Holo 156/189 Explosive Walker R 062/070
CorviknightV Metal       VMAX Climax CSR 248/184
CorviknightVMAX Metal       VMAX Climax CSR 249/184
 


Trivia

  • The Flying Taxi was based on a Hackney carriage.[1]
  • Braviary's Pokémon Shield Pokédex entry implies that it was originally considered to work as the Flying Taxi Pokémon, but due to its hotheaded and belligerent nature, this role was given to Corviknight instead.
  • If the player takes the train to or from the Armor Station, they will automatically use a Flying Taxi to enter or leave the Isle of Armor, as seen in the animation that plays when the player first goes to the island. This will happen even if the player has not yet unlocked Flying Taxis normally.
  • Both Tinkaton and Corviknight's Pokémon Scarlet Pokédex entries suggest that due to Tinkaton's tendency to knock rocks at flying Corviknight, the Flying Taxi role was given to Squawkabilly to avoid endangering customers.

In other languages

Flying Taxi

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 飛翔計程車 Fēichèuhng Gaichìhngchē
Mandarin 飛翔計程車 Fēixiáng Jìchéngchē *
飞翔出租车 Fēixiáng Chūzūchē *
France Flag.png French Taxi volant
Germany Flag.png German Flugtaxi
Italy Flag.png Italian Volotaxi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 공중날기택시 Gongjungnalgi Taxi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Táxi Aéreo
Russia Flag.png Russian Летающее Такси Letayushcheye Taksi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Taxi volador

Galar Taxi

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 伽勒爾車隊 Gālahkyíh Chēdéui
Mandarin 伽勒爾車隊 / 伽勒尔车队 Jiālè'ěr Chēduì
France Flag.png French Taxis Galar
Germany Flag.png German Galar-Taxi
Italy Flag.png Italian Galar Trasporti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 가라르교통 Galar Gyotong
Russia Flag.png Russian Такси Галар Taksi Galar
Spain Flag.png Spanish Aerotaxis Galar

See also

References


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