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|| Poké Flute
| Introduced in Generation I
| Generation I
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| Generation III
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The Poké Flute (Japanese: ポケモンのふえ Pokémon Flute) is a Key Item introduced in Generation I. It has the appearance of a yellow recorder with a Poké Ball near the bottom.
In the core series games
Outside of battle
The Poké Flute is used to wake up sleeping Pokémon in the overworld.
- In the Generation I core series games, Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, it is used to wake the two Snorlax sleeping on Route 12 and Route 16. This initiates a battle with the wild Snorlax.
- In Pokémon Yellow, the Poké Flute can be used to wake up the player's Pikachu.
- In Pokémon X and Y, the player has to deliver the Poké Flute from the Parfum Palace to its owner, a Black Belt, who uses it to wake up a Snorlax that is blocking Route 7. The player does not get to keep the Poké Flute after they deliver it.
If the player uses the Poké Flute outside of battle, it will play a "catchy tune", but does not wake up any of the player's Pokémon.
In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the Pokégear's radio is used to wake up wild Snorlax. If the player has the EXPN Card, they can tune into channel 20 in Kanto to hear the Poké Flute.
A Poké Flute is a reusable item that cures all Pokémon in the battle of sleep, including the opponent's Pokémon. If no Pokémon are asleep, it will have no effect on the battle, but still counts as the player's turn.
In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon with Soundproof cannot be woken up by the Poké Flute. In Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké Flute cannot be used in battle.
|| Plays a pleasant melody that rouses Pokémon from sleep.
|| A flute that is said to instantly awaken any Pokémon. It has a lovely tone.
|| A sweet-sounding flute that awakens Pokémon.
|| A flute which can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves roused.
|| A flute that can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves roused.
|| A flute that can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves woken up.
In spin-off games
In Pokémon Snap
In Pokémon Snap, Professor Oak will reward the player with a Poké Flute after obtaining a total score of 125,000 points or higher for all the photos in the Pokémon Report.
Playing the Poké Flute will wake up sleeping Pokémon and may make them dance or pose for the player. There are three songs which the Poké Flute can play in this game, and Pokémon respond differently to each.
In the Pokémon Trading Card Game series
The Pokémon Flute card is available in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!.
In the anime
A Poké Flute in the anime
In the main series
A Poké Flute belonging to a hippie appeared in Wake Up Snorlax!. He uses it to perform musical numbers in exchange for food. He also used it to wake up a Snorlax that turned out to be his Pokémon and was believed to be blocking a river.
Another Poké Flute appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant!, under the ownership of Lord Shabboneau. It is used in an annual festival involving a Snorlax living in the area near Camphrier Town, but, unfortunately, it had been taken away by the egocentric Princess Allie from the Parfum Palace. After a series of many-sided events, Ash and his friends managed to get the Flute back and return it to Lord Shabboneau so he could start the festival. Team Rocket, believing the Flute could actually control Snorlax, tried to steal it in order to gather themselves an army of Sleeping Pokémon, but the Flute was soon recovered, allowing the festival to be successfully completed.
|| Poké Flute
|| Ash's Pokédex
|| The Poké Flute is used to wake sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax will only awaken to this flute.
In Pokémon Origins
The Poké Flute in Pokémon Origins
The Poké Flute was seen two times, although briefly, in Pokémon Origins. It first appeared close to the end of File 2: Cubone, where Mr. Fuji gave it to Red as a thanks for saving him and the Pokémon Tower from Team Rocket. Red later used the Flute in File 3: Giovanni to wake up a Snorlax, which he then presumably caught.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
A Poké Flute owned by Red appeared in A Hollow Victreebel.
In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga
A Poké Flute appeared in Get Snorlax!!.
In the Pokémon Zensho manga
A Poké Flute appeared in Celadon City, where it was given to Satoshi by Mr. Fuji.
In the TCG
- Main article: Pokémon Flute (Base Set 86)
Pokémon Flute was introduced as a Trainer card at the beginning of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. First released in the initial Japanese Expansion Pack, it later debuted in English in the Base Set, with both prints featuring an illustration by Keiji Kinebuchi. Pokémon Flute allows the player to choose a Basic Pokémon from their opponent's discard pile and add it to their opponent's Bench.
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