Flail (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power -
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

HP (%) Power
70 - 100 20
35 - 70 40
20 - 35 80
10 - 20 100
4 - 10 150
0 - 4 200

Flail deals more damage the lower the user's HP is, as per the table to the right.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Stronger if the user’s HP is low.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts more damage when the user’s HP is down.
FireRed/LeafGreen A desperate attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Black/White
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flail at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Krabby
#098 / Water
Level 45
Kingler
#099 / Water
Level 63
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Level 21
Seaking
#119 / Water
Level 21
Magikarp
#129 / Water
Level 30
Totodile
#158 / Water
Level 22
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Level 24
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 24
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 9
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 9
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 6
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 49
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 40
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 52
Phanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 6
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 37
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 49
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Level 49
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 1
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Level 50
Feebas
#349 / Water
Level 30
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 31
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 38
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 38
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 38
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 5
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 61
Tympole
#535 / Water
Level 34
Palpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 37
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 39
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 43
Basculin
#550 / Water
Level 46
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 41
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 50
Karrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 49
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 36
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Level 36
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Level 55
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 29
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 31
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 16
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 16
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 38
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 38
Clauncher
#692 / Water
Level 16
Clawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 16
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 35
Goomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 28
Sliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 28
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 28

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Flail as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Squirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Grass
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Persian
#053 / Normal
Field
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Flying, Field
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Krabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
Kingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
Horsea
#116 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Seadra
#117 / Water
Water 1, Dragon
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Field
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Field
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Monster, Grass
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Grass
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Bug
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Octillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Water 1, Dragon
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Water 1, Grass
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Bug
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
Barboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
Whiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
Piplup
#393 / Water
Water 1, Field
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Water 1, Field
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Water 1, Field
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Field, Fairy
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Field
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Field
Finneon
#456 / Water
Water 2
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Water 2
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Field
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Field
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Field
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field