Flash (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
HM05
Gold/Silver
Crystal
HM05
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
HM05
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM70
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM70
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM70

Effects

Flash lowers the target's Accuracy by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each. Pokémon with the abilities Keen Eye, Clear Body or White Smoke cannot have their accuracy reduced.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Flash has 70% accuracy.

Outside of battle

Flash lights up dark caves. In the original games dark caves made the screen almost completely black, whereas in later games you can always see a very short distance around you; Flash merely expands that circle. In the games it is an HM, it can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flash turns into Z-Flash and raises Evasiveness one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Blinds the foe to reduce accuracy.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.
FireRed/LeafGreen A blast of light that cuts the foe’s accuracy. It also illuminates caves.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user flashes a light that cuts the foe’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
X/Y The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy.
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate dark caves.
Sun/Moon The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flash at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 1

Learnt by TM

BulbasaurBulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
IvysaurIvysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
VenusaurVenusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
ButterfreeButterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
BeedrillBeedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
VenonatVenonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
VenomothVenomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
BellsproutBellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
WeepinbellWeepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
VictreebelVictreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
DrowzeeDrowzee
#096 / Psychic
HypnoHypno
#097 / Psychic
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
JynxJynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
NatuNatu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
XatuXatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
HoppipHoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
SkiploomSkiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
JumpluffJumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
SunkernSunkern
#191 / Grass
SunfloraSunflora
#192 / Grass
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
SkarmorySkarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
SmoochumSmoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
BeautiflyBeautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
DustoxDustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
ShroomishShroomish
#285 / Grass
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
RoseliaRoselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
CacneaCacnea
#331 / Grass
CacturneCacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
LileepLileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
CradilyCradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
TropiusTropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
SnoruntSnorunt
#361 / Ice
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
TurtwigTurtwig
#387 / Grass
GrotleGrotle
#388 / Grass
TorterraTorterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
KricketuneKricketune
#402 / Bug
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
BudewBudew
#406 / Grass · Poison
RoseradeRoserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
MothimMothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
VespiquenVespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
CherubiCherubi
#420 / Grass
CherrimCherrim
#421 / Grass
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
BronzorBronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
CarnivineCarnivine
#455 / Grass
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
SnoverSnover
#459 / Grass · Ice
AbomasnowAbomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
CresseliaCresselia
#488 / Psychic
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin (Land Forme)Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin (Sky Forme)Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
SnivySnivy
#495 / Grass
ServineServine
#496 / Grass
SerperiorSerperior
#497 / Grass
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
SwadloonSwadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
LeavannyLeavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
CottoneeCottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
WhimsicottWhimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
PetililPetilil
#548 / Grass
LilligantLilligant
#549 / Grass
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
DeerlingDeerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
SawsbuckSawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
FoongusFoongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
AmoongussAmoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
VirizionVirizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
VivillonVivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
FlabébéFlabébé
#669 / Fairy
FloetteFloette
#670 / Fairy
FlorgesFlorges
#671 / Fairy
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
SwirlixSwirlix
#684 / Fairy
SlurpuffSlurpuff
#685 / Fairy
InkayInkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
MalamarMalamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
AmauraAmaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
AurorusAurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
BergmiteBergmite
#712 / Ice
AvaluggAvalugg
#713 / Ice
XerneasXerneas
#716 / Fairy
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Flash in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

HoothootHoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 3 — HM
NoctowlNoctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 3 — HM