Flash (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Status 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 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

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.

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 The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flash 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.

Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 1

Learnt by Machine

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Staryu
#120 / Water
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Finneon
#456 / Water
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Servine
#496 / Grass
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy