Fly (move)

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Move data

Type Flying
Category Physical Physical
Power 90
Accuracy 95
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
HM02
Gold/Silver
Crystal
HM02
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
HM02
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
HM02
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
HM02
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
HM02

Effects

The user of Fly will fly up high on the first turn, disappearing from view and becoming invulnerable to most attacks. On the second turn, Fly deals damage.

While in the air, the Pokémon can only be hit by the moves Gust, Twister, Thunder, Sky Uppercut and Smack Down, with Gust and Twister dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokémon, or any move following an identify move can also hit for regular power.

If the user is holding a Power Herb, Fly executes in one turn.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Fly has a base power of 70.

Outside of battle

Fly allows you to fly instantly to any PokéCenter you have already visited during the course of the game (or certain other prominent locations). It can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets any single Pokemon on the field including non-adjacent ones.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Fly 2nd turn: Attack
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Flies up on the first turn, then strikes the next turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen A 2-turn move that hits on the 2nd turn. Use it to fly to any known town.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user soars, then strikes on the second turn. It can also be used for flying to any familiar town.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user soars, then strikes its target on the second turn. It can also be used for flying to any familiar town.
X/Y The user soars and then strikes its target on the next turn. This can also be used to fly to any familiar town.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fly at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 50
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 65

Learnt by HM

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Doduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Dodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Articuno
#144 / Ice · Flying
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Delibird
#225 / Ice · Flying
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Kyurem
Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
White Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Kyurem
Black Kyurem
#646 / Dragon · Ice
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Fletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Fletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 4 — Special
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 4 — Pre-evolution