Air Slash (move)

Move data

Type Flying
Category   Special
Power 75
Accuracy 95
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Air Slash deals damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch (if the target has not yet moved).

Pokémon with the ability Inner Focus or those behind a Substitute cannot be made to flinch.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Flyinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Air Slash turns into Supersonic Skystrike and has base power 140.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

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

Other languages

English Air Slash
Japanese エアスラッシュ (Air Slash)
German Luftschnitt
French Lame d'Air
Italian Eterelama
Spanish Tajo Aéreo

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. It may also make the target flinch.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. It may also make the target flinch.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Air Slash at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 43
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Level 49
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Level 57
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Level 62
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Level 41
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Level 48
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 49
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 50
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 50
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 31
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 35
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Level 36
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Level 42
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Level 48
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 54
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 43
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 36
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Level 45
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 1
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Level 39
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 40
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Level 38
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Level 36
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Level 30
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Level 41
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 37
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 36
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 54
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Level 64
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 29
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 33
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 32
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 32
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 41
Ducklett
#580 / Water · Flying
Level 27
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Level 27
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 41
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 41
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 41
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Level 37
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 48
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 53
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Level 10
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Oricorio
Baile Style
#741 / Fire · Flying
Level 36
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 60
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 60
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 19
Celesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
Level 1
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 59
Naganadel
#804 / Poison · Dragon
Level 53

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 4 — Special
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Gen 6 — Special