Air Slash (move)

Move data

Type Flying
Category   Special
Power 75
Accuracy 95
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TM95

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.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Air Slash has 20 PP.

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Level 24
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Level 50
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 36
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Level 18
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Level 18
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Level 1
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Level 1
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Level 32
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Level 30
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Level 1
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Level 28
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Level 32
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Level 1
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Level 32
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Level 38
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Level 42
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Level 35
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Level 55
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Level 57
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Level 42
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Level 42
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Level 36
Noivern
#715 / Flying · Dragon
Level 36
Type: Null
#772 / Normal
Level 30
Silvally
#773 / Normal
Level 30
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 21

Learnt by TM

Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Scizor
#212 / Bug · Steel
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Aegislash
Shield Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Frosmoth
#873 / Ice · Bug
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel