Flail (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 2

Effects

Flail deals more damage the lower the user's HP. The following formula is used:

N = 48 × CurrentHP ÷ MaxHP

The value of N is then used to determine the base power, as per the table below. It converts to some quite specific percentages which are also shown.

Ratio (N) HP (%) Power
0 ≤ N < 2 0 - 4.16 200
2 ≤ N < 4 4.17 - 10.41 150
5 ≤ N < 9 10.42 - 20.82 100
10 ≤ N < 16 20.83 - 35.41 80
17 ≤ N < 32 35.42 - 68.74 40
33 ≤ N ≤ 48 68.75 - 100 20

Changes

In Generations 2-4, Flail used a multiplier of 64 instead of 48. The table below shows the appropriate numbers.

Ratio (N) HP (%) Power
0 ≤ N < 2 0 - 3.12 200
2 ≤ N < 6 3.13 - 9.35 150
6 ≤ N < 13 9.36 - 20.30 100
13 ≤ N < 22 20.31 - 34.37 80
22 ≤ N < 43 34.38 - 67.18 40
43 ≤ N ≤ 64 67.19 - 100 20

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flail turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Stronger if the user's HP is low.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts more damage when the user’s HP is down.
FireRed/LeafGreen A desperate attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move’s power.
Sun/Moon The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

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

KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Level 45
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Level 63
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
Level 13
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
Level 13
MagikarpMagikarp
#129 / Water
Level 30
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
Level 22
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
Level 24
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
Level 24
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 31
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 33
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 1
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Level 5
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 48
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Level 40
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Level 50
PhanpyPhanpy
#231 / Ground
Level 6
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Level 29
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
Level 33
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
Level 39
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 42
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
Level 50
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
Level 30
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Level 1
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
Level 26
Wormadam (Plant Cloak)Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Level 38
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Level 38
Wormadam (Trash Cloak)Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Level 38
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
Level 5
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 1
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
Level 61
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
Level 34
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
Level 37
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Level 39
SewaddleSewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Level 43
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
Level 34
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Level 41
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Level 50
KarrablastKarrablast
#588 / Bug
Level 49
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
Level 36
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
Level 36
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 1
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 55
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 29
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 32
FletchlingFletchling
#661 / Normal · Flying
Level 16
FletchinderFletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
Level 16
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 16
SpritzeeSpritzee
#682 / Fairy
Level 38
AromatisseAromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Level 38
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
Level 16
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
Level 16
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Level 35
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
Level 28
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
Level 28
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Level 28
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Level 31
StuffulStufful
#759 / Normal · Fighting
Level 19
BewearBewear
#760 / Normal · Fighting
Level 19
BounsweetBounsweet
#761 / Grass
Level 29
KomalaKomala
#775 / Normal
Level 26
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 17

Learnt by breeding

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

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
Monster, Water 1
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
Monster, Water 1
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
Monster, Water 1
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandshrewSandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Field
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Field
Alolan SandslashSandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Field
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Alolan VulpixVulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Alolan NinetalesNinetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Field
OddishOddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Grass
GloomGloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Grass
VileplumeVileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Grass
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Bug, Grass
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
Field
Alolan MeowthMeowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Field
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
Field
Alolan PersianPersian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Field
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Mineral
Farfetch'dFarfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Field, Flying
DoduoDoduo
#084 / Normal · Flying
Flying
DodrioDodrio
#085 / Normal · Flying
Flying
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Mineral
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
Water 3
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
Water 3
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
Grass
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
Dragon, Water 1
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
Bug
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
Field
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
Field
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
Field
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Field
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Water 1, Water 3
ChikoritaChikorita
#152 / Grass
Grass, Monster
BayleefBayleef
#153 / Grass
Grass, Monster
MeganiumMeganium
#154 / Grass
Grass, Monster
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
BellossomBellossom
#182 / Grass
Grass
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
Field
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
Field
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Bug
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Mineral
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Water 2
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Bug
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
Water 1, Water 2
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Dragon, Water 1
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Grass, Water 1
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Bug
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Bug
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
Field
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
Water 2
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
Water 2
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
Field, Water 1
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
Field, Water 1
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Field, Water 1
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
Field, Human-Like
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
Field
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
Field
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
Water 2
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
Water 2
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
Grass
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
Field
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
Field
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
Field
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
Field
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Water 1, Water 3
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
Field
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
Field
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
Field
TogedemaruTogedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Fairy, Field