Flash (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flash turns into Z-Flash and raises Evasiveness one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Outside of battle

Flash 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. In the games it is an HM, it can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Flash
Japanese フラッシュ (Flash)
German Blitz
French Flash
Italian Flash
Spanish Destello

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
Black 2​/​White 2
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
X​/​Y The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy.
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate dark caves.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flash 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.

Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 1
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 8
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Shiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 8

Learnt in previous generations only

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

Bulbasaur
#001 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Venusaur
#003 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Butterfree
#012 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Beedrill
#015 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Vileplume
#045 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Venonat
#048 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Venomoth
#049 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Bellsprout
#069 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Weepinbell
#070 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Victreebel
#071 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Drowzee
#096 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Hypno
#097 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Staryu
#120 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Starmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Chikorita
#152 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Bayleef
#153 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Meganium
#154 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — HM
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 2 — HM
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Bellossom
#182 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Hoppip
#187 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Skiploom
#188 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Jumpluff
#189 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Sunkern
#191 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Sunflora
#192 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Yanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Skarmory
#227 / Steel · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Smoochum
#238 / Ice · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Beautifly
#267 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Masquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Shroomish
#285 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Minun
#312 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Castform
#351 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Tropius
#357 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Absol
#359 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Snorunt
#361 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Turtwig
#387 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Grotle
#388 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Torterra
#389 / Grass · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Kricketune
#402 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Roserade
#407 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Trash Cloak
#413 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Vespiquen
#416 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Carnivine
#455 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Finneon
#456 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Lumineon
#457 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Yanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Servine
#496 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Serperior
#497 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Audino
#531 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Amoonguss
#591 / Grass · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Jellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Virizion
#640 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Vivillon
#666 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Flabébé
#669 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Floette
#670 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Florges
#671 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Bergmite
#712 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Avalugg
#713 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Gen 6 — TM