Flash (move)

Move data

Type Normal
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy.
Sword​/​Shield This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.