Flash (move)

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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
Omega Ruby/Alpha 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.

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.

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.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

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 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 Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
Level 1
MorelullMorelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Level 8
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
ShiinoticShiinotic
#756 / Grass · Fairy
Level 8