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Flash
Flash VII.png
フラッシュ
Flash
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Status
Power: N/A
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 20*, max: ?
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: None
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: Yes
Magic Bounce: Yes
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Beauty
Appeal: 3 ♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Beauty
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Beauty
Appeal:
Jam:
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Flash is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.

Description

Games Description
GSC Blinds the foe to reduce accuracy.
RSE Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.
FRLG A blast of light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It also illuminates caves.
DPPtHGSS The user flashes a light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
BWB2W2 The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
XY The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
ORAS The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate dark caves.
SMUSUMPE The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.

Effects

In Battle

During a battle, the user flashes a light that reduces the foe's accuracy by one stage.

Outside of Battle

In Generation I And II as well as Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Version, using Flash in a dark caves illuminates the area until the player exits the cave.

In other Generation III to V games, using it in dark caves only makes a large circle of visible area, but cannot fully illuminate the cave.

In Pokémon X and Y, using Flash in a cave causes the screen to zoom out instead, as there are no dark caves in the game.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, dark caves are simply dim, but the whole screen is still visible. Using Flash once again illuminates the area.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! flash is replaced with the Secret Technique light up.

Learnset

By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
VII VIII
313.png Volbeat Bug
755.png Morelull Grass/Fairy
756.png Shiinotic Grass/Fairy
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By TM/HM

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In Side Games

In Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Flash can be use by Electabuzz to illuminate rooms too dark to perform Target Clears in. It's first used in Team Dim Sun's cargo ship to light up the room Barlow is being held in. It's later used in Chroma Ruins to light up dark areas.

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Main games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures

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