Air Slash (move)

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Air Slash
エアスラッシュ Air Slash
Air Slash VI.png
Air Slash VI 2.png
Type  Flying
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  75
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Air Slash (Japanese: エアスラッシュ Air Slash) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Generations IV and V

Air Slash inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing the target to flinch. It can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Generation VI onward

Air Slash's PP changed from 20 to 15.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. It may also make the target flinch.
XYORAS
SM
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
006 Charizard Charizard
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1
012 Butterfree Butterfree
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 49 49 49 49
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 57 57 57 57
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 62 62 62 62
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 45 45XY
41ORAS
41
042 Golbat Golbat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 51 57BW
52B2W2
52XY
48ORAS
48
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field 37 49 49 49
123 Scyther Scyther
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 53 53 50 50
146 Moltres Moltres
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 29 33 33 31
164 Noctowl Noctowl
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 32 37 37 35
165 Ledyba Ledyba
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 36
166 Ledian Ledian
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 42
169 Crobat Crobat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 51 57BW
52B2W2
52XY
48ORAS
48
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 25ORAS 1, Evo.
193 Yanma Yanma
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54 54 54 54
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 41
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 36B2W2 36 36
227 Skarmory Skarmory
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 40DP
39PtHGSS
42 42XY
45ORAS
45
276 Taillow Taillow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 53 53 53XY
33ORAS
33
277 Swellow Swellow
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 61 61 1, 61XY
1, 45ORAS
1, 39
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 47 47BW
46B2W2
46XY
40ORAS
40
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug 47 47 47XY
38ORAS
38
357 Tropius Tropius
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Monster Grass 47 51 50XY
36ORAS
36
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35HGSS 35 35XY
30ORAS
30
414 Mothim Mothim
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 37B2W2 37 37
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 36B2W2 36 36
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy 1 1 1 1
469 Yanmega Yanmega
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Bug Bug 49DP
54PtHGSS
54 1, 54 1, 54
492 Shaymin Shaymin
Sky Forme
GrassIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64PtHGSS 64 64 64
519 Pidove Pidove
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 29 29 29
520 Tranquill Tranquill
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 32 32 32
521 Unfezant Unfezant
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 33 33 33
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 32 32 32
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying 32 32 32
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41 41
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 27 27 27
581 Swanna Swanna
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 27 27 27
627 Rufflet Rufflet
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41 41
628 Braviary Braviary
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41 41
629 Vullaby Vullaby
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41 41
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 41 41 41
641 Tornadus Tornadus
FlyingIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 37
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 48 48
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Flying 53 53
717 Yveltal Yveltal
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1
741 Oricorio Oricorio
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 36
772 Type: Null Type: Null
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 60
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 60
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19
797 Celesteela Celesteela
SteelIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
798 Kartana Kartana
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 59
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
016 Pidgey Pidgey
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Form change

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this formPtHGSS
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479 Rotom Rotom
Fan Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous Upon changing into this form
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field Dream World - Windswept Sky
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
169 Crobat CrobatLv. 30
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 2010 World Championships Crobat
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Shiny Crown Suicune
Korean Crown Suicune
GameStop Suicune
Winter 2011 Suicune
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
492 Shaymin ShayminLv. 15
Land Forme
GrassIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Pokémon Scrap Shaymin
Full Story Shaymin
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon GO

Air Slash
Fast Attack
Type Flying
Power 14
Energy boost 10%
Duration 1.2 seconds
Eligible Pokémon:
CharizardPidgeotFarfetch'dScytherCrobatXatu
Skarmory
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 21, 2017, Air Slash had a power of 12.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with the Cringe status condition, making its actions fail.

In the anime

In the main series

Shaymin Air Slash.png Skyla Unfezant Air Slash.png Dawn Togekiss Air Slash.png Tornadus Air Slash.png
Shaymin Unfezant Togekiss Tornadus
The user forms a ball and throws it at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd points its leek in the air and waves it around, creating a ball of wind that it throws at the opponent.
Holly's Farfetch'd Smells Like Team Spirit! Debut
227 Skarmory A ball of wind gathers in front of one of Skarmory's wings, and it throws it at the opponent.
A wild Skarmory Steeling Peace of Mind! None
492S Shaymin Shaymin flies around in a circle until wind starts forming in the middle of the circle. Then, the wind starts glowing light blue, and forms into a light blue energy ball. Finally, Shaymin flies back and flies into the energy ball, sending a light blue blast from the ball at the opponent.
A wild Shaymin Keeping in Top Forme None
468 Togekiss Togekiss spins its body in place, and its body glows light blue. Then, light blue energy appears around Togekiss and spirals around it, slashing the opponent, or a light blue energy ball appears in front of Togekiss's body and it fires it at the opponent. As the ball fires at the opponent, it turns into a beam, or Togekiss lifts up one wing and starts waving it around. Light blue energy streaks then appear and swirl around, forming into a ball above the tip of Togekiss's wing. It then tosses the ball at the opponent.
Dawn's Togekiss Dawn of a Royal Day! None
245 Suicune Suicune opens its mouth and raises its head. Then, a circle of clear spinning energy forms in front of its mouth. Suicune then whips its head down, firing the circle like a vertical disc at the opponent.
A wild Suicune Zoroark: Master of Illusions Game event-based specimen
164s Noctowl Noctowl raises its wings above its head and a spiraling light blue orb of energy forms in between them. It then throws the ball at the opponent. As it shoots towards the opponent, the ball becomes surrounded by a light blue aura.
Ash's Noctowl Working on a Right Move! None
527 Woobat Woobat's wings glow light blue and it crosses them in front of its body. It then opens them up quickly, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Jessie's Woobat Enter Iris and Axew! None
Two wild Woobat Sewaddle and Burgh in Pinwheel Forest! None
630 Mandibuzz Both of Mandibuzz's wings glow light blue and its waves them repeatedly. Every time Mandibuzz waves its wings, two saw-like energy blades shoot out from its wings at the opponent, or one of Mandibuzz's wings glows light blue, and a saw-like energy blade forms on its tip. It then waves its wing, firing the energy blade at the opponent.
Katharine's Mandibuzz Scraggy and the Demanding Gothita! None
A wild Mandibuzz Pikachu's Summer Bridge Story None
641 Tornadus Tornadus crosses its arms in front of its body and then opens its arms, opening its hands so its palms are facing up. In each hand, two light blue saw-like energy blades form, and Tornadus swings its arms, throwing the four energy blades at the opponent.
A wild Tornadus Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
521 Unfezant Unfezant's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Skyla's Unfezant Cilan Takes Flight! None
Alain's Unfezant Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None
519 Pidove Pidove's wings glow white and it flaps them, releasing multiple white glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Multiple wild Pidove Climbing the Tower of Success! None
Three wild Pidove Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! None
627 Rufflet Rufflet flaps its wings, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Nursery's Rufflet Unrest at the Nursery! None
641T Tornadus Tornadus's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
A wild Tornadus Unova's Survival Crisis! None
628 Braviary Braviary's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Radley's Braviary Curtain Up, Unova League! None
Baraz's Braviary Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
479F Rotom Rotom's fan blades glow light blue, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its fan at the opponent.
A wild Rotom To Catch a Rotom! None
042 Golbat Golbat's wings glow light blue and it flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Multiple wild Golbat A Stealthy Challenge! None
169 Crobat Crobat flaps its wings, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Xerosic's Crobat The Right Hero for the Right Job! None

In Pokémon Generations

None.png Skyla Swanna Air Slash PG.png None.png None.png
Swanna
The user releases multiple saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
581 Swanna Swanna releases multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Skyla's Swanna The Uprising Debut

In the manga

In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure manga


In other generations

Core series games

Air Slash IV.png Air Slash V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Air Slash PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 空氣斬 Hūnghei Jáam *
空氣砍 Hūnghei Hám *
Mandarin 空氣斬 / 空气斩 Kōng​qì​ Zhǎn *
空氣砍 Kōng​qì​ Kǎn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Luchtslag
France Flag.png French Lame d'Air
Germany Flag.png German Luftschnitt
Greece Flag.png Greek Κόψη Ανέμου Kopse Anemou
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Slash
Mengiris Udara
Italy Flag.png Italian Eterelama
South Korea Flag.png Korean 에어슬래시 Air Slash
Poland Flag.png Polish Powietrzne Cięcie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Golpe de Ar (games, BW103-present, TCG, manga)
Corte Aéreo (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Lâmina Aérea
Golpe de Ar (Black and White series)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Rasguño Aéreo (DP052)
Tajo Aéreo (DP168-DP191)
Corte Aéreo (BW002-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Tajo Aéreo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Nhát Chém Không Khí


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