Flail (move)

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Flail
じたばた Wriggling
Flail VI.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Flail (Japanese: じたばた Wriggling) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Flail inflicts damage. Its power is higher when the user's HP is lower.

HP% Power
HP ≥ 68.75% 20
35.42% ≤ HP < 68.75% 40
20.83% ≤ HP < 35.42% 80
10.42% ≤ HP < 20.83% 100
4.17% ≤ HP < 10.42% 150
HP < 4.17% 200


Flail can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Endure was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that increases in power if the user's HP is low. It could turn the tide in battle.
GSC Stronger if the user's HP is low.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts more damage when the user's HP is down.
FRLG A desperate attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
XYORAS
SM
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move's power.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 49FRLG 45 45 45 45
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 65FRLG 63 63 63 63
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 24 24 21 21 21XY
13ORAS
13
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 24 24 21 21 21XY
13ORAS
13
129 Magikarp Magikarp
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Dragon 30 30 30 30 30 30
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 22PtHGSS 22 22 22
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 24PtHGSS 24 24 24
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 24PtHGSS 24 24 24
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 13 13 9 9 9XY
31ORAS
31
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 13 13 9 9 9XY
33ORAS
33
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 10 9 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 44FRLG 53 63BW
49B2W2
49 48
220 Swinub Swinub
IceIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 40B2W2 40 40
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 52B2W2 50 50
231 Phanpy Phanpy
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 17 17 6 6 6 6
232 Donphan Donphan
GroundIC Big.png Field Field 17 17 1
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 33 33 37 37XY
29ORAS
29
287 Slakoth Slakoth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 49 49XY
33ORAS
33
289 Slaking Slaking
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 43 43 49 49XY
39ORAS
39
324 Torkoal Torkoal
FireIC Big.png Field Field 43 52 52 1, 52XY
42ORAS
42
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like 49 50 50 50 50
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 30 30 30 30 30
369 Relicanth Relicanth
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2 1
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 40 46 31 31XY
27ORAS
26
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Plant Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
BugIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38
413 Wormadam Wormadam
Trash Cloak
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38
438 Bonsly Bonsly
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 6BW
5B2W2
5 5
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 1, 61 1, 61
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 34 34 34
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 37 37 37
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 39 39 39
540 Sewaddle Sewaddle
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43 43 43
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 46 1, 46 34
557 Dwebble Dwebble
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 41 41 41
558 Crustle Crustle
BugIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Bug Mineral 50 50 50
588 Karrablast Karrablast
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 49 49 49
613 Cubchoo Cubchoo
IceIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36
614 Beartic Beartic
IceIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 55 1, 55 1, 55
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 29 29
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field 31 32
661 Fletchling Fletchling
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16 16
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16 16
663 Talonflame Talonflame
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying 16 16
682 Spritzee Spritzee
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 38 38
683 Aromatisse Aromatisse
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 38 38
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 16 16
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 16 16
703 Carbink Carbink
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral 35 35
704 Goomy Goomy
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 28 28
705 Sliggoo Sliggoo
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 28 28
706 Goodra Goodra
DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon 28 28
719 Diancie Diancie
RockIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 31
759 Stufful Stufful
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 19
760 Bewear Bewear
NormalIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 19
761 Bounsweet Bounsweet
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass 29
775 Komala Komala
NormalIC Big.png Field Field 26
776 Turtonator Turtonator
FireIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 17
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
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
GroundIC Big.png Field Field
027 Sandshrew Sandshrew
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
FireIC Big.png Field Field
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Alola Form
IceIC Big.png Field Field
043 Oddish Oddish
GrassIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Grass Grass
046 Paras Paras
BugIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Bug Grass
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
052 Meowth Meowth
Alola Form
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
074 Geodude Geodude
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Field
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
095 Onix Onix
RockIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
114 Tangela Tangela
GrassIC Big.png Grass Grass
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
127 Pinsir Pinsir
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
133 Eevee Eevee
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
152 Chikorita Chikorita
GrassIC Big.png Monster Grass
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy HGSS
204 Pineco Pineco
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
328 Trapinch Trapinch
GroundIC Big.png Bug Bug
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like HGSS
431 Glameow Glameow
NormalIC Big.png Field Field HGSS
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
504 Patrat Patrat
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy Pokéwalker - Resort
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
084 Doduo Doduo
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
214 Heracross Heracross
BugIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
041 Zubat Zubat
PoisonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying New York Pokémon Center
086 Seel Seel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Flail does 2× damage if the user is under 75% health, 4× damage if the user is under 50% health, and 8× damage if the user is under 25% HP.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage it inflicts.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition Flail avoids the rent charge!

In the anime

Magikarp Flail.png Brock Bonsly Flail.png Brock Sudowoodo Flail.png None.png
Magikarp Bonsly Sudowoodo
The user flails about aimlessly to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
129 Magikarp Magikarp hits the opponent repeatedly with its tailfin.
A wild Magikarp The Ties That Bind Debut
438 Bonsly Bonsly flails around, jumping from one foot to the other quickly.
Brock's Bonsly King and Queen for a Day! None
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo flails around its arms and legs, then throws the opponent, or Sudowoodo runs up to the opponent and flails around its arms and legs, hitting the opponent repeatedly.
Brock's Sudowoodo Leave It To Brocko! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Core series games

Flail II.png Flail III.png Flail IV.png Flail 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

Flail Stad2.png Flail Colo.png Flail XD.png Flail 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
Flail PMD RB.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 抓狂 Jáaukwòhng *
手足慌亂 Sáujūk Fōnglyuhn *
Mandarin 抓狂 Zhuākuáng *
手足慌亂 / 手足慌乱 Shǒuzú Huāngluàn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Huppel
Finland Flag.png Finnish Läpsyttely
France Flag.png French Fléau
Germany Flag.png German Dreschflegel
Greece Flag.png Greek Μαστίγωμα Mastígoma
Italy Flag.png Italian Flagello
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바둥바둥 Badungbadung
Poland Flag.png Polish Bicz
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Espancar
Ataque de Cauda (Secret Wonders-Boundaries Crossed)
Mangual (Flashfire-present)
Romania Flag.png Romanian Biciul
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Mlaćenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Azote
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Vùng Vẫy


Variations of the move Flail
Physical FlailReversal


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