Flail (move)

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Flail
じたばた Wriggling
Flail.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 and will inflict greater damage when the user's HP is low. Flail's power is calculated by the following formula:

P = (48 * CurrentHP) ÷ MaxHP

P ~HP% Power
P > 32 > 66% 20
17 ≤ P ≤ 32 33% - 66% 40
10 ≤ P ≤ 16 20% - 33% 80
5 ≤ P ≤ 9 10% - 20% 100
2 ≤ P ≤ 4 3% - 10% 150
P ≤ 1 < 3% 200


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

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
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
Flail Stad2.png Flail Colo.png Flail XD.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

Trivia

  • Despite the fact that the move's description in Generations IV, V, and VI says that the user flails "aimlessly" while using the move, the move has a 100% accuracy.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 手足慌亂 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
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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