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Fly (move)

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This article is about the move Fly. For the field move in Pokémon Ranger, see Field Move (Ranger).

Fly
そらをとぶ Fly
Fly V.png
Fly V OW.png
Type  Flying
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by King's Rock
  • Usable outside of battle
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
Can avoid being startled by others.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  1
Earn +3 if no other Pokémon has chosen the same Judge.

Fly (Japanese: そらをとぶ Fly) is a damage-dealing Flying-type move introduced in Generation I. It is HM02 in all generations.

Effect

In battle

Generation I

On the turn that Fly is selected, the user will fly up high, where the only attacks it cannot avoid are Bide, Swift, and Transform. On the following turn, Fly will inflict damage, PP will be deducted from it, and it will count as the last move used. Once Fly is selected, the user will be unable to switch out unless Fly is disrupted or fully executed.

If Fly is not fully executed, PP will not be deducted from it, and it will not count as the last move used. If the opponent uses Mirror Move during the turn that the user flies up high, Mirror Move will copy the move that the user executed immediately before using Fly (or fail if it cannot).

Full paralysis and self-inflicted damage due to confusion will disrupt Fly. Additionally, if the user is fully paralyzed during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly, it will not be reset until the user switches out or fully executes Fly.

From Pokémon Stadium and on, Fly will allow the user to avoid Bide. Full paralysis will reset the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly. Mirror Move will copy Fly on either of the turns it takes to execute.

Pokémon can be caught during the semi-invulnerable stage of Fly.

Generation II

The user can now also be hit by Gust, Thunder, Twister, and Whirlwind during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly, and will receive double damage from Gust and Twister, unless the flying Pokémon would not receive damage from the moves.

The user may also be hit in the air if it was previously targeted by Lock-On or Mind Reader, and then struck the following turn. Swift, Bide and Transform no longer hit on their own during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly.

Generation III

The user can now also be hit by Sky Uppercut during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly.

Generation IV

Same as Generation III, however, the base power has increased from 70 to 90. The user is now unable to avoid moves used by Pokémon with the Ability No Guard during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly, and unable to avoid moves if it has No Guard.

If a Power Herb is held by the user, Fly can be executed in one turn.

Generation V and on

The user can now also be hit by Hurricane during the semi-invulnerable turn of Fly.

The user can be "knocked out of the sky" with the move Smack Down.

Fly can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Outside of battle

Players can fly to select spots they've been to; other than the Johto Battle Frontier, which can automatically be accessed after the National Pokédex is obtained.

The player usually lands outside the entrance to the area's Pokémon Center, or another equivalent spot if the area lacks a Pokémon Center.

Location Destination
Pallet Town Red's house
New Bark Town The player's house
Littleroot Town
Twinleaf Town
Aspertia City
Vaniville Town
Nuvema Town Hilbert/Hilda's house
Indigo Plateau League entrance
Ever Grande City*
Sinnoh Pokémon League*
Unova Pokémon League
Sinnoh Pal ParkDPPt Park entrance
Lake of Rage In the openGSC
In front of the Fishing Guru's houseHGSS
Kanto Victory RoadHGSS Pokémon League Reception Gate
National ParkHGSS Pokéathlon Dome
Victory RoadBW Beyond the last Badge Check Gate
Unity Tower Entrance
Pokéstar Studios Past the main gate
Join Avenue Route 4 entrance
Pokémon World Tournament Near the building's entrance
Aquacorde Town At the fountain in the center of town


Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Charizard uses Fly as its Up Special move. It cloaks itself in fire as it rotates in the air while gaining height, damaging nearby enemies. It acts as a recovery move for returning to the stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad The Pokémon flies high, then strikes in the next turn. Used for flying to places already visited.
Stad2 The Pokémon flies high, then strikes in the next turn. Used to fly to places already visited.
GSC 1st turn: Fly
2nd turn: Attack
RSE Flies up on the first turn, then strikes the next turn.*
Flies up on the first turn, then attacks next turn.*
FRLG A 2-turn move that hits on the 2nd turn. Use it to fly to any known town.
Colo.XD Flies up on the first turn, then strikes the next turn.
PMDRB The user gains the Flying status, making it attack strongly on the next turn. It is not possible to link this move.
DPPtHGSS The user soars, then strikes on the second turn. It can also be used for flying to any familiar town.*
The user soars, then strikes on the second turn. It can also be used to fly to any familiar town.*
BWB2W2 The user soars, then strikes its target on the second turn. It can also be used for flying to any familiar town.
The user soars, then strikes on the second turn. It can also be used to fly to any familiar town.*
XY The user soars and then strikes its target on the next turn. This can also be used to fly to any familiar town.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying     50 50 50 50
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying     45 45 65 65 65
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By HM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
HM02
II
HM02
III
HM02
IV
HM02
V
HM02
VI
HM02
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
016 Pidgey Pidgey Normal Flying
017 Pidgeotto Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
021 Spearow Spearow Normal Flying
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
041 Zubat Zubat Poison Flying
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
083 Farfetch'd Farfetch'd Normal Flying
084 Doduo Doduo Normal Flying
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
163 Hoothoot Hoothoot Normal Flying
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
176 Togetic Togetic Fairy Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
198 Murkrow Murkrow Dark Flying
225 Delibird Delibird Ice Flying
227 Skarmory Skarmory Steel Flying
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
276 Taillow Taillow Normal Flying
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
329 Vibrava Vibrava Ground Dragon
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
333 Swablu Swablu Normal Flying
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
396 Starly Starly Normal Flying
397 Staravia Staravia Normal Flying
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
441 Chatot Chatot Normal Flying
468 Togekiss Togekiss Fairy Flying
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
519 Pidove Pidove Normal Flying
520 Tranquill Tranquill Normal Flying
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying
527 Woobat Woobat Psychic Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
627 Rufflet Rufflet Normal Flying
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
629 Vullaby Vullaby Dark Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
661 Fletchling Fletchling Normal Flying
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
701 Hawlucha Hawlucha Fighting Flying
714 Noibat Noibat Flying Dragon
715 Noivern Noivern Flying Dragon
717 Yveltal Yveltal Dark Flying
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 Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By event

Generation I

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric CoroCoro Comics
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation III

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric ANA, Sapporo and GW Events
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric All Nippon Airways
World Championships 2012
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Juanita Golurk Black Fly.png Juanita Golurk White Fly.png None.png
Golurk Shiny Golurk
The user soars into the air, then strikes. It can also be used for flying anywhere.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
623 Golurk Golurk pulls its legs and hands into its body and releases powerful orange or light blue flames from the sockets to propel it into the air like a rocket. It then flies forward and slams its body into the opponent.
Juanita's Golurk White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
Debut
Ridley's Golurk Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None

In the manga

In the Be a Master! Pokémon BW!! manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In other generations

In battle

Fly I.png Fly II.png Fly III.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Fly DPPt.png Fly HGSS.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)
FRLG DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Fly Stad.png Fly Stad2.png Substitute Fly 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Outside of battle

Fly I OW.png Fly II OW.png Fly RSE OW.png Fly FRLG OW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal RSE Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Fly DPPt OW.png Fly HGSS OW.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)
FRLG DPPt Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • In Pokémon Colosseum, Charizard and Salamence dive into the ground on the second turn of Fly.
  • Many Pokémon noted for their ability to fly over long distances are unable to learn this move, such as Yanmega, which is easily capable of transporting an adult in flight according to its Pokédex entry from HeartGold. Conversely, some of the Pokémon that can learn Fly, like Pidgey, appear to lack the physique required to transport a human being in flight.
  • Doduo and Dodrio are both able to learn Fly, despite being based on flightless birds. If they use Fly in the 3D side-series games, they will be shown running in midair.
  • Fly cannot travel between even the closest of areas in Kanto and Johto, despite being able to fly over either of the regions. This is most evident at Mt. Silver and Route 27 (the latter of which being adjacent to New Bark Town). However, in HeartGold and SoulSilver, any area in either region can be flown to from Indigo Plateau and Route 26.
  • Out of all moves that have been HMs in all six generations, Fly is the only one that some Pokémon can learn by leveling up. (Though the move Waterfall also existed in all generations and some Pokémon can learn it via leveling up, it was not an HM until Generation II.)
  • While there are 14 Bug/Flying-type Pokémon, the only two Bug-type Pokémon that can learn Fly (Volcarona and Genesect) are not Flying-type.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 飛翔 Fēixiáng
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vlieg
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ilmaisku*
France Flag.png French Vol
Germany Flag.png German Fliegen
Greece Flag.png Greek Πέταγμα
India Flag.png Hindi उर्रो Urro
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Terbang
Italy Flag.png Italian Volo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 공중날기 Gongjung Nalgi
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Vôo
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Let
Spain Flag.png Spanish Vuelo
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Uçma


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
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Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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Generation III TMs
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Generation III HMs
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Generation IV TMs
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Generation IV HMs
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Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs
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Last modified on 5 July 2014, at 10:21