Air Slash (move)

Air Slash
エアスラッシュ Air Slash
Air Slash VIII.png
Air Slash VIII 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. It is TM95 in Generation VIII.

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.

Air Slash has a PP of 20 in this generation.

Generation VI onward

Air Slash's PP was reduced 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
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
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 VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1 1 1 1SMUSUM
62PE
1, Evo.
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug 43SMUSUM
28PE
24
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying 49 49 49 49SMUSUM
27PE
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying 57 57 57 57SMUSUM
39PE
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 62 62 62 62SMUSUM
43PE
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying 41 45 45XY
41ORAS
41SMUSUM
33PE
50
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying 51 57BW
52B2W2
52XY
48ORAS
48SMUSUM
51PE
62
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field 37 49 49 49SMUSUM
31PE
50
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug 53 53 50 50SMUSUM
38PE
36
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50SMUSUM
24PE
35
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying 29 33 33 31 18
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying 32 37 37 35 18
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug 36
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug 42
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 51 57BW
52B2W2
52XY
48ORAS
48 62
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying 25ORAS 1, Evo. 1, Evo.
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug 54 54 54 54
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field 41SM
43USUM
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug 1
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 36B2W2 36 36 32
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying 40DP
39PtHGSS
42 42XY
45ORAS
45
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying 53 53 53XY
33ORAS
33
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying 61 61 1, 61XY
1, 45ORAS
1, 39
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying 47 47BW
46B2W2
46XY
40ORAS
40 30
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying 1
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug 47 47 47XY
38ORAS
38
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass 47 51 50XY
36ORAS
36
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35HGSS 35 35XY
30ORAS
30 1
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug 41 41 41 41
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug 37B2W2 37 37 28
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 36B2W2 36 36 32
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy 1 1 1 1 1, Evo.
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug 49DP
54PtHGSS
54 1, 54 1, 54
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 64PtHGSS 64 64 64
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying 29 29 29 32
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying 32 32 32 38
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying 33 33 33 42
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying 32 32 32 35
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying 32 32 32 35
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 35
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying 27 27 27
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying 27 27 27
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 55
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 57
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 42
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying 41 41 41 42
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 37 35
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon 48 48 36
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon 53 53 36
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 10 10 35
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 1
741   Oricorio
 
 
Flying Flying 36
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 60 30
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 60 30
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19 21
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 59
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 53USUM 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TM95
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
123   Scyther
 
 
Bug Bug
144   Articuno
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
144   Articuno
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
146   Moltres
Galarian Form
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
359   Absol
  Field Field
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384   Rayquaza
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
625   Bisharp
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
639   Terrakion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
640   Virizion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
641   Tornadus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
724   Decidueye
 
 
Flying Flying
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
772   Type: Null
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
798   Kartana
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
821   Rookidee
  Flying Flying
822   Corvisquire
  Flying Flying
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
841   Flapple
 
 
Grass Dragon
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
873   Frosmoth
 
 
Bug Bug
888   Zacian
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 VIII
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
587   Emolga
 
 
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
Fan Rotom
 
 
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
Fan Rotom
 
 
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
Fan Rotom
 
 
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
Fan Rotom
 
 
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 VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
479   Rotom
Fan Rotom
 
 
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
 
 
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   CrobatLv. 30
 
 
Flying Flying 2010 World Championships Crobat
245   Suicune
  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   ShayminLv. 15
Land Forme
  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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Air Slash is a move with 15 base power, 88% accuracy, and 15 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, possibly causing them to cringe.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Air Slash is a Fast Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

  Air Slash
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 14
Energy boost 10
Duration 1.2 seconds
Damage window 1 - 1.2 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 9
Energy boost 9
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                          
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 12 → 14

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 2 45 54 95% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of making the target flinch.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of making the target flinch.

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.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで ひるみじょうたいにして わざや こうげきを だせなくする
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Cringe status condition, which makes the enemy unable to attack or use moves.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also cause the enemy to flinch.


In the anime

Main series

       
Charizard Unfezant Togekiss Type: Null
The user forms a ball and throws it at the opponent or launches blades of energy at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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
  Skarmory A ball of wind gathers in front of one of Skarmory's wings, and it throws it at the opponent, or Skarmory fires multiple light-blue glowing blades of energy at the opponent.
A wild Skarmory Steeling Peace of Mind! None
Team Rocket's Skarmory Dreams Are Made of These! None
  Shaymin Sky Forme 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, Sky Forme 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
  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
  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.
Suicune (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions Game event-exclusive move
  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
  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
  Mandibuzz Both of Mandibuzz's wings glow light blue and she waves them repeatedly. Every time Mandibuzz waves her wings, two saw-like energy blades shoot out from her wings at the opponent, or one of Mandibuzz's wings glows light blue, and a saw-like energy blade forms on its tip. She then waves her 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
A wild Mandibuzz Chasing Memories, Creating Dreams! None
  Tornadus Tornadus crosses his arms in front of his body and then opens his arms, opening his hands so his palms are facing up. In each hand, two light blue saw-like energy blades form, and Tornadus swings his arms, throwing the four energy blades at the opponent.
Tornadus (anime) Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
  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
  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
  Rufflet Rufflet flaps his wings, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from his wings at the opponent.
Nursery's Rufflet Unrest at the Nursery! None
  Tornadus Therian Forme 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.
Tornadus (anime) Unova's Survival Crisis! None
  Braviary Braviary's wings glow light blue and he flaps them, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from his wings at the opponent, or Braviary's wings glow light blue and he flaps them, firing light blue crescent-shaped blades from them at the opponent.
Radley's Braviary Curtain Up, Unova League! None
Baraz's Braviary Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
Kira's Braviary Raid Battle in The Ruins! None
  Rotom Fan 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
  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
  Crobat Crobat flaps its wings, releasing multiple light blue glowing saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent, or Crobat fires multiple light-blue glowing blades of energy at the opponent.
Xerosic's Crobat The Right Hero for the Right Job! None
Team Rocket's Crobat Dreams Are Made of These! None
  Type: Null Type: Null forms a light-blue ball of energy in front of its head. It then fires multiple light-blue blades of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Gladion's Silvally A Masked Warning! None
  Silvally Silvally forms a light-blue ball or ring of energy in front of its head. It then fires multiple light-blue blades of energy from the ball or ring at the opponent.
Gladion's Silvally Faba's Revenge! None
  Lunala Lunala forms a light-blue ball of energy in front of its chest. It then fires multiple light-blue blades of energy from the ball at the opponent.
Lunala (anime) Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  Scyther Scyther's scythes glow light blue. It fires multiple light-blue, glowing energy blades from its scythes at the opponent. Sometimes, the energy blades look like saw discs.
Goh's Scyther Working My Way Back to Mew! None
  Charizard Charizard's wings glow light blue. It then flaps its wings, firing multiple light-blue, glowing blades of energy from them at the opponent.
Leon's Charizard Flash of the Titans! None
  Moltres Moltres flaps its wings, firing multiple light-blue, glowing blades of energy from them at the opponent.
A wild Moltres JN068 None


Pokémon Generations

       
Swanna
The user releases multiple saw disc-like energy blades from its wings at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters HGSS Jō's Big Adventure


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 空氣斬 Hūnghei Jáam *
空氣砍 Hūnghei Hám *
Mandarin 空氣斬 / 空气斩 Kōngqì Zhǎn *
空氣砍 Kōngqì Kǎn *
  Czech Vzdušný řezavý útok
  Dutch Luchtklief
  French Lame d'Air
  German Luftschnitt
  Greek Κόψη Ανέμου Kopse Anemou
  Indonesian Air Slash
Mengiris Udara
  Italian Eterelama
  Korean 에어슬래시 Air Slash
  Polish Powietrzne Cięcie
Portuguese   Brazil Golpe de Ar (games, BW103-present, TCG, manga)
Corte Aéreo (early anime)
  Portugal Lâmina Aérea
Golpe de Ar (Black and White series)
Spanish   Latin America Rasguño Aéreo (DP052)
Tajo Aéreo (DP168-DP191)
Corte Aéreo (BW002-present)
  Spain Tajo Aéreo
  Thai แอร์สแลช
  Vietnamese Nhát Chém Không Khí



Generation VIII TMs
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Generation VIII TRs
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