Azure Flute

The Azure Flute (Japanese: てんかいのふえ Heaven Flute) is a Key Item in the Sinnoh-based games and Pokémon Legends: Arceus, in which it is used to access the Hall of Origin, where Arceus resides.

Azure Flute
てんかいのふえ
Heaven Flute
Bag Azure Flute Sprite.pngBag Azure Flute BDSP Sprite.png
Azure Flute
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Pocket
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Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (BDSPLA)

In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, it is an event-exclusive item that was meant to be received through a Nintendo event, but unlike the Secret Key, Member Card, and Oak's Letter, it was never distributed.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it is obtained during the main story and replaces the Celestica Flute. Obtaining Arceus in Legends: Arceus unlocks the Azure Flute as a save data bonus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

In the core series games

Effect

In the Sinnoh-based games, the player can only use the Azure Flute once they have entered the Hall of Fame and obtained the National Pokédex. When the player reaches the Spear Pillar at the top of Mount Coronet and steps one tile north from the entrance, they will be prompted to use the flute, which will play a unique and eerie tune and reload the Spear Pillar map with a steep staircase that leads to the Hall of Origin. After it is used and once Arceus is caught, the Azure Flute will no longer trigger the entrance to the Hall of Origin when played at the Spear Pillar and the message "The Azure Flute echoed hollowly..." will appear. Should the player knock out Arceus, then the Azure Flute can be used to summon Arceus again.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, it transforms from the Celestica Flute after the player defeats Volo and Giratina at the Temple of Sinnoh. If it is used in the Temple of Sinnoh after every Pokémon (other than Mythical Pokémon) in the Hisui Pokédex has been obtained, the player can access the Hall of Origin and encounter Arceus. Like the Celestica Flute, it is used by the player to summon the rideable Wyrdeer, Ursaluna, Basculegion, Sneasler, and Hisuian Braviary.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS
BWB2W2
A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. It is unknown who made it.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSP
A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. No one knows who made it.
LA
SV
A flute that puts out echoing sounds that do not seem to be of this world. No one knows who made it or when.

Acquisition

Games Method
BDSP Twinleaf Town (save data bonus from a Pokémon Legends: Arceus game with all Missions completed)Version 1.3.0+
LA Temple of Sinnoh (reward after defeating Volo and Giratina to complete Mission 26: "Seeking the Remaining Plates")

Distribution

The Azure Flute was never distributed in the Generation IV games.

Junichi Masuda revealed in an interview with Nintendo World Report in 2013 that the Azure Flute was thought to be too confusing for players to use, leading to the decision to not distribute it.[1]

Despite the Azure Flute never having been distributed, the Wonder Card text for the Arceus distributed during Pokémon's 20th Anniversary made reference to it.

Trivia

  • In Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, the Azure Flute can potentially be the first item obtained by the player.
  • In Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, simply possessing the Azure Flute (such as by modifying the save file to directly add the Azure Flute to the Bag) does not grant access to the Hall of Origin. The player must actually receive a Wonder Card with the Azure Flute through Mystery Gift and obtain the flute from the Poké Mart deliveryman, which sets the event flag necessary to use the flute.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 天界之笛 Tīngaai-jī Dehk
Mandarin 天界之笛 Tiānjiè-zhī Dí
  French Flûte Azur
  German Azurflöte
  Italian Flauto cieloGen. VIII
Flauto CieloGen. IV-VII
  Korean 천계의 피리 Cheongye-ui Piri
  Spanish Flauta Azur

See also

References


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