Azure Flute

Azure Flute
Heaven Flute
Azure FluteAzure Flute BDSP
Azure Flute
Pokémon Legends: Arceus artwork
Introduced in Generation IV
Generation IV Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
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Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VIII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items (BDSPLA)

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.

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 transforms from the Celestica Flute. Obtaining Arceus in Legends: Arceus unlocks the Azure Flute as a save data bonus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, after the player becomes Champion and obtains the National Pokédex.

In the core series games


In the Sinnoh-based games, the player must enter the Hall of Fame and obtain the National Pokédex to be able to use the Azure Flute. In Generation IV, Mystery Gift must be used to receive a Wonder Card with the Azure Flute, which should then be retrieved from the Poké Mart deliveryman (as modifying the save file to directly add the Azure Flute to the Bag will not affect the flag responsible for activating the event).

When the player reaches the Spear Pillar at the top of Mt. 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 in the Temple of Sinnoh. If it is used in this location 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 ridable Wyrdeer, Ursaluna, Basculegion, Sneasler, and Hisuian Braviary.


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


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 27: "Seeking the Remaining Plates")


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.

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


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