Falinks (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Falinks
Formation Pokémon
タイレーツ
Tairetsu
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Falinks



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fighting Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Battle Armor Cacophony
Cacophony
Defiant
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Gender unknown
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Mineral
Hatch time
25 cycles
Height
9'10" 3.0 m
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Weight
136.7 lbs. 62.0 kg
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Mega Stone
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Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
165
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
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HP
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Yellow
Base friendship
50
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Falinks (Japanese: タイレーツ Tairetsu) is a Fighting-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon.

Biology

Falinks is a group of small, bipedal Pokémon. A single Falinks is a formation of six individuals, similar to Exeggcute. It consists of five troopers and a leader, known as "the brass". Falinks usually march in a single file line headed by the brass, giving their formation the appearance of a caterpillar. However, Falinks occasionally break their formation to attack.

The six members rely on teamwork as their strategy to win battles, and constantly change formation when they fight. The five troopers follow their brass loyally, and the brass's orders are considered absolute by them. Falinks are capable of fitting into small holes, as shown in Route 8, where they can be seen marching and charging through small caves and crevices. In the anime, the six individual Falinks are shown to occasionally stand upon one another to execute certain moves.

An individual Falinks trooper has a black, spherical body with two stout, trunk-like legs. They also have blue, ovular eyes which can either be interpreted as being white or glowing slightly from their dark body. Each trooper has a golden, armored shell resembling a Spartan helmet that covers their dorsal half. This shell is topped with a red horn that continues into a small crest. The lateral sides of the trooper are protected by two horned plates resembling shields. Each of these shields features a red, central horn ringed in white. Each trooper also has a small red horn on their posterior resembling a tail.

The Falinks brass is the largest, strongest, and most intelligent out of the six members. It has a larger crest with an extendable horn it uses to attack and issue orders. The horn is supported by a golden anterior strut absent in the troopers. The brass's golden shell extends to the ventral half of its body. Unlike its troopers, the brass's lateral shields can be opposed. The brass's shields are often chipped or nicked. When Falinks is marching in formation, the brass holds its two shields in front of its face.

Falinks is the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move No Retreat.

In the anime

Main series

 
Falinks in the anime

Major appearances

A Falinks made its main series debut in Grabbing the Brass Ring!, where it was caught by Goh.

Minor appearances

Falinks debuted in Secrets of the Jungle.

A Falinks appeared in Battle Three With Bea!, under the ownership of Bea.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN073 Falinks Goh's Rotom Phone Falinks, the Formation Pokémon. A Fighting type. Falinks has a leader called the brass, and five followers called troopers. The brass gives all the orders.

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A Falinks appeared in Take a Breath at Caph Squad's Base.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Casey's Falinks, nicknamed Giga, first appeared in Ooh Shiny!! Legendary Equipment.

In the TCG

Main article: Falinks (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#345
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
Sword Five of them are troopers, and one is the brass. The brass's orders are absolute.
Shield The six of them work together as one Pokémon. Teamwork is also their battle strategy, and they constantly change their formation as they fight.
Generation IX Paldea
#300
Kitakami
#—
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet The brass, which is the one that stands at the front and issues orders, is the strongest and smartest of the six.
Violet The leader, known as the brass, uses its extendible horn to issue orders to the others when it's time to change formation.


 
Falinks in the Paldea Pokédex

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Route 8, Lake of Outrage
Dusty Bowl, North Lake Miloch, Rolling Fields, Stony Wilderness (Max Raid Battle)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
West Province: Area One, Area Two
North Province: Area Two
East Province: Area Three (Steel Tera Type)
Tera Raid Battles (4★, 5★)



Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
65
125 - 172 240 - 334
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
100
94 - 167 184 - 328
70
67 - 134 130 - 262
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
Total:
470
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock ½×
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Tackle Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Protect Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
055 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 15
1010 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
1515 Headbutt Normal Physical 07070 100100% 15
2020 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
2525 Endure Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
3030 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 15
3535 First Impression Bug Physical 09090 100100% 10
4040 No Retreat Fighting Status 0000 00——% 5
4545 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
5050 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100100% 5
5555 Megahorn Bug Physical 120120 08585% 10
6060 Counter Fighting Physical 0000 100100% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Falinks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Falinks

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM004  TM004 Agility Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM036  TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049  TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM050  TM050 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM053  TM053 Smart Strike Steel Physical 07070 00—}}—% 10
TM057  TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM059  TM059 Zen Headbutt Psychic Physical 08080 090}}90% 15
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM083  TM083 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086  TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088  TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM099  TM099 Iron Head Steel Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM104  TM104 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM130  TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM134  TM134 Reversal Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 15
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM167  TM167 Close Combat Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM181  TM181 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM185  TM185 Lunge Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM186  TM186 High Horsepower Ground Physical 09595 095}}95% 10
TM191  TM191 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM203  TM203 Psych Up Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM205  TM205 Endeavor Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 5
TM213  TM213 Coaching Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM229  TM229 Upper Hand Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Falinks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Falinks

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Falinks
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Falinks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Falinks

Special moves

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Wild Tera Pokémon Smart Strike Steel Physical 70 —% 10
  • A superscript level indicates that Falinks can learn this move normally in Generation IX
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Falinks
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Falinks

Side game data

Pokémon GO
  Base HP: 163 Base Attack: 193 Base Defense: 170
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Rock Smash, Counter
Charged Attacks: Superpower, Brick Break, Megahorn

Evolution data

 
Unevolved
Falinks
 Fighting 



Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Falinks images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

Origin

Falinks may be inspired by groups of soldiers in phalanx formations, where each unit is lined up close together and cover all sides with their shields, which Falinks's limbs resemble. Their heads resemble Spartan helmets during the period of Ancient Rome, adorned with golden plates and red crests. It may also be inspired by the Legio IX Hispana, also known as the 9th Roman Legion or the Lost Legion, which mysteriously disappeared in Britain around 120 AD.

It may also take inspiration from eusociality, a kind of social animal behavior found in certain insects, crustaceans, and mammals characterized by, among other things, the division of labor of the members of the colony, which are sometimes called castes, like soldiers, workers, and the queen. In Falinks's case, the castes are the troopers and the brass.

In addition, Falinks resembles an admiral caterpillar.

Name origin

Falinks may be a combination of phalanx, family, link (chain link), and "fall in" (fall in line).

Tairetsu may be derived from 隊列 tairetsu (a rank or formation of troops).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese タイレーツ Tairetsu From 隊列 tairetsu
  French Hexadron From hexa- and escadron
  Spanish Falinks Same as English name
  German Legios From Legion
  Italian Falinks Same as English name
  Korean 대여르 Daeyeoreu From 대열 (隊列) daeyeol
  Mandarin Chinese 列陣兵 / 列阵兵 Lièzhènbīng From 列陣 / 列阵 lièzhèn and bīng
  Cantonese Chinese 列陣兵 Lihtjahnbīng From 列陣 lihtjahn and bīng


Related articles

References

External links

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