Flail (move)

Flail
じたばた Wriggling
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Condition  Cute
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works better the later it is used in a turn.

Flail (Japanese: じたばた Wriggling) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Generation II

Flail inflicts damage. Its power is higher when the user's HP is lower.

HP% Power
HP ≥ 68.75% 20
35.42% ≤ HP < 68.75% 40
20.83% ≤ HP < 35.42% 80
10.42% ≤ HP < 20.83% 100
4.17% ≤ HP < 10.42% 150
HP < 4.17% 200


Flail cannot cause a critical hit, and its damage is not varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Generation III

Flail can now cause a critical hit, and its damage is now varied by a random factor during damage calculation.

Flail can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Endure was used in the prior turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination and will give an extra three appeal points if the move Endure was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

In Generation IV only, Flail's power is calculated as follows:

HP% Power
HP ≥ 67.19% 20
34.38% ≤ HP < 67.19% 40
20.31% ≤ HP < 34.38% 80
9.38% ≤ HP < 20.31% 100
3.13% ≤ HP < 9.38% 150
HP < 3.13% 200


Generation V onwards

Flail's power is once again calculated as it was prior to generation IV.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An attack that increases in power if the user's HP is low. It could turn the tide in battle.
GSC Stronger if the user's HP is low.
RSEColo.XD Inflicts more damage when the user's HP is down.
FRLG A desperate attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move's power.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3 49FRLG 45 45 45 45 29
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3 65FRLG 63 63 63 63 31
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2 24 24 21 21 21XY
13ORAS
13 30
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2 24 24 21 21 21XY
13ORAS
13 30
129   Magikarp
  Water 2 Dragon 30 30 30 30 30 30 25
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon 1
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster 1
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1 22PtHGSS 22 22 22
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1 24PtHGSS 24 24 24
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1 24PtHGSS 24 24 24
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 13 13 9 9 9XY
31ORAS
31 36
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 13 13 9 9 9XY
33ORAS
33 42
185   Sudowoodo
  Mineral Mineral 10 9 1, 6 1, 6BW
1, 5B2W2
1, 5 1, 5 1
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field 44FRLG 53 63BW
49B2W2
49 48SM
51USUM
1
220   Swinub
 
 
Field Field 40B2W2 40 40 10
221   Piloswine
 
 
Field Field 1
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 52B2W2 50 50 30
231   Phanpy
  Field Field 17 17 6 6 6 6
232   Donphan
  Field Field 17 17 1
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field 33 33 37 37XY
29ORAS
29 30
264   Linoone
  Field Field 38
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass 16
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass 1
287   Slakoth
  Field Field 43 43 49 49XY
33ORAS
33
289   Slaking
  Field Field 43 43 49 49XY
39ORAS
39
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 43 52 52 1, 52XY
42ORAS
42
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like 49 50 50 50 50
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon 30 30 30 30 30 25
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon 1
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2 1 40
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2 40 46 31 31XY
27ORAS
26
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug 38 38 38 38
438   Bonsly
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 6 6BW
5B2W2
5 5 4
446   Munchlax
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 44
473   Mamoswine
 
 
Field Field 1
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 61 1, 61 1, 61 70
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1 34 34 34 24
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 37 37 37 24
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1 39 39 39 24
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug 43 43 43
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2 46 1, 46 34 8
557   Dwebble
 
 
Bug Mineral 41 41 41 16
558   Crustle
 
 
Bug Mineral 50 50 50 16
588   Karrablast
  Bug Bug 49 49 49 24
589   Escavalier
 
 
Bug Bug 1
613   Cubchoo
  Field Field 36 36 36 24
614   Beartic
  Field Field 36 36 36 24
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 55 1, 55 1, 55 50
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 50
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field 29 29 15
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field 31 32 15
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 16 16 15
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 16 16 15
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 16 16 15
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy 38 38 21
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy 38 38 21
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3 16 16 10
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3 16 16 1
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral 35 35 15
704   Goomy
  Dragon Dragon 28 28 20
705   Sliggoo
  Dragon Dragon 28 28 20
706   Goodra
  Dragon Dragon 28 28 20
719   Diancie
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 35 31 21
759   Stufful
 
 
Field Field 19 28
760   Bewear
 
 
Field Field 19 30
761   Bounsweet
  Grass Grass 29 24
762   Steenee
  Grass Grass 1
763   Tsareena
  Grass Grass 1
775   Komala
  Field Field 26
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon 17 16
848   Toxel
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
027   Sandshrew
  Field Field
027   Sandshrew
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
037   Vulpix
Alolan Form
  Field Field
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass
052   Meowth
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Alolan Form
  Field Field
052   Meowth
Galarian Form
  Field Field
074   Geodude
 
 
Mineral Mineral
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
083   Farfetch'd
Galarian Form
  Flying Field
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
127   Pinsir
  Bug Bug
133   Eevee
  Field Field
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
172   Pichu
  Field Fairy HGSS
204   Pineco
  Bug Bug
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
328   Trapinch
  Bug Dragon
335   Zangoose
  Field Field
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like HGSS
431   Glameow
  Field Field HGSS
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
504   Patrat
  Field Field
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
572   Minccino
  Field Field
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy Pokéwalker - Resort
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
084   Doduo
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Pleasant Forest
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
214   Heracross
 
 
Bug Bug Dream World - Dream Park
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying New York Pokémon Center
086   Seel
  Water 1 Field New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
133   Eevee
  Field Field 2010 World Championships Eevee
Video Game Championships 2010 Eevee
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Flail is a move with 2 base power, 100% accuracy, and 17 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, with the final damage being multiplied by 2 when at 75-51% HP, 4 when at 50-26% and 8 when at 25% or lower.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the damage is now multiplied by 1.5 at 50-26% HP and by 2 at 25% or lower.

Description

  This article has information requiring translation. If you are able to translate Japanese and would like to help, please add the English translation to the section or sections in Japanese.
Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The lower the user's HP, the greater the damage it inflicts.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんのHPが のこりすくないほど あたえるダメージが おおきい
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. The lower your HP is, the greater the damage it causes.
Monopoly: Pokémon Exclusive Kanto Edition Flail avoids the rent charge!


In the anime

       
Magikarp Bonsly Sudowoodo
The user flails about aimlessly to attack.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Magikarp Magikarp hits the opponent repeatedly with its tailfin.
A wild Magikarp The Ties That Bind Debut
A wild Magikarp Yo, Ho, Ho! Go, Popplio! None
A wild Magikarp Big Sky, Small Fry! None
  Bonsly Bonsly flails around, jumping from one foot to the other quickly.
Brock's Bonsly King and Queen for a Day! None
  Sudowoodo Sudowoodo flails around its arms and legs, then throws the opponent, or Sudowoodo runs up to the opponent and flails around its arms and legs, hitting the opponent repeatedly.
Brock's Sudowoodo Leave It To Brocko! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • This move was Magikarp's attack (as じたばた / Wriggling in Japanese and as Flail in English) in the Base Set set of the TCG prior to being introduced in Generation II of the games.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 抓狂 Jáaukwòhng *
手足慌亂 Sáujūk Fōnglyuhn *
Mandarin 抓狂 Zhuākuáng *
手足慌亂 / 手足慌乱 Shǒuzú Huāngluàn *
  Dutch Huppel
  Finnish Läpsyttely
  French Gigotage*
Fléau*
  German Dreschflegel
  Greek Μαστίγωμα Mastígoma
  Italian Flagello
  Korean 바둥바둥 Badungbadung
  Polish Bicz*
Latający Ogon*
  Brazilian Portuguese Mangual (Flashfire-present, manga)
Ataque de Cauda (Diamond & Pearl-Boundaries Crossed)
Espancar
  Romanian Biciul
  Serbian Mlaćenje
  Spanish Azote
  Swedish Slagattack
  Vietnamese Vùng Vẫy



Variations of the move Flail
  FlailReversal


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