Flash (move)

This article is about the move Flash. For the field move, see Field Move (Ranger).

Flash
フラッシュ Flash
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Type  Normal
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Shifts the judge's attention from others.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Lowers the Voltage of all Judges by one each.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Flash (Japanese: フラッシュ Flash) is a non-damaging Normal-type move introduced in Generation I. It was HM05 from Generations I to III and TM70 from Generations IV to VI. It returned to being TM70 in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

Effect

In battle

Generations I to III

Flash decreases the target's accuracy stat by one stage.

The accuracy of Flash is 70% in these generations.

Generations IV to VII

The accuracy of Flash changed to 100%.

If powered up by a Normalium Z into Z-Flash, the user's evasiveness is raised by one stage.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

Flash cannot be selected in a battle.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Flash can be selected and functions as it did in previous generations.

Outside of battle

Main article: Darkness

In certain games, Flash requires a specific badge to use outside of battle; the Boulder BadgeRBYFRLG, Zephyr BadgeGSC, or Knuckle BadgeRSE.

Generations I to II

Flash will illuminate dark caves. The effect will last until the player exits the cave. When the player re-enters the cave, it will be dark again.

Generations III to V

Flash will only illuminate a large circle around the player to increase visibility in caves.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl and Pokémon Platinum, it will light up the entire screen like it did in Generation I.

Generation VI

In Pokémon X and Y, as there are no dark caves to be found, Flash will instead cause the screen to zoom out, revealing more of the surrounding area than normally is visible. In addition, it also decreases the chance of encountering wild Pokémon.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, dark areas where Flash can be used to light up the surroundings are present once again. However, in this game the dark areas are shown to be more dimly lit rather than completely dark, making the move less needed than before.

Zoom out

In X and Y, Flash may be used to zoom out the perspective in the following caves:

Generation VII

Flash is no longer usable outside of battle. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player can use Secret Technique Light Up instead.

Generation VIII

In Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, Flash can once again be used outside of battle to illuminate dark caves.

Puzzles involving Flash

Description

Games Description
Stad Creates a brilliant flash of light that blinds the target. This technique reduces the opponent's accuracy.
Stad2 Blinds the target with a bright flash of light, reducing the opponent's accuracy.
GSC Blinds the foe to reduce accuracy.
RSE Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.*
Looses a powerful blast of light that reduces accuracy.*
FRLG A blast of light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It also illuminates caves.
Colo.XD Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy.
DPPtHGSS The user flashes a light that cuts the foe's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
PBR The user flashes a bright light that cuts the foe's accuracy.
BWB2W2 The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.
XY The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
ORAS The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate dark caves.
SMUSUMPE The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target's accuracy.
SwShLA This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
BDSP The user flashes a light that lowers the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13PE
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like 1, 13PE
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like 1 1 1 1
755   Morelull
 
 
Grass Grass 8
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass 1, 8
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/HM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
HM05
II
HM05
III
HM05
IV
TM70
V
TM70
VI
TM70
VII
--
VIII
TM70
001   Bulbasaur
 
 
Monster Grass BDSP
002   Ivysaur
 
 
Monster Grass BDSP
003   Venusaur
 
 
Monster Grass BDSP
012   Butterfree
 
 
Bug Bug Y BDSP
015   Beedrill
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy BDSP
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy BDSP
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy BDSP
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy BDSP
043   Oddish
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
044   Gloom
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
045   Vileplume
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
046   Paras
 
 
Bug Grass BDSP
047   Parasect
 
 
Bug Grass BDSP
048   Venonat
 
 
Bug Bug Y BDSP
049   Venomoth
 
 
Bug Bug Y BDSP
052   Meowth
  Field Field BDSP
053   Persian
  Field Field BDSP
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field BDSP
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field BDSP
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
069   Bellsprout
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
070   Weepinbell
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
071   Victreebel
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1 BDSP
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1 BDSP
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
096   Drowzee
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
097   Hypno
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral BDSP
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral BDSP
102   Exeggcute
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
103   Exeggutor
 
 
Grass Grass BDSP
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
114   Tangela
  Grass Grass BDSP
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
124   Jynx
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
135   Jolteon
  Field Field BDSP
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral BDSP
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
150   Mewtwo
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
152   Chikorita
  Monster Grass BDSP
153   Bayleef
  Monster Grass BDSP
154   Meganium
  Monster Grass BDSP
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
165   Ledyba
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
166   Ledian
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
167   Spinarak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
168   Ariados
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
173   Cleffa
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
175   Togepi
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy BDSP
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
179   Mareep
  Monster Field BDSP
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field BDSP
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field BDSP
182   Bellossom
  Grass Grass BDSP
187   Hoppip
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
188   Skiploom
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
189   Jumpluff
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
191   Sunkern
  Grass Grass BDSP
192   Sunflora
  Grass Grass BDSP
193   Yanma
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field BDSP
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field BDSP
196   Espeon
  Field Field BDSP
197   Umbreon
  Field Field BDSP
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1 BDSP
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field BDSP
213   Shuckle
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying BDSP
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral BDSP
234   Stantler
  Field Field BDSP
238   Smoochum
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
239   Elekid
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
243   Raikou
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
249   Lugia
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
251   Celebi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
252   Treecko
  Monster Dragon BDSP
253   Grovyle
  Monster Dragon BDSP
254   Sceptile
  Monster Dragon BDSP
267   Beautifly
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
269   Dustox
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass BDSP
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass BDSP
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass BDSP
273   Seedot
  Field Grass BDSP
274   Nuzleaf
 
 
Field Grass BDSP
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass BDSP
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug BDSP
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug BDSP
285   Shroomish
  Fairy Grass BDSP
286   Breloom
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
290   Nincada
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
291   Ninjask
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy BDSP
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy BDSP
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
307   Meditite
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
308   Medicham
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
309   Electrike
  Field Field BDSP
310   Manectric
  Field Field BDSP
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy BDSP
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like BDSP
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like BDSP
315   Roselia
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
325   Spoink
  Field Field BDSP
326   Grumpig
  Field Field BDSP
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like BDSP
331   Cacnea
  Grass Human-Like BDSP
332   Cacturne
 
 
Grass Human-Like BDSP
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
345   Lileep
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
346   Cradily
 
 
Water 3 Water 3 BDSP
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous BDSP
352   Kecleon
  Field Field BDSP
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
357   Tropius
 
 
Monster Grass
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
359   Absol
  Field Field BDSP
361   Snorunt
  Fairy Mineral BDSP
362   Glalie
  Fairy Mineral BDSP
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
380   Latias
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
381   Latios
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
385   Jirachi
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
386   Deoxys
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
387   Turtwig
  Monster Grass BDSP
388   Grotle
  Monster Grass BDSP
389   Torterra
 
 
Monster Grass BDSP
402   Kricketune
  Bug Bug BDSP
403   Shinx
  Field Field BDSP
404   Luxio
  Field Field BDSP
405   Luxray
  Field Field BDSP
406   Budew
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
407   Roserade
 
 
Fairy Grass BDSP
413   Wormadam
Plant Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
413   Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
414   Mothim
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
416   Vespiquen
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy BDSP
420   Cherubi
  Fairy Grass BDSP
421   Cherrim
  Fairy Grass BDSP
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous BDSP
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
431   Glameow
  Field Field BDSP
432   Purugly
  Field Field BDSP
433   Chingling
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
440   Happiny
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
451   Skorupi
 
 
Bug Water 3 BDSP
452   Drapion
 
 
Bug Water 3 BDSP
455   Carnivine
  Grass Grass BDSP
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2 BDSP
459   Snover
 
 
Monster Grass BDSP
460   Abomasnow
 
 
Monster Grass BDSP
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral BDSP
465   Tangrowth
  Grass Grass BDSP
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like BDSP
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy BDSP
469   Yanmega
 
 
Bug Bug BDSP
470   Leafeon
  Field Field BDSP
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral BDSP
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous BDSP
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral BDSP
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
480   Uxie
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
481   Mesprit
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
482   Azelf
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
483   Dialga
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
488   Cresselia
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy BDSP
491   Darkrai
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
492   Shaymin
Land Forme
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered PtHGSS BDSP
493   Arceus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered BDSP
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
495   Snivy
  Field Grass
496   Servine
  Field Grass
497   Serperior
  Field Grass
505   Watchog
  Field Field
511   Pansage
  Field Field
512   Simisage
  Field Field
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
540   Sewaddle
 
 
Bug Bug
541   Swadloon
 
 
Bug Bug
542   Leavanny
 
 
Bug Bug
546   Cottonee
 
 
Grass Fairy
547   Whimsicott
 
 
Grass Fairy
548   Petilil
  Grass Grass
549   Lilligant
  Grass Grass
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
590   Foongus
 
 
Grass Grass
591   Amoonguss
 
 
Grass Grass
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
622   Golett
 
 
Mineral Mineral
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
640   Virizion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
650   Chespin
  Field Field
651   Quilladin
  Field Field
652   Chesnaught
 
 
Field Field
666   Vivillon
 
 
Bug Bug
669   Flabébé
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
  Fairy Fairy
670   Floette
Eternal Flower
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
671   Florges
  Fairy Fairy
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
684   Swirlix
  Fairy Fairy
685   Slurpuff
  Fairy Fairy
686   Inkay
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
687   Malamar
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
700   Sylveon
  Field Field
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
703   Carbink
 
 
Fairy Mineral
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral
716   Xerneas
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
719   Diancie
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 My Pokémon Ranch
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, Flash is a move with 22PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, lowering their accuracy by one stage. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP was increased to 24.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Lowers the target's Accuracy by one level.
MDTDS Reduces the target's accuracy by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンの めいちゅうを 1だんかいさげる
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It lowers the enemy's accuracy.

In the anime

       
Vivillon Solrock Umbreon Ampharos
The user emits a bright light, blinding the opponent or illuminating a dark area.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Umbreon The yellow rings on Umbreon's body light up and glow brightly, or the yellow ring on Umbreon's forehead shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Gary's Umbreon Power Play! Debut
Virgil's Umbreon Team Eevee and the Pokémon Rescue Squad! None
  Ampharos The ball on the end of Ampharos's tail lights up and shines brightly.
Jasmine's Sparkle Fight for the Light! None
Karsten's Ampharos Drifloon on the Wind! None
Workers' Ampharos Genesect and the Legend Awakened None
  Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae light up and glow brightly.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou None
  Dragonair The orb on Dragonair's neck shines light blue.
Clair's Dragonair Fangs for Nothin' Dragonair cannot legally learn Flash
  Beautifly Beautifly's wings shine brightly.
Janet's Beautifly All Things Bright and Beautifly! None
  Absol The black circle on Absol's forehead shines brightly, giving off a bright light. Sometimes its forehead glows with a white ball, and then launches streams of light out at the opponent.
Drew's Absol Thinning the Hoard! None
  Meditite Meditite raises its arms and creates a glowing white sphere above its head that glows brightly.
Meredith's Meditite Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
  Medicham Medicham raises its arms and creates a glowing white sphere above its head that glows brightly.
Meredith's Medicham Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
  Roserade Roserade's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Gardenia's Roserade The Grass Menagerie! None
  Bronzor A beam of light shines out from Bronzor's face, or Bronzor releases a circle of light from the middle of its body that grows outward. When the ring of light disappears, its whole body starts to glow brightly.
Saturn's Bronzor Journey to the Unown! None
Karl's Bronzor Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  Heliolisk Heliolisk's collar extends and shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Clemont's Heliolisk The Moment of Lumiose Truth! None
Frank's Heliolisk Lights! Camera! Pika! None
  Magnemite Magnemite's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Frank's Magnemite Lights! Camera! Pika! None
  Swirlix Swirlix's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Frank's Swirlix Lights! Camera! Pika! None
  Solrock Solrock's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light.
Baraz's Solrock Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Manectric Manectric's body shines brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Celosia's Manectric Meeting at Terminus Cave! None
  Vivillon Vivillon's wings shine brightly, giving off a bright light that blinds the opponent.
Alvin's Vivillon Battling with a Clean Slate! None


In the manga

How I Became a Pokémon Card


Magical Pokémon Journey


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Warning: The battle animation for Flash in Generation I and Generation II contains several short, rapid flashes that may be capable of causing epileptic seizures.

In battle

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Outside of battle

Main article: Darkness → Gallery

Trivia

  • Flash is never required to advance gameplay, as darkened caves are still navigable without the move.
  • Flash is the only HM move that can be used outside of battle in Generation I, yet cannot be selected in battle in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 閃光 Símgwōng
Mandarin 閃光 / 闪光 Shǎnguāng
  Danish Blitz*
Lys*
  Dutch Flits
  Finnish Väläys
  French Flash
  German Blitz
  Greek Έκλαμψη
  Hindi रौशनी Roshni
  Italian Flash
  Korean 플래시 Peullaesi
  Norwegian Blitz
  Polish Błysk
Portuguese   Brazil Clarão (XY067, M18, XY133-present, TCG, manga)
Lampejante (XY102)
Iluminar (early anime)
  Portugal Clarão
Iluminar
Relâmpago*
  Romanian Scânteia
  Serbian Bljesak
Spanish   Latin America Destello
Flash
  Spain Destello
  Swedish Ljus*
  Vietnamese Đèn Flash




Variations of the move Flash
  FlashSmokescreenSand Attack


Generation I TMs
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