Flash Cannon (move)

Flash Cannon
ラスターカノン Luster Cannon
Flash Cannon VIII.png
Flash Cannon VIII 2.png
Type  Steel
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 if first to appeal
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Flash Cannon (Japanese: ラスターカノン Luster Cannon) is a damage-dealing Steel-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM91 in Generations IV through VII and TM54 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is TR70 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Flash Cannon does damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.*
The user gathers all its light energy and releases it in one shot. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.*
PBR The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. It may also lower the foe's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. It may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user gathers all its light energy and releases it all at once. This may also lower the target's Sp. Def stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1 1 1 1 1 1, Evo.
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 35B2W2 35XY
31ORAS
31SMUSUM
38PE
32
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 39B2W2 39XY
33ORAS
33SMUSUM
46PE
34
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral 18
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 73 73 73XY
43ORAS
43 24
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 39B2W2 39XY
33ORAS
33 34
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 80DPPt
42HGSS
50 50 50 32
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral 52 52 52 20
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral 61 61 61 20
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral 36
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 23 28
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 37 40
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 72
808   Meltan
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 45PE 40
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 45PE 40
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon 54
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM91
V
TM91
VI
TM91
VII
TM91
TM54
VIII
TR70
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
050   Diglett
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
051   Dugtrio
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Field
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
095   Onix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
205   Forretress
 
 
Bug Bug
208   Steelix
 
 
Mineral Mineral
212   Scizor
 
 
Bug Bug
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
227   Skarmory
 
 
Flying Flying
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
306   Aggron
 
 
Monster Monster
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
348   Armaldo
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
375   Metang
 
 
Mineral Mineral
376   Metagross
 
 
Mineral Mineral
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
410   Shieldon
 
 
Monster Monster
411   Bastiodon
 
 
Monster Monster
413   Wormadam
Trash Cloak
 
 
Bug Bug
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
448   Lucario
 
 
Field Human-Like
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
464   Rhyperior
 
 
Monster Field
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral
483   Dialga
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
524   Roggenrola
  Mineral Mineral
525   Boldore
  Mineral Mineral
526   Gigalith
  Mineral Mineral
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
577   Solosis
  Amorphous Amorphous
578   Duosion
  Amorphous Amorphous
579   Reuniclus
  Amorphous Amorphous
582   Vanillite
  Mineral Mineral
583   Vanillish
  Mineral Mineral
584   Vanilluxe
  Mineral Mineral
597   Ferroseed
 
 
Grass Mineral
598   Ferrothorn
 
 
Grass Mineral
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
615   Cryogonal
  Mineral Mineral
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
632   Durant
 
 
Bug Bug
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
638   Cobalion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
646   Kyurem
Black Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
646   Kyurem
White Kyurem
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered B2W2
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
679   Honedge
 
 
Mineral Mineral
680   Doublade
 
 
Mineral Mineral
681   Aegislash
 
 
Mineral Mineral
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
707   Klefki
 
 
Mineral Mineral
712   Bergmite
  Monster Mineral
713   Avalugg
  Monster Mineral
716   Xerneas
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
773   Silvally
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
781   Dhelmise
 
 
Mineral Mineral
784   Kommo-o
 
 
Dragon Dragon
791   Solgaleo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
801   Magearna
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
805   Stakataka
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
808   Meltan
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered PE
823   Corviknight
 
 
Flying Flying
879   Copperajah
  Field Mineral
884   Duraludon
 
 
Mineral Dragon
889   Zamazenta
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
890   Eternatus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 VIII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
801   Magearna
Original Color
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered HOME National Pokédex Completion Magearna
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Flash Cannon is a move with 15 base power, 11 PP and 88% accuracy. The user attacks enemy in front, cutting corners, possibly lowering their Special Defense by one level.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance of lowering each target's Defense.
Users:  
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 99 118 100% An opponent Has a chance (10%) of lowering the target's Sp. Def by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a very small chance of lowering the target's Sp. Def.

Pokémon GO

  Flash Cannon
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 100
Energy cost 100  
Duration 2.7 seconds
Damage window 1.6 - 2.5 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 110
Energy cost 70  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                      
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 55 → 60
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 60 → 100
    • Energy cost: 33 → 100
    • Duration: 3.9 → 2.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.4 - 3.5 → 1.6 - 2.5 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • July 27, 2020
    • Energy cost: 65 → 70

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also reduce the target's Special Defense by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで とくぼうを 1だんかいさげる
Conq. The user gathers all its light energy and releases it at once. It may also lower the target's Defense.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Special Defense.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could lower the enemy's Sp. Def.*
It damages an enemy. It could also lower the enemy's Sp. Def.*


In the anime

Main series

       
Onix Aggron Goh's Golurk Hapu's Golurk
The user fires a beam of light.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Bronzong Bronzong flips around and aims its bottom at the opponent. It then gathers silver energy inside its body and then it fires a silver beam of energy at the opponent.
Lucian's Bronzong An Elite Meet and Greet! Debut
Marcus's Bronzong Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
  Shieldon Shieldon opens its mouth and forms a silver ball in front of its mouth. It then fires the ball as a silver beam at the opponent.
Newton Graceland's Shieldon Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
  Bastiodon The inside of Bastiodon's mouth glows white and it fires a silver beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
Byron's Bastiodon Ancient Family Matters! None
  Aggron Aggron opens its mouth and a silver ball appears in front of Aggron's mouth. Aggron then fires a silver beam from the ball at the opponent.
A wild Aggron Steeling Peace of Mind! None
Paul's Aggron Familiarity Breeds Strategy! None
  Registeel Registeel puts its arms together and creates a silver ball of energy. A silver energy beam is fired from the ball at the opponent.
Brandon's Registeel A Pyramiding Rage! None
  Skarmory Skarmory opens its beak and a silver ball appears in front of it. It then fires a silver beam from the ball at the opponent or Skarmory forms a white ball of energy inside its mouth and then it fires a white beam with light blue energy at the opponent.
J's henchmen's multiple Skarmory Pillars of Friendship! None
A ninja's six Skarmory The Legend of the Ninja Hero! None
  Rhyperior Rhyperior fires a silver beam of energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Rhyperior Piplup, Up and Away! None
  Empoleon Empoleon holds out its wings and a silver ball of energy forms in between them. The ball then turned into a silver beam and Empoleon fires it at the opponent, or Empoleon fires a silver beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Kenny's Empoleon Last Call — First Round! None
  Roggenrola Roggenrola's body becomes outlined in white energy and the energy starts to gather inside Roggenrola's ear. It then fires a white and pale blue beam from its ear at the opponent.
Ash's Roggenrola Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! None
Multiple wild Roggenrola Gotta Catch A Roggenrola! None
  Golurk One of Golurk's hands disappears into its arm, and white energy starts to gather inside the arm. Golurk then fires a white and pale blue beam from its arm at the opponent, or Golurk creates a white orb of energy in front of its face and fires a white and pale blue beam from the orb at the opponent.
A Trainer's Golurk Movie Time! Zorua in "The Legend of the Pokémon Knight"! None
Ridley's Golurk Meloetta and the Undersea Temple! None
Hapu's Golurk That's Some Spicy Island Research! None
Goh's Golurk Restore and Renew! None
  Duosion Duosion's entire body glows gold with silver sparkles around it. The silver sparkles grow larger and a gold outline appears around them as well. A golden orb of energy then forms in front of Duosion's body. The silver sparkles then sink into the orb, as well as the gold glow, and Duosion fires a white and light blue beam of energy from the orb at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Duosion Beheeyem, Duosion, and the Dream Thief! None
  Boldore Boldore's body becomes outlined in white energy and the energy starts to gather inside Boldore's ear. A white orb of energy with light blue energy inside of it then forms in front of Boldore's ear, and it fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy inside it at the opponent.
Ash's Boldore Evolution Exchange Excitement! None
  Cobalion Cobalion opens its mouth and a ball of silver energy appears in front of it. It then fires a silver beam from the ball at the opponent.
Cobalion (M15) Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
  Ferrothorn Ferrothorn's body becomes outlined in white energy. A white orb of energy with light blue energy then forms in front of Ferrothorn, and it fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy inside it at the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Ferrothorn Iris and the Rogue Dragonite! None
  Druddigon Druddigon's body becomes outlined in white energy. A white orb of energy with light blue energy then forms inside of Druddigon's mouth, and it fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy from it at the opponent.
Drayden's Druddigon Drayden Versus Iris: Past, Present, and Future! None
  Onix Onix's body becomes outlined in white energy. A white orb of energy with light blue energy then forms inside of Onix's mouth, and it fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy from it at the opponent.
Grant's Onix Breaking Titles at the Chateau! None
  Scizor Scizor fires two white beams of energy from inside of its claws at the opponent.
A Trainer's Scizor Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
  Metagross A white orb of energy with light blue energy forms in between Mega Metagross's front claws, and it fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy from it at the opponent. The attack's secondary effect lowers the opponent's stamina.
Steven's Metagross Mega Evolution Special II None
  Metagross Metagross fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy at the opponent.
Steven's Metagross Mega Evolution Special III None
  Magneton A white orb of energy with light blue energy forms in front of Magneton's body, and it fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy from it at the opponent.
Belmondo's Magneton Confronting the Darkness! None
A wild Magneton I Choose You! None
  Dialga Dialga fires a white beam of energy with light blue energy from its mouth at the opponent.
A Dialga summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  Metang Metang fires a silver beam of energy from in front of its face at the opponent.
The Ultra Guardians' Metang I Choose Paradise! None
  Solgaleo Solgaleo fires a white and light blue beam from its mouth at the opponent.
Nebby Full Moon and Many Arms! None
  Aggron Mega Aggron creates a white ball of energy in front of its mouth and then fires a white beam from it at the opponent.
Gozu's Aggron Securing the Future! None
  Meltan Meltan creates a white ball of energy in front of its eye and then fires a white and light blue beam from it at the opponent.
Ash's Meltan Show Me the Metal! None
Meltan (recurring) Show Me the Metal! None
  Melmetal Melmetal creates a white ball of energy in front of its eye and then fires a white and light blue beam from it at the opponent.
Ash's Melmetal Final Rivals! None
  Clawitzer Clawitzer creates a white ball of energy inside its big claw and then fires a white and light blue beam from it at the opponent.
Lob's Clawitzer A Festival Reunion! None


Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer

       
Metagross
The user fires beams of light.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Metagross Metagross extends its front arms and fires multiple beams of white energy to the opponent.
Steven's Metagross Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 加農光炮 Gānùhng Gwōngpaau *
光澤電炮 Gwōngjaahk Dihnpaau *
Mandarin 加農光炮 / 加农光炮 Jiānóng Guāngpào *
電炮光澤 Diànpào Guāngzé *
光澤電炮 Guāngzé Diànpào *
  Czech Zábleskové dělo
  Dutch Flitskanon
  French Luminocanon
  German Lichtkanone
  Greek Φωτοβόλο Phutovólo
  Hindi प्रकाश तोप Prakash top
  Indonesian Flash Cannon
  Italian Cannonflash
  Korean 러스터캐논 Luster Cannon
  Norwegian Blitzkanon
  Polish Błyskodziało
Portuguese   Brazil Canhão de Flash (games, BW101-present)
Canhão de Luz (early anime)
  Portugal Canhão de Luz
  Romanian Foc de Tun
Tunul Fulgerător
  Russian Световая Пушка Svetovaya Pushka
Spanish   Latin America Cañón Flash (DP035)
Foco Resplandor (DP107-DP108, BW089)
Cañón Resplandor (M11)
Cañón de Luz (DP128)
Cañón Destello (DP174-present)
  Spain Foco Resplandor*
Foco Respl.*
  Thai ลัสเตอร์แคนนอน
  Turkish Işık Topu
  Vietnamese Chùm Sáng Đại Bác*
Phát Sáng*




Variations of the move Crunch
  Crunch
  Shadow BallFlash Cannon
Formerly a variation
  Energy Ball


Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
00010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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