Flying (type)

This article is about the official type. For the scrapped type in core Generation I games, see List of glitch types (Generation I) → Bird.
Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
???

The Flying type (Japanese: ひこうタイプ Flying type) is one of the eighteen types. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all damaging Flying-type moves were physical, but they may now also be special depending on the attack.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 71.59
Attack: 80.25
Defense: 68.32
Sp.Atk: 76.21
Sp.Def: 70.95
Speed: 85.15
Total: 452.47


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 80.90
Attack: 91.91
Defense: 78.35
Sp.Atk: 91.18
Sp.Def: 81.05
Speed: 94.56
Total: 517.95


Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
 
None  


Generation II onwards

Flying-type Pokémon are not considered grounded for effects that affect grounded Pokémon (e.g. entry hazards). If they lose their ungrounded status by methods like holding Iron Ball or being under the effect of moves Ingrain (Generation IV onward), Gravity, Smack Down or Thousand Arrows they also lose their immunity to Ground type moves. Holding Ring Target makes them lose their type immunity to Ground type moves, but keeps ungrounded status for other effects.

Offensive   Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
 
 
 
½×  
 
 
½×  
 
 
 
 
 
None  


Characteristics

Defense

In addition to being immune to Ground-type attacks and Arena Trap, Flying-type Pokémon are unaffected by Rototiller and all entry hazards (except Stealth Rock). Flying-type Pokémon also cannot absorb Toxic Spikes simply by switching in and do not receive the benefits from terrains (though they can still use Seeds). These immunities, as well as the immunity to Arena Trap, are removed when a Flying-type Pokémon is grounded by Ingrain, Gravity, Smack Down, Thousand Arrows, or Iron Ball. Sky Drop can pick up a Flying-type target and make it unable to move. On the next turn, Sky Drop will fail and free the target, even if the target is grounded.

When a Flying-type uses Roost, it temporarily loses its Flying type for a turn. If a pure Flying-type Pokémon uses Roost, then it will become a ??? type in Generation IV and a Normal type in Generation V onward.

Flying-type Pokémon, on average, have the highest Speed of all Pokémon and of fully-evolved Pokémon.

Offense

Flying-type attacks are very powerful combined with some other attacking types, most notably Ground. Ground is strong against every type that resists Flying, and vice versa, so this combination is resisted only by Flying-type Pokémon whose other type resists Flying (such as an Electric Flying Pokémon).

The effectiveness of the move Flying Press is calculated by multiplying the effectiveness of its move type (usually Fighting) and the Flying type.

Contest properties

In Contests, Flying-type moves are typically Cool moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation VIII, there are 105 Flying-type Pokémon or 11.69% of all Pokémon (counting those that are Flying-type in at least one of their forms), making it the 4th most common type after Grass and before Psychic. All other types have been paired up with Flying at least once - after the official release of Hawlucha, Flying became the first type to have this trait.

Pure Flying-type Pokémon

# Name
641   Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
  Tornadus
Therian Forme
821   Rookidee
822   Corvisquire

Half Flying-type Pokémon

Primary Flying-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
714   Noibat Flying Dragon
715   Noivern Flying Dragon
823   Corviknight Flying Steel
  Gigantamax
Corviknight
Flying Steel
845   Cramorant Flying Water
  Gulping
Cramorant
Flying Water
  Gorging
Cramorant
Flying Water

Secondary Flying-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
006   Charizard Fire Flying
  Mega
Charizard Y
Fire Flying
  Gigantamax
Charizard
Fire Flying
012   Butterfree Bug Flying
  Gigantamax
Butterfree
Bug Flying
016   Pidgey Normal Flying
017   Pidgeotto Normal Flying
018   Pidgeot Normal Flying
  Mega
Pidgeot
Normal Flying
021   Spearow Normal Flying
022   Fearow Normal Flying
041   Zubat Poison Flying
042   Golbat Poison Flying
083   Farfetch'd Normal Flying
084   Doduo Normal Flying
085   Dodrio Normal Flying
123   Scyther Bug Flying
127   Mega
Pinsir
Bug Flying
130   Gyarados Water Flying
142   Aerodactyl Rock Flying
  Mega
Aerodactyl
Rock Flying
144   Articuno Ice Flying
  Articuno
Galarian Form
Psychic Flying
145   Zapdos Electric Flying
  Zapdos
Galarian Form
Fighting Flying
146   Moltres Fire Flying
  Moltres
Galarian Form
Dark Flying
149   Dragonite Dragon Flying
163   Hoothoot Normal Flying
164   Noctowl Normal Flying
165   Ledyba Bug Flying
166   Ledian Bug Flying
169   Crobat Poison Flying
176   Togetic* Fairy Flying
177   Natu Psychic Flying
178   Xatu Psychic Flying
187   Hoppip Grass Flying
188   Skiploom Grass Flying
189   Jumpluff Grass Flying
193   Yanma Bug Flying
198   Murkrow Dark Flying
207   Gligar Ground Flying
225   Delibird Ice Flying
226   Mantine Water Flying
227   Skarmory Steel Flying
249   Lugia Psychic Flying
250   Ho-Oh Fire Flying
267   Beautifly Bug Flying
276   Taillow Normal Flying
277   Swellow Normal Flying
278   Wingull Water Flying
279   Pelipper Water Flying
284   Masquerain Bug Flying
291   Ninjask Bug Flying
333   Swablu Normal Flying
334   Altaria Dragon Flying
357   Tropius Grass Flying
373   Salamence Dragon Flying
  Mega
Salamence
Dragon Flying
384   Rayquaza Dragon Flying
  Mega
Rayquaza
Dragon Flying
396   Starly Normal Flying
397   Staravia Normal Flying
398   Staraptor Normal Flying
414   Mothim Bug Flying
415   Combee Bug Flying
416   Vespiquen Bug Flying
425   Drifloon Ghost Flying
426   Drifblim Ghost Flying
430   Honchkrow Dark Flying
441   Chatot Normal Flying
458   Mantyke Water Flying
468   Togekiss* Fairy Flying
469   Yanmega Bug Flying
472   Gliscor Ground Flying
479   Fan
Rotom*
Electric Flying
492   Shaymin
Sky Forme
Grass Flying
519   Pidove Normal Flying
520   Tranquill Normal Flying
521   Male
Unfezant
Normal Flying
  Female
Unfezant
Normal Flying
527   Woobat Psychic Flying
528   Swoobat Psychic Flying
561   Sigilyph Psychic Flying
566   Archen Rock Flying
567   Archeops Rock Flying
580   Ducklett Water Flying
581   Swanna Water Flying
587   Emolga Electric Flying
627   Rufflet Normal Flying
628   Braviary Normal Flying
629   Vullaby Dark Flying
630   Mandibuzz Dark Flying
642   Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
Electric Flying
  Thundurus
Therian Forme
Electric Flying
645   Landorus
Incarnate Forme
Ground Flying
  Landorus
Therian Forme
Ground Flying
661   Fletchling Normal Flying
662   Fletchinder Fire Flying
663   Talonflame Fire Flying
666   Vivillon Bug Flying
701   Hawlucha Fighting Flying
717   Yveltal Dark Flying
722   Rowlet Grass Flying
723   Dartrix Grass Flying
731   Pikipek Normal Flying
732   Trumbeak Normal Flying
733   Toucannon Normal Flying
741   Oricorio
Baile Style
Fire Flying
  Oricorio
Pom-Pom Style
Electric Flying
  Oricorio
Pa'u Style
Psychic Flying
  Oricorio
Sensu Style
Ghost Flying
774   Minior
Meteor Form
Rock Flying
  Minior
Core
Rock Flying
797   Celesteela Steel Flying

Pokéstar Studios opponents

 
UFO
 Flying  Electric 
Levitate
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
V Acrobatics Physical Cool 55 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Anyone
The user nimbly strikes the target. If the user is not holding an item, this attack inflicts massive damage.
III Aerial Ace Physical Cool 60 % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Anyone
The user confounds the target with speed, then slashes. This attack never misses.
II Aeroblast Special Cool 100 95% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Anyone
A vortex of air is shot at the target to inflict damage. Critical hits land more easily.
III Air Cutter Special Cool 60 95% 25 (max 40)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing Pokémon. Critical hits land more easily.
IV Air Slash Special Cool 75 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Anyone
The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. This may also make the target flinch.
VII Beak Blast Physical 100 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user first heats up its beak, and then it attacks the target. Making direct contact with the Pokémon while it's heating up its beak results in a burn.
III Bounce Physical Cute 85 85% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Anyone
The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
IV Brave Bird Physical Cool 120 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Anyone
The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. This also damages the user quite a lot.
IV Chatter Special Cute 65 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Anyone
The user attacks the target with sound waves of deafening chatter. This confuses the target.
IV Defog Status Cool % 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
A strong wind blows away the target's barriers such as Reflect or Light Screen. This also lowers the target's evasiveness.
VI Dragon Ascent Physical Beautiful 120 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Anyone
After soaring upward, the user attacks its target by dropping out of the sky at high speeds. But it lowers its own Defense and Sp. Def stats in the process.
I Drill Peck Physical Cool 80 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Anyone
A corkscrewing attack with a sharp beak acting as a drill.
VIII Dual Wingbeat Physical 40 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user slams the target with its wings. The target is hit twice in a row.
III Feather Dance Status Beautiful 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat.
VII Floaty Fall Physical 90 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Anyone
The user floats in the air, and then dives at a steep angle to attack the target. This may also make the target flinch.
I Fly Physical Clever 90 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Anyone
The user soars and then strikes its target on the next turn.
VIII G-Max Wind Rage Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Flying-type attack that Gigantamax Corviknight use. This move removes the effects of moves like Reflect and Light Screen.
VIII G-Max Wind Rage Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
A Flying-type attack that Gigantamax Corviknight use. This move removes the effects of moves like Reflect and Light Screen.
I Gust Special Clever 40 100% 35 (max 56)
     
     
Anyone
A gust of wind is whipped up by wings and launched at the target to inflict damage.
V Hurricane Special Tough 110 70% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Anyone
The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. This may also confuse the target.
VIII Max Airstream Physical % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Flying-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Speed stats.
VIII Max Airstream Special % 3 (max 4)
     
     
All adjacent foes
This is a Flying-type attack Dynamax Pokémon use. This raises ally Pokémon's Speed stats.
I Mirror Move Status Clever % 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user counters the target by mimicking the target's last move.
VI Oblivion Wing Special Cool 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Anyone
The user absorbs its target's HP. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.
I Peck Physical Cool 35 100% 35 (max 56)
     
     
Anyone
The target is jabbed with a sharply pointed beak or horn.
IV Pluck Physical Cute 60 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Anyone
The user pecks the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
IV Roost Status Clever % 10 (max 16)
     
     
Self
The user lands and rests its body. It restores the user's HP by up to half of its max HP.
I Sky Attack Physical Cool 140 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Anyone
A second-turn attack move where critical hits land more easily. This may also make the target flinch.
V Sky Drop Physical Tough 60 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Anyone
The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.
VII Supersonic Skystrike Physical % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user soars up with its Z-Power and plummets toward the target at full speed. The power varies, depending on the original move.
VII Supersonic Skystrike Special % 1 (max 1)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user soars up with its Z-Power and plummets toward the target at full speed. The power varies, depending on the original move.
IV Tailwind Status Cool % 15 (max 24)
     
     
All allies
The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed stat of the user and its allies for four turns.
I Wing Attack Physical Cool 60 100% 35 (max 56)
     
     
Anyone
The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.
  • Flying Press is a Fighting-type move that works like Fighting and Flying-type move, although all other effects like STAB treat it like Fighting-type move.

Abilities

Interacting with the Flying type

A Pokémon with Color Change, Protean, Imposter, RKS System, or Multitype will become a Flying-type Pokémon if (respectively) it is hit with a Flying-type move, uses a Flying-type move, is sent out against a Flying-type opponent, is holding a Flying Memory, or is holding a Sky Plate or Flyinium Z.

Flying-type Pokémon are immune to Arena Trap.

Gen Ability Description
VI Aerilate Normal-type moves become Flying-type moves.
VI Delta Stream Nullifies weather conditions, moves, and abilities. Super-effective moves against Flying-types become normally effective.
VI Gale Wings Gives priority to Flying-type moves when HP is full.
All details are accurate to Generation VII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Flying-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities.

Gen Ability Description
VI Aerilate Normal-type moves become Flying-type moves.
V Big Pecks Protects the Pokémon from Defense-lowering attacks.
V Multiscale Reduces damage the Pokémon takes when its HP is full.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Items

Name Description
  Coba Berry If held by a Pokémon, this Berry will lessen the damage taken from one supereffective Flying-type attack.
  Flying Gem A gem with an essence of air. When held, it strengthens the power of a Flying-type move one time.
  Flying Memory A memory disc that contains Flying-type data. It changes the type of the holder if held by a certain species of Pokémon.
  Flyinium Z It converts Z-Power into crystals that upgrade Flying-type moves to Flying-type Z-Moves.
  Iron Ball An item to be held by a Pokémon. It lowers Speed and allows Ground-type moves to hit Flying-type and holders that are levitating.
  Sharp Beak An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a long, sharp beak that boosts the power of Flying-type moves.
  Sky Plate An item to be held by a Pokémon. It's a stone tablet that boosts the power of Flying-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VIII games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual item's page.

Cram-o-matic

Name
  Air Balloon
  Clever Feather
  Genius Feather
  Grepa Berry
  Health Feather
  Lansat Berry
  Lum Berry
  Muscle Feather
  Pretty Feather
  Resist Feather
  Swift Feather
  Utility Umbrella

Notable Flying-type Trainers

Main article: Category:Flying-type Trainers
Gen Trainer Title Location
II  
Falkner
Gym Leader Violet Gym
III  
Winona
Gym Leader Fortree Gym
V  
Skyla
Gym Leader Mistralton Gym
VII  
Kahili
Elite Four Alola Pokémon League

Icons

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Generation IV
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Generation V
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Generation VI
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Generation VIII
Symbol icon from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! onward

Side series

             
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Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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Pokémon Ranger
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New Pokémon Snap

Spin-off games

             
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
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Trivia

  • Generations I, II, and V introduced more Flying-type Pokémon than any other generation, each with 19 (including Rotom's Fan form in Generation V). Generation VIII introduced the fewest Flying-type Pokémon, with four.
  • Generation IV introduced more Flying-type moves than any other generation, with seven. Generation II introduced the fewest Flying-type moves, with only one, Aeroblast.
  • Flying was the last Pokémon type to receive:
    • A single-typed Pokémon, receiving one with Tornadus in Generation V.
    • A dual-typed Pokémon with its type as the primary type, receiving two with Noibat and Noivern in Generation VI.
  • With the introduction of Hawlucha, it became the first type to be paired with every other type, being followed by Water and Psychic, with the introductions of Volcanion and Galarian Slowbro, respectively.
  • More Pokémon gain the Flying and Steel types upon evolving than any other type, each with a total of eleven.
  • All Flying-type moves are eligible to be used in Sky Battles.
  • Every prime-numbered generation so far has introduced a Flying-type specialist.
  • Flying and Ground are tied with having the fewest notable type specialists, with only four each.

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese ひこう (飛行) Hikou
Chinese Cantonese 飛行 Fēihàhng
Mandarin 飛行 / 飞行 Fēixíng
  Czech Létající
  Danish Flyve
  Dutch Vliegsoort
  Finnish Lento
  French Vol
  German Flug
  Greek Ιπτάμενος Iptámenos
  Hebrew מעופף Meofef
  Hindi उड़नेवाला Udanevaala
  Hungarian Repülő
  Indonesian Terbang*
Melayang*
  Italian Volante
  Korean 비행 Bihaeng
  Malaysian Terbang
  Norwegian Flyvende
Flyr
  Polish Latający
Fruwający*
  Portuguese Voador
  Romanian Zbor
  Russian Летающий Letayushchiy
  Spanish Volador
  Swedish Flygande
Flyga
  Thai บิน Bin
  Turkish Uçuş
  Vietnamese Bay