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The Flying Taxi (Japanese: そらとぶタクシー Flying Taxi) is a form of public transportation service in Galar and Paldea; in the former, it is provided by the Galar Taxi (Japanese: ガラル交通 Galar Transport) company. These taxis are carriages pulled by a Corviknight in Galar and by a flock of Squawkabilly in Paldea, piloted by a Cabbie. They effectively act as the replacement for Fly, Charizard Glide, and Sky Dash from the first seven generations; they are used to travel immediately to previously visited locations (usually Pokémon Centers) free of charge but cannot be used from within indoor areas such as buildings or caves. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, after the player attends the opening ceremony for the Gym Challenge in Motostoke Stadium, they are granted access to Flying Taxis by a League Staff member upon exiting the stadium, and after this, they can use the taxi from the Town Map or Habitat screen of the Pokédex. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, Flying Taxis are available to the player from the Rotom Phone's map app as soon as it is obtained.
In addition to the Flying Taxi the player regularly uses, there is a local Flying Taxi in Wyndon, located in front of the Rose of the Rondelands hotel and in front of Wyndon Stadium. This taxi will take the player to and from the two aforementioned locations, the Monorail Station, and (after the player becomes Champion) the Battle Tower. A local Flying Taxi also appears in Zapapico, but unlike the one in Wyndon, it is not usable by the player.
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Like Fly and its other counterparts, the Flying Taxi typically takes the player to that given area's Pokémon Center. Some larger cities, like Motostoke and Hammerlocke, have several Pokémon Centers, some which the player does not have access to until they have progressed to a certain point in the story. The Flying Taxi in Paldea can also enter Area Zero, a place most people are forbidden from entering.
Isle of Armor
|Fields of Honor||In front of Armor Station||After leaving the Armor Station and battling KlaraSw/AverySh for the first time|
|In front of the Master Dojo|
|Training Lowlands||In front of the Warm-Up Tunnel entrance||After interacting with Digging Pa|
|Tower of Waters||In front of the tower||Interact with the Master Dojo Student guarding the entrance.|
(Both available regardless of which Tower the player ultimately chooses)
|Tower of Darkness|
|Slippery Slope||In front of Crown Tundra Station||After leaving the Crown Tundra Station|
|In front of the Max Lair entrance|
|Freezington||In front of Freeze Inn|
|Giant's Bed||In front of the Iron Ruins||After interacting with the door|
|In front of the Rock Peak Ruins||After interacting with the door|
|Snowslide Slope||Next to the Watt Trader||After interacting with the Watt Trader|
|In front of the Iceberg Ruins||After interacting with the door|
|Crown Shrine||In front of the Crown Shrine entrance|
|Three-Point Pass||In front of the Split-Decision Ruins||After interacting with the door|
|Dyna Tree Hill||On the western side of the Dyna Tree Hill island|
In the anime
The Flying Taxi first appeared in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, where Goh used one to travel from Spikemuth to Wyndon.
In Curtain Up! Fight the Fights!, a Flying Taxi was seen outside Wyndon Stadium.
Pokémon: Twilight Wings
The Flying Taxi service has a recurring role throughout the miniseries.
It debuted in Letter, where Chairman Rose and Oleana used it to travel from Wyndon Stadium to a children's hospital and then back.
In Training, Bea traveled to the Wild Area in a Flying Taxi. However, she accidentally left her smartphone in the taxicab, which prevented her from calling for help when she and her Pokémon were trapped in a cave. The cab reappeared at the end of the episode, where the Cabbie driving it returned the phone to Bea.
In Buddy, Milo called the service so it could return Hop's runaway Wooloo. The cab was then used to take Hop and Wooloo home after they reunited.
In Early-Evening Waves, Nessa took a Flying Taxi to go to Rose's office and then to Wyndon Stadium.
In Assistant, Chairman Rose spotted Oleana from the sky and picked Oleana up and took a Flying Taxi together while heading back to his office.
In Moonlight, Allister and Tommy took a Flying Taxi to go to the hospital where John is staying so that Tommy could apologize to and amend his friendship with John.
In Sky, all of the children from the hospital took a Flying Taxi to Wyndon Stadium for one of Leon's matches. John took a Flying Taxi late, having overslept for Leon's match. He spotted Leon getting lost on a mountain on the way and picked him up. However, they were forced to proceed on foot in order to make it to the match in time. The next day, Victor and Gloria approached the Flying Taxi, requesting for a ride.
In The Gathering of Stars, Leon took a Flying Taxi all across the Galar region to hand out invitation letters for the Galarian Star Tournament.
In The Champion, several Flying Taxis were seen flying over Wyndon.
In the manga
Sword & Shield chapter
The Flying Taxi debuted in Watch Out!! Strong Rivals, where Milo used one to fly from Route 3 to Turffield.
In Blazing!! Bede's Feelings, Chairman Rose and Oleana flew away from Hulbury on a Flying Taxi.
In PASS22, Sonia was seen traveling towards Henry and Casey's location on Route 9 aboard a Flying Taxi. However, as she was flying over Route 7, the Flying Taxi was attacked by Shielbert's Klinklang, causing it to crash-land.
Another Corviknight acting as a Flying Taxi appeared in PASS25. This one was one of many Pokémon to suddenly Dynamax due to the Darkest Day.
In PASS31, Casey and Marvin used a Flying Taxi to travel to the Isle of Armor.
In the TCG
This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring the Flying Taxi in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
|Corviknight||Darkness Ablaze||156/189||Explosive Walker||062/070|
- The Flying Taxi was based on a Hackney carriage.
- Braviary's Pokémon Shield Pokédex entry implies that it was originally considered to work as the Flying Taxi Pokémon, but due to its hotheaded and belligerent nature, this role was given to Corviknight instead.
- If the player takes the train to or from the Armor Station, they will automatically use a Flying Taxi to enter or leave the Isle of Armor, as seen in the animation that plays when the player first goes to the island. This will happen even if the player has not yet unlocked Flying Taxis normally.
- Both Tinkaton and Corviknight's Pokémon Scarlet Pokédex entries suggest that due to Tinkaton's tendency to knock rocks at flying Corviknight, the Flying Taxi role in Paldea was given to Squawkabilly to avoid endangering customers.
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