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Poké Flute
ポケモンのふえ
Pokémon Flute
Poké Flute IIIPoké Flute
Poké Flute
Artwork from Pokémon Red and Green
Introduced in Generation I
Pocket
Generation I Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation III Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items

The Poké Flute (Japanese: ポケモンのふえ Pokémon Flute) is a Key Item introduced in Generation I. It has the appearance of a yellow recorder with a Poké Ball near the bottom.

Contents

In the core series games

Price

Games Cost Sell price
RGBY/RBY
FRLGE
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
N/A N/A

Effect

The Poké Flute being used in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Outside of battle

The Poké Flute is used to wake up sleeping Pokémon in the overworld.

If the player uses the Poké Flute outside of battle, it will play a "catchy tune", but does not wake up any of the player's Pokémon.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the Pokégear's radio is used to wake up wild Snorlax. If the player has the EXPN Card, they can tune into channel 20 in Kanto to hear the Poké Flute.

In battle

A Poké Flute is a reusable item that cures all Pokémon in the battle of sleep, including the opponent's Pokémon. If no Pokémon are asleep, it will have no effect on the battle, but still counts as the player's turn.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon with Soundproof cannot be woken up by the Poké Flute. In Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké Flute cannot be used in battle.

Description

Games Description
Stad Plays a pleasant melody that rouses Pokémon from sleep.
FRLG A flute that is said to instantly awaken any Pokémon. It has a lovely tone.
E A sweet-sounding flute that awakens Pokémon.
XYORAS A flute which can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves roused.
SMUSUM A flute that can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves roused.
PE A flute that can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves woken up.

Acquisition

Games Method
RGBY/RBY
FRLG
PE
Lavender Town Volunteer Pokémon House (from Mr. Fuji for defeating Team Rocket at Pokémon Tower)
XY Parfum Palace (from the Butler on the balcony after catching Furfrou)

Appearance

Poké Flute III Poké Flute Poké Flute XY.png Poké Flute PE.png
Bag sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Bag sprite from
X, Y, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and
Let's Go, Eevee!
Model from
X and Y
Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In spin-off games

Poké Flute in Snap

In Pokémon Snap, Professor Oak will reward the player with a Poké Flute after obtaining a total score of 125,000 points or higher for all the photos in the Pokémon Report.

Playing the Poké Flute will wake up sleeping Pokémon and may make them dance or pose for the player. There are three songs which the Poké Flute can play in this game, and Pokémon respond differently to each.

In the anime

A Poké Flute in the anime

In the main series

A Poké Flute belonging to a hippie appeared in Wake Up Snorlax!. He uses it to perform musical numbers in exchange for food. He also used it to wake up a Snorlax that turned out to be his Pokémon and was believed to be blocking a river, but in actuality, the real blockage turned out to a be a set of huge thorns behind Snorlax. However, Snorlax then proceeded to eat up all the thorns, unblocking the river.

Another Poké Flute appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant!, under the ownership of Lord Shabboneau. It is used in an annual festival involving a Snorlax living in the area near Camphrier Town, but, unfortunately, it had been taken away by the egocentric Princess Allie from the Parfum Palace. After a series of many-sided events, Ash and his friends managed to get the Flute back and return it to Lord Shabboneau so he could start the festival. Team Rocket, believing the Flute could actually control Snorlax, tried to steal it in order to gather themselves an army of Sleeping Pokémon, but the Flute was soon recovered, allowing the festival to be successfully completed.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP041 Poké Flute Ash's Pokédex The Poké Flute is used to wake sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax will only awaken to this flute.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In Pokémon Origins

The Poké Flute in Pokémon Origins

The Poké Flute was seen two times, although briefly, in Pokémon Origins. It first appeared close to the end of File 2: Cubone, where Mr. Fuji gave it to Red as a thanks for saving him and the Pokémon Tower from Team Rocket. Red later used the Flute in File 3: Giovanni to wake up a Snorlax, which he then presumably caught.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Poké Flute owned by Red appeared in A Hollow Victreebel.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

A Poké Flute appeared in Get Snorlax!!.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

A Poké Flute appeared in Celadon City, where it was given to Satoshi by Mr. Fuji.

Gallery

In the TCG

Pokémon Flute
Main article: Pokémon Flute (Base Set 86)

Pokémon Flute was introduced as a Trainer card at the beginning of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. First released in the initial Japanese Expansion Pack, it later debuted in English in the Base Set, with both prints featuring an illustration by Keiji Kinebuchi. Pokémon Flute allows the player to choose a Basic Pokémon from their opponent's discard pile and add it to their opponent's Bench.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic مزمار البوكي Mizmar Al-Poké
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢之笛 Pokémon-jī Dehk *
小精靈之笛 Síujīnglìhng-jī Dehk *
寵物小精靈笛子 Chúngmaht Síujīnglìhng Dehkjí *
Mandarin 寶可夢之笛 / 宝可梦之笛 Pokémon-zhī Dí *
神奇寶貝笛 Shénqí Bǎobèi Dí *
宝可梦笛子 Pokémon Dízi *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Poké-fløjte
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Pokéfluit*
Pokémon-Fluit*
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pokéhuilu
France Flag.png French Poké Flute *
PokéFlûte *
Germany Flag.png German Pokéflöte
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Seruling Pokémon
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokéflauto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬피리 Pokémon Piri
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Poké-fløyt
Poland Flag.png Polish Poké Flet
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Pokéflauta
Spain Flag.png Spanish Poké Flauta
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Pokéflöjt
Thailand Flag.png Thai ขลุ่ยโปเกมอน Flute Pokémon
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Poké Flüt
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Còi Pokémon


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