Flash

(move)
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Type:

Normal

Category:

Status

Power:

__

Accuracy: 100%

PP:

20  (max. 32)

Introduced

Generation 1

TM/HM

Red/Blue Yellow: HM05

Gold/Silver Crystal: HM05

Ruby/Sapphire FireRed/LeafGreen Emerald: HM05

Diamond/Pearl Platinum HeartGold/SoulSilver: TM70

Black/White Black 2/White 2: TM70

X/Y, Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: TM70

Effects

Flash lowers the target’s Accuracy by one stage. Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each. Pokémon with the abilities Keen Eye, Clear Body or White Smoke cannot have their accuracy reduced.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Flash has 70% accuracy.

Outside of battle:

Flash lights up dark caves. In the original games dark caves made the screen almost completely black, whereas in later games you can always see a very short distance around you; Flash merely expands that circle. In the games it is an HM, it can only be used with the appropriate Gym Badge.

Move target

Foe   Foe   Foe
         
Self   Ally   Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user

Game descriptions

Blinds the foe to reduce accuracy
Looses a powerful blast of light that cuts accuracy
A blast of light that cuts the foe’s accuracy. It also illuminates caves
The user flashes a light that cuts the foe’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy. It can also be used to illuminate caves
The user flashes a bright light that cuts the target’s accuracy.