Essentials

Flail

Normal physical

Generation 2

Summary

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon 1
  • Electric 1
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 1
  • Ghost 0
  • Grass 1
  • Ground 1
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock ½
  • Steel ½
  • Water 1

Stats

Power
* (no fixed power)
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
Not a TM
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Power varies inversely with the user's proportional remaining HP.

64 * current HP / max HP Power
0– 1 200
2– 5 150
6–12 100
13–21 80
22–42 40
43–64 20

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

Stronger if the user's HP is low.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Inflicts more damage when the user’s HP is down.

FireRed, LeafGreen

A desperate attack that becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user flails about aimlessly to attack. It becomes more powerful the less HP the user has.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user flails about aimlessly to attack. The less HP the user has, the greater the move’s power.

Foreign Names

Japanese
じたばた (jitabata)
Korean
바둥바둥
French
Fléau
German
Dreschflegel
Spanish
Azote
Italian
Flagello
Czech
Škubání

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
Jam
Flavor text
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cute
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earns double the score on the final performance.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Flail.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Reversal Fighting physical 15 * 100%

Inflicts more damage when the user has less HP remaining, with a maximum of 200 power.

Pokémon

Normal Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Attack are more suited to Flail's physical damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
49 45 45 45 45 45 45 Krabby Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
65 63 63 63 63 63 63 Kingler Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 55 130 115 50 50 75 475
24 24 24 21 21 21 21 21 21 Goldeen Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 45 67 60 35 50 63 320
24 24 24 21 21 21 21 21 21 Seaking Water Swift Swim
Water Veil
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Water 2 80 92 65 65 80 68 450
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Magikarp Water Swift Swim
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Water 2
Dragon
20 10 55 15 20 80 200
22 22 22 22 22 Totodile Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
50 65 64 44 48 43 314
24 24 24 24 24 Croconaw Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
65 80 80 59 63 58 405
24 24 24 24 24 Feraligatr Water Torrent
Sheer Force
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
85 105 100 79 83 78 530
13 13 13 9 9 9 9 9 9 Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
13 13 13 9 9 9 9 9 9 Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
6 6 6 6 5 5 Bonsly Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 50 80 95 10 45 10 290
10 9 9 Sudowoodo Rock Sturdy
Rock Head
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Mineral 70 100 115 30 65 30 410
44 53 53 53 63 49 49 Dunsparce Normal Serene Grace
Run Away
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
40 40 Swinub Ice Ground Oblivious
Snow Cloak
Thick Fat
½ male, ½ female Field 50 50 40 30 30 50 250
52 50 Corsola Water Rock Hustle
Natural Cure
Regenerator
¼ male, ¾ female Water 1
Water 3
55 55 85 65 85 35 380
17 17 17 6 6 6 6 6 6 Phanpy Ground Pickup
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 60 60 40 40 40 330
17 17 17 Donphan Ground Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Field 90 120 120 60 60 50 500
33 33 33 33 33 37 37 37 Zigzagoon Normal Pickup
Gluttony
Quick Feet
½ male, ½ female Field 38 30 41 30 41 60 240
43 43 43 43 43 49 49 49 Slakoth Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 60 60 60 35 35 30 280
43 43 43 43 43 49 49 49 Slaking Normal Truant ½ male, ½ female Field 150 160 100 95 65 100 670
43 43 52 52 52 52 52 Torkoal Fire White Smoke
Shell Armor
½ male, ½ female Field 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
49 49 50 50 50 50 50 50 Spinda Normal Own Tempo
Tangled Feet
Contrary
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
60 60 60 60 60 60 360
30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Feebas Water Swift Swim
Oblivious
Adaptability
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
20 15 20 10 55 80 200
40 40 46 46 46 31 31 31 Luvdisc Water Swift Swim
Hydration
¼ male, ¾ female Water 2 43 30 55 40 65 97 330
38 38 38 38 38 38 Plant Wormadam Bug Grass Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
38 38 38 38 38 38 Wormadam Sandy Wormadam Bug Ground Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 79 105 59 85 36 424
38 38 38 38 38 38 Wormadam Trash Wormadam Bug Steel Anticipation
Overcoat
always female Bug 60 69 95 69 95 36 424
61 61 61 61 61 Uxie Psychic Levitate genderless Undiscovered 75 75 130 75 130 95 580
34 34 34 Tympole Water Swift Swim
Hydration
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 50 50 40 50 40 64 294
37 37 37 Palpitoad Water Ground Swift Swim
Hydration
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 75 65 55 65 55 69 384
39 39 39 Seismitoad Water Ground Swift Swim
Poison Touch
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 1 105 95 75 85 75 74 509
43 43 43 Sewaddle Bug Grass Swarm
Chlorophyll
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
46 46 Red-Striped Basculin Water Reckless
Adaptability
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
46 46 Basculin Blue-Striped Basculin Water Rock Head
Adaptability
Mold Breaker
½ male, ½ female Water 2 70 92 65 80 55 98 460
41 41 41 Dwebble Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
50 65 85 35 35 55 325
50 50 50 Crustle Bug Rock Sturdy
Shell Armor
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Bug
Mineral
70 95 125 65 75 45 475
49 49 49 Karrablast Bug Swarm
Shed Skin
No Guard
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
36 36 36 Cubchoo Ice Snow Cloak
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 40 60 40 40 305
36 36 36 Beartic Ice Snow Cloak
Swift Swim
½ male, ½ female Field 95 110 80 70 80 50 485
55 55 Stunfisk Ground Electric Static
Limber
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
109 66 84 81 99 32 471
29 Bunnelby Normal Pickup
Cheek Pouch
Huge Power
½ male, ½ female Field 38 36 38 32 36 57 237
31 Diggersby Normal Ground Pickup
Cheek Pouch
Huge Power
½ male, ½ female Field 85 56 77 50 77 78 423
16 Fletchling Normal Flying Big Pecks
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 45 50 43 40 38 62 278
16 Fletchinder Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 62 73 55 56 52 84 382
16 Talonflame Fire Flying Flame Body
Gale Wings
½ male, ½ female Flying 78 81 71 74 69 126 499
38 Spritzee Fairy Healer
Aroma Veil
½ male, ½ female Fairy 78 52 60 63 65 23 341
38 Aromatisse Fairy Healer
Aroma Veil
½ male, ½ female Fairy 101 72 72 99 89 29 462
16 Clauncher Water Mega Launcher ½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
50 53 62 58 63 44 330
16 Clawitzer Water Mega Launcher ½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 3
71 73 88 120 89 59 500
35 Carbink Rock Fairy Clear Body
Sturdy
genderless Fairy
Mineral
50 50 150 50 150 50 500
28 Goomy Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 45 50 35 55 75 40 300
28 Sliggoo Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 68 75 53 83 113 60 452
28 Goodra Dragon Sap Sipper
Hydration
Gooey
½ male, ½ female Dragon 90 100 70 110 150 80 600
35 Diancie Rock Fairy Clear Body genderless Undiscovered 50 100 150 100 150 50 600
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum HeartGold, SoulSilver Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • • • • Squirtle Water Torrent
Rain Dish
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Water 1
44 48 65 50 64 43 314
• • • • Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
• • • • • • • • • Sandshrew Ground Sand Veil
Sand Rush
½ male, ½ female Field 50 75 85 20 30 40 300
• • • • • • • • • Vulpix Fire Flash Fire
Drought
¼ male, ¾ female Field 38 41 40 50 65 65 299
• • • • • • • • • Oddish Grass Poison Chlorophyll
Run Away
½ male, ½ female Grass 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
• • • • • • • • • Paras Bug Grass Effect Spore
Dry Skin
Damp
½ male, ½ female Bug
Grass
35 70 55 45 55 25 285
• • • • • • Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
• • • • • • Geodude Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Mineral 40 80 100 30 30 20 300
• • • • • • • • • Farfetch'd Normal Flying Keen Eye
Inner Focus
Defiant
½ male, ½ female Flying
Field
52 65 55 58 62 60 352
• • • • • • • • • Doduo Normal Flying Run Away
Early Bird
Tangled Feet
½ male, ½ female Flying 35 85 45 35 35 75 310
• • • • • • • • • Onix Rock Ground Rock Head
Sturdy
Weak Armor
½ male, ½ female Mineral 35 45 160 30 45 70 385
• • • • • • • • • Krabby Water Hyper Cutter
Shell Armor
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Water 3 30 105 90 25 25 50 325
• • • • • • • • • Tangela Grass Chlorophyll
Leaf Guard
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Grass 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
• • • • • • • • • Horsea Water Swift Swim
Sniper
Damp
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
30 40 70 70 25 60 295
• • • • • • • • • Pinsir Bug Hyper Cutter
Mold Breaker
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 65 125 100 55 70 85 500
• Pinsir Mega Pinsir Bug Flying Aerilate ½ male, ½ female Bug 65 155 120 65 90 105 600
• • • • • • • • • Eevee Normal Run Away
Adaptability
Anticipation
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 55 55 50 45 65 55 325
• • • • • • • • • Kabuto Rock Water Swift Swim
Battle Armor
Weak Armor
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
30 80 90 55 45 55 355
• • • • • • • • • Chikorita Grass Overgrow
Leaf Guard
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster
Grass
45 49 65 49 65 45 318
• • • • • • • • • Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
• • • • • • • • • Pineco Bug Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 65 90 35 35 15 290
• • • • • • • • • Qwilfish Water Poison Poison Point
Swift Swim
Intimidate
½ male, ½ female Water 2 65 95 75 55 55 85 430
• • • • • • • • • Heracross Bug Fighting Swarm
Guts
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Bug 80 125 75 40 95 85 500
• Heracross Mega Heracross Bug Fighting Skill Link ½ male, ½ female Bug 80 185 115 40 105 75 600
• • • • • • Remoraid Water Hustle
Sniper
Moody
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Water 2
35 65 35 65 35 65 300
• • • • • • • • Lotad Water Grass Swift Swim
Rain Dish
Own Tempo
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Grass
40 30 30 40 50 30 220
• • • • • • Trapinch Ground Hyper Cutter
Arena Trap
Sheer Force
½ male, ½ female Bug 45 100 45 45 45 10 290
• • • • • • • • Zangoose Normal Immunity
Toxic Boost
½ male, ½ female Field 73 115 60 60 60 90 458
• • • • • • Barboach Water Ground Oblivious
Anticipation
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Water 2 50 48 43 46 41 60 288
• • • • • • Piplup Water Torrent
Defiant
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Field
53 51 53 61 56 40 314
• • • • • • Pachirisu Electric Run Away
Pickup
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 45 70 45 90 95 405
• • • • Buneary Normal Run Away
Klutz
Limber
½ male, ½ female Field
Human-Like
55 66 44 44 56 85 350
• • • • Glameow Normal Limber
Own Tempo
Keen Eye
¼ male, ¾ female Field 49 55 42 42 37 85 310
• • • • • • Finneon Water Swift Swim
Storm Drain
Water Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 2 49 49 56 49 61 66 330
• • • Patrat Normal Run Away
Keen Eye
Analytic
½ male, ½ female Field 45 55 39 35 39 42 255
• • • Tirtouga Water Rock Solid Rock
Sturdy
Swift Swim
⅞ male, ⅛ female Water 1
Water 3
54 78 103 53 45 22 355
• • • Minccino Normal Cute Charm
Technician
Skill Link
¼ male, ¾ female Field 55 50 40 40 40 75 300

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