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Flying type is one of the 18 Pokémon elemental types. Almost all Pokémon that are based on birds belong to this type. Pokémon which belong to this type are immune to Ground-type attacks under normal circumstances but are weak to Electric-type, Ice-type and Rock-type attacks. Meanwhile, moves of this type are super effective against Bug-type, Grass-type and Fighting-type Pokémon, as well as being able to hit any opponent in Triple Battles regardless of positioning.

Flying-type Pokémon are widely used because of their advantages on Fighting-type and Ground-type Pokémon, as well as being able to learn HM2 Fly, allowing players to quickly travel between major towns and cities. Most of them are also eligible to participate in Sky Battles. Anthian Gym Leader Stephen specializes in Flying-type Pokémon.

Battle Properties

Offensive

This table shows the effectiveness of Flying-type moves against other types of Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Super-effective against: (Damage x2) Grass Bug Fighting
Not very effective against: (Damage x1/2) Rock Electric Steel
No effect against: (Damage x0) None

Defensive

This table shows the effectiveness of other types of moves against Flying-type Pokémon.

Effectiveness Type
Immune to: (Damage x0) Ground
Resists: (Damage x1/2) Grass Bug Fighting
Weak to: (Damage x2) Electric Rock Ice

Flying-type Pokémon

Here is a list of currently obtainable Pokémon that belong to this type.

Pure Flying-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Image Obtaining Method
641 Tornadus
Tornadus-Incarnate XY

Incarnate Form

Catch as Roaming Pokémon after encountering in Nature's Den
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.

Partly Flying-type Pokémon

Pokédex no. Name Type Image Obtaining Method
6 Charizard FireFlying
Charizard XY
Evolve Charmeleon at Lv. 36 or above
Charizard-MegaY XY

Mega Charizard Y

Purchase Charizardite Y from the Stone Shop and equip it on Charizard
12 Butterfree BugFlying
Butterfree-M XY

Male

Butterfree-F XY

Female

Evolve Metapod at Lv. 10 or above
16 Pidgey NormalFlying
Pidgey XY
Catch on Route 1
17 Pidgeotto NormalFlying
Pidgeotto XY
Evolve Pidgey at Lv. 18 or above
18 Pidgeot NormalFlying
Pidgeot XY
Evolve Pidgeotto at Lv. 36 or above
Pidgeot-Mega ORAS

Mega Pidgeot

Purchase Pidgeotite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Pidgeot
21 Spearow NormalFlying
Spearow XY
Catch on Cragonos Cliffs
22 Fearow NormalFlying
Fearow XY
Evolve Spearow at Lv. 20 or above
41 Zubat PoisonFlying
Zubat-M XY

Male

Zubat-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 6 overnight or in Mt. Igneus
42 Golbat PoisonFlying
Golbat-M XY

Male

Golbat-F XY

Female

Evolve Zubat at Lv. 22 or above
169 Crobat PoisonFlying
Crobat XY
Evolve Golbat with high friendship
84 Doduo NormalFlying
Doduo-M XY

Male

Doduo-F XY

Female

Catch on Cragonos Peak
85 Dodrio NormalFlying
Dodrio-M XY

Male

Dodrio-F XY

Female

Evolve Doduo at Lv. 31 or above
123 Scyther BugFlying
Scyther-M XY

Male

Scyther-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 10
127 Pinsir
Mega Pinsir
BugFlying
Pinsir-Mega XY
Purchase Pinsirite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Pinsir
130 Gyarados WaterFlying
Gyarados-M XY

Male

Gyarados-F XY

Female

Evolve Magikarp at Lv. 20 or above
142 Aerodactyl RockFlying
Aerodactyl XY
Resurrect an Old Amber at Lagoona Lake Lab
Dig for Old Amber in underwater mining
Aerodactyl-Mega XY

Mega Aerodactyl

Purchase Aerodactylite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Aerodactyl
149 Dragonite DragonFlying
Dragonite XY
Evolve Dragonair at Lv. 55 or above
163 Hoothoot NormalFlying
Hoothoot XY
Catch in Gale Forest overnight
164 Noctowl NormalFlying
Noctowl XY
Evolve Hoothoot at Lv. 20 or above
165 Ledyba BugFlying
Ledyba-M XY

Male

Ledyba-F XY

Female

Catch in Gale Forest during daytime
166 Ledian BugFlying
Ledian-M XY

Male

Ledian-F XY

Female

Evolve Ledyba at Lv. 18 or above
177 Natu PsychicFlying
Natu XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
178 Xatu PsychicFlying
Xatu-M XY

Male

Xatu-F XY

Female

Evolve Natu at Lv. 25 or above
188 Togetic FairyFlying
Togetic XY
Evolve Togepi with high friendship
468 Togekiss FairyFlying
Togekiss XY
Evolve Togetic by using a Shiny Stone
187 Hoppip GrassFlying
Hoppip XY
Catch on Route 10
188 Skiploom GrassFlying
Skiploom XY
Evolve Hoppip at Lv. 18 or above
189 Jumpluff GrassFlying
Jumpluff XY
Evolve Skiploom at Lv. 27 or above
193 Yanma BugFlying
Yanma XY
Catch on Route 7
469 Yanmega BugFlying
Yanmega XY
Evolve Yanma after learning Ancient Power
Yanma learns Ancient Power at Lv. 33
198 Murkrow DarkFlying
Murkrow-M XY

Male

Murkrow-F XY

Female

Catch at Old Graveyard overnight
430 Honchkrow DarkFlying
Honchkrow XY
Evolve Murkrow by using a Dusk Stone
207 Gligar GroundFlying
Gligar-M XY

Male

Gligar-F XY

Female

Catch on Cragonos Cliffs
472 Gliscor GroundFlying
Gliscor XY
Evolve Gligar by holding a Razor Fang and levelling up overnight
Buy Razor Fang at BP Shop of Battle Colosseum
267 Beautifly BugFlying
Beautifly-M XY

Male

Beautifly-F XY

Female

Evolve Silcoon at Lv. 10 or above
278 Wingull WaterFlying
Wingull XY
Catch on Rosecove Beach
279 Pelipper WaterFlying
Pelipper XY
Evolve Wingull at Lv. 25 or above
284 Masquerain BugFlying
Masquerain XY
Evolve Surskit at Lv. 22 or above
291 Ninjask BugFlying
Ninjask XY
Evolve Nincada at Lv. 20 or above
333 Swablu NormalFlying
Swablu XY
Catch on Route 8
334 Altaria DragonFlying
Altaria XY
Evolve Swablu at Lv. 35 or above
373 Salamence DragonFlying
Salamence XY
Evolve Shelgon at Lv. 50 or above
Salamence-Mega ORAS

Mega Salamence

Purchase Salamencite from the Stone Shop and equip it on Salamence
396 Starly NormalFlying
Starly-M XY

Male

Starly-F XY

Female

Catch on Route 8
397 Staravia NormalFlying
Staravia-M XY

Male

Staravia-F XY

Female

Evolve Starly at Lv. 14 or above
398 Staraptor NormalFlying
Staraptor-M XY

Male

Staraptor-F XY

Female

Evolve Staravia at Lv. 34 or above
415 Combee BugFlying
Combee-M XY

Male

Combee-F XY

Female

Catch by slathering honey on the beehive tree of Route 10
416 Vespiquen BugFlying
Vespiquen XY
Evolve Female Combee at Lv. 21 or above
425 Drifloon GhostFlying
Drifloon XY
Catch on Route 10 inside Windmill on Fridays
426 Drifblim GhostFlying
Drifblim XY
Evolve Drifloon at Lv. 28 or above
441 Chatot NormalFlying
Chatot XY
Catch at Grove of Dreams
479 Rotom
Fan Rotom
ElectricFlying
Rotom-Fan XY
Bring Rotom to Anthian Park power station and interact with the fan
492 Shaymin
Sky Form
GrassFlying
Shaymin-Sky XY
Use Gracidea Flower on Land Form Shaymin during daytime
527 Woobat PsychicFlying
Woobat XY
Catch in Cragonos Mines
528 Swoobat PsychicFlying
Swoobat XY
Evolve Woobat with high friendship
561 Sigilyph PsychicFlying
Sigilyph XY
Catch in Aredia Ruins
566 Archen RockFlying
Archen XY
Resurrect a Plume Fossil at Lagoona Lake Lab
Dig for Plume Fossil in underwater mining
567 Archeops RockFlying
Archeops XY
Evolve Archen at Lv. 37 or above
627 Rufflet NormalFlying
Rufflet XY
Catch on Cragonos Peak
628 Braviary NormalFlying
Braviary XY
Evolve Rufflet at Lv. 54 or above
629 Vullaby DarkFlying
Vullaby XY
Catch on Cragonos Cliffs
630 Mandibuzz DarkFlying
Mandibuzz XY
Evolve Vullaby at Lv. 54 or above
642 Thundurus ElectricFlying
Thundurus-Incarnate XY

Incarnate Form

Catch as Roaming Pokémon after encountering in Nature's Den
Warning: Extremely rare! Save after catching it.
645 Landorus GroundFlying
Landorus-Incarnate XY

Incarnate Form

Catch in Nature's Den by having both Tornadus and Thundurus in party
Warning: One chance only! Save beforehand and turn off Auto Save.
661 Fletchling NormalFlying
Fletchling XY
Catch on Route 1
662 Fletchinder FireFlying
Fletchinder XY
Evolve Fletchling at Lv. 17 or above
663 Talonflame FireFlying
Talonflame XY
Evolve Fletchinder at Lv. 35 or above
666 Vivillon BugFlying
  • Meadow Pattern
  • Modern Pattern
  • Marine Pattern
  • Ocean Pattern
  • Sun Pattern
  • Icy Snow Pattern
  • Sandstorm Pattern
  • Monsoon Pattern
  • Polar Pattern
  • Elegant Pattern
  • Garden Pattern
  • Continental Pattern
  • Archipelago Pattern
  • High Plains Pattern
  • Jungle Pattern
  • River Pattern
  • Savannah Pattern
  • Tundra Pattern
Evolve Spewpa at Lv. 12 or above
714 Noibat FlyingDragon
Noibat XY
Catch on Route 14
715 Noivern FlyingDragon
Noivern XY
Evolve Noibat at Lv. 48 or above
722 Rowlet GrassFlying
Rowlet SM
Starter Pokémon
723 Dartrix GrassFlying
Dartrix SM
Evolve Rowlet at Lv. 17 or Above

Flying-type Moves

Move Category Power Accuracy PP (Max PP) Description
Acrobatics
Physical Category
55 100% 15 (24) The user nimbly strikes the target. If the user is not holding an item, this attack inflicts massive damage.
Aerial Ace
Physical Category
60 ---% 20 (32) The user confounds the foe with speed, then slashes. The attack lands without fail.
Aeroblast
Special Category
100 95% 5 (8) A vortex of air is shot at the target to inflict damage. Critical hits land more easily.
Air Cutter
Special Category
60 95% 25 (40) The user launches razor-like wind to slash the opposing team. Critical hits land more easily.
Air Slash
Special Category
75 95% 15 (24) The user attacks with a blade of air that slices even the sky. It may also make the target flinch.
Beak Blast
Physical Category
100 100% 15 (24) 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.
Bounce
Physical Category
85 85% 5 (8) The user bounces up high, then drops on the target on the second turn. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Brave Bird
Physical Category
120 100% 15 (24) The user tucks in its wings and charges from a low altitude. The user also takes serious damage.
Chatter
Special Category
65 100% 20 (32) The user attacks using a sound wave based on words it has learned. It may also confuse the target.
Defog
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) A strong wind blows away the target's obstacles such as Reflect or Light Screen. It also lowers the target's evasiveness.
Dragon Ascent
Physical Category
120 100% 5 (8) After soaring upward, the user attacks its target by dropping out of the sky at high speeds, although it lowers its own Defense and Sp. Def in the process.
Drill Peck
Physical Category
80 100% 20 (32) A corkscrewing attack with the sharp beak acting as a drill.
Feather Dance
Status Category
--- 100% 15 (24) The user covers the target's body with a mass of down that harshly lowers its Attack stat.
Fly
Physical Category
90 95% 15 (24) The user soars, then strikes its target on the second turn. It can also be used for flying to any familiar town.
Gust
Special Category
40 100% 35 (56) A gust of wind is whipped up by wings and launched at the target to inflict damage.
Hurricane
Special Category
110 70% 10 (16) The user attacks by wrapping its opponent in a fierce wind that flies up into the sky. It may also confuse the target.
Mirror Move
Status Category
--- 100% 20 (32) The user counters the target by mimicking the target's last move.
Oblivion Wing
Special Category
80 100% 10 (16) The user absorbs its target's HP. The user's HP is restored by over half of the damage taken by the target.
Peck
Physical Category
35 100% 35 (56) The target is jabbed with a sharply pointed beak or horn.
Pluck
Physical Category
60 100% 20 (32) The user pecks the target. If the target is holding a Berry, the user eats it and gains its effect.
Roost
Status Category
--- ---% 10 (16) The user lands and rests its body. It restores the user's HP by up to half of its max HP.
Sky Attack
Physical Category
140 90% 5 (8) A second-turn attack move where critical hits land more easily. It may also make the target flinch.
Sky Drop
Physical Category
60 100% 10 (16) The user takes the target into the sky, then drops it during the next turn. The target cannot attack while in the sky.
Tailwind
Status Category
--- ---% 15 (24) The user whips up a turbulent whirlwind that ups the Speed of all party Pokémon for four turns.
Wing Attack
Physical Category
60 100% 35 (56) The target is struck with large, imposing wings spread wide to inflict damage.

Trivia

  • Almost all Pokémon belonging to this type are partly Flying, and have this type as secondary type.
    • Legendary Pokémon Tornadus and Arceus, when holding a Sky Plate, are the only pure Flying-type Pokémon.
    • Noibat and its evolved form Noivern are the only partly Flying-type Pokémon that have this type as their primary type.
  • All damage-dealing Flying-type moves except Air Cutter can hit non-adjacent Pokémon in Triple Battles.