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Air Slash

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Flying 75 95% 20 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 30% chance to flinch the target.

Competitive Use

Air Slash is pretty much the single most reliable special Flying-type attack around, not counting Aeroblast, or Hurricane inside the rain. It's pretty weak though, as 75 Base Power is a far cry from Hurricane's 120 Base Power. Nevertheless, it is a key move for special Flying-types such as Yanmega and Sigilyph. However, the killing feature behind Air Slash is its 30% flinch rate, which if you are faster essentially means that you have almost a 1 in 3 chance to stop the opponent from doing anything that turn, which can be game-changing if it occurs at the right time. However, some Pokemon can take this to extremes. Togekiss and Shaymin-S both have Serene Grace for their ability, which doubles the flinch chance to 60%. Thus, the odds of the opponent doing nothing in a turn are the same odds of Hypnosis hitting its target. While Shaymin-S can rely on its high Speed to achieve this game-winning formula, Togekiss must rely on bulk and Thunder Wave—a nasty surprise which brings the odds of the opponent doing nothing to 68%—to perform the same trick.

Related Moves

Hurricane is a much more powerful move with a chance to confuse the opponent, but it has lower accuracy outside of rain.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Braviary Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Defiant 100 123 75 57 75 80 510
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Crobat Poison / Flying UU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 85 90 80 70 80 130 535
Ducklett Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 62 44 50 44 50 55 305
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Farfetch'd Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Inner Focus / Defiant 52 65 55 58 62 60 352
Golbat Poison / Flying NU Inner Focus / Infiltrator 75 80 70 65 75 90 455
Hoothoot Normal / Flying LC Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 60 30 30 36 56 50 262
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Mandibuzz Dark / Flying NU Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 110 65 105 55 95 80 510
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Noctowl Normal / Flying NU Insomnia / Keen Eye / Tinted Lens 100 50 50 76 96 70 442
Oshawott Water LC Torrent / Shell Armor 55 55 45 63 45 45 308
Pelipper Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Rain Dish 60 50 100 85 70 65 430
Pidgeot Normal / Flying NU Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 83 80 75 70 70 91 469
Pidgey Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Tangled Feet / Big Pecks 40 45 40 35 35 56 251
Pidove Normal / Flying LC Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 50 55 50 36 30 43 264
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Rufflet Normal / Flying LC Keen Eye / Sheer Force / Hustle 70 83 50 37 50 60 350
Samurott Water NU Torrent / Shell Armor 95 100 85 108 70 70 528
Scizor Bug / Steel OU Swarm / Technician / Light Metal 70 130 100 55 80 65 500
Scyther Bug / Flying RU Swarm / Technician / Steadfast 70 110 80 55 80 105 500
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Shaymin-S Grass / Flying Uber Serene Grace 100 103 75 120 75 127 600
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Skarmory Steel / Flying OU Keen Eye / Sturdy / Weak Armor 65 80 140 40 70 70 465
Swanna Water / Flying NU Keen Eye / Big Pecks / Hydration 75 87 63 87 63 98 473
Swellow Normal / Flying NU Guts / Scrappy 60 85 60 50 50 125 430
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Taillow Normal / Flying LC Guts / Scrappy 40 55 30 30 30 85 270
Togekiss Normal / Flying UU Hustle / Serene Grace / Super Luck 85 50 95 120 115 80 545
Tornadus Flying UU Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Tropius Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Harvest 99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Unfezant Normal / Flying NU Big Pecks / Super Luck / Rivalry 80 105 80 65 55 93 478
Vullaby Dark / Flying LC Big Pecks / Overcoat / Weak Armor 70 55 75 45 65 60 370
Wingull Water / Flying LC Keen Eye / Rain Dish 40 30 30 55 30 85 270
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Yanmega Bug / Flying UU Speed Boost / Tinted Lens / Frisk 86 76 86 116 56 95 515
Zubat Poison / Flying LC Inner Focus / Infiltrator 40 45 35 30 40 55 245