Flail | Pokémon moves

Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical  Physical
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? Yes
Introduced Generation 2


Flail deals more damage the lower the user’s HP. The following formula is used:

N = 48 × CurrentHP ÷ MaxHP

The value of N is then used to determine the base power, as per the table below. It converts to some quite specific percentages which are also shown.


  • In Generations 2-4, Flail used a multiplier of 64 instead of 48. The HP ranges corresponding to the base power list above are, respectively:
    0 – 3.12%
    3.13 – 9.35%
    9.36 – 20.30%
    20.31 – 34.37%
    34.38 – 67.18%
    67.19 – 100%

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flail turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 160.

Move target

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

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Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flail at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Flail as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.