Fly

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Fly
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Fly in Ultimate.
User Charizard
Universe Pokémon
Article on Bulbapedia Fly (move)
Attack while soaring upwards. Good for recoveries.
Brawl's instruction manual
Spiral into the sky, and hit opponents multiple times.
Smash for 3DS's foldout
Spirals into the sky. Can hit opponents multiple times while soaring upward.
—Description from Ultimate's Move List

Fly (そらをとぶ, Fly in the Air) is Charizard's up special move.

Overview[edit]

Fly in Brawl.

Performing the move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl makes Charizard rise up while surrounded in flames, setting anyone that makes contact with it ablaze, in Super Smash Bros. 4, the flame effect is removed. The ending hitbox has somewhat forceful knockback, which can make this move good for juggling. Frames 4-13 of this attack provide armor. This can be most easily shown by performing this move next to a Smart Bomb; Charizard will take all damage it would normally but will not be knocked back. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, the move is considered sub-par for recovery, gaining poor horizontal distance and suffering from 30 frames of the landing lag glitch. In Super Smash Bros. 4 however, the move was buffed, traveling more vertical distance and doing more knockback.

Customization[edit]

Special Move customization was added in Super Smash Bros. 4. These are the variations:

1. Fly 2. Rising Cyclone 3. Fly High
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"Spiral to the sky. Can hit opponents multiple times while soaring upwards." "The movement distance is reduced, but it sucks in enemies and launches them." "Your flight distance is increased, but you don't deal any damage."
  1. Fly: Default.
  2. Rising Cyclone: Doesn't travel as high, but sucks in and launches foes.
  3. Fly High: Slightly increased flight distance, but cannot deal any damage.

Use by other Pokémon[edit]

There are also Pokémon other than Charizard that have used Fly:

  • Moltres - Comparable to Charizard's fly, as Moltres will fly straight upwards, inflicting flame damage and very high knockback to anyone that touches it.
  • Mew, Celebi & Jirachi - The Smash Bros. Dojo lists these three Pokémon as using the move Fly, but while they are flying away, they are not attacking, just dropping collectibles as they leave the stage (CD's, Trophies and Stickers, respectively). Of these three Pokémon, only Mew can learn Fly in the Pokémon games.

Origin[edit]

Fly being used to attack in Pokémon X/Y.

Fly is a physical Flying-type move in the Pokémon games. As HM02 in all generations up to Generation VI, it can be used outside of battle to allow the player to travel to previously visited locations if a Pokémon in the player's party knows the move and if the player has acquired the proper Gym Badge to use it. In battle, it is a two-turn move which allows the user to avoid almost any attack on the first turn and then deal damage to a single target on the second; a handful moves such as Thunder, however, can still hit Pokémon using Fly.

Charizard can learn Fly via HM02 in all games in the series from Pokémon Yellow onwards (Charizard ironically couldn't learn Fly in the preceding Pokémon Red and Blue). In Pokémon Sun and Pokémon Moon, Fly is changed to TM76, and a rideable Charizard replaces its HM function entirely, although it cannot be used in battle and, prior to Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Charizard must otherwise be transferred from previous games.

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