Poké Flute

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Poké Flute
Pokémon Flute
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Poké Flute
Artwork from Pokémon Red and Green
Introduced in Generation I
Generation I File:Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation III File:Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VI File:Bag Key items pocket icon.png Key items
Generation VII 24px Key items

The Poké Flute (Japanese: ポケモンのふえ Pokémon Flute) is a Key Item introduced in Generation I. It has the appearance of a yellow recorder with a Poké Ball near the bottom.

In the core series games


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Outside of battle

The Poké Flute is used to wake up sleeping Pokémon in the overworld.

If the player uses the Poké Flute outside of battle, it will play a "catchy tune", but does not wake up any of the player's Pokémon.

In Pokémon Gold, Silver, Crystal, HeartGold, and SoulSilver, the Pokégear's radio is used to wake up wild Snorlax. If the player has the EXPN Card, they can tune into channel 20 in Kanto to hear the Poké Flute.

In battle

A Poké Flute is a reusable item that cures all Pokémon in the battle of sleep, including the opponent's Pokémon. If no Pokémon are asleep, it will have no effect on the battle, but still counts as the player's turn.

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Pokémon with Soundproof cannot be woken up by the Poké Flute. In Pokémon X and Y and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the Poké Flute cannot be used in battle.


Games Description
Stad Plays a pleasant melody that rouses Pokémon from sleep.
FRLG A flute that is said to instantly awaken any Pokémon. It has a lovely tone.
E A sweet-sounding flute that awakens Pokémon.
XYORAS A flute which can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves roused.
SMUSUM A flute that can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves roused.
PE A flute that can play with such a beautiful tone that even sleeping Pokémon find themselves woken up.


Games Method
RGBY/RBY Lavender Town Volunteer Pokémon House (from Mr. Fuji for defeating Team Rocket at Pokémon Tower)
FRLG Lavender Town Volunteer Pokémon House (from Mr. Fuji for defeating Team Rocket at Pokémon Tower)
XY Parfum Palace (from the Butler on the balcony after catching Furfrou)
PE Lavender Town Volunteer Pokémon House (from Mr. Fuji for defeating Team Rocket at Pokémon Tower)


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Bag sprite from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Bag sprite from
X, Y, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and
Let's Go, Eevee!
Model from
X and Y
Model from
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!

In spin-off games

File:Snap Poké Flute.png
Poké Flute in Snap

Pokémon Snap

In Pokémon Snap, Professor Oak will reward the player with a Poké Flute after obtaining a total score of 125,000 points or higher for all the photos in the Pokémon Report.

Playing the Poké Flute will wake up sleeping Pokémon and may make them dance or pose for the player. There are three songs which the Poké Flute can play in this game, and Pokémon respond differently to each.

Pokémon Trading Card Game series

The Pokémon Flute card is available in Pokémon Trading Card Game and Pokémon Card GB2: Here Comes Team GR!.

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Pokémon Flute (GB1) Pokémon Flute (GB2)

In the anime

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A Poké Flute in the anime

Main series

A Poké Flute belonging to a hippie appeared in Wake Up Snorlax!. He uses it to perform musical numbers in exchange for food. He also used it to wake up a Snorlax that turned out to be his Pokémon and was believed to be blocking a river.

Another Poké Flute appeared in Awakening the Sleeping Giant!, under the ownership of Lord Shabboneau. It is used in an annual festival involving a Snorlax living in the area near Camphrier Town, but, unfortunately, it had been taken away by the egocentric Princess Allie from the Parfum Palace. After a series of many-sided events, Ash and his friends managed to get the Flute back and return it to Lord Shabboneau so he could start the festival. Team Rocket, believing the Flute could actually control Snorlax, tried to steal it in order to gather themselves an army of Sleeping Pokémon, but the Flute was soon recovered, allowing the festival to be successfully completed.

Pokédex entries

Episode Subject Source Entry
EP041 Poké Flute Ash's Pokédex The Poké Flute is used to wake sleeping Pokémon. Snorlax will only awaken to this flute.

Pokémon Origins

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The Poké Flute in Pokémon Origins

The Poké Flute was seen two times, although briefly, in Pokémon Origins. It first appeared close to the end of File 2: Cubone, where Mr. Fuji gave it to Red as a thanks for saving him and the Pokémon Tower from Team Rocket. Red later used the Flute in File 3: Giovanni to wake up a Snorlax, which he then presumably caught.


A Poké Flute appeared in The Warm and Cozy Slugma House on a fireplace at Anna's grandparents' house.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

A Poké Flute owned by Red appeared in A Hollow Victreebel. It was used to help him escape from a group of Victreebel that had been about to eat him at the Safari Zone.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

A Poké Flute appeared in Get Snorlax!!.

Pokémon Zensho

A Poké Flute appeared in Celadon City, where it was given to Satoshi by Mr. Fuji.


In the TCG

Main article: Pokémon Flute (Base Set 86)

Pokémon Flute was introduced as a Trainer card at the beginning of the Pokémon Trading Card Game. First released in the initial Japanese Expansion Pack, it later debuted in English in the Base Set, with both prints featuring an illustration by Keiji Kinebuchi. Pokémon Flute allows the player to choose a Basic Pokémon from their opponent's discard pile and add it to their opponent's Bench.


In other languages

Language Title
20px Arabic مزمار البوكي Mizmar Al-Poké
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢之笛 Pokémon-jī Dehk *
小精靈之笛 Síujīnglìhng-jī Dehk *
寵物小精靈笛子 Chúngmaht Síujīnglìhng Dehkjí *
Mandarin 寶可夢之笛 / 宝可梦之笛 Pokémon-zhī Dí *
神奇寶貝笛 Shénqí Bǎobèi Dí *
宝可梦笛子 Pokémon Dízi *
20px Czech Pokéflétna
20px Danish Poké-fløjte
20px Dutch Pokéfluit*
20px Finnish Pokéhuilu
20px French Poké Flute *
PokéFlûte *
20px German Pokéflöte
20px Indonesian Seruling Pokémon
20px Italian Pokéflauto
20px Korean 포켓몬피리 Pokémon Piri
20px Norwegian Poké-fløyt
20px Polish Pokéflet
20px Brazilian Portuguese Pokéflauta
20px Spanish Poké Flauta
20px Swedish Pokéflöjt
20px Thai ขลุ่ยโปเกมอน Flute Pokémon
20px Turkish Poké Flüt
20px Vietnamese Còi Pokémon

See also

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