PK Flash

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PK Flash PSI Flash
PKフラッシュ PK Flash
PK Flash
PK Flash in Mother 3.
Ranks α (Alpha)
β (Beta)
γ (Gamma)
Ω (Omega)
Target All enemies
PSI category Attack
Appears in EarthBound
Mother 3
Learned by Ness

PK Flash is a PSI attack, introduced in EarthBound. Instead of doing a fixed amount of damage like other PSI attacks, it instead has a random effect, varying from status effects to instant knock-outs.

In EarthBound

Rank Effect PP Characters Level learned
α 85% chance of causing crying
15% chance of causing strangeness
8 Ness 18
β 60% chance of crying
10% chance of strangeness
15% chance of paralysis
15% chance of instant defeat
19 Ness 38
γ 45% chance of crying
15% chance of strangeness
20% chance of paralysis
20% chance of instant defeat
24 Ness 61
Ω 35% chance of crying
10% chance of strangeness
15% chance of paralysis
40% chance of instant defeat
32 Ness 67

In Mother 3

Rank Effect PP Characters Level learned
none 60% chance of crying
15% chance of paralysis
10% chance of strangeness
10% chance of instant defeat
5% chance of nothing happening
12 Lucas Special event

Instead of learning it via level-up like other PSI attacks, Lucas instead learns PK Flash when scaling Thunder Tower in Chapter 5. On the way up, he gets struck by lightning and realizes the ability to use PK Flash.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. Melee

PK Flash is Ness' regular special attack.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Ness uses PK Flash during the Subspace Emissary to attack the King statue. It's also his regular special attack.

PSI in the Mother series
PK BeamPK FirePK FlashPK FreezePK GroundPK LovePSI RockinPK StarstormPK Thunder
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