In this paper we consider deflations (inverse pocket flips) of
n-gons for small n.
We show that every pentagon can be deflated after finitely
many deflations, and that any infinite deflation sequence of a pentagon
results from deflating an induced quadrilateral on four of the vertices.
We describe a family of hexagons that deflate infinitely for a
specific deflation sequence, yet induce no infinitely deflating quadrilateral.
We also review the known understanding of quadrilateral deflation.