Flame Burst (move)

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Flame Burst
はじけるほのお Flame Burst
Flame Burst.png
Flame Burst 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Flame Burst (Japanese: はじけるほのお Flame Burst) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V.


Flame Burst deals damage to the target, then inflicts damage to all Pokémon that are both adjacent to and allied with the attack target equal to 1/16 of their respective maximum HP. The adjacent Pokémon will not take damage if the attack target takes no damage (such as due to Flame Burst missing, Flash Fire, or the target being protected).

The secondary damage is direct damage, so it will not trigger Abilities like Flash Fire or Color Change. Furthermore, being effect damage, it is prevented by Magic Guard, but it bypasses protection moves and Endure, Wonder Guard, Substitute, Destiny Bond, and Telepathy. This damage cannot miss.


Games Description
The user attacks the target with a bursting flame. The bursting flame damages Pokémon next to the target as well.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire 28 28
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire 32 32
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying 32 32
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire 24 23 23
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire 31 28 28
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire 32 22 22
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire 23 23
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock 23 23
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire 28 22 22
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire   28
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground 21 15 15
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground 21 15 15
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire 32 22 22
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire 41 41
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire 22 22
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire 1 1
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire 20 20
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire 20 20
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire 1 1
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire 31 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor VulpixNinetalesGrowlitheArcanineNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In other games

Pokkén Tournament

Flame Burst appears as one of Chandelure's Pokémon moves. Chandelure turns away from the opponent and fires an arcing projectile that proceeds to explode in a giant circle in the air. If charged, the projectile goes further, exploding on contact with the ground instead.

Pokémon Conquest

Table assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
Power = 38 | Accuracy = 100%
Used by : Pansear  Lampent

Pokémon GO

Flame Burst
Special Attack
Type Fire
Power 30
Energy bar 4
Duration 2.1 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:

Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, Flame Burst had a power of 25.


Games Description
Conq. The user attacks the target with a bursting flame.

In the anime

None.png Shamus Heatmor Flame Burst.png Trevor Charmander Flame Burst.png None.png
Heatmor Charmander
A burst of flame is sent towards the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
631 Heatmor Heatmor releases a stream of fire from its mouth into the air. The flames then form a ball of fire, which then bursts, sending multiple streaks of fire at the opponent.
Shamus's Heatmor Evolution by Fire! Debut
004 Charmander Charmander fires an orange-yellow fireball from its mouth at the targeted opponent. After the strike, small embers hit the adjacent teammate of the opponent.
Trevor's Charmander Battling Into the Hall of Fame! None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga

In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Flame Burst V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • In Pokémon Conquest, the AI is remarkably flawed in its usage of Flame Burst, effectively ignoring the difference between the move's main damage and effect damage.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 爆炸火焰 Bàozhà Huǒyàn
France Flag.png French Rebondifeu
Germany Flag.png German Funkenflug
Italy Flag.png Italian Pirolancio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불꽃튀기기 Bulkot Twigigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Salwa Ognia
Portugal Flag.png European Portuguese Rajada de Chamas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pirotecnia

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