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 Egg Groups Level
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon 28 28 28
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon 32 32 32
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon 32 32 32
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field 24BW
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field 31BW
28 28
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like 32BW
22 22
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous 23 23XY
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous 23 23XY
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered 28BW
22 22
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field 28ORAS 28
322 Numel Numel
Field Field 21BW
15 15
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field 21BW
15 15
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like 32BW
22 22
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field 22 22 22
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field 1 1 1
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous 20 20 20
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous 20 20 20
609 Chandelure Chandelure
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field 31 31 31
757 Salandit Salandit
Monster Dragon 24
758 Salazzle Salazzle
Monster Dragon 24
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
Field Field
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field
434 Stunky Stunky
Field Field
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

Team Skull Salandit Flame Burst.png Shamus Heatmor Flame Burst.png Trevor Charmander Flame Burst.png None.png
Salandit 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
757 Salandit Salandit swings its tail, causing red liquid to come flying out from the red patterns of its body towards the opponent.
Team Skull Grunt's three Salandit Alola to New Adventure! 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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Rajada de Chamas
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Rajada de Chamas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pirotecnia

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