Last modified on 17 May 2015, at 14:35

Fire (type)

Types
Normal Fire
Fighting Water
Flying Grass
Poison Electric
Ground Psychic
Rock Ice
Bug Dragon
Ghost Dark
Steel Fairy
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The Fire type (Japanese: ほのおタイプ Flame type) is one of the eighteen types. Notable Trainers who specialize in Fire-type Pokémon include Blaine of Cinnabar Island, Flannery of Lavaridge Town, Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four, Chili, the former Gym Leader of Striaton City, and Malva of the Kalos Elite Four. Prior to changes in Generation IV, all Fire-type moves were special, but they may now also be physical depending on the attack.

Statistical averages

Overall

Stat
HP: 69.34
Attack: 80.88
Defense: 66.30
Sp.Atk: 87.80
Sp.Def: 72.62
Speed: 71.54
Total: 448.48


Fully evolved

Stat
HP: 82.30
Attack: 94.48
Defense: 81.85
Sp.Atk: 105.78
Sp.Def: 88.04
Speed: 80.93
Total: 533.37


Battle properties

Generation I

Fire-type Pokémon cannot be burned by Fire-type moves. Damaging Fire-type moves thaw frozen targets.

Offensive Fire Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Bug
Grass
Ice
½× Bug
Fire
Grass
½× Dragon
Fire
Rock
Water
Ground
Rock
Water
None None

Generations II to V

Starting in Generation III, Fire-type Pokémon cannot be burned.

Offensive Fire Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Bug
Grass
Ice
Steel
½× Bug
Fire
Grass
Ice
Steel
½× Dragon
Fire
Rock
Water
Ground
Rock
Water
None None

Generation VI onwards

Offensive Fire Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Bug
Grass
Ice
Steel
½× Bug
Fairy
Fire
Grass
Ice
Steel
½× Dragon
Fire
Rock
Water
Ground
Rock
Water
None None

Characteristics

Defense

The Fire type has its pros and cons defensively. Ground, Rock, and Water moves are all commonly used offensively. Aside from Fairy, Ice, and the Fire type itself, most of the Fire type's resistances are of little use. Most Fire-type Pokémon do not survive too long in battle due to their typically below average defensive stats. All but three Fire-type Pokémon are weak to Water-type attacks.

However, not only does the Fire type have six resistances, among them being key resistances to the powerful Ice and Fairy types, but it is also immune to burns, making Pokémon of this type key physical attackers. Most Fire types can at least learn Solar Beam to counter all three of the type's weaknesses, although it is not reliable outside of intense sunlight.

Offense

Offensively, Fire is very powerful as Fire is super effective against four types, tying it in amount with Ice and Rock. The ability to deal super effective damage against Steel-type Pokémon is very useful for Pokémon that specialize in special moves, as many Steel-type Pokémon typically have high Defense but a low Special Defense.

Although Fire types often have below average defensive stats, they often have good Speed and high Attack or Special Attack stats, making them great offensive sweepers. Fire types also possess higher offensive stats compared to Ice and Rock types. Also, Fire-type moves are generally powerful, with around half of its damaging moves having 100 or more base power.

During intense sunlight or extremely intense sunlight, the power of Fire-type attacks are increased by 50%. The power of Fire-type attacks are decreased by 50% during rain, while all Fire-type moves will fail during heavy rain.

Contest properties

In Contests, Fire-type moves are typically Beautiful moves. None of them are considered Cute moves.

Pokémon

As of Generation VI, there are 60 Fire-type Pokémon or 8.3% of all Pokémon (counting forms and Mega Evolutions that change typing as different Pokémon), making it the 8th most common type.

Pure Fire-type Pokémon

# Name
004 Charmander Charmander
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
037 Vulpix Vulpix
038 Ninetales Ninetales
058 Growlithe Growlithe
059 Arcanine Arcanine
077 Ponyta Ponyta
078 Rapidash Rapidash
126 Magmar Magmar
136 Flareon Flareon
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
156 Quilava Quilava
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
218 Slugma Slugma
240 Magby Magby
244 Entei Entei
255 Torchic Torchic
324 Torkoal Torkoal
351 Castform Sunny Castform
390 Chimchar Chimchar
467 Magmortar Magmortar
498 Tepig Tepig
513 Pansear Pansear
514 Simisear Simisear
554 Darumaka Darumaka
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan*
631 Heatmor Heatmor
653 Fennekin Fennekin
654 Braixen Braixen

Pokéstar Studios opponents

# Name
N/A White Door White Door

Half Fire-type Pokémon

Primary Fire-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
006 Charizard Mega Charizard X Fire Dragon
006 Charizard Mega Charizard Y Fire Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Mega Blaziken Fire Fighting
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Mega Camerupt Fire Ground
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan* Fire Psychic
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
721 Volcanion Volcanion Fire Water

Secondary Fire-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Mega Houndoom Dark Fire
383 Groudon Primal Groudon Ground Fire
479 Rotom Heat Rotom* Electric Fire
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire

Moves

Gen Move Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Description
III Blast Burn Special Beautiful 150 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is razed by a fiery explosion. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
III Blaze Kick Physical Beautiful 85 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user launches a kick that lands a critical hit more easily. It may also leave the target with a burn.
V Blue Flare Special Beautiful 130 85% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense, yet beautiful, blue flame. It may leave the target with a burn.
I Ember Special Beautiful 40 100% 25 (max 40)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is attacked with small flames. It may also leave the target with a burn.
III Eruption Special Beautiful 150 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks the opposing team with explosive fury. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful this attack becomes.
V Fiery Dance Special Beautiful 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
Cloaked in flames, the user dances and flaps its wings. It may also raise the user's Sp. Atk stat.
I Fire Blast Special Beautiful 110 85% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is attacked with an intense blast of all-consuming fire. It may also leave the target with a burn.
IV Fire Fang Physical Beautiful 65 95% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user bites with flame-cloaked fangs. It may also make the target flinch or leave it burned.
V Fire Pledge Special Beautiful 80 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
A column of fire hits opposing Pokémon. When used with its Grass equivalent, its damage increases into a vast sea of fire.
I Fire Punch Physical Beautiful 75 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is punched with a fiery fist. It may leave the target with a burn.
I Fire Spin Special Beautiful 35 85% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for four to five turns.
V Flame Burst Special Beautiful 70 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target with a bursting flame. The bursting flame damages Pokémon next to the target as well.
V Flame Charge Physical Cool 50 100% 20 (max 32)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user cloaks itself with flame and attacks. Building up more power, it raises the user's Speed stat.
II Flame Wheel Physical Beautiful 60 100% 25 (max 40)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
I Flamethrower Special Beautiful 90 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. It may also leave the target with a burn.
IV Flare Blitz Physical Clever 120 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. The user sustains serious damage and may leave the target burned.
V Fusion Flare Special Beautiful 100 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user brings down a giant flame. This attack does greater damage when influenced by an enormous thunderbolt.
V Heat Crash Physical Tough Varies 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user slams its target with its flame-covered body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater the damage.
III Heat Wave Special Beautiful 95 90% 10 (max 16)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing team. It may also leave targets with a burn.
V Incinerate Special Tough 60 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
All adjacent foes
The user attacks the target with fire. If the target is holding a Berry, the Berry becomes burnt up and unusable.
V Inferno Special Beautiful 100 50% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. It leaves the target with a burn.
IV Lava Plume Special Tough 80 100% 15 (max 24)
     
     
All adjacent Pokémon
An inferno of scarlet flames torches everything around the user. It may leave targets with a burn.
IV Magma Storm Special Tough 100 75% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for four to five turns.
VI Mystical Fire Special Beautiful 65 100% 10 (max 16)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks by breathing a special, hot fire. This also lowers the target's Sp. Atk stat.
III Overheat Special Beautiful 130 90% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user attacks the target at full power. The attack's recoil sharply reduces the user's Sp. Atk stat.
II Sacred Fire Physical Beautiful 100 95% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The target is razed with a mystical fire of great intensity. It may also leave the target with a burn.
V Searing Shot Special Cool 100 100% 5 (max 8)
     
     
All adjacent Pokémon
An inferno of scarlet flames torches everything around the user. It may leave the target with a burn.
II Sunny Day Status Beautiful % 5 (max 8)
     
     
All Pokémon
The user intensifies the sun for five turns, powering up Fire-type moves.
V V-create Physical Cool 180 95% 5 (max 8)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
With a hot flame on its forehead, the user hurls itself at its target. It lowers the user's Defense, Sp. Def, and Speed stats.
III Will-O-Wisp Status Beautiful 85% 15 (max 24)
     
     
Any adjacent Pokémon
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual move's page. Target data assumes user is in the lower left.

Abilities

Interacting with Fire-type

When it is sunny, Forecast will transform the user into Fire-type. User of Color Change will be changed into Fire-type after it is hit with a Fire-type move. Protean will change its user into Fire-type when it uses a Fire-type move. When a Pokémon with Multitype holds a Flame Plate, it will become a Fire-type Pokémon. When a Pokémon with Imposter is sent out and its opposite opponent is Fire-type, it will transform into that Pokémon and turn into Fire-type.

Gen Ability Description
III Blaze Powers up Fire-type moves in a pinch.
IV Dry Skin Reduces HP if it is hot. Water restores HP.
III Flash Fire Powers up Fire-type moves if hit by a fire move.
IV Heatproof Weakens the power of Fire-type moves.
III Thick Fat Raises resistance to Fire- and Ice-type moves.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

In addition, Fire-type Pokémon are immune to Flame Body. Synchronize cannot inflict burning status condition on Fire-type Pokémon.

Exclusive Abilities

Only Fire-type Pokémon can have these Abilities. This does not include signature Abilities.

Gen Ability Description
III Blaze Powers up Fire-type moves in a pinch.
III Flame Body Contact with the Pokémon may burn the foe.
III Flash Fire Powers up Fire-type moves if hit by a fire move.
III Magma Armor Prevents the Pokémon from becoming frozen.
III White Smoke Prevents stats reduction.
All details are accurate to Generation VI games. For details that have changed between generations, please see an individual Ability's page.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ほのお (炎) Honō
Mandarin Chinese Yán
火燄 / 火焰 Huǒyàn
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Ohnivý
Denmark Flag.png Danish Ild
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vuur
Finland Flag.png Finnish Tuli
France Flag.png French Feu
Germany Flag.png German Feuer
Greece Flag.png Greek Φωτιάς Fotias
Israel Flag.png Hebrew אש Aesh
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Api
Italy Flag.png Italian Fuoco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불꽃 Bulkkot
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Poland Flag.png Polish Ognisty
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fogo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fogo
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