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Flash Fire (Ability)

Flash Fire redirects here. For TCG expansion, see Flashfire (TCG).

Flash Fire もらいび
Received Fire
Flavor text
Generation III
Powers up if hit by fire.
Generation IV
Powers up Fire-type moves if hit by a Fire move.
Generation V
It powers up Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Generation VI
Powers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.

Flash Fire (Japanese: もらいび Received Fire) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. Eighteen Pokémon can have this Ability, all of which are Fire types.

Effect

In battle

Generations III and IV

Flash Fire makes the user immune to Fire-type moves and will activate when hit by one. When activated, the power of the user's Fire-type moves is increased by 1.5×. While subsequent hits by Fire-type moves will not provide further increase in power, the user remains immune to their effects. This Ability is not activated by the burned status. Flash Fire will not work while the user is frozen.

If the user with Flash Fire Protects on the turn a Fire-type move is used on it, Flash Fire will not activate.

Generation V

Flash Fire is active even if the user is frozen.

Outside of battle

Flash Fire has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Flash Fire

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire Flash Fire None Drought
Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire Flash Fire None Drought
Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire Run Away Flash Fire Flame Body
Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire Run Away Flash Fire Flame Body
Flareon Flareon Fire Fire Flash Fire None Guts
Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
Quilava Quilava Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
Houndour Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
Entei Entei Fire Fire Pressure None Flash Fire
Heatran Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire None Flame Body
Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire Gluttony Flash Fire White Smoke
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Flash Fire

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
M.T. 2 M.T. 2 Steel Electric Flash Fire None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Heatran Flash Fire.png None.png None.png
Heatran
The user's absorbs heat from any surrounding fire or lava, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
485 Heatran Heatran's body glows red and it absorbs the heat from any surrounding fire or lava, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
A wild Heatran Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! Debut

In the manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga


In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 延燒 Yánshāo
Finland Flag.png Finnish Välähdys
France Flag.png French Torche
Germany Flag.png German Feuerfänger
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tahan Api
Italy Flag.png Italian Fuocardore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타오르는 불꽃 Taoreuneun Bulkkot
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fogo Brilhante
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbe Fuego*
Absor. Fuego*


Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb


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Last modified on 8 July 2014, at 14:19