Scald (move)

ねっとう Boiling Water
Scald 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Scald (Japanese: ねっとう Boiling Water) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM55 since Generation V.


Generation V

Scald inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing a burn. Upon execution, Scald will thaw the user if frozen, regardless of the success of the move. This means that Scald thaws the user even if the move misses or is rendered useless by Detect, Protect, Storm Drain, or Water Absorb.

Generation VI

Scald now thaws a frozen target if it hits.


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
XYORAS The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water 22 22
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water 1 1
721 Volcanion Volcanion Fire Water   32
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
007 Squirtle Squirtle Water Water
008 Wartortle Wartortle Water Water
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
054 Psyduck Psyduck Water Water
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
060 Poliwag Poliwag Water Water
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl Water Water
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
072 Tentacool Tentacool Water Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke Water Psychic
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
098 Krabby Krabby Water Water
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
116 Horsea Horsea Water Water
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
118 Goldeen Goldeen Water Water
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water
120 Staryu Staryu Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
138 Omanyte Omanyte Rock Water
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
140 Kabuto Kabuto Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
158 Totodile Totodile Water Water
159 Croconaw Croconaw Water Water
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
183 Marill Marill Water Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
194 Wooper Wooper Water Ground
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
223 Remoraid Remoraid Water Water
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
258 Mudkip Mudkip Water Water
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp Water Ground
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
270 Lotad Lotad Water Grass
271 Lombre Lombre Water Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
278 Wingull Wingull Water Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
283 Surskit Surskit Bug Water
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
298 Azurill Azurill Normal Fairy
318 Carvanha Carvanha Water Dark
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
320 Wailmer Wailmer Water Water
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
339 Barboach Barboach Water Ground
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
341 Corphish Corphish Water Water
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
349 Feebas Feebas Water Water
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
351 Castform Castform Normal Water
366 Clamperl Clamperl Water Water
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water
369 Relicanth Relicanth Water Rock
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc Water Water
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
393 Piplup Piplup Water Water
394 Prinplup Prinplup Water Water
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
418 Buizel Buizel Water Water
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
422 Shellos Shellos Water Water
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
456 Finneon Finneon Water Water
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
458 Mantyke Mantyke Water Flying
489 Phione Phione Water Water
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
501 Oshawott Oshawott Water Water
502 Dewott Dewott Water Water
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
515 Panpour Panpour Water Water
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
535 Tympole Tympole Water Water
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad Water Ground
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
550 Basculin Basculin Water Water
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga Water Rock
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
580 Ducklett Ducklett Water Flying
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
594 Alomomola Alomomola Water Water
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
656 Froakie Froakie Water Water
657 Frogadier Frogadier Water Water
658 Greninja Greninja Water Dark
688 Binacle Binacle Rock Water
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle Rock Water
690 Skrelp Skrelp Poison Water
691 Dragalge Dragalge Poison Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher Water Water
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer Water Water
721 Volcanion Volcanion Fire Water
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

In the anime

Lotad Scald.png Ducklett Scald.png Cilan Stunfisk Scald.png None.png
Lotad Ducklett Stunfisk
The user launches boiling hot water at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
580 Ducklett Ducklett releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Ducklett Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! Debut
A thief's Ducklett The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! None
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk rises up on its tailfin and releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent. When the stream of water hits the opponent, a thin wall of steam appears in front of it.
Cilan's Stunfisk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
270 Lotad Lotad releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Lotad Defending the Homeland! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Scald V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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 other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 熱水 Rèshuǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schroei
France Flag.png French Ébullition
Germany Flag.png German Siedewasser
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Panas
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrovampata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열탕 Yeoul-tang
Poland Flag.png Polish Wrzątek
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escaldar
Escaldada (TCG)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Calentar
Spain Flag.png Spain Escaldar

Variations of the move Waterfall
Physical WaterfallPoison JabIron Head
Special ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald

Variations of the move Tri Attack
Physical Waterfall
Special ScaldTri Attack

Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
Generation VI TMs
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Generation VI HMs

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