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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.
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.
Scald now thaws a frozen target if it hits and deals damage.
|| The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
| The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
In other games
| Eligible Pokémon:
- Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Scald had a power of 35.
- Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Scald had a power of 55, an energy bar of , and a duration of 4.0 seconds.
Poliwhirl may only know this move if it was obtained before February 16, 2017.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Scald is one of two non-Fire-type moves (along with Steam Eruption) that thaws out frozen Pokémon it is used against. Both moves will also thaw the user.
- The only dual Water-type Pokémon that cannot learn Scald are part Ice-type.
In other languages