Eruption (move)

Eruption
ふんか Eruption
Eruption VIII.png
Eruption VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  0  
The appeal works better the later it is performed.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs last in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Eruption (Japanese: ふんか Eruption) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Eruption deals damage. It has 150 base power at maximum HP, but its base power decreases proportionally to the user's remaining HP.

Specifically, its base power is equal to  . However, if this formula produces a value less than 1, the move's base power becomes 1 instead.

In a battle with multiple opponents, Eruption targets all adjacent opponents. Eruption will also destroy round rocks found in the background of battles.

Eruption can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Earthquake, Endure, or Sunny Day was used in the previous turn.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD The higher the user's HP, the more damage caused.
FRLG The higher the user's HP, the more powerful this attack becomes.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user attacks in an explosive fury. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful this attack becomes.
BWB2W2 The user attacks the opposing team with explosive fury. The lower the user's HP, the less powerful this attack becomes.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user attacks opposing Pokémon with explosive fury. The lower the user's HP, the lower the move's power.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 49 58 58 64 64BDSP
156   Quilava
  Field Field 57 68 68 75 75BDSP
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 57 74 1, 74 1, 82 1, 82BDSP
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 85PtHGSS 85 1, 85 1, 85 78
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 45 57 67BW
52B2W2
1, 52 1, 52 1, 52BDSP
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 64
383   Groudon
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 75 80DPPt
50HGSS
50 50XY
90ORAS
90 90
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
324   Torkoal
  Field Field BDSP
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Investigate the Odd Eruption!
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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Eruption is a move with 30 base power, 84% accuracy, and 10 PP. The user attacks enemy in the front, cutting corners, even if they are frozen (thawing them out in the process); the final damage is multiplied by ½ when at 75-51% HP, 51/256 (~0.2x) when at 50-26% and 25/256 (~0.1x) when at 25% or lower.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, the move's PP has been reduced to 6.

In Explorers of Sky, the move's base power has been increased to 40.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 135 162 100% All opponents The smaller the user's percentage of remaining HP, the lower the power of this attack becomes.

In-depth description

This attack move's power decreases to 80% if its user's remaining HP is at or above ½ but less than full, to 65% if its user's remaining HP is at or above ⅓ but less than ½, or to 55% if its user's remaining HP is less than ⅓. (Its power doesn't change if its user is at full HP.)

Here are the details in a table:

User's Percentage of Remaining HP Eruption's Power
100% 100%
50% - 99.9% 80%
33.3% - 49.9% 65%
0.01% - 33.2% 50%

Past Descriptions

  • Prior to Version 2.20.0 (from April 27, 2022): The smaller the user's percentage of remaining HP, the lower the power of this move becomes.
  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): The lower the user's HP is, the lower the power of this move becomes.

Description

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Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. The higher the user's HP, the greater the damage. It thaws and frees frozen Pokémon.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. The higher the user's HP, the greater the damage. It thaws out frozen Pokémon.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる じぶんの HPが のこりすくないほど あたえるダメージが ちいさい こおっていたポケモンは こおりがとける
MDGtI  UNUSED
SMD The more HP you have, the more powerful this move gets.*
It damages nearby enemies. The more HP you have, the greater the damage caused.*


In the anime

Main series

       
Camerupt Heatran Quilava Primal Groudon
The user attacks in an explosive fury.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Camerupt Lava and smoke or a geyser of fire spews from one or both of the volcanoes on Camerupt's back, also making flaming rocks fly in all directions.
Vicky Winstrate's Camerupt Candid Camerupt! Debut
A Coordinator's Camerupt A Cacturne for the Worse None
A student's rental Camerupt One Team, Two Team, Red Team, Blue Team! None
  Heatran Heatran releases a stream of smoke and lava from its mouth at the opponent. Sometimes, when it is about to fire the attack, a red orb appears in front of its mouth.
A wild Heatran Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! Game event-exclusive move
  Quilava Quilava charges and runs underneath the opponent. Then, it ignites the flames on its head and tail, and they grow larger. Finally, it fires a geyser of red-orange fire from the flame on its head at the opponent; or, Quilava lowers its head and fires a geyser of red-orange fire from the flame on its head at the opponent.
Ash's Quilava An Old Family Blend! None
Dawn's Quilava DPS01 None
  Groudon Primal Groudon launches multiple fiery rocks up into the air from its mouth that rain down on the opponent.
Groudon (XY series) Mega Evolution Special III None


Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer

       
Mega Camerupt
The user attacks in an explosive fury.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Camerupt A geyser of fire spews from the volcano on Mega Camerupt's back, also making red-hot rocks fly in all directions.
A Trainer's Camerupt Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Animated Trailer None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 噴火 Panfó
Mandarin 噴火 / 喷火 Pēnhuǒ
  Dutch Uitbarsting
  Finnish Purkaus
  French Éruption
  German Eruption
  Greek Έκρηξη
  Hindi विष्फोट Vishphot
  Indonesian Erupsi
  Italian Eruzione
  Korean 분화 Bunhwa
  Polish Erupcja
  Portuguese Erupção
  Brazilian Portuguese Erupção
  Serbian Erupcija
Spanish   Latin America Estallido (DP169-present)
Erupción (AG046)
  Spain Estallido
  Vietnamese Phun Trào



Variations of the move Eruption
  EruptionWater SpoutDragon Energy


  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.