When the Pokémon is hit by a move that makes contact, there is a chance that the attacking Pokémon will become burned. In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Flame Body also causes any items thrown at the Pokémon to become burned, thereby avoiding taking any damage or effects from the thrown item. Thrown items that miss the Pokémon will not be burned.
May inflict the Burn status condition on the attacker who hits it with a direct attack.* When the Pokémon is hit with a direct attack like Tackle or Scratch, the attacker is sometimes afflicted with the Burn status condition!*