Flame Burst (move)

Flame Burst
はじけるほのお Flame Burst
Flame Burst VII.png
Flame Burst VII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Flame Burst (Japanese: はじけるほのお Flame Burst) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Generations V to VII

Flame Burst deals damage to the target, then inflicts damage to up to two Pokémon adjacent to that target equal to 1/16 of their respective maximum HP. Except in Battle Royals, the extra damage is dealt to the up to two Pokémon that are both allied with and adjacent to the target; in Battle Royals, the extra damage is dealt to the other two opposing Pokémon. The extra damage is not inflicted if the target was not affected by Flame Burst (such as due to Flame Burst missing, Flash Fire, or being protected).

The extra damage is effect damage, so it does not interact with Abilities such as Flash Fire or Color Change on the damaged Pokémon, and is not affected by protection moves and Endure, the Focus Sash or Focus Band, Wonder Guard, Substitute, Destiny Bond, or Telepathy. However, due to being effect damage, it is prevented by Magic Guard. This damage cannot miss.

Generation VIII

Flame Burst cannot be selected in a battle.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks the target with a bursting flame. The bursting flame damages Pokémon next to the target as well.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 28 28 28
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 32 32 32
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 32 32 32
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 24BW
23B2W2
23XY
28ORAS
28
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 31BW
28B2W2
28 28
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 32BW
22B2W2
22 22
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous 23 23XY
27ORAS
27
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 23 23XY
27ORAS
27
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 28BW
22B2W2
22 22
255   Torchic
  Field Field 28ORAS 28
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field 21BW
15B2W2
15 15
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field 21BW
15B2W2
15 15
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 32BW
22B2W2
22 22
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 41
513   Pansear
  Field Field 22 22 22
514   Simisear
  Field Field 1 1 1
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 20 20 20
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 20 20 20
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 31 31 31
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon 24
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon 24
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 17USUM
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
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
255   Torchic
  Field Field
309   Electrike
  Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
434   Stunky
 
 
Field Field
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

Flame Burst can hit a target up to 10GtI/4SMD tiles away, and any enemies adjacent to the target will be dealt 10 HP damage.

Pokkén Tournament

Flame Burst appears as one of Chandelure's Pokémon moves. Chandelure turns away from the opponent and fires an arcing projectile that proceeds to explode in a giant circle in the air. If charged, the projectile goes further, exploding on contact with the ground instead.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 38
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: The Pokémon in the center takes regular move damage; the four Pokémon in the corners instead take fixed damage equal to 1/16 of their maximum HP, rounded down.
Users:     
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon GO

  Flame Burst
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1 - 2.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 70
Energy cost 55  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
        
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 25 → 30
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 30 → 70
    • Energy cost: 25 → 50
    • Duration: 2.1 → 2.6 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.2 - 1.6 → 1 - 2.1 seconds

Description

Games Description
Conq. The user attacks the target with a bursting flame.
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It also damages Pokémon around the Pokémon.
SMD It even damages a faraway Pokémon. It also damages Pokémon around the enemy.
MDRTDX It even damages a faraway Pokémon. It also damages Pokémon around the target.


In the anime

       
Salandit Heatmor Charmander Lampent
A burst of flame is sent towards the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Heatmor Heatmor releases a stream of fire from its mouth into the air. The flames then form into a ball of fire, which then bursts, sending multiple streaks of fire at the opponent.
Shamus's Heatmor Evolution by Fire! Debut
  Charmander Charmander fires an orange-yellow fireball from its mouth at the targeted opponent. After the strike, small embers hit the adjacent teammate of the opponent.
Trevor's Charmander Battling Into the Hall of Fame! None
  Salandit Salandit swings its tail, causing red liquid to come flying out from the red patterns of its body at the opponent.
Tupp's three Salandit Alola to New Adventure! None
  Lampent Lampent creates and throws multiple light blue and purple fireballs at the opponent in a rapid succession.
Leader's Lampent Raid Battle in The Ruins! Lampent cannot legally use Flame Burst in Generation VIII


In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 烈焰濺射 Lihtyihm Jinseh *
爆炸火焰 Baauja Fóyihm *
Mandarin 烈焰濺射 / 烈焰溅射 Lièyàn Jiànshè *
爆炸火焰 Bàozhà Huǒyàn *
  Dutch Steekvlam
  French Rebondifeu
  German Funkenflug
  Italian Pirolancio
  Korean 불꽃튀기기 Bulkkot Twigigi
  Polish Salwa Ognia
Portuguese   Brazil Rajada de Chamas
  Portugal Rajada de Chamas
  Russian Огненный взрыв Ognenniy vzryv
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Fuego
  Spain Pirotecnia
  Thai ระเบิดไฟ
  Vietnamese Ngọn Lửa Bùng Phá



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