Flame Charge (move)

Flame Charge
ニトロチャージ Nitro Charge
Flame Charge VIII.png
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Type  Fire
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Flame Charge (Japanese: ニトロチャージ Nitro Charge) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM43 from Generation V to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Effect

Flame Charge inflicts damage and raises the user's Speed by one level.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user cloaks itself with flame and attacks. Building up more power, it raises the user's Speed stat.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
Cloaking itself in flame, the user attacks. Then, building up more power, the user raises its Speed stat.
SwShBDSPLA Cloaking itself in flame, the user attacks the target. Then, building up more power, the user raises its Speed stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 21 21 21 15
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 21 21 21 15
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 28 28 28 28BDSP
156   Quilava
  Field Field 35 35 35 35BDSP
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 35 35 35 35BDSP
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 37BDSP
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 41BDSP
255   Torchic
  Field Field 9
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field 20ORAS 20 9
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field 20ORAS 20 9
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25 25 1
498   Tepig
  Field Field 15 15 15
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field 15 15 15
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field 15 15 15
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 18 18 18
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 18 18 18
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug 30 30 30 6
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug 1
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18 18 18 28
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 14 14
654   Braixen
  Field Field 14 14
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 14 14
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying 34 34
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying 38 38 1, Evo.
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying 39 39 1
721   Volcanion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15 15 18
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like 17
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like 19
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like 19
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1, Evo.
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral 1
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM43
VI
TM43
VII
TM43
VIII
--
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
136   Flareon
  Field Field
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
240   Magby
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
649   Genesect
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
721   Volcanion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
731   Pikipek
 
 
Flying Flying
732   Trumbeak
 
 
Flying Flying
733   Toucannon
 
 
Flying Flying
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
772   Type: Null
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
797   Celesteela
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
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
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
835   Yamper
  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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 30 36 100% An opponent Raises the user's Speed by one stat rank.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Raises the user's Speed.

Pokémon GO

  Flame Charge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 70
Energy cost 33  
Duration 3.8 seconds
Damage window 2.9 - 3.45 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 50  
Secondary effect   1 Attack
Effect chance 100%
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: 20 → 25
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 25 → 70
    • Energy cost: 20 → 33
    • Duration: 3.1 → 3.8 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.7 - 2.9 → 2.9 - 3.45 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • September 14, 2020
    • Power: 70 → 65
    • Secondary effect added

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Flame Charge is Talonflame's first move and Cinderace's second move.

Talonflame can obtain it by evolving into Fletchinder at level 5 and replacing Peck with it instead of Aerial Ace. The user dashes forward, damaging enemies in its path. The user gains a speed boost after the dash. At level 11, for a short time after this move hits, the user's abilities and basic attacks partially ignore the enemies Defense for the next 3s (capped at 0) and enemies hit are slowed by 30% for 5s.

Cinderace can obtain it by reaching level 8 and replacing Low Sweep with it instead of Feint. The user charges forward, damaging all enemies hit. At level 13, the next boosted attack after this move ends also slows enemies hit for a short time.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Travel Speed.


In the anime

       
Blitzle Darmanitan Torracat Fletchinder
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pignite Pignite repeatedly stomps on the ground until a cloud of dust covers its body. Then, it emerges from the cloud while surrounded by an orb of red-yellow flames and crashes into the opponent, or Pignite's body becomes covered in flames and it crashes into the opponent. Sometimes, Pignite will be surrounded by a spiral of flames before using the attack.
Bianca's Pignite Minccino-Neat and Tidy! Debut
Ash's Pignite Evolution by Fire! None
  Tepig Tepig's body becomes covered in flames and it crashes into the opponent, or Tepig repeatedly stomps on the ground until a cloud of dust covers its body. Then, it emerges from the cloud, covered in flames, and crashes into the opponent.
Ash's Tepig Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! None
  Blitzle Blitzle stands up on its hind legs and then slams them into the ground, causing a large cloud of dirt and dust to kick up and cover its body. Its body then becomes surrounded in an orb of red and yellow flames and it charges at the opponent. Blitzle then slams into the opponent.
Stephan's Blitzle Oshawott's Lost Scalchop! None
  Zebstrika Zebstrika repeatedly stomps on the ground until a cloud of dust covers its entire body. Its body then becomes surrounded in an orb of red and yellow flames, and it jumps forward and slams into the opponent. Each time Zebstrika uses the attack, its speed increases as well.
Elesa's Zebstrika Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None
  Darmanitan Darmanitan stomps on the ground repeatedly. As it does, a cloud of dust kicks up and completely surrounds its body. Darmanitan's body then becomes surrounded in an orb of red-yellow flames and it shoots up in the air and at the opponent.
Bianca's father's Red Flash Darmanitan Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None
  Pansear Pansear stomps on the ground repeatedly with both of its feet, kicking up dust from the battlefield. Pansear's body then becomes surrounded in red-yellow fire and it jumps forward, slamming its body into the opponent. When the move is used, Pansear becomes faster.
Chili's Pansear A Call for Brotherly Love! None
  Fletchinder Fletchinder becomes outlined in red flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Fletchinder becomes faster.
Nico's Fletchinder Breaking Titles at the Chateau! None
Ash's Fletchinder Battles in the Sky! None
  Delphox Delphox becomes surrounded in red flames and slams into the opponent. When the move is used, Delphox becomes faster.
Merilyn's Delphox Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
  Charmander Charmander becomes outlined in red flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Charmander becomes faster.
Trevor's Charmander Summer of Discovery! None
  Talonflame Talonflame becomes outlined in red flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Talonflame becomes faster.
Ash's Talonflame All Eyes on the Future! None
Jan's Talonflame The Legend of X, Y, and Z! None
  Litten Litten becomes outlined in orange flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Litten becomes faster.
Ash's Litten Pushing the Fiery Envelope! None
  Torracat Torracat becomes outlined in orange flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Torracat becomes faster.
Ash's Torracat Pushing the Fiery Envelope! None


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蓄能焰襲 Chūknàhng Yihmjaahp *
火焰襲擊 Fóyihm Jaahpgīk *
Mandarin 蓄能焰襲 / 蓄能焰袭 Xùnéng Yànxí *
火焰襲擊 Huǒyàn Xíjí *
  Czech Ohnivý výpad
  Dutch Vlamcharge
  French Nitrocharge
  German Nitroladung
  Indonesian Serangan Api
Nitro Charge
  Italian Nitrocarica
  Korean 니트로차지 Nitro Charge
  Polish Nitroładunek
Portuguese   Brazil Ataque de Chamas (games, BW106 blurb, BW107-present, TCG, manga)
Carga de Chamas (early anime)
  Portugal Ataque de Chamas
Spanish   Latin America Carga de Fuego
  Spain Nitrocarga
  Thai ไนโตรชาร์จ
  Vietnamese Nạp Lửa Nitro



Variations of the move Flame Charge
  Flame Charge
  Struggle Bug



Generation V TMs
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495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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