Flame Charge (move)

Flame Charge
ニトロチャージ Nitro Charge
Flame Charge IX.png
Flame Charge IX 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Range
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: 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. It is TM038 in Generation IX.

Effect

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

Description

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


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0077     Field Field 21 21 21 15 15
0078     Field Field 21 21 21 15 15
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field 15
0155     Field Field 28 28 28 28 28
0156     Field Field 35 35 35 35 35
0157     Field Field 35 35 35 35 35
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field 35
0228    
 
Field Field 37
0229    
 
Field Field 41
0255     Field Field 9 9 9
0256    
 
Field Field 20ORAS 20 9 9 9
0257    
 
Field Field 20ORAS 20 9 9 9
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 25 25 25 1
0498     Field Field 15 15 15 15
0499    
 
Field Field 15 15 15 15
0500    
 
Field Field 15 15 15 15
0522     Field Field 18 18 18 18
0523     Field Field 18 18 18 18
0636    
 
Bug Bug 30 30 30 6 6
0637    
 
Bug Bug 1 1
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 18 18 18 28
0653     Field Field 14 14 14
0654     Field Field 14 14 14
0655    
 
Field Field 14 14 14
0661    
 
Flying Flying 34 34
0662    
 
Flying Flying 38 38 1, Evo. Evo.
0663    
 
Flying Flying 39 39 1 1
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 15 15 18 18
0813     Field Human-Like 17 17
0814     Field Human-Like 19 19
0815     Field Human-Like 19 19
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral 1, Evo. Evo.
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral 1 1
0935     Human-Like Human-Like 24
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 24
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like 24
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 14
1004    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 20
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM43
0004     Monster Dragon
0005     Monster Dragon
0006    
 
Monster Dragon
0037     Field Field
0038     Field Field
0058     Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0059     Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0077     Field Field
0078     Field Field
0105  
Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
0126     Human-Like Human-Like
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0136     Field Field *
0146    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0155     Field Field
0156     Field Field
0157     Field Field
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0218     Amorphous Amorphous
0219    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0228    
 
Field Field
0229    
 
Field Field
0240     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0244     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0255     Field Field
0256    
 
Field Field
0257    
 
Field Field
0322    
 
Field Field
0323    
 
Field Field
0324     Field Field
0390     Field Human-Like
0391    
 
Field Human-Like
0392    
 
Field Human-Like
0467     Human-Like Human-Like
0485    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0498     Field Field
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0513     Field Field
0514     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0554     Field Field
0555     Field Field
0607    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0608    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0609    
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0636    
 
Bug Bug
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0643    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0653     Field Field
0654     Field Field
0655    
 
Field Field
0661    
 
Flying Flying
0662    
 
Flying Flying
0663    
 
Flying Flying
0667    
 
Field Field
0668  
Pyroar
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0725     Field Field
0726     Field Field
0727    
 
Field Field
0731    
 
Flying Flying
0732    
 
Flying Flying
0733    
 
Flying Flying
0757    
 
Monster Dragon *
0758    
 
Monster Dragon *
0772     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0773  
Silvally
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0776    
 
Monster Dragon
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0797    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0806    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0813     Field Human-Like
0814     Field Human-Like
0815     Field Human-Like
0838    
 
Mineral Mineral
0839    
 
Mineral Mineral
0909     Field Field
0910     Field Field
0911    
 
Field Field
0935     Human-Like Human-Like
0936    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0937    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1004    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1020    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0037     Field Field
0661    
 
Flying Flying
0835     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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0661    
 
Flying Flying Wild Tera Pokémon - South Province (Area Two)SV
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Flame Charge inflicts damage and may increase the user's Travel Speed by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 5 99 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 5 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 Rumble Rush

  Flame Charge
★★
Attack power 19.34433
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Flame Charge Physical 2 30 36 100% An opponent Raises the user's Speed by one stat rank. Hilda & Tepig/Pignite/Emboar
Kiawe & Marowak
Sygna Suit Morty & Ho-Oh  
Gordie & Coalossal
Serena & Fletchling
Tina & Flareon
Archer & Houndoom
Scottie/Bettie & Torchic
Scottie/Bettie & Growlithe/ArcanineEgg (Support role only)
Scottie/Bettie & Ponyta/RapidashEgg (Support role only)
Scottie/Bettie & FlareonEgg
Sync move
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Quizmaster Flame Charge Physical Default 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the target is trapped. Blaine & Rapidash

Notes:

  • Flame Charge:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Raises the user's Speed.

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
 
Fletchinder
 
Torracat
 
Fuecoco
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the opponent. Then, building up more power, the user becomes faster.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  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'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 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 by 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 repeatedly stomps on the ground until a cloud of dust covers its entire body. Its body then becomes surrounded by 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 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 by 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 stomps on the ground repeatedly with both of its feet, kicking up dust from the battlefield. Pansear's body then becomes surrounded by 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 becomes enveloped 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 becomes enveloped 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 becomes enveloped in red flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Charmander becomes faster.
Trevor's Charmander Summer of Discovery! None
  Talonflame becomes enveloped 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 becomes enveloped 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 becomes enveloped in orange flames and it tackles the opponent. When the move is used, Torracat becomes faster.
Ash's Torracat Pushing the Fiery Envelope! None
  Fuecoco repeatedly stomps the ground until its body becomes enveloped in orange flames. It then slams its body into the opponent. When the move is used, a pink aura surrounds Fuecoco’s body, boosting its speed.
Roy's Fuecoco HZ045 Enhanceable by
Terastallization


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 Niteurochaji
  Polish Nitroładunek
Portuguese   Brazil Ataque de Chamas (games, BW106 blurb, BW107–present, TCG, manga)
Carga de Chamas (BW013BW106)
  Portugal Ataque de Chamas
Spanish   Latin America Carga de Fuego
  Spain Nitrocarga
  Thai ไนโตรชาร์จ
  Turkish Alev Saldırısı
  Vietnamese Nạp Lửa Nitro


Variations of the move Flame Charge
  Flame ChargePounceTrailblaze
  Struggle BugChilling Water



Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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