Flame Wheel (move)

Flame Wheel
かえんぐるま Flame Wheel
Flame Wheel VIII.png
Flame Wheel VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Physical
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  60
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Affected by how well the previous Pokémon's move went.

Flame Wheel (Japanese: かえんぐるま Flame Wheel) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Flame Wheel will thaw out the user if it is frozen, and then inflict damage on the target. Flame Wheel also has a 10% chance of burning the target.

Flame Wheel can also be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Fire-type attack. Has a one-in-ten chance of inflicting a burn on the target.
GSC An attack that may cause a burn.
RSEColo.XD A fiery charge attack that may inflict a burn.
FRLG The user makes a fiery charge at the foe. It may cause a burn.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the foe. It may also leave the target with a burn.
BWB2W2 The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. This may also leave the target with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 34 31 20 20BW
17B2W2
17 17 12
059   Arcanine
  Field Field 1 1
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 15PtHGSS 13 13 13 25
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 15PtHGSS 13 13 13 25
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 1, 11 12
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like 16
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 27 27 19 19 19 19
156   Quilava
  Field Field 31 31 20 20 20 20
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 31 31 20 20 20 20
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 16
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 6
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 23XY
18ORAS
18 20
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like 17 17 17 17
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like 19 19 19 19
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like 21 19 19 19
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like 16
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug 60 60 60 18
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug 1 1 18
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug 15
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug 15
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
019   Rattata
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  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

In Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Flame Wheel is a move with base power of 12, 11PP and 88% accuracy. The user damages enemy in front, cutting corners, even if they are frozen (thawing them in the process), and possibly inflicting a burn.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 32
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 10% chance to burn the target. Can thaw out user if frozen.
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent OK While Frozen Removes the frozen condition from the user. Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target burned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Unfreezes the user. Has a very small chance of leaving the target burned.

Pokémon GO

  Flame Wheel
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 60
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.7 seconds
Damage window 2.1 - 2.4 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 60
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: 35 → 40
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 40 → 60
    • Energy cost: 25 → 50
    • Duration: 4.6 → 2.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 2.7 - 3.2 → 2.1 - 2.4 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause a burn. It thaws and frees frozen Pokémon.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Burn status condition. It thaws out frozen Pokémon.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで やけどじょうたいにかえる こおっていたポケモンは こおりがとける
Conq. The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, the enemy keeps taking damage, and its Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD It could leave an enemy with a burn and keep damaging the enemy.*
It damages an enemy. It could also leave the enemy with a burn.*


In the anime

       
Infernape Quilava Typhlosion Arcanine
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Arcanine Arcanine runs at the opponent and its whole body becomes enveloped in flames. It then tackles the opponent.
Gary's Arcanine Extreme Pokémon! Debut
  Typhlosion Typhlosion runs towards the opponent and its body becomes surrounded in flames. It then tackles the opponent.
Jimmy's Typhlosion The Legend of Thunder! None
Mr. Moore's Typhlosion Poetry Commotion! None
  Quilava Quilava runs at the opponent and its body becomes engulfed in flames. It then tackles the opponent, or Quilava spins around in the air and its body becomes engulfed in flames. It then rolls into the opponent.
Macy's Quilava Love, Pokémon Style None
Clark's Quilava Shocks and Bonds None
Ryan's Quilava The Champ Twins! None
Dawn's Quilava Goodbye, Junior Cup - Hello Adventure! None
  Chimchar Chimchar's body becomes surrounded by flames and it somersaults in the air, spinning at the opponent and hitting it, or Chimchar releases fire out of its mouth while at the same time starts doing a somersault, and rolls into the opponent.
A Chimchar Dawn imagined Following a Maiden's Voyage! None
Ash's Chimchar When Pokémon Worlds Collide! None
  Monferno Monferno's body becomes surrounded in fire and it starts to somersault. Monferno then rolls into the opponent, or Monferno releases a red-orange flame out of its mouth while somersaulting, and rolls into the opponent.
A Monferno Angie used briefly Camping it Up! None
Ash's Monferno Evolving Strategies! None
  Growlithe Growlithe jumps into the air and releases a red-orange flame from its mouth while somersaulting, rolling into the opponent.
Officer Jenny's Growlithe Beating the Hustle and Bustle! None
  Cyndaquil Cyndaquil ignites the flames on its back and somersaults in the air, rolling into the opponent.
Dawn's Cyndaquil Gone With the Windworks! None
Ash's Cyndaquil An Old Family Blend! None
  Infernape Infernape jumps into the air and somersaults. The flame on its head then extends and covers its entire body. Infernape then rolls into the opponent.
Ash's Infernape Flint Sparks the Fire! None
Narissa's Ditto 2 in the form of Infernape Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


  • Platinum's Ponyta was revealed to know Flame Wheel on the official web site, but he was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • The Korean name of this move, 화염자동차, is a mistranslation, literally meaning "Flame Automobile". It is because the Japanese word くるま means both "wheel" and "car".

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 火焰輪 Fóyihm Lèuhn
Mandarin 火焰輪 / 火焰轮 Huǒyàn Lún
  Czech Ohnivé kolo
  Danish Flammehjul
  Dutch Vlamwiel
  Finnish Liekkipyörä
  French Roue de Feu
  German Flammenrad
  Greek Φλεγόμενος Τροχός
  Hindi आग का पहिया Aag ka paheeya
  Indonesian Roda Api
  Italian Ruotafuoco
  Korean 화염자동차 Hwayeom Jadongcha
  Polish Krąg Ognia*
Ognisty Wir*
Wirujący Płomień*
  Portuguese Roda de Fogo
  Romanian Roata de Foc
  Serbian Plameni točak
Spanish   Latin America Rueda de Fuego
  Spain Rueda Fuego
  Swedish Eldhjul
  Thai กงล้อไฟ
  Vietnamese Xa Hỏa Luân



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