Flare Boost (Ability)

Flare Boost ねつぼうそう
Burn Rampage
Flavor text
Generation V
Powers up special attacks when burned.
Generation VI
Powers up special attacks when the Pokémon is burned.
Generation VII
Powers up special attacks when the Pokémon is burned.
Generation VIII
Powers up special attacks when the Pokémon is burned.

Flare Boost (Japanese: ねつぼうそう Burn Rampage) is an Ability introduced in Generation V. It is the signature Ability of Drifloon and Drifblim.

Effect

In battle

While the Pokémon with this Ability is burned, the power of its special moves is increased by 50%.

Outside of battle

Flare Boost has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Flare Boost

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Drifloon Ghost Flying Aftermath Unburden Flare Boost
  Drifblim Ghost Flying Aftermath Unburden Flare Boost
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VIII games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI or later.
  • For Generation VI games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VII or later.
  • For Generation VII games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VIII or later.

Trivia

  • This Ability originated as a TCG Attack.
  • Since the only Pokémon capable of having Flare Boost are Drifloon and Drifblim, Pokémon based on balloons, its effect is likely a reference to hot air balloons using burners to heat up, inflate, and fly.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 受熱激升 Sauhyiht Gīksīng
Mandarin 受熱激升 / 受热激升 Shòurè Jīshēng
  French Rage Brûlure
  German Hitzewahn
  Italian Bruciaimpeto
  Korean 열폭주 Yeol Pokju
  Portuguese Impulso Ardente
  Spanish Ímpetu Ardiente*
Ím. Ardiente*
  Vietnamese Nhiệt Tăng Lực



Variations of the Ability Guts
GutsFlare BoostMarvel ScaleQuick FeetTangled FeetToxic Boost


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