Flash Fire (Ability)

Flash Fire redirects here. For TCG expansion, see Flashfire (TCG).

Flash Fire もらいび
Received Fire
Flavor text
Generation III
Powers up if hit by fire.
Generation IV
Powers up Fire-type moves if hit by a Fire move.DPPt
It powers up Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.HGSS
Generation V
It powers up Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Generation VI
Powers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Generation VII
Powers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Generation VIII
Powers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.

Flash Fire (Japanese: もらいび Received Fire) is an Ability introduced in Generation III.

Effect

In battle

Generation III

Flash Fire makes the Pokémon immune to Fire-type moves and will activate when hit by one. When activated, the power of the Pokémon's Fire-type moves is increased by 50%. While subsequent hits by Fire-type moves will not provide further increases in power, the Pokémon remains immune to the moves.

Flash Fire will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Fire-type move.

Flash Fire will not work while the user is frozen.

Generation IV

Instead of boosting Fire-type moves' power, Flash Fire now technically boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack by 50% during damage calculation if a Fire-type move is being used, resulting in effectively the same effect.

Flash Fire can be activated by Will-O-Wisp.

Generation V onwards

Flash Fire is now functional even if the user is frozen.

Outside of battle

In Pokémon Sword and Shield, if a Pokémon with Flash Fire is in the first place in the party (even if fainted), then there is a 50% chance the game will force an encounter with a Fire-type Pokémon, if one is possible.

Pokémon with Flash Fire

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
  Vulpix Fire Fire Flash Fire None Drought
  Ninetales Fire Fire Flash Fire None Drought
  Growlithe Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
  Arcanine Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
  Ponyta Fire Fire Run Away Flash Fire Flame Body
  Rapidash Fire Fire Run Away Flash Fire Flame Body
  Flareon Fire Fire Flash Fire None Guts
  Cyndaquil Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
  Quilava Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
  Typhlosion Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
  Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
  Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
  Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire None Flame Body
  Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
  Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
  Chandelure Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
  Heatmor Fire Fire Gluttony Flash Fire White Smoke
  Rolycoly Rock Rock Steam Engine Heatproof Flash Fire
  Carkol Rock Fire Steam Engine Flame Body Flash Fire
  Coalossal Rock Fire Steam Engine Flame Body Flash Fire
  Sizzlipede Fire Bug Flash Fire White Smoke Flame Body
  Centiskorch Fire Bug Flash Fire White Smoke Flame Body
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.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Flash Fire

 
MT2
 Steel  Electric 
Flash Fire
HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd
100 100 100 100 100 100

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Flash Fire will neutralize Fire-type moves and increase user's Flash Fire value by 1 for the rest of floor; this effect can be stacked twice. If the user performs a Fire-type move, their Special Attack is temporarily increased by that amount of stages (but cannot increase past +10).

Description

Games Description
MDRB Zeroes damage from Fire-type move hits, and boosts own Fire moves.
MDTDS Lets Pokémon avoid damage of Fire-type attacks, then boosts its own Fire-type attacks.
BSL ほのおタイプのわざを うけると ダメージがなく ほのお タイプの わざが つよくなる
Conq. Raises Attack if hit by a Fire-type move.
MDGtI Fire-type moves boost the power of the Pokémon's Fire-type moves instead of damaging it.*
Not only will Fire-type moves not work on the Pokémon, they boost the power of its own Fire-type moves!*
SMD Not only will Fire-type moves fail to work on the Pokémon, they will boost the power of its own Fire-type moves!
MDRTDX The Pokémon will absorb Fire-type moves that are used on it, boosting the power of its own Fire-type moves.


In the anime

       
Heatran Houndoom
The Pokémon absorbs heat from its surroundings or Fire attacks that hit it, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Heatran Heatran's body glows red and it absorbs the heat from any surrounding fire or lava, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
A wild Heatran Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! Debut
  Houndoom Houndoom absorbs any Fire-type moves that hit it, leaving it undamaged and powering up its own Fire-type attacks.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None


In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

       
Scizor
The Pokémon is immune to Fire-type attacks, and its Fire-type moves become stronger when hit by one.
Pokémon Method
User First Chapter Used In Notes
  Scizor Scizor is immune to Fire-type attacks, and its Fire-type moves become stronger when hit by one.
Yū's Scizor Clash! Yū vs. The Wandering Player Debut
Used via Skill Swap


Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Battle Frontier

       
Vulpix
The Pokémon powers up its Fire-type attacks when hit by a Fire-type move.
Pokémon Method
User First Chapter Used In Notes
  Vulpix Vulpix absorbs any Fire-type moves that hit it, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
Enta's Vulpix Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier! Debut


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 引火 Yáhnfó *
延燒 Yìhnsīu *
Mandarin 引火 Yǐnhuǒ *
延燒 Yánshāo *
  Dutch Flitsvuur
  Finnish Välähdys
  French Torche
  German Feuerfänger
  Indonesian Tahan Api
  Italian Fuocardore
  Korean 타오르는 불꽃 Taoreuneun Bulkkot
  Polish Ognisty Błysk
Portuguese   Brazil Fogo Brilhante (TCG)
Fogo Luminoso
  Portugal Fogo Brilhante
Fogo Luminoso
  Spanish Absorbe Fuego*
Absor. Fuego*
  Vietnamese Lửa lan



Abilities that alter damage taken
Dry SkinFlash FireSap SipperLightning RodMotor DriveStorm DrainVolt AbsorbWater Absorb
Wild Pokémon type-influencing Abilities
Flash FireHarvestLightning RodMagnet PullStaticStorm Drain


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