Heat Wave (move)

Heat Wave
ねっぷう Hot Wind
Heat Wave VIII.png
Heat Wave VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  95
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Heat Wave (Japanese: ねっぷう Hot Wind) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation III. It is TR36 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations III to V

Heat Wave inflicts damage and has a 10% chance of burning the target.

Heat Wave hits all opposing Pokémon in Double Battles. In a Triple Battle, Heat Wave will only hit opposing adjacent Pokémon.

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

Generation VI

Heat Wave's power changed from 100 to 95.

Heat Wave will also destroy round rocks found in the background of battles.

Description

Games Description
RSE Exhales a hot breath on the foe. May inflict a burn.
FRLG The user exhales a heated breath to attack. It may also inflict a burn.
Colo.XD Exhales a hot breath on the target. May inflict a burn.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user exhales a heated breath on the foe to attack. It may also leave the target with a burn.
BWB2W2 The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing team. It may also leave targets with a burn.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.
SwShBDSPLA The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 1FRLG 59 71 1, 71 1, 71SMUSUM
1PE
1
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying 1PE
058   Growlithe
  Field Field 45 51BW
41B2W2
41 41SMUSUM
24PE
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous 1
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1SwSh
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 73 64 64 1, 64 64SMUSUM
48PE
45
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 46 55 55 1, 55XY
45ORAS
45 48
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 81 81 1, 81 1, 81 60
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug 60 1, 60 1, 60 48SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
VIII
TR36
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon SwSh
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon SwSh
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
037   Vulpix
  Field Field SwSh
038   Ninetales
  Field Field SwSh
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
058   Growlithe
  Field Field SwSh
059   Arcanine
  Field Field SwSh
077   Ponyta
  Field Field SwSh
078   Rapidash
  Field Field SwSh
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field SwSh
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster SwSh
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
136   Flareon
  Field Field SwSh
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon SwSh
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy SwSh
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
240   Magby
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
244   Entei
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
255   Torchic
  Field Field SwSh
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field SwSh
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field SwSh
275   Shiftry
 
 
Field Grass SwSh
324   Torkoal
  Field Field SwSh
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon SwSh
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon SwSh
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon SwSh
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon SwSh
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy SwSh
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying SwSh
554   Darumaka
  Field Field SwSh
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field SwSh
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3 SwSh
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3 SwSh
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous SwSh
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster SwSh
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
631   Heatmor
  Field Field SwSh
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon SwSh
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
643   Reshiram
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying SwSh
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon SwSh
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon SwSh
717   Yveltal
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
721   Volcanion
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
725   Litten
  Field Field SwSh
726   Torracat
  Field Field SwSh
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field SwSh
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
792   Lunala
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
799   Guzzlord
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
800   Necrozma
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
804   Naganadel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
806   Blacephalon
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
813   Scorbunny
  Field Human-Like SwSh
814   Raboot
  Field Human-Like SwSh
815   Cinderace
  Field Human-Like SwSh
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
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 BDSP
058   Growlithe
  Field Field BDSP
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field BDSP
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like BDSP
513   Pansear
  Field Field
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
725   Litten
  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.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
DP Pt HGSS BW B2W2 XY ORAS SM USUM PE
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
016   Pidgey
 
 
Flying Flying
017   Pidgeotto
 
 
Flying Flying
018   Pidgeot
 
 
Flying Flying
021   Spearow
 
 
Flying Flying
022   Fearow
 
 
Flying Flying
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
041   Zubat
 
 
Flying Flying
042   Golbat
 
 
Flying Flying
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
083   Farfetch'd
 
 
Flying Field
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
136   Flareon
  Field Field
142   Aerodactyl
 
 
Flying Flying
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
146   Moltres
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
149   Dragonite
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
163   Hoothoot
 
 
Flying Flying
164   Noctowl
 
 
Flying Flying
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying
176   Togetic
 
 
Flying Fairy
177   Natu
 
 
Flying Flying
178   Xatu
 
 
Flying Flying
198   Murkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
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
276   Taillow
 
 
Flying Flying
277   Swellow
 
 
Flying Flying
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
329   Vibrava
 
 
Bug Dragon
330   Flygon
 
 
Bug Dragon
333   Swablu
 
 
Flying Dragon
334   Altaria
 
 
Flying Dragon
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
373   Salamence
 
 
Dragon Dragon
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
396   Starly
 
 
Flying Flying
397   Staravia
 
 
Flying Flying
398   Staraptor
 
 
Flying Flying
430   Honchkrow
 
 
Flying Flying
441   Chatot
 
 
Flying Flying
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
468   Togekiss
 
 
Flying Fairy
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
493   Arceus
  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
519   Pidove
 
 
Flying Flying
520   Tranquill
 
 
Flying Flying
521   Unfezant
 
 
Flying Flying
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
566   Archen
 
 
Flying Water 3
567   Archeops
 
 
Flying Water 3
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
627   Rufflet
 
 
Flying Flying
628   Braviary
 
 
Flying Flying
629   Vullaby
 
 
Flying Flying
630   Mandibuzz
 
 
Flying Flying
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
641   Tornadus
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
643   Reshiram
 
 
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
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon
717   Yveltal
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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
773   Silvally
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
780   Drampa
 
 
Monster Dragon
792   Lunala
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
799   Guzzlord
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
800   Necrozma
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
804   Naganadel
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
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.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
037   Vulpix
  Field Field Purified Shadow PokémonXD
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Purified Shadow PokémonXD
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
037   Vulpix
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
077   Ponyta
  Field Field Dream World - Pleasant Forest
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Rugged Mountain
240   Magby
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Dream World - Rugged Mountain
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying Dream World - Windswept Sky
631   Heatmor
  Field Field Dream World - Rugged Mountain
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
169   Crobat
 
 
Flying Flying 2010 World Championships CrobatDP
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
038   Ninetales
  Field Field Powerful Tag Ninetales
513   Pansear
  Field Field Japanese Global Link
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous Powerful Tag Chandelure
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 and Blue Rescue Team, Heat Wave is a move with 10 power, 90% accuracy and 15 PP. The user attacks all enemies in the room, including frozen ones (thawing them out in the process), possibly inflicting burn on them. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness).

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, the move's PP was decreased to 8 and its accuracy to 80%.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 109 130 90% All opponents Has a chance (10%) of leaving the target burned.*

Past Description

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

Pokémon GO

  Heat Wave
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 95
Energy cost 100  
Duration 3 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.8 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 95
Energy cost 75  
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: 60 → 80
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 80 → 95
    • Duration: 3.8 → 3 seconds
    • Damage window: 3 - 3.4 → 1.7 - 2.8 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on foes in the room. It may also cause a burn. It thaws and frees frozen Pokémon.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Burn status condition. It thaws out frozen Pokémon.
BSL おなじへやの 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
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, they keep taking damage and their Attack goes down slightly.
SMD It damages enemies in the same room. It could also leave them with a burn.


In the anime

Main series

       
Arcanine Charizard Altaria Mega Charizard Y
The user blows a superheated gust of air at the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Charizard A red-orange ball appears in Charizard's mouth, and it releases a wind of flames at the opponent from the ball.
Clark's Charizard Shocks and Bonds Debut
  Arcanine Arcanine opens its mouth and a white flame is created in it. Arcanine then releases a round orange flame at the opponent.
A wild Arcanine On Cloud Arcanine None
  Torkoal Torkoal opens its mouth and creates a ball of orange fire in its mouth. It then releases a wind of flames at the opponent from the ball.
Ash's Torkoal Overjoyed! None
  Charizard Mega Charizard Y flaps its wings, creating an orange gust of superheated air that is sent towards the opponent.
Trevor's Charizard A League of His Own! None
  Altaria Altaria flaps its wings, stirring up an orange wind that is sent towards the opponent.
Drasna's Altaria JN103 None


Pokémon Generations

       
Volcarona
The user stirs a hot wind and blows it in all directions.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Volcarona Volcarona's wings glow a faint red and it stirs up an orange wind which it fires at the opponent.
A wild Volcarona The Adventure Debut


Pokémon Evolutions

       
Flareon
The user stirs a hot wind and blows it in all directions.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Flareon Flareon releases a burst of hot orange air from its body in every direction.
Miki's Flareon The Show Debut


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Heat Wave's association with the Flying type, as evident from the many Flying-type Pokémon capable of learning the move, is more apparent in the Japanese versions, where it is known as 「ねっぷう」 Hot Wind.
  • Prior to Generation VI, this move and Ominous Wind had the same in-game animation, the only difference being the color.
    • Similarly, in Generation III its animation was very similar to Sandstorm's, the differences being the color and the effect on the targets' sprites.
  • The internal coding for Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire shows Heat Wave would have been usable as a combo attack in Double Battles by using Gust and Ember in the same turn. This feature was removed sometime during development.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱風 Yihtfūng
Mandarin 熱風 / 热风 Rèfēng
  Dutch Hittegolf
  Finnish Lämpöaalto
  French Canicule
  German Hitzewelle
  Greek Καύσωνας Kaúsonas
  Hindi गर्मी की लहर Garmi Ki Lehr
  Italian Ondacalda
  Korean 열풍 Yeolpung
  Polish Fala Żaru
  Portuguese Onda de Calor
  Brazilian Portuguese Onda de Calor
  Serbian Toplotni talas
Spanish   Latin America Rayo de Calor (AG128)
Onda de Calor (AG186)
  Spain Onda Ígnea
  Thai คลื่นความร้อน
  Vietnamese Gió Nóng



Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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