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.
Heat Wave's power changed from 100 to 95.
Heat Wave will also destroy
round rocks found in the background of battles.
R S E Exhales a hot breath on the foe. May inflict a burn.
FR LG The user exhales a heated breath to attack. It may also inflict a burn.
XD Exhales a hot breath on the target. May inflict a burn.
D P Pt HG SS
P B R The user exhales a heated breath on the foe to attack. It may also leave the target with a burn.
B W B2 W2 The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing team. It may also leave targets with a burn.
X Y OR AS
S M US UM The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.
Learnset In other games In the anime
In the main series
Mega Charizard Y The user exhales a powerful heated breath.
First Used In
Charizard A red-orange ball appears in Charizard's mouth, and it releases a wind of flames at the opponent from the ball.
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.
Charizard Mega Charizard Y lifts its head into the air and spreads its wings and then it brings its head down and flaps its wings, creating an orange gust of heat that is sent towards the opponent.
A League of His Own! None
In Pokémon Generations
The user stirs a hot wind and blows it in all directions.
First Used In
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
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
The user releases waves of heat from its body.
First Chapter Used In
Torkoal Torkoal lowers its head and releases waves of fire from all the holes on its shell at the opponent.
Very Vexing Volbeat Debut
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. In other languages