Inferno (move)

Inferno
れんごく Purgatory
Inferno VIII.png
Inferno VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  50%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make 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 V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the last Pokémon to act before the user.

Inferno (Japanese: れんごく Purgatory) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V.

Effect

Inferno deals damage and will always burn the target if it hits.

Inferno can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex to give extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. It leaves the target with a burn.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. This leaves the target with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon 46 46 46SMUSUM 36
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon 54 54 54SMUSUM 48
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon 62 62 62SMUSUM 54
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 44BW
50B2W2
50 50SMUSUM 48SwShBDSP
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1SwShBDSP
077   Ponyta
  Field Field 33 33 33SMUSUM 45SwShBDSP
078   Rapidash
  Field Field 33 33 33SMUSUM 49SwShBDSP
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field 46 46 46 46BDSP
156   Quilava
  Field Field 53 53 53 53BDSP
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field 56 56 56 56BDSP
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field 56 56 56 56BDSP
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field 65 1, 65 1, 65 1, 65BDSP
324   Torkoal
  Field Field 60 1, 60XY
50ORAS
50 56
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 57 49
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 38 38 38 40
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 38 38 38 40
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
631   Heatmor
  Field Field 61 1, 61 66 55
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug 1
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
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous BDSP
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 V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous Dream World - Spooky Manor
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous 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 VI

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
006   CharizardLv. 36
 
 
Monster Dragon CoroCoro Charizardite Y Charizard
2014 Olleh TV Charizardite Y Charizard
GAME 2014 Charizardite Y Charizard
Infrared Olleh TV Charizardite Y Charizard
XY Charizardite Y Charizard
GameStop 2014 Charizardite Y Charizard
2015 Olleh TV Charizardite Y Charizard
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 Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 4 183 228 50% An opponent Leaves the target burned.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It also causes the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, the enemy keeps taking damage, and its Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD It damages an enemy. It also leaves the enemy with a burn.


In the anime

       
Chandelure Lampent Litwick
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Lampent Lampent puts its arms together and a light blue and blue flame appear in between its hands. It then pulls its arms next to it, dragging the fire with it. It then leans on its back and throws the fire to the top of its head. When the fire reaches its head, Lampent starts to spin rapidly with the top of its head facing the opponent. A light blue stream of fire with dark blue rings of fire around it then fires from the top of its head at the opponent.
A wild Lampent Scare at the Litwick Mansion! Debut
A wild Lampent Climbing the Tower of Success! None
  Litwick The purple flame on the top of Litwick's head stretches out into the sky. Then, an orb of light blue and blue fire forms in front of Litwick's flame. Litwick then fires a spiraling stream of light blue fire with rings of dark blue fire from the orb at the opponent.
Four wild Litwick Scare at the Litwick Mansion! None
  Chandelure Chandelure lowers its head down and releases a stream of purple and blue fire on the top of its head at the opponent.
A wild Chandelure Climbing the Tower of Success! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Inferno is the only non-status move that has a 100% chance of burning the target under normal conditions. The only other move with the same possibility is Fling, but in its case, burn is only achieved if the user is holding a Flame Orb.
  • Inferno has the lowest accuracy of all the Fire-type moves.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 煉獄 Lihnyuhk
Mandarin 煉獄 / 炼狱 Liànyù *
烈火深渊 Lièhuǒ Shēnyuān *
  Dutch Inferno
  French Feu d'Enfer
  German Inferno
  Indonesian Neraka
  Italian Marchiatura
  Korean 연옥 Yeon'ok
  Polish Inferno
  Portuguese Inferno
  Spanish Infierno
  Vietnamese Luyện Ngục



Variations of the move Dynamic Punch
  Dynamic Punch
  Inferno
Formerly a variation
  Zap Cannon


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