Magma Storm (move)

Magma Storm
マグマストーム Magma Storm
Magma Storm VIII.png
Magma Storm VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  75%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Magma Storm (Japanese: マグマストーム Magma Storm) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is the signature move of Heatran.

Effect

Generation IV

Magma Storm deals damage and binds the target for two to five turns. A bound target cannot switch out or flee, and takes damage equal to 1/16 of its maximum HP at the end of each turn. If the user switches out, the target will be freed. If a bound Pokémon uses Rapid Spin, it will be freed. If a Pokémon has Run Away or is holding a Smoke Ball, it can flee even when bound (but still cannot switch out); if a Pokémon has a Shed Shell, it can switch out even when bound (but cannot flee). A Pokémon can only be bound by one move at a time, and the effect disappears if the user is no longer on the field.

If the user of Magma Storm is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will always be 5 turns.

Magma Storm has an accuracy of 70% and a base power of 120.

Generation V

Magma Storm's accuracy was increased to 75%.

Magma Storm now traps the target for four to five turns. If the user of Magma Storm is holding a Grip Claw, the duration will be 7 turns.

If the user is holding a Binding Band, the target takes damage equal to 1/8 of its maximum HP instead of 1/16.

Generations VI to VII

Magma Storm's base power is reduced to 100.

A Pokémon bound by Magma Storm now takes damage equal to 1/8 of its maximum HP at the end of each turn. If the user is holding a Binding Band, the target takes damage equal to 1/6 of its maximum HP instead.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Magma Storm could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in the previous generation.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Magma Storm's power has been lowered to 90. It will always burn the target.

Category  Special
PP  5
Agile Strong
Power  90  70  110
Accuracy  75%  75%  90%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Turns  3  2  4
Burn  100%  100%  100%
   ?  ?
Inflicts the target with burn

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for two to five turns.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSP
The target becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for four to five turns.
LA The user envelops the target in a maelstrom of fire. This also leaves the target with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
485   Heatran
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 96 96 1, 96 1, 96 72SwShBDSP
57LA
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 IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
485   HeatranLv. 50
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs - Investigate the Odd Eruption!
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 Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Magma Storm is a move with base power of 55, 5PP and 80% accuracy. It hits enemy in the front, including a frozen one (thawing them out in the process), and might inflict the Constriction status condition on the enemy.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Constriction status condition. It thaws out frozen Pokémon.
BSL 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 しめつけ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  UNUSED
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Magma Storm status condition.


In the anime

       
Wild Heatran Saturn's Heatran
The user traps the target in a raging maelstrom of fire.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Heatran Heatran releases a powerful spiral of red-orange fire from its mouth at the opponent; or, Heatran stomps on the ground with its front legs, sending a wave of red-orange fire from each of them at the opponent. Once the fire reaches the opponent, it becomes surrounded by a red-orange tornado of fire.
A wild Heatran Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! Debut
Saturn's Heatran JNS01 None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熔岩風暴 Yùhngngàahm Fūngbouh *
岩漿暴風 Ngàahmjēung Bouhfūng *
Mandarin 熔岩風暴 / 熔岩风暴 Róngyán Fēngbào *
岩漿暴風 Yánjiāng Bàofēng *
  Dutch Magmastorm
  French Vortex Magma
  German Lavasturm
  Greek Καταιγίδα Μάγματος Kataigída Mágmatos
  Hebrew סופת מגמה sufat magma
  Italian Magmaclisma
  Korean 마그마스톰 Magma Storm
  Polish Burza Magmy
Portuguese   Brazil Tempestade de Magma
  Portugal Tempestade de Magma
  Spanish Lluvia Ígnea
  Vietnamese Bão Dung Nham



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