Scald (move)

Scald
ねっとう Boiling Water
Scald VIII.png
Scald VIII 2.png
Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
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  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Scald (Japanese: ねっとう Boiling Water) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM55 from Generation V until Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, where it was TM29. It is TR84 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generation V

Scald inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target. Upon execution, Scald will thaw the user if frozen (even if the move fails to hit the target).

Generation VI onward

Scald now also thaws a frozen target hit by it.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwSh
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
515   Panpour
  Field Field 22 22 22
516   Simipour
  Field Field 1 1 1
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 32 32 48
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM55
VI
TM55
VII
TM55
TM29
VIII
TR84
007   Squirtle
  Monster Water 1
008   Wartortle
  Monster Water 1
009   Blastoise
  Monster Water 1
054   Psyduck
  Water 1 Field
055   Golduck
  Water 1 Field
060   Poliwag
  Water 1 Water 1
061   Poliwhirl
  Water 1 Water 1
062   Poliwrath
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
072   Tentacool
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
073   Tentacruel
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
079   Slowpoke
 
 
Monster Water 1
079   Slowpoke
Galarian Form
  Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
 
 
Monster Water 1
080   Slowbro
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
098   Krabby
  Water 3 Water 3
099   Kingler
  Water 3 Water 3
116   Horsea
  Water 1 Dragon
117   Seadra
  Water 1 Dragon
118   Goldeen
  Water 2 Water 2
119   Seaking
  Water 2 Water 2
120   Staryu
  Water 3 Water 3
121   Starmie
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
130   Gyarados
 
 
Water 2 Dragon
134   Vaporeon
  Field Field
138   Omanyte
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
139   Omastar
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
140   Kabuto
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
141   Kabutops
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
158   Totodile
  Monster Water 1
159   Croconaw
  Monster Water 1
160   Feraligatr
  Monster Water 1
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
183   Marill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
184   Azumarill
 
 
Water 1 Fairy
186   Politoed
  Water 1 Water 1
194   Wooper
 
 
Water 1 Field
195   Quagsire
 
 
Water 1 Field
199   Slowking
 
 
Monster Water 1
199   Slowking
Galarian Form
 
 
Monster Water 1
211   Qwilfish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
222   Corsola
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
226   Mantine
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
230   Kingdra
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
245   Suicune
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
258   Mudkip
  Monster Water 1
259   Marshtomp
 
 
Monster Water 1
260   Swampert
 
 
Monster Water 1
270   Lotad
 
 
Water 1 Grass
271   Lombre
 
 
Water 1 Grass
272   Ludicolo
 
 
Water 1 Grass
278   Wingull
 
 
Water 1 Flying
279   Pelipper
 
 
Water 1 Flying
283   Surskit
 
 
Water 1 Bug
284   Masquerain
 
 
Water 1 Bug
298   Azurill
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
318   Carvanha
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
319   Sharpedo
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
320   Wailmer
  Field Water 2
321   Wailord
  Field Water 2
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
340   Whiscash
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
341   Corphish
  Water 1 Water 3
342   Crawdaunt
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
349   Feebas
  Water 1 Dragon
350   Milotic
  Water 1 Dragon
351   Castform
  Fairy Amorphous
366   Clamperl
  Water 1 Water 1
367   Huntail
  Water 1 Water 1
368   Gorebyss
  Water 1 Water 1
369   Relicanth
 
 
Water 1 Water 2
370   Luvdisc
  Water 2 Water 2
382   Kyogre
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
393   Piplup
  Water 1 Field
394   Prinplup
  Water 1 Field
395   Empoleon
 
 
Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
418   Buizel
  Water 1 Field
419   Floatzel
  Water 1 Field
422   Shellos
  Water 1 Amorphous
423   Gastrodon
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
456   Finneon
  Water 2 Water 2
457   Lumineon
  Water 2 Water 2
458   Mantyke
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489   Phione
  Water 1 Fairy
490   Manaphy
  Water 1 Fairy
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
501   Oshawott
  Field Field
502   Dewott
  Field Field
503   Samurott
  Field Field
515   Panpour
  Field Field
516   Simipour
  Field Field
535   Tympole
  Water 1 Water 1
536   Palpitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
537   Seismitoad
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
550   Basculin
  Water 2 Water 2
564   Tirtouga
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
565   Carracosta
 
 
Water 1 Water 3
580   Ducklett
 
 
Water 1 Flying
581   Swanna
 
 
Water 1 Flying
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
594   Alomomola
  Water 1 Water 2
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
618   Stunfisk
Galarian Form
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
647   Keldeo
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
656   Froakie
  Water 1 Water 1
657   Frogadier
  Water 1 Water 1
658   Greninja
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
688   Binacle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
689   Barbaracle
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
690   Skrelp
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
691   Dragalge
 
 
Water 1 Dragon
692   Clauncher
  Water 1 Water 3
693   Clawitzer
  Water 1 Water 3
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
728   Popplio
  Water 1 Field
729   Brionne
  Water 1 Field
730   Primarina
 
 
Water 1 Field
739   Crabrawler
  Water 3 Water 3
740   Crabominable
 
 
Water 3 Water 3
746   Wishiwashi
  Water 2 Water 2
747   Mareanie
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
748   Toxapex
 
 
Water 1 Water 1
751   Dewpider
 
 
Water 1 Bug
752   Araquanid
 
 
Water 1 Bug
767   Wimpod
 
 
Bug Water 3
768   Golisopod
 
 
Bug Water 3
779   Bruxish
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
788   Tapu Fini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
818   Inteleon
  Water 1 Field
834   Drednaw
 
 
Monster Water 1
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
845   Cramorant
 
 
Water 1 Flying
846   Arrokuda
  Water 2 Water 2
847   Barraskewda
  Water 2 Water 2
850   Sizzlipede
 
 
Bug Bug
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous
882   Dracovish
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
892   Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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 3 87 104 100% An opponent OK While Frozen Removes the frozen condition from the user. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target burned.

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Removes the frozen condition. Has a moderate chance of leaving the target burned.

Pokémon GO

  Scald
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50  
Duration 3.7 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 3.4 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 50  
Secondary effect   1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 30%
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: 35 → 55
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 55 → 80
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 4 → 3.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.8 - 3.9 → 1.3 - 3.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Secondary effect added
      • energy cost: 60 → 50

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause 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 could also leave the enemy with a burn. It will thaw a frozen Pokémon.


In the anime

       
Lotad Ducklett Stunfisk
The user launches boiling hot water at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Ducklett Ducklett releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Ducklett Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! Debut
A thief's Ducklett The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! None
  Stunfisk Stunfisk rises up on its tailfin and releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent. When the stream of water hits the opponent, a thin wall of steam appears in front of it. On occasion, this will burn the opponent.
Cilan's Stunfisk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
  Lotad Lotad releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Lotad Defending the Homeland! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱水 Yihtséui
Mandarin 熱水 / 热水 Rèshuǐ
  Dutch Schroei
  French Ébullition
  German Siedewasser
  Indonesian Air Panas
  Italian Idrovampata
  Korean 열탕 Yeoltang
  Polish Wrzątek
  Brazilian Portuguese Escaldada (games, TCG, manga)
Escaldar (anime)
Spanish   Latin America Calentar
  Spain Escaldar
  Thai น้ำร้อน
  Vietnamese Gây Bỏng



Variations of the move Waterfall
  WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
  ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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