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Scald
ねっとう Boiling Water
Scald VII.png
Scald VII 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 has been TM55 since Generation V.

Contents

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
SMUSUM
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
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22
516 Simipour Simipour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
721 Volcanion Volcanion
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 32 32
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM55
VI
TM55
VII
TM55
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
008 Wartortle Wartortle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
009 Blastoise Blastoise
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
054 Psyduck Psyduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
055 Golduck Golduck
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
060 Poliwag Poliwag
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
061 Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
072 Tentacool Tentacool
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
098 Krabby Krabby
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
099 Kingler Kingler
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
116 Horsea Horsea
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
117 Seadra Seadra
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
118 Goldeen Goldeen
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
119 Seaking Seaking
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
138 Omanyte Omanyte
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
139 Omastar Omastar
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
140 Kabuto Kabuto
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
141 Kabutops Kabutops
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
158 Totodile Totodile
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
159 Croconaw Croconaw
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
183 Marill Marill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
184 Azumarill Azumarill
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy
186 Politoed Politoed
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
194 Wooper Wooper
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
195 Quagsire Quagsire
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
222 Corsola Corsola
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
226 Mantine Mantine
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
230 Kingdra Kingdra
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
245 Suicune Suicune
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
258 Mudkip Mudkip
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1
259 Marshtomp Marshtomp
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
260 Swampert Swampert
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
270 Lotad Lotad
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
271 Lombre Lombre
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo
WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass
278 Wingull Wingull
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
283 Surskit Surskit
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
284 Masquerain Masquerain
BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
298 Azurill Azurill
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
318 Carvanha Carvanha
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
320 Wailmer Wailmer
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
321 Wailord Wailord
WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
339 Barboach Barboach
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
340 Whiscash Whiscash
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
341 Corphish Corphish
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
349 Feebas Feebas
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
350 Milotic Milotic
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
366 Clamperl Clamperl
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
367 Huntail Huntail
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
369 Relicanth Relicanth
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
370 Luvdisc Luvdisc
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
393 Piplup Piplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
394 Prinplup Prinplup
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
395 Empoleon Empoleon
WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
418 Buizel Buizel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
419 Floatzel Floatzel
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
422 Shellos Shellos
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
456 Finneon Finneon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
457 Lumineon Lumineon
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
458 Mantyke Mantyke
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
489 Phione Phione
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
490 Manaphy Manaphy
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
501 Oshawott Oshawott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
502 Dewott Dewott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
503 Samurott Samurott
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
515 Panpour Panpour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
516 Simipour Simipour
WaterIC Big.png Field Field
535 Tympole Tympole
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
536 Palpitoad Palpitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
550 Basculin Basculin
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
564 Tirtouga Tirtouga
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
565 Carracosta Carracosta
WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
580 Ducklett Ducklett
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
581 Swanna Swanna
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying
592 Frillish Frillish
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
594 Alomomola Alomomola
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
647 Keldeo Keldeo
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
656 Froakie Froakie
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
657 Frogadier Frogadier
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
658 Greninja Greninja
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
688 Binacle Binacle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
689 Barbaracle Barbaracle
RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
690 Skrelp Skrelp
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
691 Dragalge Dragalge
PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
692 Clauncher Clauncher
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
693 Clawitzer Clawitzer
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
721 Volcanion Volcanion
FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
728 Popplio Popplio
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
729 Brionne Brionne
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
730 Primarina Primarina
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
739 Crabrawler Crabrawler
FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
740 Crabominable Crabominable
FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
746 Wishiwashi Wishiwashi
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
747 Mareanie Mareanie
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
748 Toxapex Toxapex
PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
751 Dewpider Dewpider
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
752 Araquanid Araquanid
WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug
767 Wimpod Wimpod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
768 Golisopod Golisopod
BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
779 Bruxish Bruxish
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
788 Tapu Fini Tapu Fini
WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
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 GO

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Scald
GO Water.png Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 3.7 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 3.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 80
Energy cost 60 60
Secondary effect  ?
Effect chance  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Poliwhirl*

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

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 Scald.png Ducklett Scald.png Cilan Stunfisk Scald.png None.png
Lotad Ducklett Stunfisk
The user launches boiling hot water at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
580 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
618 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.
Cilan's Stunfisk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
270 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱水 Yihtséui
Mandarin 熱水 / 热水 Rèshuǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schroei
France Flag.png French Ébullition
Germany Flag.png German Siedewasser
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Panas
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrovampata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열탕 Yeoltang
Poland Flag.png Polish Wrzątek
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escaldada (games, TCG, manga)
Escaldar (anime)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Calentar
Spain Flag.png Spain Escaldar
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gây Bỏng


Variations of the move Waterfall
Physical WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
Special ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation V TMs
010203040506070809101112131415161718192021222324
252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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