Searing Shot (move)

Searing Shot
かえんだん Flame Projectile
Searing Shot VIII.png
Searing Shot VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
All Others: Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
An appealing move that can be used repeatedly without boring the audience.

Searing Shot (Japanese: かえんだん Flame Projectile) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V. It is one of the signature moves of Victini.


Searing Shot deals damage and has a 30% chance to burn the target. It does not affect opponents with Bulletproof.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Sword and Shield

From Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Searing Shot could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Searing Shot cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Searing Shot cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
BWB2W2 An inferno of scarlet flames torches everything around the user. It may leave the target with a burn.
XYORAS The user torches everything around it with an inferno of scarlet flames. This may also leave those hit with a burn.
The user torches everything around it in an inferno of scarlet flames. This may also leave those it hits with a burn.
BDSP This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 63
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Searing Shot deals damage and may leave the enemy with a burn.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
MDGtI 30 99 13 50 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
SMD 30 50 13 20 90% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Searing Shot
Attack power 21.87153
Charge time 1.38 seconds
Range type Homing
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 5
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May burn the foe

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Move gauge cost MP
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Searing Shot Special 4 152 182 100% All opponents Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target burned. Sygna Suit Hilda & Victini


Games Description
MDGtI It damages nearby enemies. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, they keep taking damage, and their Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD It could leave enemies with a burn and keep damaging them.*
It damages nearby enemies. It could also leave them with a burn.*

In the anime

The user fires a large ball of fire at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Victini crouches its body together and its whole body glows pale red. Its body then becomes surrounded in a teardrop-shape red flame. It also surrounds its body in a round yellow fire. Victini then fires the flame from its body at the opponent, and it shoots at the opponent like a spinning meteor.
Victini (M14) White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram

In the manga

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W


The user torches the target in an inferno of scarlet flames.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Victini launches a stream of fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Monta's Victini The Birth of the Best Pokémon Trainer! Debut

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 火焰彈 Fóyihm Dáan
Mandarin 火焰彈 Huǒyàn Dàn *
火炎彈 Huǒyán Dàn *
  French Incendie
  German Flammenball
  Italian Sparafuoco
  Korean 화염탄 Hwayeomtan
  Spanish Bomba Ígnea

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.