Will-O-Wisp (move)

Will-O-Wisp
おにび Will-o'-the-Wisp
Will-o-Wisp VIII.png
Will-o-Wisp VIII 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Will-O-Wisp (Japanese: おにび Will-o'-the-Wisp) is a non-damaging Fire-type move introduced in Generation III. It was TM61 in Generations IV through VII and TM11 in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. In Generation VIII, it is TM38.

Effect

Generation III

Will-O-Wisp inflicts a burn on the target. It has no effect on Fire-type Pokémon.

Will-O-Wisp can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining an extra appeal point if the move Sunny Day was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV

Will-O-Wisp activates Flash Fire.

Generation VI onward

Will-O-Wisp's accuracy changed from 75% to 85%.

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

If powered up by a Firium Z, the user's Attack stat rises one stage.

Description

Games Description
RSE Inflicts a burn on the foe with intense fire.
FRLG A sinister, bluish white flame is shot at the foe to inflict a burn.
XDColo. Inflicts a burn on the target with intense fire.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user shoots a sinister, bluish white flame at the foe to inflict a burn.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.
SwSh The user shoots a sinister flame at the target to inflict a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
037   Vulpix
  Field Field 17 14 31BW
26B2W2
26XY
20ORAS
20SMUSUM
17PE
24
038   Ninetales
  Field Field 1
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 14PE
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 14PE
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 14PE
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster 23SMUSUM
24PE
36
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous 32 23 23BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
16
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous 32 23 23BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
16
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous 38 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25 24
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous 41 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25 24
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
25 24
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral 28 47
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous 21 21 21 16
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous 21 21 21 16
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 16 16 16 20
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 16 16 16 20
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 1
653   Fennekin
  Field Field 38 38
654   Braixen
  Field Field 45 45
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field 47 51
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous 31 31 16
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous 31 31 16
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55
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
TM61
V
TM61
VI
TM61
VII
TM61
TM11
VIII
TM38
004   Charmander
  Monster Dragon
005   Charmeleon
  Monster Dragon
006   Charizard
 
 
Monster Dragon
037   Vulpix
  Field Field
038   Ninetales
  Field Field
058   Growlithe
  Field Field
059   Arcanine
  Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
093   Haunter
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
094   Gengar
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
105   Marowak
Alolan Form
 
 
Monster Monster
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
  Amorphous Amorphous
110   Weezing
Galarian Form
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
126   Magmar
  Human-Like Human-Like
136   Flareon
  Field Field
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
218   Slugma
  Amorphous Amorphous
219   Magcargo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
222   Corsola
Galarian Form
  Water 1 Water 3
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
229   Houndoom
 
 
Field Field
240   Magby
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
244   Entei
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
255   Torchic
  Field Field
256   Combusken
 
 
Field Field
257   Blaziken
 
 
Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
292   Shedinja
 
 
Mineral Mineral
302   Sableye
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
322   Numel
 
 
Field Field
323   Camerupt
 
 
Field Field
324   Torkoal
  Field Field
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
390   Chimchar
  Field Human-Like
391   Monferno
 
 
Field Human-Like
392   Infernape
 
 
Field Human-Like
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
442   Spiritomb
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
467   Magmortar
  Human-Like Human-Like
475   Gallade
 
 
Human-Like Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
478   Froslass
 
 
Fairy Mineral
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
485   Heatran
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
513   Pansear
  Field Field
514   Simisear
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
  Field Field
554   Darumaka
Galarian Form
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
  Field Field
555   Darmanitan
Galarian Form
  Field Field
562   Yamask
  Mineral Amorphous
562   Yamask
Galarian Form
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
563   Cofagrigus
  Mineral Amorphous
592   Frillish
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
593   Jellicent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
607   Litwick
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
608   Lampent
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
609   Chandelure
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
631   Heatmor
  Field Field
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug
643   Reshiram
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653   Fennekin
  Field Field
654   Braixen
  Field Field
655   Delphox
 
 
Field Field
661   Fletchling
 
 
Flying Flying
662   Fletchinder
 
 
Flying Flying
663   Talonflame
 
 
Flying Flying
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
708   Phantump
 
 
Grass Amorphous
709   Trevenant
 
 
Grass Amorphous
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
721   Volcanion
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
725   Litten
  Field Field
726   Torracat
  Field Field
727   Incineroar
 
 
Field Field
757   Salandit
 
 
Monster Dragon
758   Salazzle
 
 
Monster Dragon
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
802   Marshadow
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
806   Blacephalon
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
837   Rolycoly
  Mineral Mineral
838   Carkol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
839   Coalossal
 
 
Mineral Mineral
851   Centiskorch
 
 
Bug Bug
854   Sinistea
  Mineral Amorphous
855   Polteageist
  Mineral Amorphous
864   Cursola
  Water 1 Water 3
867   Runerigus
 
 
Mineral Amorphous
886   Drakloak
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
887   Dragapult
 
 
Amorphous Dragon
897   Spectrier
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
898   Calyrex
Shadow Rider
 
 
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.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
092   Gastly
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
109   Koffing
  Amorphous Amorphous
228   Houndour
 
 
Field Field
280   Ralts
  Human-Like Amorphous
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 III

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
146   Moltres
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered Purified Shadow PokémonXD
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Will-O-Wisp is a move with 17 PP and 100% accuracy. It targets enemy in the front, cutting corners, inflicting a burn on it. This move is affected by Magic Coat and Taunt.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In the Nintendo 3DS version's Smash Run mode, Chandelure appears as an enemy who can use Will-O-Wisp, which consists of three weak purple fireballs that home in on the player.

Pokkén Tournament

Chandelure also uses Will-O-Wisp in Pokkén. Chandelure sends weak purple flames that either fly forward or remain in place if charged. The flames cannot be nullified by other projectiles, and upon contact, the opponent's Attack is lowered, similar to a burn.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Status 2 90% An opponent Leaves the target burned.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts a burn on the target. A burn inflicts damage every few turns.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Burn status condition. A Pokémon with the Burn status takes damage every few turns.
BSL てきポケモンを やけどじょうたいにかえる やけどじょうたいになると いっていターンごとに ダメージをうける
MDGtI It causes the Burn status condition to an enemy. With the Burn status, it keeps taking damage, and its Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD It leaves an enemy with a burn.


In the anime

       
Dusclops Giratina Origin Forme Koffing Delphox
The user attacks the opponent with blue fireballs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Dusclops A blue fireball appears in between Dusclops's hands and it fires it at the opponent.
Butler's Dusclops Jirachi: Wish Maker Debut
Timmy Grimm's Dusclops Disaster of Disguise None
A wild Dusclops Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
Brandon's Dusclops Gathering the Gang of Four! None
A Coordinator's Dusclops Team Shocker! None
  Banette Banette raises its arms and balls of blue flames appear around it. Banette then shoots them at the opponent, or Banette opens its mouth and fires blue fireballs from its mouth at the opponent.
Harley's Banette Deceit and Assist None
A wild Banette Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
  Duskull Duskull puts its hands together and a light blue fireball appears in between them. Duskull then fires the fireball at the opponent.
A wild Duskull Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
  Giratina The headplates on Origin Forme Giratina's face opens and it opens its mouth and fires a blue fireball from its mouth at the opponent.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
  Giratina Giratina opens its mouth and releases a blue fireball from its mouth at the opponent.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
  Dusknoir The yellow markings on Dusknoir's body glow yellow and it holds out both of its hands. Two blue fireballs then appear in front of them and Dusknoir fires them at the opponent.
A wild Dusknoir Ghoul Daze! None
A wild Dusknoir Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
  Drifloon Drifloon's body becomes surrounded by light blue fireballs. Drifloon then fires the fireballs at the opponent.
Fantina's Drifloon Playing the Leveling Field! None
  Drifblim Drifblim's body becomes surrounded by light blue fireballs, and it fires the fireballs at the opponent.
Fantina's Drifblim Shield with a Twist! None
  Yamask Yamask forms a pink, light blue and dark blue fireball between its hands and fires it at the opponent. Yamask can also control where the fireball can go.
A wild Yamask A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! None
James's Yamask A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2 None
  Chandelure Chandelure floats up to the opponent and starts spinning its body around. It then releases multiple light blue fireballs from its body at the opponent, or Chandelure starts spinning its body around and a light blue fireball forms in front of its body where it was facing before it started to spin. As it spins, the fireball grows bigger, and it launches the light blue fireball at the opponent. As it flies through the air, the fireball becomes surrounded in purple fire.
Ingo's Chandelure Battle For The Underground! None
  Cofagrigus Cofagrigus creates a pink, light blue, and dark blue fireball in its hands and fires it at the opponent.
A wild Cofagrigus Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! None
  Koffing Koffing creates a ring of pink, light blue, and dark blue fireballs around its body. It then spins rapidly, firing the fireballs at the opponent.
Roxie's Koffing Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
  Delphox Delphox forms a pink, light blue, and dark blue fireball at the tip of its wand stick. It then swings the wand, firing the fireball at the opponent.
Wylie's Delphox An Appetite for Battle! None
  Trevenant Trevenant forms a pink, light blue, and dark blue fireball in between its hands. It then launches the fireball at the opponent.
A wild Trevenant Forging Forest Friendships! None
  Banette Mega Banette forms three white, light-blue, purple, and dark-purple fireballs, one on each hand and one in front of its mouth. It then launches the fireballs at the opponent. The fireballs will follow the opponent until they hit.
Levi and Cherie's Banette Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • This move is named after the will-o'-the-wisp, a ghost light seen over wetlands.
  • In all handheld games starting from Generation IV, and in Pokémon Battle Revolution, the animation shows the flames being purple, although the description says they are bluish white.
  • Even though Will-O-Wisp is a status move, its depiction in the anime is similar to that of a damage-dealing move, never causing any burns at all, in one instance being shown to equal Flamethrower in terms of power.
  • In the dub versions of Jirachi: Wish Maker, when Butler calls for his Dusclops to use this attack, he calls it "Capitata" rather than "Will-O-Wisp". In the Japanese version, Butler says 'Onibi!' which is Will-O-Wisp's official Japanese name. It is unknown how the name "Capitata" got into the script or final product.
  • In the Latin American dub of the anime, this move was called Fogonazo in Gathering the Gang of Four!, which is the Spanish name for Seed Flare.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鬼火 Gwáifó
Mandarin 鬼火 Guǐhuǒ
  Dutch Dwaallicht
  Finnish Virvatuli
  French Feu Follet
  German Irrlicht
  Greek Φαντασμάφως Fantasmafos
  Indonesian Api Setan
  Italian Fuocofatuo
  Korean 도깨비불 Dokkaebi Bul
  Polish Ognik
Portuguese   Brazil Fogo Fátuo (Noble Victories-present, manga)
Fogo-Fátuo (BW Promo)
Fogo-fátuo (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Call of Legends)
Labareda
  Portugal Fogo Fátuo
  Romanian Flăcăraie
  Serbian Magični plamen
Spanish   Latin America Golpe de Fuego (AG061)
Ilusión de Fuego (AG122)
Fogonazo (AG189)
Luz Fantasma (DP093, DP128)
Fuego Fatuo (DP102-present)
  Spain Fuego Fatuo
  Vietnamese Ma Trơi



Variations of the move Lovely Kiss
  Lovely KissSleep PowderSweet Kiss
Formerly a variation
  Will-O-Wisp


Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
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
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
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25262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849
50515253545556575859606162636465666768697071727374
75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation VIII TRs
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75767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899


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