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Blast Burn (Japanese: ブラストバーン Blast Burn) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation III.
Blast Burn inflicts damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge.
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|| Powerful, but leaves the user immobile the next turn.
|| The foe is hit with a huge explosion. The user can’t move on the next turn.
|| The foe is razed by a fiery explosion. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
|| The target is razed by a fiery explosion. The user must rest on the next turn, however.
Various Move Tutors will teach Blast Burn to the fully evolved Fire-type starters if their friendship rating is maximized:
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
|| Typhlosion and Blaziken
| The user releases a powerful flame from its mouth at the opponent.
|| First Chapter Used In
|| The flame at the end of Charizard's tail grows to a massive size and it releases a poweful and massive stream of fire from its mouth at the opponent.
| Blue's Charizard
|| Legend - Grass and Fire
|| Blaziken releases a powerful and massive stream of fire from its mouth at the opponent, or Blaziken holds out its arms and releases a powerful stream of fire from the fire around its wrists at the opponent.
| Sapphire's Toro
|| The Final Battle III
|| Typhlosion hunches over and releases a powerful stream of fire from the flames on its back at the opponent.
| Gold's Exbo
|| The Final Battle VIII
In other generations
- Smeargle is the only Pokémon that is not a Fire-type starter Pokémon able to learn Blast Burn, due to Sketch.
- Mew, though repeatedly said on the Pokédex to be able to learn any move, is not able to learn Blast Burn because the tutors only want to teach it to Fire-type starter Pokémon.
- Blast Burn is the only variant of Hyper Beam not to be used in the anime.
- In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, the Pokémon's IQ must be over 3-3.5 to learn Blast Burn at Level 72.
- Despite being called Blast Burn in numerous languages, it cannot inflict the Burn status ailment at all.
- Despite being called the strongest Fire-type move, V-create has a base power of 180, 30 more than Blast Burn.
- That said, Blast Burn was the strongest Fire-type move before Generation V.
- Blast Burn and its variations are tied with Quick Attack and its variations with the largest number of variations to a single move.
In other languages