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Template:ElementalTypes Template:TypeNotice Notable trainers that specialize in Fire-type Pokémon include Blaine of Cinnabar Island, Flannery of Lavaridge Town, Flint of the Sinnoh Elite Four, and Chili of Striaton City.

Statistical averages


HP: 64
Attack: 81
Defense: 64
Sp.Atk: 86
Sp.Def: 72
Speed: 72
Total: 0

Fully evolved

HP: 79.24
Attack: 97.82
Defense: 82.00
Sp.Atk: 102.82
Sp.Def: 88.29
Speed: 79.29
Total: 0

Battle properties

Generation I

Offensive Fire Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Bug
½× Dragon
None None

Generation II-onwards

Offensive Fire Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
½× Bug
½× Dragon
None None



The Fire type has its pros and cons defensively. Ground, Rock, and Water moves are all very common, while most of the Fire type's resistances are of little use. Most Fire-type Pokémon will not survive too long in battle; they must deal damage quickly in order to earn their slot on a team. This reflects the nature of fire being a glass cannon; a very destructive force yet at the same time being very fragile. The biggest flaw Fire-types have is that no Pokémon of the type had a Water resistant subtype leaving them all vulnerable to Water-type moves, with the exception of the legendary Pokémon Reshiram, which is a dual Dragon/Fire-type.

However, not only does Fire have five resistances, among them being a key resistance to the powerful Ice, but its also immune to the Burn condition making Pokémon of this type key physical sweepers. Also, most Fire types can at least learn SolarBeam to counter all three of the type's weaknesses.


Offensively, Fire is very powerful. The ability to deal super effective damage to Steel-type Pokémon is very useful for Pokémon that specialize in physical moves, as many Steel-type Pokémon typically have high Defense but a low Special Defense and would have little trouble with any physical moves thrown at them. Also Fire moves are generally powerful, with half of its damaging moves having 100 or more for power and 11 out of 16 having 80 or more. While Fire is resisted by four types, two types are hindered by their own bad special defenses and relative scarcity therefore keeping their moves rather valuable. While fire types often have below average defensive stats, but high speed, and attack stats, making them lethal damaging Pokémon. Fire is super effective against four types; only Ground and Fighting surpasses it. It ties with Ice and Rock, even though double weaknesses to Ice and Rock are slightly more common. However, Fire is the only type that can cause quintuple damage, due to the combination of a double weakness and the ability Dry Skin. Many Fire types can now learn Grass attacks, which can make double resistances to Fire useless. (in this case, Water/Rock types, who are doubly weak to Grass)


Quantity-wise, Fire-types are rare, with only 26 fully evolved Pokémon among the total amount of 48, of which there are six legendaries and five starter Pokémon. Technically, this means that only fifteen Fire-type Pokémon are easily available. This makes sense as most forms of fire are extremely rare in nature. Fire-types are much rarer in colder regions than in warmer ones, as proven with Hoenn and Sinnoh's Pokédex listings, which have the most and the least Fire-types, respectively, if not counting the Johto Pokédex (which counted all ten Fire-type evolution families that were known at the time). When used in contests, Fire-type moves typically become Beauty moves, but some may be Tough or Smart moves.


As of Generation V, there are 48 Fire-type Pokémon or 7.40% of all Pokémon, making it the ninth most common elemental type.

Pure Fire-type Pokémon

# Name
004 Charmander Charmander
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
037 Vulpix Vulpix
038 Ninetales Ninetales
058 Growlithe Growlithe
059 Arcanine Arcanine
077 Ponyta Ponyta
078 Rapidash Rapidash
126 Magmar Magmar
136 Flareon Flareon
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
156 Quilava Quilava
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
218 Slugma Slugma
240 Magby Magby
244 Entei Entei
255 Torchic Torchic
324 Torkoal Torkoal
351 Castform Castform*
390 Chimchar Chimchar
467 Magmortar Magmortar
493 Arceus Arceus*
498 Tepig Tepig
513 Pansear Pansear
514 Baokkie Baokkie
554 Darumaka Darumaka
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan*
631 Kuitaran Kuitaran

Half Fire-type Pokémon

Primary Fire-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
499 Chaoboo Chaoboo Fire Fighting
500 Enbuoh Enbuoh Fire Fighting
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan* Fire Psychic

Secondary Fire-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
479 Rotom Rotom* Electric Fire
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
607 Hitomoshi Hitomoshi Ghost Fire
608 Ranpuraa Ranpuraa Ghost Fire
609 Shandera Shandera Ghost Fire
636 Meraruba Meraruba Bug Fire
637 Ulgamoth Ulgamoth Bug Fire
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire


Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
Ball of Flame Special ??? 100 100% 5 One foe Has a 30% chance of burning the opponent.
Blast Burn Special Beauty 150 90% 5 One foe The user must rest on the next turn.
Blaze Kick Physical Beauty 85 90% 10 One foe Has a high critical hit ratio. Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Blue Fire Special ??? 130 85% 5 One foe Has a 20% chance of burning the opponent.
Cross Flame Special ??? 100 100% 5 One foe If attacked by Cross Thunder this move is used automatically and the power of all moves are increased.
Ember Special Beauty 40 100% 25 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Eruption Special Beauty 150 100% 5 Both foes The less HP the user has, the weaker this move's power.
Fire Blast Special Beauty 120 85% 5 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Fire Dance Special ??? 80 100% 10 One foe Has a 50% chance of raising the user's Special Attack.
Fire Fang Physical Beauty 65 95% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent and cause flinching.
Fire Oath Special ??? 50 100% 10 One foe Can be combined with Water Oath or Grass Oath.
Fire Punch Physical Beauty 75 100% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Fire Spin Special Beauty 35* 85%* 15 One foe Attacks for four to five turns.
Flame Burst Special ??? 70 100% 15 One foe The Pokémon adjacent to the target lose 1/16 of their maximum HP.
Flame Charge Physical ??? 50 100% 20 One foe Raises user's Speed by one stage.
Flame Wheel Physical Beauty 60 100% 25 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Flamethrower Special Beauty 95 100% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Flare Blitz Physical Smart 120 100% 15 One foe User takes 1/3 recoil damage. Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Heat Stamp Physical ??? Varies 100% 10 One foe Deals more damage the heavier the user is compared to the target.
Heat Wave Special Beauty 100 90% 10 Both foes Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Incinerate Special ??? 30 100% 15 One foe Destroys the opponent's Berry.
Lava Plume Special Tough 80 100% 15 Everyone else Has a 30% chance of burning the opponent.
Magma Storm Special Tough 120 75%* 5 One foe Attacks for two to five turns.
Overheat Special Beauty 140 90% 5 One foe Lowers user's Special Attack by two stages.
Purgatory Special ??? 100 50% 5 One foe Burns the opponent.
Sacred Fire Physical Beauty 100 95% 5 One foe Has a 50% chance of burning the opponent.
V-Generate Physical ??? 180 95% 5 One foe Lower's the user's Defense, Special Defense, and Speed by one stage each and slightly damages allies on either side of the user in Double and Triple Battles.

Non-damaging moves

Name Category Contest Accuracy PP Target Notes
Sunny Day Status Beauty 5 All Causes sunlight to intensify for five turns*.
Will-O-Wisp Status Beauty 75% 15 One foe Inflicts a burn.


  • All Fire-type starters second evolution is at level 36.
  • In Generation III, all fifteen Fire-type moves were Beauty moves.
  • In the Hoenn region games, Fire-type moves could be used underwater and Fire-types like Charmander were able to battle underwater, even though its Pokédex entries point out that it will die if its flame goes out.
  • The three types that Fire is weak to (Ground, Rock, and Water) all share a weakness to Template:Type2 attacks.
  • As of Generation IV, every Fire-type starter family has at least one member whose name begins with a C.
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have been criticized for the severe lack of Fire-type Pokémon in the Sinnoh Pokédex (the Chimchar and Ponyta lines being the only ones), which became apparent when Flint's team only had two Fire-types (the final forms of those two lines). This was fixed in Platinum with the expansion of the Sinnoh Pokédex to include the Houndour, Magmar, and Eevee families.
  • In the main Pokémon games since Generation III, the Fire type has been represented by the color orange. However, in most other Pokémon media, the Fire type has been associated with the color red, including the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the Pokémon Stadium series, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. Ironically, one Generation III game is titled Pokémon FireRed, despite being represented by the color orange in the in-game universe. Also, many orange-colored Pokémon (especially Fire-type Pokémon) are placed in the Red color category, as no orange category exists.
    • Also, the Cool attribute uses a similar shade of orange that represents the Fire type, despite being described as red in-text. Strangely, no Fire-type moves are Cool moves.
  • With 5 resistances, the Fire type has the second most resistances of all types, falling 6 short of the Template:Type2's 11 resistances.
  • So far, Generation III is the only generation not to have introduced at least one Fire-type legendary Pokémon.
  • Fire is unique in that it is the only type able to deal more than double super effective damage. This is possible due to the Paras family's double weakness to fire paired with their ability, Dry Skin, which multiplies fire damage by 1.25, effectively making them take quintuple damage from Fire moves.
  • Generation V has introduced the most Fire-type Pokémon of any generation, with 15 introduced, not counting Darmanitan's second form or Rotom's Heat Form.
  • There are no Fire-type Pokémon in the Blue Color Dex group.

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