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Revision as of 14:57, 23 September 2010

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

Statistical averages

Overall

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


Fully evolved

Stat
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
Bug
Grass
Ice
½× Bug
Fire
Grass
½× Dragon
Fire
Rock
Water
Ground
Rock
Water
None None

Generation II-onwards

Offensive Fire Defensive
Power Types   Power Types
Bug
Grass
Ice
Steel
½× Bug
Fire
Grass
Ice
Steel
½× Dragon
Fire
Rock
Water
Ground
Rock
Water
None None

Characteristics

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. 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 had before Generation V was that no Pokémon of the type had a Water resistant subtype leaving them all vulnerable to Water-type moves. This problem will soon be eradicated with the introduction of Reshiram, a Dragon/Fire Pokémon.

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 only four types, two types are are hindered by their own bad special defenses and relative scarcity therefore keeping their moves rather valuable. While Fire is not very effective against Rock and Dragon-types, many fire attacks can burn, therefore halving their attack. Fire types often have below average defense 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.


Quantity-wise, Fire-types are rare, with only 18 fully evolved Pokémon among the total amount of 33, of which there are four legendaries and four starter Pokémon. Technically, this means that only ten 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.

Pokémon

Pure Fire-type Pokémon

# Name
004 004 Charmander
005 005 Charmeleon
037 037 Vulpix
038 038 Ninetales
058 058 Growlithe
059 059 Arcanine
077 077 Ponyta
078 078 Rapidash
126 126 Magmar
136 136 Flareon
155 155 Cyndaquil
156 156 Quilava
157 157 Typhlosion
218 218 Slugma
240 240 Magby
244 244 Entei
255 255 Torchic
324 324 Torkoal
390 390 Chimchar
467 467 Magmortar
498 498 Pokabu
513 513 Baoppu
514 514 Baokki
554 554 Darumakka
555 555 Hihidaruma
631 631 Kuitaran

Half Fire-type Pokémon

Primary Fire-type Pokémon

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

Secondary Fire-type Pokémon

# Name Type 1 Type 2
228 228 Houndour Dark Fire
229 229 Houndoom Dark Fire
494 494 Victini Psychic Fire
607 607 Hitomoshi Ghost Fire
608 608 Ranpuraa Ghost Fire
609 609 Shanderaa Ghost Fire
636 636 Meraruba Bug Fire
637 637 Urugamoth Bug Fire
643 643 Reshiram Dragon Fire

Moves

Damage-dealing moves

Name Category Contest Power Accuracy PP Target Notes
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.
Cross Flame Special ???  ???  ???% 5 One foe If attacked by Cross Thunder this move is used automatically and the power of all moves are increased.
Devastate ??? ???  ???  ???% 15 One foe Destroys the opponent's Berry.
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 Fang Physical Beauty 65 95% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent and cause flinching.
Fire Oath ??? ???  ???  ???% 10  ??? ???
Fire Punch Physical Beauty 75 100% 15 One foe Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Fire Spin Special Beauty 15 70% 15 One foe Attacks for two to five turns.
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 ???  ???  ???% 10 One foe  ???
Heat Wave Special Beauty 100 90% 10 Both foes Has a 10% chance of burning the opponent.
Lava Plume Special Tough 80 100% 15 Everyone else Has a 30% chance of burning the opponent.
Magma Storm Special Tough 120 70% 5 One foe Attacks for two to five turns.
Nitro Charge Physical ??? 50 100% 20 One foe Raises user's Speed by one stage.
Overheat Special Beauty 140 90% 5 One foe Lowers user's Special Attack by two stages.
Sacred Fire Physical Beauty 100 95% 5 One foe Has a 50% chance of burning the opponent.

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.

Trivia

  • Fifteen of the eighteen Fire-type moves are Beauty moves in Contests. The only three that aren't Beauty moves were newly introduced in Generation IV, meaning that in Generation III, all 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.
  • Torkoal is the only non-legendary Fire-type not related by evolution to another Pokémon.
  • All Fire-type Pokémon have yellow, orange, or red color somewhere on their body.
    • Houndour and Houndoom are the only two Fire-types that are not categorized by the Pokédex as Red, Yellow, or Brown (both being categorized as Black).
    • Reshiram is the only Fire-type that does not normally have such coloration on its body, although its tail and horns are able to light up with a red/orange firey glow.
  • As of Generation IV, every Fire-type starter family has at least one member whose name begins with a C.
  • Of all status moves, the second least common type among them is the Fire-type, tied with Fighting- and Template:Type2s.
  • Pokémon Diamond and Pearl have been criticized for the severe lack of Fire-types 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.
  • Vulpix and Ninetales are the only Fire-type Pokémon whose gender ratio makes males rarer than females.
  • Houndour, Houndoom, Reshiram and Victini are the only Pokémon with Fire as a secondary type.
  • 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, Pokémon Stadium, 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-types) 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.
  • Until Generation V, every Fire-type Pokémon was weak against Water, being the only type that had one weakness shared among all Pokémon of that type. Reshiram, due to being a Dragon-type as well, nullifies Fire's weakness, making it currently the only Fire-type not weak to Water.
  • With 5 resistances, the Fire type has the second most resistances of all types, falling 6 short of the Steel-type's 11 resistances.
  • The Magby evolutionary line is the only three-stage Fire-type line, excluding the starter Pokémon families.
  • So far, Generation III is the only generation not to have introduced at least one Fire-type legendary Pokémon.
  • The version mascot of every primary version, with the exception of Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Diamond, is a Fire-type Pokémon.
    • Groudon, the version mascot of Ruby, however, can use a variety of Fire-type moves, probably due to its Drought ability, which has the same effect as Sunny Day, boosting the power of Fire-type moves.
  • 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.
  • Its Japanese name, Honō, literally means flame, rather than fire.
  • Victini has the most weaknesses of any Fire-type Pokémon, being weak to five types.

In other languages

  • Chinese: huǒ
  • Czech: Ohnivý
  • Dutch: Vuur
  • Finnish: Tuli
  • French: Feu
  • German: Feuer
  • Hebrew: אש aes
  • Italian: Fuoco
  • Japanese: ほのお (炎) honō
  • Korean: 불꽃 bulkkot
  • Polish: Ognisty
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Fogo
  • Russian: Огненный ognennyi
  • Spanish: Fuego