Flash Fire (Ability)

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Flash Fire もらいび
Received Fire
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Generation III
Powers up if hit by fire.
Generation IV
Powers up Fire-type moves if hit by a Fire move.DPPt
It powers up Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.HGSS
Generation V
It powers up Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Generation VI
Powers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.
Generation VII
Powers up the Pokémon's Fire-type moves if it's hit by one.

Flash Fire (Japanese: もらいび Received Fire) is an Ability introduced in Generation III. All Pokémon that have this Ability are Fire types.

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Effect

In battle

Generation III

Flash Fire makes the Pokémon immune to Fire-type moves and will activate when hit by one. When activated, the power of the Pokémon's Fire-type moves is increased by 50%. While subsequent hits by Fire-type moves will not provide further increases in power, the Pokémon remains immune to the moves.

Flash Fire will not activate if the Pokémon is protected from the Fire-type move.

Flash Fire will not work while the user is frozen.

Generation IV

Instead of boosting Fire-type moves' power, Flash Fire now technically boosts the Pokémon's Attack or Special Attack by 50% during damage calculation if a Fire-type move is being used, resulting in effectively the same effect.

Generation V onwards

Flash Fire is now functional even if the user is frozen.

Outside of battle

Flash Fire has no effect outside of battle.

Pokémon with Flash Fire

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire Flash Fire None Drought
Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire Flash Fire None Drought
Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire Intimidate Flash Fire Justified
Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire Run Away Flash Fire Flame Body
Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire Run Away Flash Fire Flame Body
Flareon Flareon Fire Fire Flash Fire None Guts
Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
Quilava Quilava Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire Blaze None Flash Fire
Houndour Houndour Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire Early Bird Flash Fire Unnerve
Entei Entei Fire Fire Pressure None Flash Fire
Heatran Heatran Fire Steel Flash Fire None Flame Body
Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire Flash Fire Flame Body Infiltrator
Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire Gluttony Flash Fire White Smoke
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

Pokéstar Studios opponents with Flash Fire

# Pokémon Types First Ability Second Ability Hidden Ability
M.T. 2 M.T. 2 Steel Electric Flash Fire None None
Please note that this is only 100% accurate to Generation VI games.
  • For Generation III games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation IV or later and Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation IV games, ignore Hidden Abilities.
  • For Generation V games, ignore Abilities introduced in Generation VI.

In the anime

None.png Heatran Flash Fire.png Malva Houndoom Flash Fire.png None.png
Heatran Houndoom
The Pokémon absorbs heat from its surroundings or Fire attacks that hit it, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
485 Heatran Heatran's body glows red and it absorbs the heat from any surrounding fire or lava, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
A wild Heatran Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! Debut
229 Houndoom Houndoom absorbs any Fire-type moves that hit it, leaving it undamaged and powering up its own Fire-type attacks.
Malva's Houndoom Mega Evolution Special IV None

In the manga

In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!

None.png Yuu Shirogane Scizor Flash Fire.png None.png None.png
Scizor
The Pokémon is immune to Fire-type attacks, and its Fire-type moves become stronger when hit by one.
Pokémon Method
User First Chapter Used In Notes
212 Scizor Scizor is immune to Fire-type attacks, and its Fire-type moves become stronger when hit by one.
Yū's Scizor Clash! Yū vs. The Wandering Player Debut
Used via Skill Swap

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

None.png Enta Vulpix Flash Fire CBF.png None.png None.png
Vulpix
The Pokémon powers up its Fire-type attacks when hit by a Fire-type move.
Pokémon Method
User First Chapter Used In Notes
037 Vulpix Vulpix absorbs a Fire-type move, powering up its Fire-type attacks.
Enta's Vulpix Enta Arrives at the Battle Frontier! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 延燒 Yánshāo
Finland Flag.png Finnish Välähdys
France Flag.png French Torche
Germany Flag.png German Feuerfänger
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tahan Api
Italy Flag.png Italian Fuocardore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 타오르는 불꽃 Taoreuneun Bulkkot
Poland Flag.png Polish Ognisty Błysk
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Fogo Brilhante
Spain Flag.png Spanish Absorbe Fuego*
Absor. Fuego*


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