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Scald (Japanese: ねっとう Boiling Water) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V. It is TM55 as of Generation V.
Scald inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of causing a burn. Upon execution, Scald will thaw the user if frozen, regardless of the success of the move. This means that Scald thaws the user even if the move misses or is rendered useless by Detect, Protect, Storm Drain, or Water Absorb.
|| The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
- Scald is the only non-Fire-type move that thaws out frozen Pokémon.
- Scald is the only damage-dealing Water-type move that can be learned by a Fire-type Pokémon.
- Scald is one of two moves able to cause a burn that is neither of the Fire nor Normal type. The other is Ice Burn.
In other languages