Will-O-Wisp (move)

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Will-O-Wisp
おにび Will-o'-the-Wisp
Will-O-Wisp.png
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Type  Fire
Category  Status
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  —
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes audience expect little of other contestants.

Will-O-Wisp (Japanese: おにび Will-o'-the-Wisp) is a non-damaging Fire-type move introduced in Generation III. It has been TM61 since Generation IV.

Contents

Effect

Generations III to V

Will-O-Wisp inflicts a burn on the target. It has no effect on Fire-type Pokémon.

Generation VI

Will-O-Wisp's accuracy changed from 75% to 85%.

Description

Games Description
RSE Inflicts a burn on the foe with intense fire.
FRLG A sinister, bluish white flame is shot at the foe to inflict a burn.
XDColo. Inflicts a burn on the target with intense fire.
DPPtHGSS The user shoots a sinister, bluish white flame at the foe to inflict a burn.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field 17 14 31BW
26B2W2
26XY
20ORAS
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous 32 23 23BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous 32 23 23BW
13B2W2
13XY
16ORAS
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous 38 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous 41 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous 33 33 33XY
25ORAS
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous 21 21
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous 21 21
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous 16 16
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous 16 16
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field 38
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field 45
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field 47
708 Phantump Phantump
Grass Amorphous 31
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Grass Amorphous 31
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM61
V
TM61
VI
TM61
VII
TM61
004 Charmander Charmander
Monster Dragon
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon
Monster Dragon
006 Charizard Charizard
Monster Dragon
037 Vulpix Vulpix
Field Field
038 Ninetales Ninetales
Field Field
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Field Field
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Field Field
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Field Field
092 Gastly Gastly
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
Amorphous Amorphous
109 Koffing Koffing
Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
Amorphous Amorphous
126 Magmar Magmar
Human-Like Human-Like
136 Flareon Flareon
Field Field
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Field Field
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
218 Slugma Slugma
Amorphous Amorphous
219 Magcargo Magcargo
Amorphous Amorphous
228 Houndour Houndour
Field Field
229 Houndoom Houndoom
Field Field
240 Magby Magby
Undiscovered Undiscovered
244 Entei Entei
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
255 Torchic Torchic
Field Field
256 Combusken Combusken
Field Field
257 Blaziken Blaziken
Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
292 Shedinja Shedinja
Mineral Mineral
302 Sableye Sableye
Human-Like Human-Like
322 Numel Numel
Field Field
323 Camerupt Camerupt
Field Field
324 Torkoal Torkoal
Field Field
338 Solrock Solrock
Mineral Mineral
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
355 Duskull Duskull
Amorphous Amorphous
356 Dusclops Dusclops
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
390 Chimchar Chimchar
Field Human-Like
391 Monferno Monferno
Field Human-Like
392 Infernape Infernape
Field Human-Like
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb
Amorphous Amorphous
467 Magmortar Magmortar
Human-Like Human-Like
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir
Amorphous Amorphous
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous
485 Heatran Heatran
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
498 Tepig Tepig
Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
Field Field
513 Pansear Pansear
Field Field
514 Simisear Simisear
Field Field
554 Darumaka Darumaka
Field Field
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan
Field Field
562 Yamask Yamask
Mineral Amorphous
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus
Mineral Amorphous
592 Frillish Frillish
Amorphous Amorphous
593 Jellicent Jellicent
Amorphous Amorphous
607 Litwick Litwick
Amorphous Amorphous
608 Lampent Lampent
Amorphous Amorphous
609 Chandelure Chandelure
Amorphous Amorphous
631 Heatmor Heatmor
Field Field
636 Larvesta Larvesta
Bug Bug
637 Volcarona Volcarona
Bug Bug
643 Reshiram Reshiram
Undiscovered Undiscovered
653 Fennekin Fennekin
Field Field
654 Braixen Braixen
Field Field
655 Delphox Delphox
Field Field
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder
Flying Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame
Flying Flying
667 Litleo Litleo
Field Field
668 Pyroar Pyroar
Field Field
708 Phantump Phantump
Amorphous Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant
Amorphous Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo
Amorphous Amorphous
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist
Amorphous Amorphous
721 Volcanion Volcanion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation III

# Pokémon Egg Groups Obtained with
146 Moltres Moltres
Undiscovered Undiscovered Purified in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

In the Nintendo 3DS version's Smash Run mode, Chandelure appears as an enemy who can use Will-O-Wisp, which consists of three weak purple fireballs that home in on the player.

Pokkén Tournament

Chandelure also uses Will-O-Wisp in Pokkén. Chandelure sends weak purple flames that either fly forward or remain in place if charged. The flames cannot be nullified by other projectiles, and upon contact, the opponent's Attack is lowered, similar to a burn.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts a burn on the target. A burn inflicts damage every few turns.
MDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Burn status condition. A Pokémon with the Burn status takes damage every few turns.

In the anime

Brandon Dusclops Will-O-Wisp.png Fantina Drifloon Will-O-Wisp.png Roxie Koffing Will-O-Wisp.png Wylie Delphox Will-O-Wisp.png
Dusclops Drifloon Koffing Delphox
The user attacks the opponent with blue fireballs.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
356 Dusclops A blue fireball appears in between Dusclops's hands and it fires it at the opponent.
Butler's Dusclops Jirachi: Wish Maker Debut
Timmy Grimm's Dusclops Disaster of Disguise None
A wild Dusclops Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
Brandon's Dusclops Gathering the Gang of Four! None
A Coordinator's Dusclops Team Shocker! None
354 Banette Banette raises its arms and balls of blue flames appear around it. Banette then shoots them at the opponent, or Banette opens its mouth and fires blue fireballs from its mouth at the opponent.
Harley's Banette Deceit and Assist None
A wild Banette Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None
355 Duskull Duskull puts its hands together and a light blue fireball appears in between them. Duskull then fires the fireball at the opponent.
A wild Duskull Pikachu's Ghost Carnival None
487O Giratina The headplates on Giratina's face opens and it opens its mouth and fires a blue fireball from its mouth at the opponent.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
487 Giratina Giratina opens its mouth and releases a blue fireball from its mouth at the opponent.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
477 Dusknoir The yellow markings on Dusknoir's body glow yellow and it holds out both of its hands. Two blue fireballs then appear in front of them and Dusknoir fires them at the opponent.
A wild Dusknoir Ghoul Daze! None
A wild Dusknoir Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
425 Drifloon Drifloon's body becomes surrounded by light blue fireballs. Drifloon then fires the fireballs at the opponent.
Fantina's Drifloon Playing the Leveling Field! None
426 Drifblim Drifblim's body becomes surrounded by light blue fireballs, and it fires the fireballs at the opponent.
Fantina's Drifblim Shield with a Twist! None
562 Yamask Yamask forms a pink, light blue and dark blue fireball between its hands and fires it at the opponent. Yamask can also control where the fireball can go.
A wild Yamask A Night in the Nacrene City Museum! None
James's Yamask A Restoration Confrontation! Part 2 None
609 Chandelure Chandelure floats up to the opponent and starts spinning its body around. It then releases multiple light blue fireballs from its body at the opponent, or Chandelure starts spinning its body around and a light blue fireball forms in front of its body where it was facing before it started to spin. As it spins, the fireball grows bigger, and it launches the light blue fireball at the opponent. As it flies through the air, the fireball becomes surrounded in purple fire.
Ingo's Chandelure Battle For The Underground! None
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus creates a pink, light blue, and dark blue fireball in its hands and fires it at the opponent.
A wild Cofagrigus Explorers of the Hero's Ruin! None
109 Koffing Koffing creates a ring of pink, light blue, and dark blue fireballs around its body. It then spins rapidly, firing the fireballs at the opponent.
Roxie's Koffing Rocking the Virbank Gym! Part 1 None
655 Delphox Delphox forms a pink, light blue, and dark blue fireball at the tip of its wand stick. It then swings the wand, firing the fireball at the opponent.
Wylie's Delphox An Appetite for Battle! None
709 Trevenant Trevenant forms a pink, light blue, and dark blue fireball in between its hands. It then launches the fireball at the opponent.
A wild Trevenant Forging Forest Friendships! None
354M Banette Mega Banette forms a fireball that is colored white, light-blue, purple, and dark-purple, in front of its mouth and two hands, it leans back a bit and then throws the fireballs at its opponent and they follow the opponent as they move.
Dohga and Ether's Banette Volcanion and the Mechanical Marvel None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Will-O-Wisp III.png Will-O-Wisp IV.png Will-O-Wisp V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Will-O-Wisp Colo.png Will-O-Wisp XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Will-O-Wisp PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Despite what its name would imply, and it being more closely associated with Ghost types, Will-O-Wisp is a Fire-type move. This is presumably due to it inflicting a burn. A similar situation occurs with Poison Powder.
  • Will-O-Wisp is the only status move capable of inflicting a burn.
  • In all handheld games starting from Generation IV, and in Pokémon Battle Revolution, the animation shows the flames being purple, although the description says they are bluish white.
  • Even though Will-O-Wisp is a status move, its depiction in the anime is similar to that of a damage-dealing move, never causing any burns at all, in one instance being shown to equal Flamethrower in terms of power.
  • In the dub versions of Jirachi: Wish Maker, when Butler calls for his Dusclops to use this attack, he calls it "Capitata" rather than "Will-O-Wisp". In the Japanese version, Butler says 'Onibi!' which is Will-O-Wisp's official Japanese name. It is unknown how the name "Capitata" got into the script or final product.
  • In the Latin American dub of the anime, this move was called Fogonazo in Gathering the Gang of Four!, which is the Spanish name for Seed Flare.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 鬼火 Gwáifó
Mandarin 鬼火 Guǐhuǒ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dwaallicht
Finland Flag.png Finnish Virvatuli
France Flag.png French Feu Follet
Germany Flag.png German Irrlicht
Greece Flag.png Greek Φαντασμάφως Fantasmafos
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Api Setan
Italy Flag.png Italian Fuocofatuo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 도깨비불 Dokkaebi Bul
Poland Flag.png Polish Ognik
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Labareda
Fogo-fátuo (HeartGold & SoulSilver-Call of Legends)
Fogo-Fátuo (BW Promo)
Fogo Fátuo (Noble Victories-present)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Fogo Fátuo
Romania Flag.png Romanian Flăcăraie
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Magični plamen
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Fuego (AG061)
Ilusión de Fuego (AG122)
Fogonazo (AG189)
Luz Fantasma (DP093, DP128)
Fuego Fatuo (DP102-present)
Spain Flag.png Spain Fuego Fatuo
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ma Trơi


Variations of the move Lovely Kiss
Status Lovely KissSleep PowderSweet Kiss
Formerly a variation
Status Will-O-Wisp


Generation IV TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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