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Flare Blitz (move)

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Flare Blitz
フレアドライブ Flare Drive
Flare Blitz.png
Flare Blitz 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.

Flare Blitz (Japanese: フレアドライブ Flare Drive) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Flare Blitz will thaw out the user if it is frozen, and then inflict damage on the target.

Flare Blitz will cause the user to receive recoil damage equal to ⅓ of the damage done to the target. This move has a 10% chance of burning the target.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the foe. The user sustains serious damage, too.
BWB2W2 The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. The user sustains serious damage and may leave the target burned.
XY The user cloaks itself in fire and charges the target. This also damages the user quite a lot. This may leave the target with a burn.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying 66 77 --, 77
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire 48 56 45 45
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire 48 46 49 49
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire 58 56 49 49
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire     45
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting 54 54 54
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting 66 66 --, 66
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting 49 56 56
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting 57 68 --, 68
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire   73 73
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire   43 43
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting   52 52
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting   62 62
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire   33 33
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire   33 33
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire   100 100
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire     --
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying     --
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire Charizard Charizard Charizard
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire GrowlithePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernape GrowlithePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan GrowlithePonytaRapidashFlareonCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire GrowlithePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernape GrowlithePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan GrowlithePonytaRapidashFlareonCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire GrowlithePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernape GrowlithePonytaRapidashCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan GrowlithePonytaRapidashFlareonCombuskenBlazikenMonfernoInfernapeTepigPigniteEmboarDarumakaDarmanitan
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire MonfernoInfernape MonfernoInfernape MonfernoInfernape
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
244 244 Entei Fire 13th Movie Event
GameStop Event
English Winter 2011
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Flare Blitz is Charizard's side special, replacing Rock Smash which became its down special. Like in the main games, Charizard takes recoil damage.

In the anime

Tatsuki Emboar Flare Blitz.png Bianca father Darmanitan Flare Blitz.png Entei Flare Blitz.png Flint Infernape Flare Blitz.png
Emboar Darmanitan Entei Infernape
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
392 Infernape Infernape's body becomes surrounded by red-orange fire and it shoots at the opponent like a missile, slamming into it with great force. Sometimes as its charging at the opponent, the fire around it turns light blue. When the attack is over, red sparks surround Infernape's body as it takes recoil damage.
Flint's Infernape Flint Sparks the Fire! Debut
Ash's Infernape Working on a Right Move! None
244 Entei Entei charges at the opponent. As it does, it leaves behind a trail of orange fire. The fire then reaches Entei and circles around its body until completely covering Entei's body like a fiery aura. Entei then slams into the opponent with great force. As it runs, it leaves behind a trail of orange fire.
Entei (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions Game event-exclusive move
500 Emboar Emboar crosses its arms in front of its face and its body suddenly becomes engulfed in red flames. Emboar then puts its arms down and soars straight at the opponent like a missile. While flying towards the opponent, only its head can be seen, and its body becomes covered in spiraling red-yellow fire while it becomes surrounded in red-orange fire. Emboar then flies into the opponent, or Emboar's body becomes surrounded in light blue flames and it shoots like a missile at the opponent, slamming into it.
Tatsuki's Emboar White—Victini and Zekrom
Black—Victini and Reshiram
None
Shamus's Emboar Evolution by Fire! None
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan's body becomes surrounded in light blue flames and it shoots like a missile at the opponent, slamming into it. As it fires itself at the opponent, a stream of light blue fire is left behind it.
Bianca's father's Red Flash Darmanitan Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! None

In the manga

In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga


In the Let's Play the Pokémon Card Game XY! manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master! manga


In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga


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


In other generations

Flare Blitz IV.png Flare Blitz BW.png Flare Blitz B2W2.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS BW BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Flare Blitz PBR.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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Flare Blitz is the only Fire-type Smart move.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 爆炎電擊 Bàoyán Diànjí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vonkbliksem
France Flag.png French Boutefeu
Germany Flag.png German Flammenblitz
Greece Flag.png Greek Πύρινη Φωτοβολίδα
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Flare Blitz
Italy Flag.png Italian Fuococarica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플레어드라이브 Flare Drive
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Bombardeio de Chamas
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Erupción
Spain Flag.png Spain Envite Ígneo



Variations of the move Double-Edge
Physical Double-EdgeVolt TackleBrave BirdFlare BlitzWood Hammer


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