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Heat Crash (move)

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Heat Crash
ヒートスタンプ Heat Stamp
Heat Crash.png
Heat Crash 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Works great if the user goes last this turn.

Heat Crash (Japanese: ヒートスタンプ Heat Stamp) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V. It is the signature move of Tepig's evolutionary line.


Heat Crash does damage in base depending on the weight of both the user and the target; when the user is heavier than the target, more damage is inflicted. The damage can be calculated in this form:

  • 120 base power, if target's weight is lower or equal to ⅕ (20%) of user's weight.
  • 100 base power, if target's weight is greater than ⅕ (20%) of user's weight and lower or equal to ¼ (25%) of user's weight.
  • 80 base power, if target's weight is greater than ¼ (25%) of user's weight and lower or equal to ⅓ (33.3%) of user's weight.
  • 60 base power, if target's weight is greater than ⅓ (33.3%) of user's weight and lower or equal to ½ of user's weight (50%).
  • 40 base power, if target's weight is greater than ½ (50%) of user's weight.

Since Tepig, Pignite, and Emboar will always have constant weights, one can find out which weight classes will receive how much base damage.

For the species Emboar as an example:

Target's Weight Power
0 - 30kg (0 - 66.14lb) 120
30 - 37.5kg (66.14 - 82.7lb) 100
37.5 - 50kg (82.7 - 110.1lb) 80
50 - 75kg (110.1 - 165.4lb) 60
75kg or more (165.4lb or more) 40


Games Description
BWB2W2 The user slams its target with its flame-covered body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater the damage.
Conq The user slams its target with its flame-covered body.
XYORAS The user slams its target with its flame-covered body. The more the user outweighs the target, the greater the move's power.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire 27 27
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting 31 31
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting 31 31
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

Pokémon Conquest

Heat Crash is the only move of Pignite.

Power ★★★★
Orange squares indicate hit area.
Blue squares indicate area Pokémon the Pokémon will need to move to perform the move.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
Table assumes the Pokémon is in the square marked by ^.

In the anime

None.png Bianca Pignite Heat Crash.png Shamus Emboar Heat Crash.png None.png
Pignite Emboar
The user covers itself in a ball of fire before stamping down on the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
499 Pignite Pignite jumps into the air and becomes surrounded by a sphere of yellow-orange flames. Pignite then shoots at the opponent and crashes down on them.
Bianca's Pignite Minccino-Neat and Tidy! Debut
500 Emboar Emboar jumps high into the air and surrounds its body in a sphere of yellow-orange flames. Emboar then falls on top of the opponent, crushing them.
Shamus's Emboar Evolution by Fire! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

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

In other generations

Heat Crash V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 高溫搗擊 Gāowēn Dǎojí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Hitte Crash
France Flag.png French Tacle Feu
Germany Flag.png German Brandstempel
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Tubrukan Panas
Italy Flag.png Italian Marchiafuoco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 히트스탬프 Heat Stamp
Poland Flag.png Polish Pocisk Żaru
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Colisão de Calor
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Golpe de Calor
Spain Flag.png Spain Golpe Calor

Variations of the move Heavy Slam
Physical Heavy SlamHeat Crash

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