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Scald (Japanese: ねっとう Boiling Water) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V. It has been TM55 since 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.
Scald now thaws a frozen target, if it hits.
|| The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
|| The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This 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
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
- 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 the only Water-type move capable of causing a burn.
In other languages