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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.

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

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.
PMDTDS Afflicts the targeted enemy with a Burn status condition. A Pokémon with the Burn status takes damage every few turns.
BWB2W2
XY
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire 17 14 31 26 26
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost 32 23 23 13 13
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost 32 23 23 13 13
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost 38 33 33 33
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost 41 33 33 33
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost   33 33 33
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost     21 21
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost     21 21
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire     16 16
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire     16 16
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire       38
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire       45
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic       47
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass       31
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass       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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclops ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoir  
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclops ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoir  
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire Vulpix Vulpix  
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclops ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoir  
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 Type Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
TM61
V
TM61
VI
TM61
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
077 Ponyta Ponyta Fire Fire
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire
156 Quilava Quilava Fire Fire
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus Ghost Ghost
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
228 Houndour Houndour Dark Fire
229 Houndoom Houndoom Dark Fire
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
280 Ralts Ralts Psychic Fairy
281 Kirlia Kirlia Psychic Fairy
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Fairy
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
302 Sableye Sableye Dark Ghost
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
353 Shuppet Shuppet Ghost Ghost
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
355 Duskull Duskull Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
498 Tepig Tepig Fire Fire
499 Pignite Pignite Fire Fighting
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
554 Darumaka Darumaka Fire Fire
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
562 Yamask Yamask Ghost Ghost
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
592 Frillish Frillish Water Ghost
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire
636 Larvesta Larvesta Bug Fire
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
653 Fennekin Fennekin Fire Fire
654 Braixen Braixen Fire Fire
655 Delphox Delphox Fire Psychic
662 Fletchinder Fletchinder Fire Flying
663 Talonflame Talonflame Fire Flying
667 Litleo Litleo Fire Normal
668 Pyroar Pyroar Fire Normal
708 Phantump Phantump Ghost Grass
709 Trevenant Trevenant Ghost Grass
710 Pumpkaboo Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Gourgeist Ghost Grass
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 Type Obtained with
146 146 Moltres Fire Flying Purified in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
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 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
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 XY038 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)
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

  • 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 Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Black, White, Black 2, White 2, Pokémon X and Y, and 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 Latin American dub of the anime, this move was called Fogonazo in Gathering the Gang of Four!, which is the European Spanish name for Seed Flare.
  • This is the only move whose primary effect is causing a Burn.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 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
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fogo Fátuo
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


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


Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
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
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VI HMs
0102030405


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