Flame Burst (move)

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Flame Burst
はじけるほのお Flame Burst
Flame Burst VI.png
Type  Fire
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  70
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation V
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Flame Burst (Japanese: はじけるほのお Flame Burst) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation V.


Flame Burst deals damage. All Pokémon (including allies and the user if applicable) adjacent to an allied Pokémon hit by Flame Burst in Double and Triple Battles will lose 1/16 of their maximum HP in typeless effect damage. This secondary effect will not occur if the target absorbs the primary attack with Flash Fire or the attack misses.

Since the secondary damage is typeless, it will not trigger Abilities like Flash Fire or Color Change. Furthermore, being effect damage, it bypasses things like Protect, Wide Guard, Endure, Wonder Guard, Substitute, Destiny Bond, Telepathy, Mold Breaker, accuracy and evasion, but is prevented by Magic Guard.


Games Description
The user attacks the target with a bursting flame. The bursting flame damages Pokémon next to the target as well.
Conq The user attacks the target with a bursting flame.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
004 Charmander Charmander Fire Fire 28 ''''
005 Charmeleon Charmeleon Fire Fire 32 ''''
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying 32 ''''
037 Vulpix Vulpix Fire Fire 24 23 ''''
058 Growlithe Growlithe Fire Fire 31 28 ''''
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire 32 22 ''''
218 Slugma Slugma Fire Fire 23 ''''
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock 23 ''''
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire 28 22 ''''
322 Numel Numel Fire Ground 21 15 ''''
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground 21 15 ''''
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire 32 22 ''''
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire 41 ''''
513 Pansear Pansear Fire Fire 22 ''''
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire -- ''''
607 Litwick Litwick Ghost Fire 20 ''''
608 Lampent Lampent Ghost Fire 20 ''''
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire -- ''''
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire 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
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil Fire Fire VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
255 Torchic Torchic Fire Fire VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark VulpixGrowlitheNumelCameruptPansearSimisearHeatmor
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

None.png Shamus Heatmor Flame Burst.png None.png None.png
A burst of flame is sent towards the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
631 Heatmor Heatmor releases a stream of fire from its mouth into the air. The flames then form a ball of fire, which then bursts, sending multiple streaks of fire at the opponent.
Shamus's Heatmor Evolution by Fire! Debut


  • In Pokémon Conquest, the AI is remarkably flawed in its usage of Flame Burst, effectively ignoring the difference between the move's main damage and effect damage.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 爆炸火焰 Bàozhà Huǒyàn
France Flag.png French Rebondifeu
Germany Flag.png German Funkenflug
Italy Flag.png Italian Pirolancio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 불꽃후리기 Bulkot Hoorigi
Poland Flag.png Polish Salwa Ognia
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pirotecnia

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