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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.
Generations V to VII
Flame Burst deals damage to the target, then inflicts damage to up to two Pokémon adjacent to that target equal to 1/16 of their respective maximum HP. Except in Battle Royals, the extra damage is dealt to the up to two Pokémon that are both allied with and adjacent to the target; in Battle Royals, the extra damage is dealt to the other two opposing Pokémon. The extra damage is not inflicted if the target was not affected by Flame Burst (such as due to Flame Burst missing, Flash Fire, or being protected).
The extra damage is effect damage, so it does not interact with Abilities such as Flash Fire or Color Change on the damaged Pokémon, and is not affected by protection moves and Endure, the Focus Sash or Focus Band, Wonder Guard, Substitute, Destiny Bond, or Telepathy. However, due to being effect damage, it is prevented by Magic Guard. This damage cannot miss.
Flame Burst cannot be selected in a battle.
| The user attacks the target with a bursting flame. The bursting flame damages Pokémon next to the target as well.
|| This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.
In other games
Flame Burst can hit a target up to 10GtI/4SMD tiles away, and any enemies adjacent to the target will be dealt 10 HP damage.
Flame Burst appears as one of Chandelure's Pokémon moves. Chandelure turns away from the opponent and fires an arcing projectile that proceeds to explode in a giant circle in the air. If charged, the projectile goes further, exploding on contact with the ground instead.
| Effect: The Pokémon in the center takes regular move damage; the four Pokémon in the corners instead take fixed damage equal to 1/16 of their maximum HP, rounded down.
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.
- Gyms & Raids
- July 30, 2016
- February 16, 2017
- Power: 30 → 70
- Energy cost: 25 → 50
- Duration: 2.1 → 2.6 seconds
- Damage window: 1.2 - 1.6 → 1 - 2.1 seconds
|| The user attacks the target with a bursting flame.
|| It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It also damages Pokémon around the Pokémon.
|| It even damages a faraway Pokémon. It also damages Pokémon around the enemy.
|| It even damages a faraway Pokémon. It also damages Pokémon around the target.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Be the Best! Pokémon B+W manga
In the Pokémon + Nobunaga's Ambition ~ Ranse's Color Picture Scroll ~ manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
Core series games
Spin-off series games
- 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