Sacred Fire (move)

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Sacred Fire
せいなるほのお Sacred Flame
Sacred Fire IX.png
Sacred Fire IX 2.png
Type  Fire
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  100
Accuracy  95%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Excites the audience a lot if used last.

Sacred Fire (Japanese: せいなるほのお Sacred Flame) is a damage-dealing Fire-type move introduced in Generation II. Prior to Generation VI, it was the signature move of Ho-Oh.

Effect

Sacred Fire inflicts damage, with a 50% chance of burning the target. If the user is frozen, using Sacred Fire will thaw out the user and deal damage to the target in the same turn.

Sacred Fire can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 4 bonus appeal points if Sunny Day was used in the previous turn.

Generation VIII

In Versions 1.0 to 1.2.1 of Pokémon Sword and Shield, Sacred Fire could not be selected in a battle. Starting with Version 1.3.0, it is usable and functions the same as it did in previous generations.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 A Fire-type attack. Has a one-in-two chance of leaving the target with a burn.
GSC An attack that may inflict a burn.
RSEColoXD A mystical fire attack that may inflict a burn.
FRLG A mystical and powerful fire attack that may inflict a burn.
DPPtHGSSPBR The foe is razed with a mystical fire of great intensity. It may also leave the target with a burn.
BWB2W2 The target is razed with a mystical fire of great intensity. It may also leave the target with a burn.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
SV
The target is razed with a mystical fire of great intensity. This may also leave the target with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0244 Entei FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1 1 Rem.
0250 Ho-Oh FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 77 85DPPt
43HGSS
43 43 43 54 54 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Sacred Fire deals damage may leave the target with a burn. In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team only, this move cannot hit frozen targets, unlike other Fire moves.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 20 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTD 20 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDS 50 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 50 - 10 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 40 99 20 50 90% 98% Entire room Enemy -
SMD 37 50 12 30 90% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

Sacred Fire is a move in Pokémon GO that has been available since February 26, 2022.

Sacred Fire also has two variants: Sacred Fire+ and Sacred Fire++. Sacred Fire+ is default Charged Attack for Apex Shadow Ho-Oh. Upon purification, Sacred Fire+ will change to Sacred Fire++.

GO Fire.png Sacred Fire
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 120
Energy cost 100
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Sacred Fire GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 65
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
Ho-Oh
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Sacred Fire+

GO Fire.png Sacred Fire+
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 135
Energy cost 100
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 65
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
Ho-Oh (Apex Shadow Ho-Oh)Shadow
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Sacred Fire++

GO Fire.png Sacred Fire++
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 155
Energy cost 100
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 65
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Ho-Oh (Apex Purified Ho-Oh)Purified
Formerly eligible
None

Pokémon Rumble Rush

FireIC RR.png Sacred Fire
★★★★★
Attack power 68.15041
Charge time 0.86 seconds
Range type Arc (wide)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May burn the foe
Sacred Fire Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair(s)
Sacred Fire Physical 3 87 104 95% An opponent OK While Frozen Removes the frozen condition from the user. Has a chance (50%) of leaving the target burned. Silver & Ho-Oh
Evelyn & Entei
Sync moves
Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Power-Hungry Sacred Fire Physical Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents
No additional effect. Silver & Ho-Oh
Rainbow-Hued Sacred Fire Physical Default 250 300 An opponent No additional effect. Sygna Suit Morty & Ho-Oh
6★ EX The sync buff is doubled the first time a sync move is used.
6★ EX with EX role Implements the following field effect just before the user's sync move is used the first time each battle. Extends the field effect duration only that time.
• Sunny

Notes:

  • Sacred Fire:
    • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Removes the frozen condition from the user. Has a good chance of leaving the target burned.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause a burn.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Burn status condition.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで やけどじょうたいにかえる
MDGtI It damages even a faraway Pokémon. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, the Pokémon keeps taking damage, and its Attack also goes down slightly.
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, they keep taking damage, and their Attack also goes down slightly.*
SMD It could leave enemies with a burn and keep damaging them.*
It damages enemies in the same room. It could also leave them with a burn.*


In the anime

Ho-Oh Sacred Fire.png
Ho-Oh (anime)
Ho-Oh Sacred Fire M20.png
Ho-Oh (M20)
The foe is razed with a mystical fire of great intensity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Ho-Oh Ho-Oh releases a gold-rose-colored flame from its beak at the opponent, or Ho-Oh releases orange and multicolored flames from its wings at the opponent.
Ho-Oh (anime) Pop Goes The Sneasel Debut
Ho-Oh (anime) I Choose You! None


In the manga

Movie adaptations


Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 神聖之火 Sàhnsing-jī Fó
聖之火 Sing-jī Fó *
Mandarin 神聖之火 Shénshèng-zhī Huǒ *
聖之火 Shèng-zhī Huǒ *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Heilige vuur
Finland Flag.png Finnish Pyhä tuli
France Flag.png French Feu Sacré
Germany Flag.png German Läuterfeuer
Greece Flag.png Greek Ιερό Πύρ Ieró Pýr
India Flag.png Hindi पवत्र अग्नि Pavatra agni
Italy Flag.png Italian Magifuoco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 성스러운불꽃 Seongseureo-unbulkkot
Poland Flag.png Polish Święty Płomień
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fogo Sagrado
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Chama Sagrada
Fogo Sagrado
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Sveta vatra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fuego Sagrado*
Fuegosagrado*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ngọn Lửa Thần Thánh


Variations of the move Sacred Fire
PhysicalIC HOME.png Diamond StormSacred Fire


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