Sacred Fire (move)

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

Effect

Generations II to VII

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.
RSEColo.XD 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
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
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
244 Entei Entei
FireIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 77 85DPPt
43HGSS
43 43 43 54
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other 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 100 100
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 65 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 100 100
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 65 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 100 100
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
Power 130
Energy cost 65 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 Mystery Dungeon series

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Sacred Fire is a move with 20 base power, 88% accuracy, and 10 PP. It damages an enemy in front of the user, and might possibly inflict a burn on them.

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, the move can now thaw out frozen targets, damaging them in process.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, the base power is raised to 50.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
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.

Past 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

None.png Ho-Oh Sacred Fire.png Ho-Oh Sacred Fire M20.png None.png
Ho-Oh (anime) 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 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*
Nienaruszalny Ogień*
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Fogo Sagrado
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Chama Sagrada
Fogo Sagrado
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Sveta vatra
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Fuego Sagrado*
Fuegosagrado*
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ngọn Lửa Thần Thánh



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


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