Scald (move)

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Scald
ねっとう Boiling Water
Scald IX.png
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Type  Water
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  0  
Makes the remaining Pokémon nervous.

Scald (Japanese: ねっとう Boiling Water) is a damage-dealing Water-type move introduced in Generation V.

It is:

Effect

Generation V

Scald inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target. Upon execution, Scald will thaw the user if frozen (even if the move fails to hit the target).

Generation VI onwards

Scald now also thaws a frozen target hit by it.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
XYORAS
SMUSUMPE
SwShBDSPLA
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
SV The user attacks by shooting boiling hot water at the target. This may also leave the target with a burn.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0515 Panpour WaterIC Big.png Field Field 22 22 22
0516 Simipour WaterIC Big.png Field Field 1 1 1
0721 Volcanion FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 32 48 48
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0007 Squirtle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0008 Wartortle WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0009 Blastoise WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0054 Psyduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0055 Golduck WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0060 Poliwag WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0061 Poliwhirl WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0062 Poliwrath WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 -
0072 Tentacool WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 -
0073 Tentacruel WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 -
0079 Slowpoke WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0079 Slowpoke
Slowpoke
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0080 Slowbro WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0080 Slowbro
Slowbro
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0098 Krabby WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0099 Kingler WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0116 Horsea WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon -
0117 Seadra WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon -
0118 Goldeen WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0119 Seaking WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0120 Staryu WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
0121 Starmie WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0130 Gyarados WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
0134 Vaporeon WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0138 Omanyte RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0139 Omastar RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0140 Kabuto RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0141 Kabutops RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0151 Mew PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0158 Totodile WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0159 Croconaw WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0160 Feraligatr WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0171 Lanturn WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0183 Marill WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy -
0184 Azumarill WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Fairy -
0186 Politoed WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0194 Wooper WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field -
0195 Quagsire WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Field -
0199 Slowking WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
0199 Slowking
Slowking
Galarian Form
PoisonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0211 Qwilfish WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 -
0222 Corsola WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0222 Corsola
Corsola
Galarian Form
GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0223 Remoraid WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0224 Octillery WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0226 Mantine WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0230 Kingdra WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - -
0245 Suicune WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0258 Mudkip WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 -
0259 Marshtomp WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0260 Swampert WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0270 Lotad WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass -
0271 Lombre WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass -
0272 Ludicolo WaterIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Water 1 Grass -
0278 Wingull WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying -
0279 Pelipper WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying -
0283 Surskit BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug -
0284 Masquerain BugIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug -
0298 Azurill NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0318 Carvanha WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0319 Sharpedo WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0320 Wailmer WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0321 Wailord WaterIC Big.png Field Water 2
0339 Barboach WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 -
0340 Whiscash WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 -
0341 Corphish WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 -
0342 Crawdaunt WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3 -
0349 Feebas WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon -
0350 Milotic WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
0351 Castform NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
0366 Clamperl WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0367 Huntail WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0368 Gorebyss WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0369 Relicanth WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 2
0370 Luvdisc WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0382 Kyogre WaterIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0393 Piplup WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0394 Prinplup WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0395 Empoleon WaterIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Field -
0400 Bibarel NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
0418 Buizel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0419 Floatzel WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0422 Shellos
Shellos
All forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous -
0423 Gastrodon
Gastrodon
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous -
0456 Finneon WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0457 Lumineon WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0458 Mantyke WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0489 Phione WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
0490 Manaphy WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Fairy
0500 Emboar FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
0501 Oshawott WaterIC Big.png Field Field -
0502 Dewott WaterIC Big.png Field Field -
0503 Samurott WaterIC Big.png Field Field -
0515 Panpour WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0516 Simipour WaterIC Big.png Field Field
0535 Tympole WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
0536 Palpitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0537 Seismitoad WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1
0550 Basculin
Basculin
Red- and
Blue-Striped Forms
WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0564 Tirtouga WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0565 Carracosta WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 3
0580 Ducklett WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying -
0581 Swanna WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying -
0592 Frillish
Frillish
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0593 Jellicent
Jellicent
All forms
WaterIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
0594 Alomomola WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0618 Stunfisk
Stunfisk
Galarian Form
GroundIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
0647 Keldeo
Keldeo
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0656 Froakie WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0657 Frogadier WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 -
0658 Greninja
Greninja
All available forms
WaterIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 -
0688 Binacle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0689 Barbaracle RockIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
0690 Skrelp PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon -
0691 Dragalge PoisonIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
0692 Clauncher WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 -
0693 Clawitzer WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3 -
0706 Goodra DragonIC Big.png Dragon Dragon - - -
0721 Volcanion FireIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0728 Popplio WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0729 Brionne WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field -
0730 Primarina WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Water 1 Field -
0739 Crabrawler FightingIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3 -
0740 Crabominable FightingIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3 -
0746 Wishiwashi WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2
0747 Mareanie PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 -
0748 Toxapex PoisonIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Water 1 -
0751 Dewpider WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug -
0752 Araquanid WaterIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Water 1 Bug -
0767 Wimpod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0768 Golisopod BugIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Bug Water 3
0779 Bruxish WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 -
0788 Tapu Fini WaterIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0818 Inteleon WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Field
0834 Drednaw WaterIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Water 1 -
0838 Carkol RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0839 Coalossal RockIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
0845 Cramorant FlyingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying -
0846 Arrokuda WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0847 Barraskewda WaterIC Big.png Water 2 Water 2 -
0850 Sizzlipede FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0851 Centiskorch FireIC Big.png
BugIC Big.png
Bug Bug
0864 Cursola GhostIC Big.png Water 1 Water 3
0871 Pincurchin ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous
0882 Dracovish WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0886 Drakloak DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon -
0887 Dragapult DragonIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Dragon -
0892 Urshifu
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
FightingIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
1009 Walking Wake WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1012 Poltchageist
Poltchageist
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
1013 Sinistcha
Sinistcha
All forms
GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous
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 IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
1012 Poltchageist GrassIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Mineral Amorphous Wild Tera Pokémon - Mossfell ConfluenceSVTM
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 Mystery Dungeon series

Scald deals damage and may leave the enemy with a burn. Upon execution, Scald will thaw the user if frozen.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 15 99 15 50 80% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 15 99 15 30 80% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

GO Water.png Scald
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 80
Energy cost 50
Duration 3.7 seconds
Damage window 1.3 - 3.4 seconds
Scald GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 85
Energy cost 50
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 1 Opponent Attack
Effect chance 50%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
PoliwrathTentacruelSlowbroSlowbro (Galarian Form)PolitoedSlowkingSlowking (Galarian Form)QwilfishSuicuneLotadLombreLudicoloWailmerWailordBarboachWhiscashCorphishCrawdaunt
By Elite Charged TM
PoliwhirlVaporeon
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 35 → 55
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 55 → 80
    • Energy cost: 33 → 50
    • Duration: 4 → 3.7 seconds
    • Damage window: 1.8 - 3.9 → 1.3 - 3.4 seconds
Trainer Battles
  • August 30, 2021
    • Secondary effect added
      • Energy cost: 60 → 50
  • December 1, 2023
      • Effect chance: 30% → 50%
      • Power: 80 → 85

Pokémon Rumble Rush

WaterIC RR.png Scald
★★★★
Attack power 12.47661
Charge time 0.54 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 3
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May burn the foe
Scald Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 87 104 100% An opponent OK While Frozen Removes the frozen condition from the user. Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target burned. Siebold (Holiday 2019) & Octillery
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Goldeen/Seaking Egg
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Staryu/Starmie Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Removes the frozen condition. Has a moderate chance of leaving the target burned.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Scald is Slowbro's first move. It is obtained by evolving from Slowpoke at level 4 and upgrading Water Gun into it instead of Surf. The user fires a stream of boiling water, damaging enemies hit; creating a cloud of steam at the location of the first enemy hit, which slows and applies burn to all enemies inside. At level 11, the size of the steam cloud increases.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Burn status condition. With the Burn status, the enemy keeps taking damage and its Attack also goes down slightly.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also leave the enemy with a burn. It will thaw a frozen Pokémon.


In the anime

Lotad Scald.png
Lotad
Ducklett Scald.png
Ducklett
Cilan Stunfisk Scald.png
Stunfisk
The user attacks by shooting boiling hot water at the target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Ducklett Ducklett releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent.
A wild Ducklett Dancing With the Ducklett Trio! Debut
A thief's Ducklett The Mighty Accelguard to the Rescue! None
Stunfisk Stunfisk rises up on its tailfin and releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent. When the stream of water hits the opponent, a thin wall of steam appears in front of it. On occasion, this will burn the opponent.
Cilan's Stunfisk The Club Battle Hearts of Fury: Emolga Versus Sawk! None
Lotad Lotad releases a stream of scalding hot water surrounded by steam from its mouth at the opponent.
Multiple wild Lotad Defending the Homeland! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 熱水 Yihtséui
Mandarin 熱水 / 热水 Rèshuǐ
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Schroei
France Flag.png French Ébullition
Germany Flag.png German Siedewasser
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Air Panas
Italy Flag.png Italian Idrovampata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열탕 Yeoltang
Poland Flag.png Polish Wrzątek
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Escaldada (games, TCG, manga)
Escaldar (Pokémon the Series: Black & White)
Queimadura (BW041)
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Calentar
Spain Flag.png Spain Escaldar
Thailand Flag.png Thai น้ำร้อน
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Gây Bỏng


Variations of the move Waterfall
PhysicalIC HOME.png WaterfallPoison JabIron HeadZing Zap
SpecialIC HOME.png ExtrasensoryDark PulseScald


Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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