Talk:Flare Boost (Ability)

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Could somebody add this to "variations of marvel scale" or something. This also raises a stat when afflicted with a status condition. I think poison rampage and a few others do this too. S and T 23:40, 27 January 2011 (UTC)


I know most abilities don't have origin sections (probably because most, like Blaze for instance, are so freakin' obvious), but could the origin of this ability possibly be the Hindenburg disaster? Seeing as it only can be possessed by Drifloon and Drifblim, and powers them up when burned... --AndyPKMN 16:10, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

Only Balloons, eh? Explain THIS! MaverickNate 16:15, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
OH SNAP. But seriously, that's a completely different thing. This is the ability Overload. So, origin section or no origin section? --AndyPKMN 16:45, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
And where do you think the name Overload came from, eh? They aren't completely different. MaverickNate 16:51, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
They are too! The card has an attack that does more damage based on how many technical machine cards are attached. Drifloon & Drifblim have an ability which boosts their special attack when they're burned. If the move the card has were powered up by a burn (or any status effect, for that matter), it might seem more like there was some basis. But the card has an effect based on TMs, which are support items. That's a lot different from burns, which are usually (but not always) inflicted by the opponent. I think my point still stands. --AndyPKMN 17:34, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Yes, your point still stands. I'm not arguing in a very serious matter. I'm just saying that Overload has appeared before in some other media and is not exclusive to Drifloon and Drifblim. MaverickNate 18:41, 4 October 2010 (UTC)
Who exactly translates the abilities for this site anyway? On Serebii, they've translated the ability as Heat Rampage; where Psypoke has translated it as Burn Rampage.--BradRepko 23:59, 24 October 2010 (UTC)
I think it's for Drifloon and Drifblim because hot air balloons create hot air by using a fire. MasterGiygas 17:43, 20 December 2011 (UTC)

This makes no sense.

The Japanese name for this ability is clearly stated to be Burn Rampage, and since there's no English name yet, who put it as Overload? Why not just have the article at Burn Rampage? - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 02:08, 16 November 2010 (UTC)

Could you read the discussion above...?----無限の知性DENNOUZENSHI 14:33, 16 November 2010 (UTC)
I did. All it says is that Overload exists as an attack on a Porygon-Z card, and it has absolutely no relation to Burn Rampage. What I want to know is why the name Overload was attributed to Burn Rampage in the first place. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 21:38, 16 November 2010 (UTC)


Does anyone know by what percent Special Attack is raised when this ability takes effect? As it stands now, it's a little vague. --RiverAura 00:43, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

I don't know but I think it's probably 1 level. S and T 16:43, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

It's 1 level. --Chiramii *** Talk 16:44, 30 January 2011 (UTC)

Are we absolutely sure it's one level? The current phrasing might suggest that the special attack is increased by 50%; that's the way Toxic Boost works as well. Either way, the phrasing still needs to be changed to make it understandable. --AndyPKMN (talk) 12:00, 18 May 2011 (UTC)