Heat Wave (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category Special Special
Power 95
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Heat Wave deals damage and has a 10% chance of burning the target.

Fire type Pokémon, those with the ability Water Veil or those behind a Substitute cannot be burned.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Heat Wave has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Exhales a hot breath on the foe. May inflict a burn.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user exhales a heated breath to attack. It may also inflict a burn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user exhales a heated breath on the foe to attack. It may also leave the target with a burn.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing team. It may also leave targets with a burn.
X/Y The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Heat Wave at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 71
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 41
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 64
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 1
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 55
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 81
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 60

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Heat Wave as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Field
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Field
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Field
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Field
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Field
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Field

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Heat Wave in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pidgeotto
#017 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pidgeot
#018 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Spearow
#021 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Farfetch'd
#083 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Aerodactyl
#142 / Rock · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hoothoot
#163 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Noctowl
#164 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magby
#240 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Taillow
#276 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swellow
#277 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Altaria
#334 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Staravia
#397 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Staraptor
#398 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Honchkrow
#430 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tranquill
#520 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Unfezant
#521 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Rufflet
#627 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Braviary
#628 / Normal · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Mandibuzz
#630 / Dark · Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Gen 5 — Move tutor
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Gen 5 — Move tutor