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