Inferno (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category Special Special
Power 100
Accuracy 50
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Inferno deals damage and burns the target, if it hits. Burned Pokémon lose 18 of their maximum HP each turn and their Attack is decreased by 50%.

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. It leaves the target with a burn.
X/Y The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. This leaves the target with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Inferno at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 46
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 54
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 62
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 44
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 33
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 33
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 46
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 53
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 56
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 56
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 65
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 60
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 57
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 38
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 38
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 61

Learnt by breeding

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

Slugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous