Inferno (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Inferno turns into Inferno Overdrive and has base power 180.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. This leaves the target with a burn.
Sun/Moon 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 numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Level 46
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 54
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 62
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 50
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Level 33
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 33
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 46
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Level 53
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 56
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 56
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 1
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 65
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 50
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 57
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 38
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 38
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 1
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 61

Learnt by breeding

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

SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous