Scald (move)

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Move data

Type Water
Category Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM55
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM55
Sun/Moon TM55

Effects

Scald deals damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target.

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

If the user is frozen, Scald can be used and will thaw out the Pokemon before attacking.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Scald turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Sun/Moon The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Scald 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.

PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
Level 22
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 32

Learnt by TM

SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
TentacoolTentacool
#072 / Water · Poison
TentacruelTentacruel
#073 / Water · Poison
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
HorseaHorsea
#116 / Water
SeadraSeadra
#117 / Water
GoldeenGoldeen
#118 / Water
SeakingSeaking
#119 / Water
StaryuStaryu
#120 / Water
StarmieStarmie
#121 / Water · Psychic
GyaradosGyarados
#130 / Water · Flying
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
OmanyteOmanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
OmastarOmastar
#139 / Rock · Water
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
RemoraidRemoraid
#223 / Water
OctilleryOctillery
#224 / Water
MantineMantine
#226 / Water · Flying
KingdraKingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
LotadLotad
#270 / Water · Grass
LombreLombre
#271 / Water · Grass
LudicoloLudicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
SurskitSurskit
#283 / Bug · Water
MasquerainMasquerain
#284 / Bug · Flying
AzurillAzurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
CarvanhaCarvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
SharpedoSharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
WailmerWailmer
#320 / Water
WailordWailord
#321 / Water
BarboachBarboach
#339 / Water · Ground
WhiscashWhiscash
#340 / Water · Ground
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
FeebasFeebas
#349 / Water
MiloticMilotic
#350 / Water
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
ClamperlClamperl
#366 / Water
HuntailHuntail
#367 / Water
GorebyssGorebyss
#368 / Water
RelicanthRelicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
LuvdiscLuvdisc
#370 / Water
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
ShellosShellos
#422 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
FinneonFinneon
#456 / Water
LumineonLumineon
#457 / Water
MantykeMantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
PhionePhione
#489 / Water
ManaphyManaphy
#490 / Water
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
TympoleTympole
#535 / Water
PalpitoadPalpitoad
#536 / Water · Ground
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
BasculinBasculin
#550 / Water
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
DucklettDucklett
#580 / Water · Flying
SwannaSwanna
#581 / Water · Flying
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
AlomomolaAlomomola
#594 / Water
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Keldeo (Ordinary Forme)Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
ClauncherClauncher
#692 / Water
ClawitzerClawitzer
#693 / Water
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water