Will-O-Wisp (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy 85
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM61
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM61
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM61

Effects

Will-O-Wisp causes the target to become burned, 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.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Will-O-Wisp has 75% accuracy.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts a burn on the foe with intense fire.
FireRed/LeafGreen A sinister, bluish white flame is shot at the foe to inflict a burn.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user shoots a sinister, bluish white flame at the foe to inflict a burn.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.
X/Y The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Will-O-Wisp 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.

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 20
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 16
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
Level 16
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 25
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 25
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 25
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 21
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 21
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 16
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 16
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 38
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 45
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 47
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 31
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 31

Learnt by TM

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
DuskullDuskull
#355 / Ghost
DusclopsDusclops
#356 / Ghost
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
DusknoirDusknoir
#477 / Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
ReshiramReshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
FletchinderFletchinder
#662 / Fire · Flying
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water