Fire Spin (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category Special
Power 35
Accuracy 85
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Fire Spin inflicts damage on the first turn then traps the opponent, causing them to lose 116 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns. If the user holds a Grip Claw then it is always 5 turns.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, Fire Spin has a base power of 15 and 70% accuracy. Its after-effects last for 2-5 turns instead of 4-5.

In Generation 1, Fire Spin simply inflicts its base power damage for 2-5 turns. While in effect, the target is unable to attack.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Fire Spin turns into Inferno Overdrive and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Traps foe in fire for 2-5 turns.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Traps the foe in a ring of fire for 2 to 5 turns.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is trapped in an intense spiral of fire that rages two to five turns.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for two to five turns.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for four to five turns.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for four to five turns.
Sun/Moon The target becomes trapped within a fierce vortex of fire that rages for four to five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Fire Spin at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sun & Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Level 43
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 50
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 56
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 15
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Level 25
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 25
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Level 15
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Level 25
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 8
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Level 15
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
Level 22
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
Level 19
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 13
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 5
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 33
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 39
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 42
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 15
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 57
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 7
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 7
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 16
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 30
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 20
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Level 22
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 22

Learnt by breeding

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

GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
HoundourHoundour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Field
HoundoomHoundoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Field
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Field
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Field
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Field
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Field
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Dragon, Monster