Flamethrower (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 1

Machine/Record

Ruby​/​Sapphire
FireRed​/​LeafGreen
Emerald
TM35
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM35
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM35
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM35
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM35
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM37
Sword​/​Shield TR02

Effects

Flamethrower deals damage and has a 10% chance of burning the target.

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

Changes

In Generations 1-5, Flamethrower has base power 95.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flamethrower turns into Inferno Overdrive and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Flamethrower
Japanese かえんほうしゃ (Kaen Hōsha)
German Flammenwurf
French Lance-Flammes
Italian Lanciafiamme
Spanish Lanzallamas

Game descriptions

Gold​/​Silver
Crystal
An attack that may inflict a burn.
Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
A powerful fire attack that may inflict a burn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The foe is scorched with intense flames. The foe may suffer a burn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe is scorched with an intense blast of fire. The target may also be left with a burn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. It may also leave the target with a burn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Sword​/​Shield The target is scorched with an intense blast of fire. This may also leave the target with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flamethrower at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 24
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 30
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 30
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 32
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 40
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 40
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 40
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 30
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 40
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 44
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 50
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 58
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 36
Eternatus
#890 / Poison · Dragon
Level 48

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Malamar
#687 / Dark · Psychic
Goodra
#706 / Dragon
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug