Flamethrower (move)

Move data

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

Technical/Hidden Machine

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
Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM37

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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 37
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 43
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 47
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 36
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 34
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Level 49
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 36
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Level 40
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Level 46
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Level 48
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Level 48
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Level 54
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Level 44
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Level 50
Magby
#240 / Fire
Level 40
Entei
#244 / Fire
Level 36
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Level 46
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Level 43
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 34
Bagon
#371 / Dragon
Level 44
Shelgon
#372 / Dragon
Level 49
Salamence
#373 / Dragon · Flying
Level 49
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Level 47
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 1
Magmortar
#467 / Fire
Level 49
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 33
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 39
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 43
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 50
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Level 22
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 35
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 41
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 45
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Level 36
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Level 38
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 36
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 42
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 44
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Level 40
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Level 44
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 29

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Absol
#359 / Dark
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Inkay
#686 / Dark · Psychic
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Litten
#725 / Fire