Flare Blitz (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Physical
Power 120
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Flare Blitz deals damage and has a 10% chance of burning the target, but the user receives 13 of the damage it inflicted in recoil. In other words, if the attack does 90 HP damage to the opponent, the user will lose 30 HP.

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

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

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Flare Blitz turns into Inferno Overdrive and has base power 190.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the foe. The user sustains serious damage, too.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges at the target. The user sustains serious damage and may leave the target burned.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges the target. This also damages the user quite a lot. This may leave the target with a burn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user cloaks itself in fire and charges the target. This also damages the user quite a lot. This attack may leave the target with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Flare Blitz 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.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 77
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 45
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 49
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 49
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 53
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 45
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 58
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 63
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 56
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 68
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 73
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Level 43
Pignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 52
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 62
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 33
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 33
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 61
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 100
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 1
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 58
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 43
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 51
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 55
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 61

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Flare Blitz in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 4 — Special