Flare Blitz (move)

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

CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 77
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 45
PonytaPonyta
#077 / Fire
Level 49
RapidashRapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 49
Alolan MarowakMarowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 53
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
Level 45
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Level 58
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Level 63
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Level 56
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 1
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Level 68
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Level 73
TepigTepig
#498 / Fire
Level 43
PignitePignite
#499 / Fire · Fighting
Level 52
EmboarEmboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Level 62
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 33
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 33
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 61
LarvestaLarvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 100
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
TalonflameTalonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 1
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 58
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Level 43
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Level 51
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 55
SolgaleoSolgaleo
#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.

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
Dragon, Monster
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Dragon, Monster
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
MagmarMagmar
#126 / Fire
Human-Like
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Field
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
Field
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
Field
MagbyMagby
#240 / Fire
Undiscovered
MagmortarMagmortar
#467 / Fire
Human-Like
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Field
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Field