Flare Blitz (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR55

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 Pokémon 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Flare Blitz
Japanese フレアドライブ (Flare Drive)
German Flammenblitz
French Boutefeu
Italian Fuococarica
Spanish Envite Ígneo

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
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Level 40
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 54
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 62
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 56
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Level 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 55
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 63
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 60
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Level 50
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 1
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Level 40
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Level 44
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 60
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Level 66
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
Talonflame
#663 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Litten
#725 / Fire
Level 36
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Level 50
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Level 58
Solgaleo
#791 / Psychic · Steel
Level 70

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug