Heat Wave (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Special
Power 95
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

Sword​/​Shield TR36

Effects

Heat Wave 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 3-5, Heat Wave has base power 100.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent foes.

Other languages

English Heat Wave
Japanese ねっぷう (Neppū)
German Hitzewelle
French Canicule
Italian Ondacalda
Spanish Onda Ígnea

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Exhales a hot breath on the foe. May inflict a burn.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen The user exhales a heated breath to attack. It may also inflict a burn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user exhales a heated breath on the foe to attack. It may also leave the target with a burn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing team. It may also leave targets with a burn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on opposing Pokémon. This may also leave those Pokémon with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Heat Wave 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.

Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 1
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 1
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Level 1
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 48
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 48

Learnt by TR

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Weezing
Galarian Weezing
#110 / Poison · Fairy
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
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
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Litten
#725 / Fire
Torracat
#726 / Fire
Incineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Salandit
#757 / Poison · Fire
Salazzle
#758 / Poison · Fire
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Lunala
#792 / Psychic · Ghost
Raboot
#814 / Fire
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Sizzlipede
#850 / Fire · Bug
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug