Heat Wave (move)

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Move data

Type Fire
Category Special
Power 95
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 3

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.

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 The user attacks by exhaling hot breath on the 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 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 71
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 41
MoltresMoltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 64
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 45
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 81
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
VolcaronaVolcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 60

Learnt by breeding

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

VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
Field
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
Field
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
Field
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
Field
SlugmaSlugma
#218 / Fire
Amorphous
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Amorphous
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Field
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Field
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Field, Human-Like
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Field, Human-Like
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
Field
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
Field
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Amorphous
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
Field
FennekinFennekin
#653 / Fire
Field
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
Field
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Field
LittenLitten
#725 / Fire
Field
TorracatTorracat
#726 / Fire
Field
IncineroarIncineroar
#727 / Fire · Dark
Field