Heat Wave (move)

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 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 71
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Level 41
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Level 64
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 45
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 81
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Level 1
Volcarona
#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.

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Heat Wave by the various move tutors in the games.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Houndour
#228 / Dark · Fire
Houndoom
#229 / Dark · Fire
Magby
#240 / Fire
Entei
#244 / Fire
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Litten
#725 / Fire