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.

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.

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 from a move tutor in the games.

Pidgey
#016 / Normal · Flying
Fearow
#022 / Normal · Flying
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Zubat
#041 / Poison · Flying
Golbat
#042 / Poison · Flying
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Moltres
#146 / Fire · Flying
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Crobat
#169 / Poison · Flying
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Natu
#177 / Psychic · Flying
Xatu
#178 / Psychic · Flying
Murkrow
#198 / Dark · Flying
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
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Swablu
#333 / Normal · Flying
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Starly
#396 / Normal · Flying
Chatot
#441 / Normal · Flying
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Pidove
#519 / Normal · Flying
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Vullaby
#629 / Dark · Flying
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Tornadus
Incarnate Forme
#641 / Flying
Reshiram
#643 / Dragon · Fire
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Noibat
#714 / Flying · Dragon
Yveltal
#717 / Dark · Flying
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
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
Guzzlord
#799 / Dark · Dragon