Inferno (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Special
Power 100
Accuracy 50
PP 5  (max. 8)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Inferno deals damage and burns the target, if it hits. Burned Pokémon lose 18 of their maximum HP each turn and their Attack is decreased by 50%.

Fire type Pokémon, those with the ability Water Veil or those behind a Substitute cannot be burned.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Inferno turns into Inferno Overdrive and has base power 180.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Inferno
Japanese れんごく (Rengoku)
German Inferno
French Feu d'Enfer
Italian Marchiatura
Spanish Infierno

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. It leaves the target with a burn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. This leaves the target with a burn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. This leaves the target with a burn.
Sword​/​Shield The user attacks by engulfing the target in an intense fire. This leaves the target with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Inferno 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 36
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Level 48
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Level 54
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 48
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Level 1
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Level 45
Rapidash
#078 / Fire
Level 49
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Level 56
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 40
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 40
Chandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
Level 1
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Level 55
Centiskorch
#851 / Fire · Bug
Level 1