Magma Storm (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Special
Power 100
Accuracy 75
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Magma Storm inflicts damage on the first turn then traps the opponent, causing them to lose 18 of their maximum HP after each turn, for 4-5 turns.

If the user holds a Grip Claw, the after-effects last for 7 turns. If a Binding Band is held, the damage is 16 of the target's maximum HP.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Magma Storm has a base power of 120. The target loses only 116 of their maximum HP after each turn, or 18 if a Binding Band is held.

In Generation 4, Magma Storm has 70% accuracy. Its after-effects last for 2-5 turns instead of 4-5; holding Grip Claw they last for 5 turns.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The foe becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for two to five turns.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The target becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for four to five turns.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The target becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for four to five turns.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The target becomes trapped within a maelstrom of fire that rages for four to five turns.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Magma Storm 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.

Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 1
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Level 96