Scald (move)

Move data

Type Water
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 5

Technical/Hidden Machine

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM55
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM55
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM55
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM29
Sword​/​Shield TM55

Effects

Scald deals damage and has a 30% chance of burning the target.

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

If the user is frozen, Scald can be used and will thaw out the Pokémon before attacking.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Waterium Z and uses its Z-Power, Scald turns into Hydro Vortex and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Scald
Japanese ねっとう (Nettō)
German Siedewasser
French Ébullition
Italian Idrovampata
Spanish Escaldar

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. This may also leave the target with a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Scald 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.

Panpour
#515 / Water
Level 22
Simipour
#516 / Water
Level 1
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 32

Learnt by TM

Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Horsea
#116 / Water
Seadra
#117 / Water
Goldeen
#118 / Water
Seaking
#119 / Water
Staryu
#120 / Water
Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Mantine
#226 / Water · Flying
Kingdra
#230 / Water · Dragon
Suicune
#245 / Water
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Azurill
#298 / Normal · Fairy
Carvanha
#318 / Water · Dark
Sharpedo
#319 / Water · Dark
Wailmer
#320 / Water
Wailord
#321 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Feebas
#349 / Water
Milotic
#350 / Water
Huntail
#367 / Water
Relicanth
#369 / Water · Rock
Luvdisc
#370 / Water
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Piplup
#393 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Buizel
#418 / Water
Shellos
#422 / Water
Finneon
#456 / Water
Mantyke
#458 / Water · Flying
Phione
#489 / Water
Manaphy
#490 / Water
Emboar
#500 / Fire · Fighting
Dewott
#502 / Water
Panpour
#515 / Water
Tympole
#535 / Water
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Swanna
#581 / Water · Flying
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Skrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Popplio
#728 / Water
Brionne
#729 / Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Toxapex
#748 / Poison · Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Araquanid
#752 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water
Golisopod
#768 / Bug · Water