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
Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM29

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
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

Omanyte
#138 / Rock · Water
Omastar
#139 / Rock · Water
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Surskit
#283 / Bug · Water
Basculin
Red-Striped Form
#550 / Water
Keldeo
Ordinary Forme
#647 / Water · Fighting
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Wishiwashi
Solo Form
#746 / Water
Dewpider
#751 / Water · Bug
Wimpod
#767 / Bug · Water