Will-O-Wisp (move)

Move data

Type Fire
Category   Status
Power
Accuracy 85
PP 15  (max. 24)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM61
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM61
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM61
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM61

Effects

Will-O-Wisp causes the target to become burned, 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.

Changes

In Generations 3-5, Will-O-Wisp has 75% accuracy.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Firium Z and uses its Z-Power, Will-O-Wisp turns into Z-Will-O-Wisp and raises Attack one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby​/​Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts a burn on the foe with intense fire.
FireRed​/​LeafGreen A sinister, bluish white flame is shot at the foe to inflict a burn.
Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user shoots a sinister, bluish white flame at the foe to inflict a burn.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user shoots a sinister, bluish-white flame at the target to inflict a burn.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Will-O-Wisp 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.

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Level 20
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Level 23
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Level 16
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Level 16
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Level 25
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Level 25
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Level 25
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Level 28
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Level 21
Cofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
Level 21
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Level 16
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Level 16
Fennekin
#653 / Fire
Level 38
Braixen
#654 / Fire
Level 45
Delphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
Level 51
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Level 31
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Level 31

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ponyta
#077 / Fire
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Magmar
#126 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
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
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Absol
#359 / Dark
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Tepig
#498 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Larvesta
#636 / Bug · Fire
Volcarona
#637 / Bug · Fire
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Litten
#725 / Fire