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When a Simipour in B/W used scald on me, my Serperior got burned!! Scald is a Water move, so I don't really understand how it can burn you! Can anyone explain why they know/think this happens???

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Scald has a 30% chance of Burning the opponent. Scald's Japanese name is Boiling Water, making more sense of why it has a chance to Burn.

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Thanks for the Japanese name! That really explains it!
Though the burn visual is fire, so I get why you would be confused about water setting it on fire.
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The word scald literally means: to burn with water. and the description for the move scald is: The user shoots boiling hot water at its target. It may also leave the target with a burn, and scald has a 30% chance to burn the target.

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look at the move Scald and the definition of scald is here

Now it really makes sense! Thanks!