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Flare Blitz

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fire 120 100% 15 0 Physical Single non-user

Description

Deals damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to 1/3 of the damage dealt, rounded half up, but not less than 1 HP. Has a 10% chance to burn the target. If the user is frozen, using this move will thaw it out immediately.

Competitive Use

With 120 Base Power and 100% accuracy, Flare Blitz is one of the best physical Fire-type moves in the game. It is often the first choice on any Pokemon lucky enough to have access to it, although the recoil can be problematic for those with low base HP, such as Infernape. If this is undesirable, Fire Punch is an acceptable substitute. Darmanitan in particular is dangerous with this move, as its already high Attack, STAB, and the 1.3x boost provided by Sheer Force makes it one of the heaviest hitters in the game.

Related Moves

Blaze Kick is an alternative with 85 Base Power and 90% accuracy. It also has a higher chance to have a critical hit, and doesn't have any recoil.

Fire Punch is an alternative with 75 Base Power and 100% accuracy and has no added side effects.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Arcanine Fire UU Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 90 110 80 100 80 95 555
Blaziken Fire / Fighting Uber Blaze / Speed Boost 80 120 70 110 70 80 530
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Charmander Fire LC Blaze / Solar Power 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Combusken Fire / Fighting NU Blaze / Speed Boost 60 85 60 85 60 55 405
Cyndaquil Fire LC Blaze / Flash Fire 39 52 43 60 50 65 309
Darmanitan Fire UU Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 140 55 30 55 95 480
Darmanitan-Z Fire / Psychic Limbo Sheer Force / Zen Mode 105 30 105 140 105 55 540
Darumaka Fire LC Hustle / Inner Focus 70 90 45 15 45 50 315
Emboar Fire / Fighting RU Blaze / Reckless 110 123 65 100 65 65 528
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Larvesta Bug / Fire LC Flame Body / Swarm 55 85 55 50 55 60 360
Magby Fire LC Flame Body / Vital Spirit 45 75 37 70 55 83 365
Magmar Fire NU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 65 95 57 100 85 93 495
Magmortar Fire RU Flame Body / Vital Spirit 75 95 67 125 95 83 540
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Ponyta Fire LC Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 50 85 55 65 65 90 410
Rapidash Fire NU Run Away / Flash Fire / Flame Body 65 100 70 80 80 105 500
Tepig Fire LC Blaze / Thick Fat 65 63 45 45 45 45 308
Typhlosion Fire RU Blaze / Flash Fire 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550