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Heat Wave

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Fire 100 90% 10 0 Special All enemies

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to burn the target.

Competitive Use

In singles, the increase in Base Power from Flamethrower to Heat Wave isn't worth the chance of an untimely miss. Only use Heat Wave if the Pokemon you're using also lacks alternative Fire-type moves, particularly Flamethrower and Fire Blast; good examples include the flock of Pokemon that obtain it as a DPP tutor move, such as Zapdos, Honchkrow, and Crobat.

However, in doubles, Heat Wave should be your Fire-type move of choice. Being able to damage both opponents is well worth the slight drop in Base Power. Whenever you can, give your Fire-types Heat Wave to roast both opponents at once.

Related Moves

Flamethrower is a slightly less powerful but more accurate alternative.

Fire Blast is a more powerful but less accurate alternative.

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
Camerupt Fire / Ground NU Magma Armor / Solid Rock / Anger Point 70 100 70 105 75 40 460
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Charizard Fire / Flying NU Blaze / Solar Power 78 84 78 109 85 100 534
Chimchar Fire LC Blaze / Iron Fist 44 58 44 58 44 61 309
Growlithe Fire LC Intimidate / Flash Fire / Justified 55 70 45 70 50 60 350
Heatmor Fire NU Gluttony / Flash Fire / White Smoke 85 97 66 105 66 65 484
Heatran Fire / Steel OU Flash Fire / Flame Body 91 90 106 130 106 77 600
Infernape Fire / Fighting OU Blaze / Iron Fist 76 104 71 104 71 108 534
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Magcargo Fire / Rock NU Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 50 50 120 80 80 30 410
Moltres Fire / Flying RU Pressure / Flame Body 90 100 90 125 85 90 580
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Numel Fire / Ground LC Oblivious / Simple / Own Tempo 60 60 40 65 45 35 305
Pansear Fire LC Gluttony / Blaze 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Simisear Fire NU Gluttony / Blaze 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Slugma Fire LC Magma Armor / Flame Body / Weak Armor 40 40 40 70 40 20 250
Torkoal Fire NU White Smoke / Shell Armor 70 85 140 85 70 20 470
Volcarona Bug / Fire OU Flame Body / Swarm 85 60 65 135 105 100 550