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Type Fire
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The Fire type (Japanese: ほのおタイプ, HepburnHonoo taipu) is one of the eighteen Pokémon elemental types. It is notable for being one of the three Starter types, forming a perfectly triangular relationship with Grass and Water.

Fire-type moves are based on attacks of fire itself, and most of them can leave the status Burn. Fire types are also immune to being Burned, regardless of the type of move used that would have inflicted a Burn.

Fire Pokémon have notably fewer species compared to the other Starter types, due to a lack of natural phenomena that can be described as fire - the Slugma line, Numel line, Magmar line, Torkoal, Volcarona and Volcanion are the closest representation. Some Fire-type species are based on land animals known for their predatory instincts, such as Pyroar, Arcanine and Heatmor. The Vulpix and Fennekin lines are both based on Japanese folklore linking species of fox with fire, while curiously, most generations of Fire-type starter, as well as the Ponyta, Houndour and Pansear lines, are all based on animals from the Chinese zodiac. However, there are a few Fire-type Pokémon that are based on inanimate objects, such as Rotom's Heat form and the Litwick line.

Famous Fire-type Pokémon Trainers include Blaine, the seventh Kanto Gym Leader; Flannery, the fourth Hoenn Gym Leader; Flint, the third member of the Sinnoh Pokémon League; Chili, one of the first three Gym Leaders of Striaton City in Unova; Malva, a member of the Kalos Pokémon League; Kiawe, an Akala Island Trial Captain in Alola; Kabu, the third Gym Leader in Galar; Mela the boss of Team Star's Fire crew, the Schedar Squad; and Crispin, a member of BB League Elite Four.

Fire-type moves[]

  • There are 49 Fire-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 17 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 24 moves are of the Special type.
    • 3 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 18 moves are of the Beautiful type type.
    • 6 moves are of the Cool type type.
    • 5 moves are of the Tough type type.
    • 1 move is of the Cute type type.
    • There are no moves of the Clever type type.

List of Fire-type moves[]

Names Category Contest Generation Power
Armor Cannon Special type - Generation IX 120
Bitter Blade Physical type - Generation IX 90
Blast Burn Special type Beautiful type Generation III 150
Blaze Kick Physical type Cool type[1] Generation III 85
Blazing Torque Physical type - Generation IX 80
Blue Flare Special type Beautiful type Generation V 130
Burn Up Special type Beautiful type Generation VII 150
Burning Bulwark Other type - Generation IX -
Burning Jealousy Special type - Generation VIII 70
Ember Special type Cute type[1] Generation I 40
Eruption Special type Beautiful type Generation III 150
Fiery Dance Special type Beautiful type Generation V 80
Fire Blast Special type Beautiful type Generation I 110[2]
Fire Fang Physical type Cool type[1] Generation IV 65
Fire Lash Physical type Cool type Generation VII 80
Fire Pledge Special type Beautiful type Generation V 80[3]
Fire Punch Physical type Tough type Generation I 75
Fire Spin Special type Beautiful type Generation I 35[4]
Flame Burst Special type Beautiful type Generation V 70
Flame Charge Physical type Cool type Generation V 50
Flame Wheel Physical type Beautiful type Generation II 60
Flamethrower Special type Beautiful type Generation I 90[5]
Flare Blitz Physical type Cool type[6] Generation IV 120
Fusion Flare Special type Beautiful type Generation V 100
G-Max Centiferno - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Fireball - - Generation VIII -
G-Max Wildfire - - Generation VIII -
Heat Crash Physical type Tough type Generation V 40-120
Heat Wave Special type Beautiful type Generation III 95[7]
Incinerate Special type Tough type Generation V 60[8]
Inferno Special type Beautiful type Generation V 100
Inferno Overdrive - - Generation VII -
Lava Plume Special type Tough type Generation IV 80
Magma Storm Special type Tough type Generation IV 100[2]
Max Flare - - Generation VIII -
Mind Blown Special type Cool type Generation VII 150
Mystical Fire Special type Beautiful type Generation VI 65
Overheat Special type Beautiful type Generation III 130[9]
Pyro Ball Physical type - Generation VIII 120
Raging Fury Physical type - Generation VIII 120
Sacred Fire Physical type Beautiful type Generation II 100
Searing Shot Special type Cool type Generation V 100
Shell Trap Physical type Cool type Generation VII 150
Sizzly Slide Physical type Cool type Generation VII 90
Sunny Day Other type Beautiful type Generation II -
Temper Flare Physical type - Generation IX 75
Torch Song Special type - Generation IX 80
V-create Physical type Cool type Generation V 180
Will-O-Wisp Other type Beautiful type Generation III -

Effectiveness of Fire-type moves[]

×2
Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug, Type Grass, Type Ice and Type Steel.
½
Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon, Type Fire, Type Rock and Type Water.

Weaknesses and resistances of the Fire type[]

A type chart displaying the weaknesses and resistances of a Pokémon when damaged by a move. Empty fields are moves that do normal damage.

×4
Doubly super effective
×2
Super effective
½
Resistant
¼
Very resistant
×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical Dark type vertical Dragon type vertical Electric type vertical Fairy type vertical Fighting type vertical Fire type vertical Flying type vertical Ghost type vertical Grass type vertical Ground type vertical Ice type vertical Normal type vertical Poison type vertical Psychic type vertical Rock type vertical Steel type vertical Water type vertical
Type Fire
½
½
½
½
×2
½
[10]
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Bug
½
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
×2
Type FireType Dark
½
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
×0
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Dragon
½
×2
½
¼
¼
×2
×2
½
Type FireType Electric
½
½
½
½
½
½
×4
½
×2
¼
×2
Type FireType Fighting
¼
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Flying
¼
×2
½
½
½
¼
×0
[11]
×4
½
Type FireType Ghost
¼
×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Grass
½
½
×2
¼
×2
×2
½
Type FireType Ground
½
×0
½
½
×2
½
½
×4
Type FireType Ice
½
½
×2
½
×2
¼
×4
×2
Type FireType Normal
½
½
×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Poison
¼
¼
½
½
¼
×4
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Psychic
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
Type FireType Rock
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
½
½
×2
×4
Type FireType Steel
¼
[12]
½
¼
×2
½
[13]
¼
×4
¼
½
×0
½
¼
×2
Type FireType Water
½
×2
½
¼
×2
¼
×2
¼

Fire-type-Pokémon Trainers[]

Fire-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders[]

Leader Location Badge
Blaine Lets go
Blaine
Cinnabar Island, Kanto Volcano Badge
Volcano Badge
VSFlannery
Flannery
Lavaridge Town, Hoenn Heat Badge
Heat Badge
VSChili
Chili[14]
Striaton City, Unova Trio Badge
Trio Badge
Kabu League Card
Kabu
Motostoke, Galar Fire Badge
Fire Badge

Fire-type-Pokémon Trial Captains[]

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Kiawe SM
Kiawe
Wela Volcano Park, Alola Firium Z
Firium Z

Fire-type-Pokémon Elite Four members[]

Competence Category
VSFlint
Flint
Sinnoh Elite Four
VSMalva
Malva
Kalos Elite Four
Crispin Scarlet and Violet
Crispin
BB League Elite Four


Fire-type-Pokémon Special Trainers[]

Competence Category
Mela
Mela
Leader of Team Star Schedar Squad

Fire type records[]

  • Primal Groudon is the tallest and heaviest Fire type.
  • Litwick and Scorbunny are the shortest Fire types.
  • Sizzlipede is the lightest Fire type.
  • Chimchar and Cyndaquil evolve at the lowest level (14)
  • Larvesta evolves at the highest level (59)
  • Entei has the most HP of all Fire-types (115)
  • Coalossal has the highest HP of all non-Legendary Fire types (110)
  • Vulpix has the lowest HP of all Fire types (38)
  • Primal Groudon has the most Attack & Defense of all Fire-types (180 & 160)
  • Unovian Darmanitan has the highest Attack of all non-Mega Evolved Fire types (140)
  • Mega Blaziken has the most Attack of all non-Legendary, and non-Primal Fire types (160)
  • Litwick has the lowest attack of all Fire types (30)
  • Torkoal has the highest Defense of all non-Primal, and non-Legendary Fire types (140)
  • Houndour has the lowest defense of all Fire types (30)
  • Mega Charizard Y has the most Sp. Atk of all Fire-types (159)
  • Blacephalon has the highest Special Attack of all non-Mega Evolved Fire types (151)
  • Darumaka has the lowest special attack of all Fire types (15)
  • Ho-Oh has the most Sp. Def of all Fire-types (154)
  • Flareon has the highest Special Defense of all non-Paradox Fire types (110)
  • Scorbunny has the lowest special defense of all Fire types (40)
  • Galarian Darmanitan (Zen Mode) has the most Speed of all Fire-types (135)
  • Talonflame has the highest Speed of all non-regional variant Fire types (126)
  • Slugma has the lowest speed of all Fire types (20)
  • Primal Groudon has the highest base stat total of all Fire-types (770)
  • Both Ho-Oh and Reshiram has the highest base stat total of all non-Primal Fire-types (680)
  • Slugma has the lowest base stat total of all Fire types (250)

Fire-type Pokémon[]

There are 86 Fire-type Pokémon.

Pure Fire-type Pokémon[]

Primary Fire-type Pokémon[]

Secondary Fire-type Pokémon[]

Pokémon with Fire-type alternate forms[]

The following alternate forms of some Pokémon are also of the Fire-type.

Relations with other types[]

  • They're strong against the Bug type because it's easy to burn an insect, and it's difficult for it to survive.
  • They're strong against the Grass type because fire consumes plants easily, and even though the fire is extinguished, the plants are damaged heavily.
  • They're strong against the Ice type because fire melts ice.
  • They're strong against the Steel type because metal conducts heat, and fire is used to melt down metals.
  • They're weak against the Ground type because if sand, dirt, or mud is thrown over a fire, the fire dies out.
  • They're weak against the Rock type because fire is easily extinguished if rocks are thrown over it, and because rocks can withstand extreme heat from the fire.
  • They're weak against the Water type because water extinguishes it.
  • They resist the Fairy type because traditionally, fairies live in forests, and fire destroys the forests. Fire, along with steel, is also considered manmade, which is anathema to fairies. Interestingly, the Fairy type isn't weak to it.
  • The Dragon type resists them because, in ancient legends, dragons weren't affected by nature's principal forces (plants, water, fire and electricity). In addition, most dragons in legends breathe fire.
  • They resist themselves because trying to fight a fire with fire would increase the flame.

Trivia[]

  • All of the final evolutions of the Fire-type starters seem to resemble or closely resemble a Chinese zodiac animal.
    • Charizard resembles the Year of the Dragon.
    • Typhlosion resembles the Year of the Rat.
    • Blaziken resembles the Year of the Rooster.
    • Infernape resembles the Year of the Monkey.
    • Emboar resembles the Year of the Pig or Boar.
    • Delphox resembles the Year of the Dog.
    • Incineroar resembles the Year of the Tiger.
    • Cinderace resembles the Year of the Rabbit.
    • Skeledirge resembles the Year of the Snake.
  • The Fire-type was the last type:
  • In Generation III, all Fire-type moves were Beautiful.
    • It shares this trait with the Ice type.
  • The Fire-type can do the most damage multiplying attack damage if:
    • The opponent has a 4x weakness to Fire-type moves.
    • The opponent has the Fluffy ability.
    • The weather is harsh sunlight.
    • Your Fire-type Pokémon has the Flash Fire or Blaze ability.
    • The opponent is affected by Forest's Curse.
      • If all of these requirements are met, any special Fire-type attack has a 36x power multiplier.
  • The Fire-type can also do the least non-zero damage multiplying attack damage if:
    • The weather is rain.
    • The opponent has a 4x resistance against Fire-type moves.
    • The move Water Sport is in play.
    • The opponent has the Thick Fat or Heatproof ability.
      • If all of these requirements are met, any Fire-type attack has a 0.02065x power multiplier.
  • All of the types the Fire type is weak to are the types the Grass type is super-effective against.
  • As of Generation IX, the only type that hasn't been paired with the Fire-type is the Fairy type.

Notes[]

  1. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type-type move.
  2. ^ a b 120 until Generation V.
  3. ^ 50 in Generation V.
  4. ^ 15 until Generation IV.
  5. ^ 95 until Generation V.
  6. ^ Before Generation VI, this was a Clever type-type move.
  7. ^ 100 until Generation VI.
  8. ^ 30 in Generation V.
  9. ^ 140 until Generation V.
  10. ^ In Generation I, Ice-type moves did normal damage on Fire-type Pokémon.
  11. ^ In Generation I, Ice-type moves were super effective on Fire/Flying-type Pokémon.
  12. ^ Before Generation VI, Fire/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Dark-type moves.
  13. ^ Before Generation VI, Fire/Steel-type Pokémon were resistant to Ghost-type moves.
  14. ^ You'll fight against him only if you chose Snivy as your First partner Pokémon in Pokémon Black and White.
  15. ^ Only in its Baile Style.
  16. ^ Only in its Sunny Form.
  17. ^ In Generation IV, all of Rotom's forms were Type Electric and Type Ghost type.
  18. ^ Due to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Flame Plate.
  19. ^ a b Only in its Zen Mode.
  20. ^ Due to the Ability, RKS System, equipped with the Fire Memory.
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