Type Fire.gif

The Fire-type (ほのおタイプ Honō taipu in Japanese) is one of the eighteen Pokémon 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, 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; and Kabu, the third Gym Leader in Galar.

Fire-type moves

  • There are 32 Fire-type moves.
  • In battles: Special moves stand out.
    • 9 moves are of the Physical type.
    • 19 moves are of the Special type.
    • 2 moves are of the Other type.
  • In contests: Beautiful moves stand out.
    • 18 moves are of the Beautiful type.png type.
    • 6 moves are of the Cool type.png type.
    • 5 moves are of the Tough type.png type.
    • 1 move is of the Cute type.png type.
    • There are no moves of the Clever type.png type.

List of Fire-type moves

Name Category Contest Generation Power
Blast Burn Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 150
Blaze Kick Physical type.gif Cool type.png[1] Generation III 85
Blue Flare Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 130
Burn Up Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VII 150
Ember Special type.gif Cute type.png[1] Generation I 40
Eruption Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 150
Fiery Dance Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 80
Fire Blast Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 110[2]
Fire Fang Physical type.gif Cool type.png[1] Generation IV 65
Fire Lash Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 80
Fire Pledge Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 80[3]
Fire Punch Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation I 75
Fire Spin Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 35[4]
Flame Burst Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 70
Flame Charge Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 50
Flame Wheel Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation II 60
Flamethrower Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation I 90[5]
Flare Blitz Physical type.gif Cool type.png[6] Generation IV 120
Fusion Flare Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 100
Heat Crash Physical type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 40-120
Heat Wave Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 95[7]
Incinerate Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation V 60[8]
Inferno Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation V 100
Lava Plume Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 80
Magma Storm Special type.gif Tough type.png Generation IV 100[2]
Mind Blown Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 150
Mystical Fire Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation VI 65
Overheat Special type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III 130[9]
Pyro Ball Physical type.gif - Generation VIII 120
Sacred Fire Physical type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation II 100
Searing Shot Special type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 100
Shell Trap Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 150
Sizzly Slide Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation VII 90
Sunny Day Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation II -
V-create Physical type.gif Cool type.png Generation V 180
Will-O-Wisp Other type.gif Beautiful type.png Generation III -

Effectiveness of Fire-type moves

×2

Super effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Bug.gif, Type Grass.gif, Type Ice.gif and Type Steel.gif.

½

Not very effective against Pokémon of the types: Type Dragon.gif, Type Fire.gif, Type Rock.gif and Type Water.gif.

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
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Resistant
¼
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×0
Immune
Type of the move
Bug type vertical.gif Dark type vertical.gif Dragon type vertical.gif Electric type vertical.gif Fairy type vertical.gif Fighting type vertical.gif Fire type vertical.gif Flying type vertical.gif Ghost type vertical.gif Grass type vertical.gif Ground type vertical.gif Ice type vertical.gif Normal type vertical.gif Poison type vertical.gif Psychic type vertical.gif Rock type vertical.gif Steel type vertical.gif Water type vertical.gif
Type Fire.gif
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½
½
½
×2
½
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×2
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×2
Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif
½
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Dark.gif
½
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
×0
×2
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif
½
×2
½
¼
¼
×2
×2
½
Type Fire.gifType Electric.gif
½
½
½
½
½
½
×4
½
×2
¼
×2
Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif
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½
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif
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×2
½
½
½
¼
×0
[11]
×4
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Ghost.gif
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×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif
½
×0
½
½
×2
½
½
×4
Type Fire.gifType Normal.gif
½
½
×2
½
×0
½
×2
½
×2
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Poison.gif
¼
¼
½
½
¼
×4
½
½
×2
×2
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Psychic.gif
×2
½
½
½
×2
½
×2
½
½
×2
½
×2
Type Fire.gifType Rock.gif
½
½
×2
¼
½
×4
½
½
½
×2
×4
Type Fire.gifType Steel.gif
¼
[12]
½
¼
×2
½
[13]
¼
×4
¼
½
×0
½
¼
×2
Type Fire.gifType Water.gif
½
×2
½
¼
×2
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×2
¼

Fire-type-Pokémon Trainers

Fire-type-Pokémon Gym Leaders

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

Fire-type-Pokémon Trial Captains

Leader Location Z-Crystal
VS Kiawe SM.png
Kiawe
Wela Volcanic Park, Alola Firium Z
Firium Z

Fire-type-Pokémon Elite Four members

Competence Category
VSFlint.png
Flint
Sinnoh Elite Four
VSMalva.png
Malva
Kalos Elite Four

Fire type records

Fire-type Pokémon

There are 65 Fire-type Pokémon. (7.98% of all Pokémon)

Pure Fire-type Pokémon

There are 30 pure Fire-type Pokémon. (46.88% of the Fire-type Pokémon)

Charmander Charmeleon Vulpix Ninetales Growlithe Arcanine
Charmander
#004
----

Type Fire.gif

Charmeleon
#005
----

Type Fire.gif

Vulpix
#037
----

Type Fire.gif

Ninetales
#038
----

Type Fire.gif

Growlithe
#058
----

Type Fire.gif

Arcanine
#059
----

Type Fire.gif

Ponyta Rapidash Magmar Flareon Cyndaquil Quilava
Ponyta
#077
----

Type Fire.gif

Rapidash
#078
----

Type Fire.gif

Magmar
#126
----

Type Fire.gif

Flareon
#136
----

Type Fire.gif

Cyndaquil
#155
----

Type Fire.gif

Quilava
#156
----

Type Fire.gif

Typhlosion Slugma Magby Entei Torchic Torkoal
Typhlosion
#157
----

Type Fire.gif

Slugma
#218
----

Type Fire.gif

Magby
#240
----

Type Fire.gif

Entei
#244
----

Type Fire.gif

Torchic
#255
----

Type Fire.gif

Torkoal
#324
----

Type Fire.gif

Chimchar Magmortar Tepig Pansear Simisear Darumaka
Chimchar
#390
----

Type Fire.gif

Magmortar
#467
----

Type Fire.gif

Tepig
#498
----

Type Fire.gif

Pansear
#513
----

Type Fire.gif

Simisear
#514
----

Type Fire.gif

Darumaka
#554
----

Type Fire.gif

Darmanitan Heatmor Fennekin Braixen Litten Torracat
Darmanitan
#555
----

Type Fire.gif

Heatmor
#631
----

Type Fire.gif

Fennekin
#653
----

Type Fire.gif

Braixen
#654
----

Type Fire.gif

Litten
#725
----

Type Fire.gif

Torracat
#726
----

Type Fire.gif

Scorbunny Raboot Cinderace
Scorbunny
#813
----

Type Fire.gif

Raboot
#814
----

Type Fire.gif

Cinderace
#815
----

Type Fire.gif

Primary Fire-type Pokémon

There are 24 primary Fire-type Pokémon. (35.94% of Fire-type Pokémon)

Charizard Alolan Marowak Moltres Magcargo Ho-Oh Combusken
Charizard
#006
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Alolan Marowak
#105
----

Type Fire.gifType Ghost.gif

Moltres
#146
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Magcargo
#219
----

Type Fire.gifType Rock.gif

Ho-Oh
#250
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Combusken
#256
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Blaziken Numel Camerupt Monferno Infernape Heatran
Blaziken
#257
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Numel
#322
----

Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif

Camerupt
#323
----

Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif

Monferno
#391
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Infernape
#392
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Heatran
#485
----

Type Fire.gifType Steel.gif

Pignite Emboar Delphox Fletchinder Talonflame Litleo
Pignite
#499
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Emboar
#500
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Delphox
#655
----

Type Fire.gifType Psychic.gif

Fletchinder
#662
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Talonflame
#663
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Litleo
#667
----

Type Fire.gifType Normal.gif

Pyroar Volcanion Incineroar Oricorio Turtonator Blacephalon
Pyroar
#668
----

Type Fire.gifType Normal.gif

Volcanion
#721
----

Type Fire.gifType Water.gif

Incineroar
#727
----

Type Fire.gifType Dark.gif

Oricorio Baile Style
#741
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif[15]

Turtonator
#776
----

Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif

Blacephalon
#806
----

Type Fire.gifType Ghost.gif

Sizzlipede Centiskorch
Sizzlipede
#850
----

Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif

Centiskorch
#851
----

Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif

Secondary Fire-type Pokémon

There are 11 secondary Fire-type Pokémon. (17.19% of the Fire-type Pokémon)

Houndour Houndoom Victini Litwick Lampent Chandelure
Houndour
#228
----

Type Dark.gifType Fire.gif

Houndoom
#229
----

Type Dark.gifType Fire.gif

Victini
#494
----

Type Psychic.gifType Fire.gif

Litwick
#607
----

Type Ghost.gifType Fire.gif

Lampent
#608
----

Type Ghost.gifType Fire.gif

Chandelure
#609
----

Type Ghost.gifType Fire.gif

Larvesta Volcarona Reshiram Salandit Salazzle Carkol
Larvesta
#636
----

Type Bug.gifType Fire.gif

Volcarona
#637
----

Type Bug.gifType Fire.gif

Reshiram
#643
----

Type Dragon.gifType Fire.gif

Salandit
#757----

Type Poison.gifType Fire.gif

Salazzle
#758----

Type Poison.gifType Fire.gif

Carkol
#838----

Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif

Coalossal
Coalossal
#839
----

Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif

Pokémon with Fire-type alternate forms

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

Mega Charizard X Mega Charizard Y Gigantamax Charizard Mega Houndoom Mega Blaziken Mega Camerupt
Mega Charizard X
#006
----

Type Fire.gifType Dragon.gif

Mega Charizard Y
#006
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Charizard
#006
----

Type Fire.gifType Flying.gif

Mega Houndoom
#229
----

Type Dark.gifType Fire.gif

Mega Blaziken
#257
----

Type Fire.gifType Fighting.gif

Mega Camerupt
#323
----

Type Fire.gifType Ground.gif

Castform Primal Groudon Heat Rotom Arceus Darmanitan Zen Mode Galarian Darmanitan Zen Mode
Castform
#351----

Type Fire.gif[16]

Primal Groudon
#383
----

Type Ground.gifType Fire.gif

Rotom
#479
----

Type Electric.gifType Fire.gif[17]

Arceus
#493
----

Type Fire.gif[18]

Darmanitan
#555
----

Type Fire.gifPsychic type[19]

Darmanitan
#555
----

Ice typeType Fire.gif[19]

Silvally Gigantamax Cinderace Gigantamax Coalossal

Gigantamax Centiskorch

Silvally
#773
----

Type Fire.gif[20]

815GCinderace.png

#813
----

Type Fire.gif

Coalossal
#839
----

Type Rock.gifType Fire.gif

Centiskorch
#851
----

Type Fire.gifType Bug.gif

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 them.
  • 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 zodiac animal.
    • Charizard represents the Year of the Dragon.
    • Typhlosion represents the Year of the Rat.
    • Blaziken represents the Year of the Rooster.
    • Infernape represents the Year of the Monkey.
    • Emboar represents the Year of the Pig/Boar.
    • Delphox represents the Year of the Dog.
    • Incineroar represents the Year of the Tiger.
    • Cinderace represents the Year of the Rabbit.
  • Fire-type is the last type to receive a Water-type Pokémon with Volcanion in Generation VI.
  • 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.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Before Generation VI, this was a Beautiful type.png-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.png-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 Starter 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.gif and Type Ghost.gif type.
  18. ^ Thanks to the ability Multitype, equipped with the Flame Plate.
  19. ^ a b Only in its Zen Mode.
  20. ^ Thanks to the ability RKS System, equipped with the Fire Memory.
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