Water-type Pokémon can be burned, except for those with Water Veil and Water Bubble abilities. The Pokémon with these abilities are immune to being burned.
Since I started playing Pokémon, I have slowly familiarized myself with the different typing, move pools, and status conditions. As per my experience, Burn is among the best methods to counteract powerful threats by reducing their Hit Points (HP) at every turn.
But I have always been curious to know whether Water-type Pokémon can be Burned. From a logical standpoint, water puts out the fire and not the other way around. So, it would be weird to see a water-type Pokémon being burned, right? Even with that said, I have come across some water types that could get burned and others that were immune.
Because of that, I wrote this article to finally answer the question, “Can Water-type Pokémon be burned?” If so, then which ones and why? So, if these are questions you’ve been struggling with, then you’ve clicked on the right article. Keep reading to learn more.
Can water Pokemon be burned?
Not all water Pokemon can be burned. While most water Pokemon can be burned, those with the Water Veil and Water Bubble abilities are immune to being burned.
A Pokemon with the Water Veil ability can be cured of burn if burned by a fire-type Pokemon while in battle. A Pokemon can acquire this ability by being burned by a Pokemon with the mold breaker ability or through a skill swap. Pokemon with the Water Veil ability include; Goldeen, Seaking, Mantine, Wailmer, Wailord, Huntail, Buizel, Floatzel, Finneon, Lumineon, Mantyke, Dondozo, and Finizen.
Pokemon with the Water Bubble ability are cured of burn if they are burned by the Fire-Type Pokemon while in battle. Like the Water veil ability, this power is gained by being burned by a Pokemon with the mold breaker ability or through a skill swap. Pokemon with the Water Bubble ability include; Dewpider and Araquanid.
What moves have a high chance of burning water Pokemon?
There are several moves with a high chance of burning water Pokemon. Beak Blast, Burning Jealousy, Fling, Inferno, Psycho Shift, Sizzly Slide, and Will-O-Wisp are moves with a 100 percent chance of burning a Water Pokemon. The Sacred Fire move has a 50 percent chance of burning a Water Pokemon. Other moves are Ice Burn, Infernal Parade, Lava Plume, Sandsear Storm, Scald, Scorching Sands, Searing Shot, Secret Power, and Steam Eruption, which have a 30 percent chance of burning a Water Pokemon.
How being burned affects water Pokemon.
Burned water Pokemon will take damage after every turn, and the damage its physical moves inflict on the opponents will be halved. However, the effect is different between different generations of the Pokemon series.
In generation I, Pokemon red, blue and yellow, a Pokemon incurs damage equal to one-sixteenth of its maximum Hit Points every turn, at the end of the turn if it did not launch any attack or after it launches attacks. The burned water Pokémon’s attack statistic is also halved, subject to the statistics modifications glitch. The decline in water Pokémon’s attack stat also affects confusion damage.
Every time water Pokemon takes damage due to the burn, it acts as if it were poisoned. Other irregularities in Pokemon red, blue, and yellow include; Pokemon will not lose Hit Points on the turn it knocks out its rival. Secondly, if water Pokemon that had been initially severely poisoned by Toxic but was cured through rest (move) is burned, the burn damage will draw upon and increase Toxic’s N value.
In Pokemon, Stadium burn is similar to handheld games. However, the irregularities from the handheld games are fixed. Irregularities in the Pokemon Stadium include; if burned water Pokemon is switched in, it will not lose Hit Points in that same turn. Secondly, the Haze move will remove the decrease in water Pokémon’s attack even when it is still burned.
In generation II, everything is the same as in generation I but burned water Pokemon takes damage equal to one-eighth of its maximum Hit Points every turn; at the end of the turn, if it did not launch an attack or after every attack, it launches. In this generation, all irregularities from the previous generation have been fixed.
Every time water Pokemon takes damage from the turn, a unique animation that differs from the poison damage animation appears.
In generations III and IV, instead of lowering the water Pokémon’s attack statistics, a burn now halves the damage the Pokemon inflicts on opponents with its physical moves. However, it does not reduce the damage a Pokemon inflicts on a rival with moves that bring about direct damage.
In these generations, burn now causes damage at the end of the turn. If burned water Pokemon knocks out a rival, it will incur burn damage. A burn’s damage reduction is ignored if burned water Pokemon has the Guts ability.
In generation V, the decline in attack statistics no longer leads to a drop in confusion damage. In generation VI, a burn’s damage reduction is ignored if burned water Pokemon uses the Façade move. In generation VI, burned water Pokemon once again incurs damage equal to one-sixteenth of its maximum Hit Points at the end of every turn.
Can a water pokemon be cured of a burn?
A water pokemon can be cured of a burn using Yago Berry, Burn Heal, or Rawst Berry. Also, like other main status conditions, a burn can be cured with items such as Full Heal, Lava Cookie, Rage Candy Bar, Old Gateau, Lumiose Galette, Casteliacone, Big Malasada, Shalour Sable, Full Restore, Lum Berry, Heal Powder, and Sacred Ash. The moves rest and refresh can also be used to cure water Pokemon of a burn.
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Most water pokemon can be burned. The exception is those with Water Veil and Water Bubble abilities because these abilities make them immune to being burned. Pokemon with the Water Veil ability include; Goldeen, Seaking, Mantine, Wailmer, Wailord, Huntail, Buizel, Floatzel, Finneon, Lumineon, Mantyke, Dondozo, and Finizen. Pokemon with the Water Bubble ability are Dewpider and Araquanid.
How can water pokemon be cured of burn?
Water pokemon can be cured of burn using Yago Berry, Burn Heal, or a Rawst Berry.
Which water pokemon are immune to being burned?
Water pokemon with Water Veil and Water Bubble abilities are immune to being burned.
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