TM43 Flame Charge is given to you by an NPC on the Tubeline Bridge, which connects Icirrus City to Route 9 and Opelucid City.
The NPC you’re looking for is located about halfway down the bridge, and they have black hair (you’ll see them pacing back and forth).
But before you’re able to reach Tubeline Bridge, you’ll need to defeat Icirrus City’s Gym Leader Brycen. And then you’ll then have to clear out Team Plasma from both Dragonspiral Tower and Relic Castle.
TM43 Flame Charge Location (Step-by-Step)
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Icirrus City Pokémon Center, walk across the bridge heading east.
Step 2: At the end of the first bridge, head south down the staircase to reach the city’s ground level.
Step 3: Now on the city’s ground level, head north on the dirt path.
Step 4: At the end of the dirt path is Route 8. From here, go north past the Trainer Tip sign and continue onto the route.
Step 5: North of the Trainer Tip sign will be a large pond and some stepping stones. Head east past the stones.
Step 6: Directly east of the stepping stones is another Trainer Tip sign. Continue east past that sign as well.
Step 7: Continue walking east on Route 8, passing by the trainers holding pink parasols.
Step 8: At the end of Route 8 is a square entryway into a tunnel. Enter this tunnel to make your way onto Tubeline Bridge.
Step 9: Now on Tubeline Bridge, make your way north across the bridge.
Step 10: About halfway down the bridge will be an NPC pacing back and forth. Speak to this NPC and they’ll give you TM43 Flame Charge.
Flame Charge Details + Uses
|Flame Charge Move Details|
Flame Charge is a Physical Fire-type move that leaves a lot to be desired in the damage department, since it only offers 50 base power.
This attack’s secondary effect is much more useful:
It increases the user’s Speed stat by one stage each time it’s used.
This effect can be cumulative for a total of 6 turns.
There aren’t many fast Fire-type Pokémon in Black & White, which makes Flame Charge an ideal move for this typing. The idea should be to pair the attack with a Fire-type Pokémon that offers strong Attack and middling Speed. That way the move’s weak Power isn’t as noticeable, and the Speed boost is doing most of the heavy lifting.
Darmanitan and Flareon both fit this bill with their strong Attack and less-than-ideal base Speed stat. And neither of these Pokémon can learn Flame Charge via level-up – so be sure to pick-up TM43 on your way to Opelucid City.