TM38 Fire Blast can be bought for 30,000 Pokédollars on the fourth floor of the Lilycove Department Store. Both of the clerks on the department store’s fourth floor also sell other TMs.
Fire Blast is a damage-dealing Fire-type move that also has a slight chance of burning your opponent. When a Pokémon is burned, it continues to take damage every turn, and its Attack stat is significantly reduced.
Quite possibly the most popular same-type attack bonus (STAB) move a Fire-type special attacker can learn, Fire Blast’s only downside is its 85% accuracy.
A lot of non-Fire-type Pokémon can also learn it, making it a great coverage move against a wide variety of types. Fire-types have always been one of the best offensive types in the game.
TM38 Fire Blast Location
The Lilycove Department Store is a multi-level PokéMart located on the north side of Lilycove City, a coastal city east of Route 121. If you haven’t been to Lilycove City yet, make sure you’ve first:
- Obtained the sixth Gym Badge from Winona, the Gym Leader from Fortree City
- Explored Route 121
Now that you’re set, head to Lilycove City’s entrance through Route 121’s east exit. Once you’re in Lilycove City, here’s where to buy TM38 Fire Blast in Lilycove Department Store:
Step 1: Head east until you pass through Lilycove City’s Pokémon Center.
Step 2: Before you climb up the staircase, be prepared to battle your Rival (if this is your first visit to Lilycove).
Step 3: After you win the battle, climb up the staircase and head north.
Step 4: Then, head northwest and enter Lilycove Department Store.
Step 5: Using the elevator, go to the fourth floor of the Department Store.
Step 6: Finally, head east and the top clerk will sell TMs, including TM38 Fire Blast.
The top clerk sells various damage-dealing TMs, while the bottom clerk sells defensive status TMs. Here’s a complete list of what they sell:
|TM38 (Fire Blast)||30,000|
|TM52 (Focus Blast)||30,000|
|TM71 (Stone Edge)||30,000|
|TM15 (Hyper Beam)||50,000|
|TM68 (Giga Impact)||50,000|
|TM16 (Light Screen)||10,000|
Fire Blast Details + Uses
|Fire Blast Move Details|
|PP||5 (max. 8)|
Fire Blast is a Special Fire-type move with a 10% chance of burning the opposing Pokémon.
While the Burn chance is very low, Fire Blast makes up for it in raw base power. And unlike Overheat and Eruption’s downsides, Fire Blast’s only weakness is its imperfect but serviceable accuracy.
Burn is one of the best status conditions in the game. Physical attackers who get burned are rendered useless since the damage they deal is cut in half. Bulky Pokémon are easily taken care of by Burn as well, thanks to the amount of HP they lose each turn.
The move Flamethrower can be considered a weaker but more accurate version of Fire Blast. But unlike Blizzard and Thunder, where Ice Beam and Thunderbolt are arguably better in most situations, Fire Blast is definitely better than its more accurate counterpart.
Whereas Blizzard and Thunder only have an accuracy of 70%, Fire Blast’s 85% accuracy is what makes it better. The power-to-accuracy ratio of Fire Blast makes it worth using over Flamethrower. It always has been the bread and butter for any Fire-type Pokémon’s moveset.
Many Dragon-types can also learn Fire-type moves, making battles against Ice-type Pokémon much easier.
A move like Fire Blast has always been a popular coverage move on Pokémon looking to deal with their weaknesses more effectively.
Status Condition Details: Burn
The Burn status condition has two main effects:
First: it inflicts damage every turn until the Pokémon faints. Regardless of the Pokémon’s total HP or Defense stats, it will deal 1/8th or 12.5% of the afflicted Pokémon’s Max HP at the end of each turn.
Second: a burned Pokémon has its Attack stat reduced by 50%. The Attack reduction is only nullified when the Pokémon has the Ability, Guts. However, it still damages the burned target every turn.
Below is a list of other Abilities that interact with Burn:
|Flame Body||Ability||30% chance to burn an attacker making direct contact|
|Flare Boost||Ability||While burned, Special Attack stat is increased by 50%|
|Water Veil||Ability||Pokémon with this Ability cannot be burned|
Note: As of Generation 6, Fire-type Pokémon cannot be afflicted with the Burn status condition.
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