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I was reading on Smogon the other day that Sunny Day affected moves like Flare Blitz, although it didn't specify why (I assumed it had something to do with power). I looked up both moves on Bulbapedia, and I didn't see anything there, so can anyone confirm that in the 6th gen Sunny Day affects anything other than pokemon who have Growth (+ATK/SPA)?

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Sunny Day causes the weather effect of intense sunlight which alters the way some things work for a few turns:

  • Increases the power of Fire-type moves by 50%.
  • Decreases the power of Water-type moves by 50%.
  • Allows Solar Beam to be used instantly.
  • From Generation V onward, causes Growth to raise Attack and Special Attack two stages each.
  • Activates the following Abilities: Chlorophyll, Dry Skin, Flower Gift, Forecast, Leaf Guard, Solar Power.
    • Causes Forecast to change Castform to its Sunny Form.
    • In Generation V onward, causes Flower Gift to change Cherrim to its Sunshine Form.
  • In Generation IV, changes Cherrim to its Sunshine Form.
  • Guarantees Harvest will restore a held Berry.
  • Changes Weather Ball to a Fire-type move and doubles its power.
  • Prevents Pokémon from becoming frozen.
  • Causes Moonlight, Synthesis, and Morning Sun to recover ⅔ of max HP (twice the normal amount in Generation II).
  • Lowers accuracy of Thunder and Hurricane to 50%.

As Flare Blitz is a fire typed move, its power is increased by 50% by the effects of Sunny Day.

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  • Thank you so much for the response, this'll be good to know!
    – Emma
    Feb 17, 2015 at 17:59
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Yes. Sunny Day increases the damage of fire-type moves by 50%. Since Flare Blitz is a fire-type move, it is also affected by Sunny Day.

To expand the answer, I'll list effects of Sunny Day which i know below:

  • It increases the damage of fire-type moves by 50%
  • It lowers the damage of water-type moves by 50%
  • Thunder and Hurricane have 50% accuracy instead of 70%
  • Moonlight, Synthesis and Morning Sun heal 66.7% instead of 50%
  • Solar Beam doesn't have to charge and is used immediately
  • Growth increases both stats by 2, instead of only 1.
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  • Perfect, thanks for the answer! This'll be useful. :)
    – Emma
    Feb 17, 2015 at 17:58

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