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Discharge (Japanese: ほうでん Electrical Discharge) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Discharge damages all Pokémon except the user in Double Battles and has a 30% chance of paralyzing each of them. In Triple Battles, Discharge damages all adjacent Pokémon.
In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Discharge attacks every enemy in the room, every enemy within 2 squares in passageways and every enemy within a square in very dimly lit passageways.
|| A flare of electricity is loosed to strike all Pokémon in battle. It may also cause paralysis.
|| A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
|| Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Paralysis status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and can't take action.
In the anime
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga
In other generations
- The only Pokémon to not receive STAB from Discharge—the Nosepass, Klink, and Porygon evolution families—are each able to learn at least 3 Electric-type moves by leveling up.
- Prior to Generation V, it was the only Electric-type move that could hit more than one Pokémon.
In other languages