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'''Volt Tackle''' (Japanese: '''ボルテッカー''' ''Volteccer'') is a damage-dealing {{type|Electric}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation III]]. It could be learned by {{p|Pichu}} [[Evolution|evolutionary]] line by [[breeding]] only.
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'''Volt Tackle''' (Japanese: '''ボルテッカー''' ''Volteccer'') is a damage-dealing {{type|Electric}} [[move]] introduced in [[Generation III]]. It is the [[signature move]] of the {{p|Pichu}} [[Evolution|evolutionary]] line.
   
 
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Revision as of 07:27, 11 March 2013

Volt Tackle
ボルテッカー Volteccer
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Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Volt Tackle (Japanese: ボルテッカー Volteccer) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of the Pichu evolutionary line.

Effect

Volt Tackle inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ⅓ of the damage done to the target. This move has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.

Description

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Games Description
RSE A life-risking tackle that slightly hurts the user.
FRLG The user throws an electrified tackle. It hurts the user a little.
DPPtHGSS The user electrifies itself, then charges at the foe. It causes considerable damage to the user as well.
BWB2W2 The user electrifies itself, then charges. It causes considerable damage to the user and may leave the target with paralysis.
Conq Charge the target while shrouded in electricity, with a potential to inflict paralysis. The user is weakened for 1 turn.

Learnset

By breeding

While Volt Tackle can be performed in any of the Generation III games, it can only be obtained via Pokémon Emerald or later. There is only one method of obtaining Volt Tackle, which involves breeding a female Pikachu or Raichu holding a Light Ball with any Pokémon in the same Egg Group (or breed a Pikachu or Raichu of any gender holding a Light Ball with a Ditto). If the Pikachu or Raichu and its mating partner are put into the day care and they meet the conditions to produce an Egg, the hatched Pichu will have Volt Tackle. Since this will not work in any game prior to Emerald, trading is the only legitimate way of obtaining Volt Tackle in an older game (like Ruby and Sapphire).

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric   Any Pokémon in the Field or Fairy Egg Group Any Pokémon in the Field or Fairy Egg Group Any Pokémon in the Field or Fairy Egg Group
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By events

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
172 172 Pichu Electric Pikachu-colored Pichu
172 172 Spiky-eared Pichu Electric Ilex Forest (requires Pikachu-colored Pichu)
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pikachu Festival
Pika Pika Carnival
Summer 2012 Pikachu
Summer Carnival
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pichu can learn Volt Tackle at level 50 if it has at least 333 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after reaching level 50, Volt Tackle can be relearned at the Gulpin Link Shop.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Pichu has a chance of learning Volt Tackle as an Egg move by obtaining a Pichu Egg from a mission.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Volt Tackle is Pikachu's Final Smash. When used, Pikachu will be enveloped by a blue ball of electricity. The ball does major damage and can even pass through platforms, though it is very hard to control.

Trophy information

"Pikachu, transformed into a ball of light that can slam into foes. It can also fly to chase down those who try to jump out of range. Sparks get stronger when you press the attack button. However, its increased inertia makes midair movement tough. If you get carried away flying, the effect will end, and you'll destroy yourself. Be careful it doesn't happen to you."

In the anime

Raichu Pikachu Volt Tackle.png Ash Pikachu Volt Tackle.png Sho Raichu Volt Tackle.png Volkner Pikachu Volt Tackle.png
Volt Tackle collision Ash's Pikachu Raichu Volkner's Pikachu
The Pokémon runs at the opponent while engulfed in electricity. It then tackles the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu Pikachu runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by golden electricity, and it tackles the opponent. While covered in electricity, Pikachu's body looks black and white. When hit by recoil damage, its body becomes surrounded by yellow sparks of electricity.
Ash's Pikachu May's Egg-Cellent Adventure Debut
Aura Guardian's Pikachu The Keystone Pops! None
Volkner's Pikachu Flint Sparks the Fire! None
Narissa's Ditto One in the form of Pikachu Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
026 Raichu Raichu runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by golden electricity, and it tackles the opponent. While covered in electricity, Raichu's body looks black and white.
Sho's Raichu Pika and Goliath! None
Volkner's Raichu Flint Sparks the Fire! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Volt Tackle III.png Volt Tackle IV.png Volt Tackle BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Volt Tackle's Japanese name, Volteccer, comes from an attack that Pulseman, the protagonist of a Game Freak game of the same name, could use. Both attacks are a reference to Tekkaman, whose signature attack was also called Voltekka.
  • Volt Tackle is the only move that causes recoil to have ever been a special move, due to it being an Electric-type move introduced in Generation III (had Flare Blitz, Wood Hammer, and Wild Charge existed in Generation III, they would have been special as well).
  • Prior to Generation V, Volt Tackle was the only move that could not be learned by leveling up, TM, HM, or Move Tutor by any Pokémon (not counting Struggle). It now shares this status with V-create.
    • This is another anime inconsistency, where Ash's Pikachu learns the move on its own having not previously known it. It could be suggested that Pikachu knew the move but hadn't mastered it, with Ash not knowing that Pikachu knew the move.
  • In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Volt Tackle is Pikachu's Final Smash. Despite it taking damage from the move in the main series games, Pikachu takes no damage from the move when used in Brawl.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 伏特攻擊 Fútè Gōngjí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Volt Tackle
Finland Flag.png Finnish Voltti-isku
France Flag.png French Électacle
Germany Flag.png German Volttackle
Greece Flag.png Greek Εφόρμηση Ηλεκτρικής Τάσης
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מכת וולט Mackat volt
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Volt Tackle
Italy Flag.png Italian Locomovolt
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼트태클 Volt Tackle
Poland Flag.png Polish Elektroakcja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Investida Trovão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Investida Trovão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul Electric
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Voltažno Rušenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tacleada de Voltios
Spain Flag.png Spain Placaje Eléctrico


Variations of the move Double-Edge
Physical Double-EdgeVolt TackleBrave BirdFlare BlitzWood Hammer


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