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Volt Tackle (move)

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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 Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of the Pikachu 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.

Learnset

Generation III

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 daycare 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 Sapphire). Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | Pichu | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Any Pokémon in the Ground or Fairy Egg GroupE

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Generation IV

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | Pichu | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Any Pokémon in the Ground or Fairy Egg Group

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

Special

A Pikachu that knows Volt Tackle (as well as Surf) can be obtained from Pokémon Battle Revolution after beating all of the colosseums once. The move can also be obtained in the same way as in Generation III. Also, in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver versions when the player goes to the shrine with a Pikachu-Colored Pichu, he/she will receive Spiky-eared Pichu, who comes knowing Volt Tackle.


#   Pokémon Type
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pokémon Battle Revolution
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pokéwalker -
Yellow Forest
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

By breeding

Template:Breedlist

|- | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | 172 | style="background: #FFF" | Pichu | colspan="2" style="background:#F8D030; text-align:center" | Electric | style="background: #FFF" | Any Pokémon in the Ground or Fairy Egg Group

|- | colspan="6" | Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution gets STAB from this move.
*Indicates Pokémon that can only learn the move through chain breeding.
|} |}

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 150px 150px None.png
Volt Tackle collision Pikachu Raichu
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
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

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

050Diglett.png This section is incomplete.
Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
File:Volt Tackle DPPt.png File:Volt Tackle HGSS.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 DPPt 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 Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation III (had Flare Blitz and Wood Hammer existed in Generation III, they would have been special as well).
  • Volt Tackle is the only non-TM, non-move tutor move that cannot be learned via leveling up by any Pokémon.

In other languages

  • Chinese: 伏特攻擊 Fútè Gōngjí
  • Dutch: Volt Tackle
  • Finnish: Volttitaklaus (anime)
  • French: Électacle
  • German: Volttackle
  • Greek: Εφόρμηση Ηλεκτρικής Τάσης
  • Italian: Locomovolt
  • Korean: 볼트태클 Volt Tackle
  • Portuguese (Brazilian): Investida Trovão
  • Spanish: Placaje Eléctrico
  • Spanish (Latin American): Tacleada de Voltios (anime)
  • Serbian: Voltažno Rušenje
  • Herbrew: מכת וולט Mackat volt


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


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