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Volt Tackle (move)

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Volt Tackle
ボルテッカー Voltteccer
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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 but 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 Voltteccer) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 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 1/3 of the damage done to the target. This move has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.


Learnset

Generation III

By breeding

There is only one way to get Volt Tackle, which is only available in Pokémon Emerald. The player must breed a female Pikachu or Raichu holding a Light Ball with any Pokémon in the same egg group as Pikachu. If the Pikachu 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.

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.
|} |}

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.


#   Pokémon Type
025 025 Pikachu Electric
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

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

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Pikachu Raichu
The Pokémon runs at the opponent while engulfed in electicity. It then tackles the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu Pikachu runs at the opponent while engulfed in electricity. It then tackles the opponent.
Ash's Pikachu May's Egg-Cellent Adventure Debut
026 Raichu Same as Pikachu.
Sho's Raichu Pika and Goliath! None

Trivia

  • Volt Tackle's Japanese name, Voltteccer, 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. (However, 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 levelling up by any Pokémon.

In other languages

  • French: Electacle
  • German: Volttackle
  • Italian: Locomovolt
  • Spanish: Placaje Eléctrico (Tacleada de Voltio in Latin American dub)
  • Brazilian Portuguese: Investida Trovão


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


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