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Barrage (move)

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Barrage
たまなげ Ball Throw
Barrage V.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  15
Accuracy  85%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Allows performance of the same move twice in a row.
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Barrage (Japanese: たまなげ Ball Throw) is a damage-dealing Normal-type multi-strike move introduced in Generation I. It is the signature move of Exeggcute and Exeggutor.

Effect

Generation I

Barrage inflicts damage, hitting the target 2-5 times per use. There is a 37.5% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 37.5% chance that it will hit 3 times, a 12.5% chance that it will hit 4 times, and a 12.5% chance that it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3 times on average, giving it an average power of 45. Although only the first strike can be a critical hit, each successive one will deal the same amount of damage.

Barrage will end immediately if it breaks a substitute. Bide and Counter will only acknowledge the last strike of this move.

Generation II

All strikes now do damage independently, consequently enabling any of them to be critical.

Generations III and IV

Barrage may now continue attacking after breaking a substitute.

Generation V

There is now a 33.3% chance that it will hit 2 times, a 33.3% chance it will hit 3 times, a 16.7% chance it will hit 4 times, and a 16.7% chance it will hit 5 times. Ignoring the possibility of missing, it will hit 3.168 times on average, giving it an average power of 47.52.

If a Focus Sash, Focus Band, or Sturdy activates before the last strike is dealt, the following strike will cause the defending Pokémon to faint. A Focus Band can still activate repeatedly to prevent fainting, but each chance is independent of the previous one.

If the target has Weak Armor, each strike will activate it.

Description

Games Description
StadStad2 Several spheres are thrown consecutively at the target to inflict damage.
GSC Throws orbs to hit 2-5 times.
RSEColo. Hurls round objects at the foe 2 to 5 times.
FRLG Round objects are hurled at the foe to strike two to five times.
XD Hurls round objects at the target 2 to 5 times.
DPPtHGSS Round objects are hurled at the foe to strike two to five times in a row.
BWB2W2
XY
Round objects are hurled at the target to strike two to five times in a row.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic -- -- -- -- -- --
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic -- -- -- -- -- --
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In the anime

In Pokémon Origins


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Barrage I.png Barrage II.png Barrage III.png Barrage IV.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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Barrage Stad.png Barrage Stad2.png Barrage PMD RB.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 XY Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

  • Along with Kinesis, Leech Life, and Struggle, Barrage is one of four moves originating from Generation I that has not been featured in the main anime series.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 丟球 Diūqiú
Denmark Flag.png Danish Dæmning
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Versperring
France Flag.png French Pilonnage
Germany Flag.png German Stakkato
Greece Flag.png Greek Καταιγισμός
Italy Flag.png Italian Att. Pioggia
South Korea Flag.png Korean 구슬던지기 Guseul Deonjigi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Barragem
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Baražna Paljba
Spain Flag.png Spanish Presa



Variations of the move Barrage
Physical BarrageFury Attack


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