Belch (move)

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Belch
ゲップ Belch
Belch.png
Belch 2.png
Type  Poison
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  120
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Belch (Japanese: ゲップ Belch) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation VI.

Effect

Belch deals damage. It cannot be selected unless the user has previously eaten a Berry in the current battle. This includes eating another Pokémon's held Berry via Bug Bite, Pluck or Fling, unless the Berry can never have an effect when eaten that way. Consuming a Berry through other means (such as Natural Gift, using Fling, or its Trainer giving it a Berry from the Bag) will not enable Belch to be used.

If consuming another Pokémon's held Berry via Bug Bite, Pluck, or Fling, only Berries that can have an effect when eaten that way will allow the Pokémon to use Belch. Berries that never have an effect when consumed using these ways (such as the Razz Berry, Pomeg Berry, and Payapa Berry) do not allow a Pokémon to use Belch. On the other hand, consuming a Rawst Berry or Liechi Berry via Bug Bite, Pluck, or another Pokémon's Fling will allow the Pokémon to use Belch, even if the Berry is eaten for no effect (due to the Pokémon not being burned or having +6 Attack stages already, respectively).

After eating a Berry, that Pokémon may use Belch for the rest of the battle, even if it has been switched out and back in, it has fainted then been revived, or the Berry is restored with Recycle, Harvest, or Pickup.

Description

Games Description
XYORAS The user lets out a damaging belch on the target. The user must eat a Berry to use this move.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison 38
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison 48
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 46
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison 53
52
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 42
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison 50
51
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison 40
41
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison 46
49
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison 46
43
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark 46
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark 56
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting 47
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting 58
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison 42
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison 49
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
069 Bellsprout Bellsprout* Grass Poison Cacnea
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke* Water Psychic Seel
086 Seel Seel Water Water EkansArbokSeviperStunkySkuntank
108 Lickitung Lickitung* Normal Normal Slowpoke
143 Snorlax Snorlax* Normal Normal Slowpoke
240 Magby Magby Fire Fire CroagunkToxicroak
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal EkansArbokSeviperStunkySkuntank
331 Cacnea Cacnea Grass Grass CroagunkToxicroak
446 Munchlax Munchlax* Normal Normal Slowpoke
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal EkansArbokSeviperStunkySkuntank
631 Heatmor Heatmor Fire Fire EkansArbokSeviperStunkySkuntank
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Trivia

  • Belch is tied with Gunk Shot for the highest base power of all Poison-type moves at 120. However, Venoshock, another Poison-type move, has a power of 130 when the target is poisoned.
  • Belch has the highest base power of all Poison-type moves in the special move category.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Éructation
Germany Flag.png German Rülpser
Italy Flag.png Italian Rutto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 트림 Teurim
Spain Flag.png Spanish Eructo


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