Belch (move)

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ゲップ Belch
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
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
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.


Belch deals damage, but it cannot be selected unless the user has previously eaten a Berry in the current battle (whether its own, or another's via Bug Bite, Pluck or other Pokémon's Fling), but only if the user gains an effect from the Berry (for example, eating a Payapa Berry via Bug Bite will not allow Belch to be used). Eating a Berry that does not have an in-battle effect (such as the Razz Berry or Pomeg Berry) does not allow the Pokémon to use Belch. 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.

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


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


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
023 Ekans Ekans Poison Poison 38
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison 48
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison 46
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison 53
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 42
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison 50
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison 40
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison 46
336 Seviper Seviper Poison Poison 46
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
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.


  • 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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