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Belch (Japanese: ゲップ Belch) is a damage-dealing Poison-type move introduced in Generation VI.
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.
|| The user lets out a damaging belch on the target. The user must eat a Berry to use 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.
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