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Discharge (move)

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Discharge
ほうでん Electrical Discharge
Discharge.png
Discharge 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 if first to appeal
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.

Discharge (Japanese: ほうでん Electrical Discharge) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Discharge damages all Pokémon except the user in Double Battles and has a 30% chance of paralyzing each of them. In Triple Battles, Discharge damages all adjacent Pokémon.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Discharge attacks every enemy in the room, every enemy within 2 squares in passageways and every enemy within a square in very dimly lit passageways.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS A flare of electricity is loosed to strike all Pokémon in battle. It may also cause paralysis.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Paralysis status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and can't take action.
BWB2W2Conq A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
XY The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric 37 42 42
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel 38 43 43
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel 40 46 51 51
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric 37 44 36 36
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric   78 78 37 37
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal 40 40 40
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying 50 50 50
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric 34 39 39
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric 40 47 47
179 Mareep Mareep Electric Electric 28 37 32 32
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy Electric Electric 31 42 38 38
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric 34 48 40 40
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal 40 40 40
239 Elekid Elekid Electric Electric 34 41 33 33
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric 57 57 57
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock 49 55 55 39 39
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric 41 41 41
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric 49 49 49
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric 41 41 41
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric 48 48 48
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric 56 56 56
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric 29 41 41
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel 40 46 51 51
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric 37 44 36 36
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal 40 40 40
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel 49 55 55 39 39
479 Rotom Rotom Electric Ghost 50 64 --, 64
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric   32 32
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric   36 36
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying   50 50
595 Joltik Joltik Bug Electric   45 45
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric   54 54
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel   42 42
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel   44 44
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel   44 44
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric   29 29
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric   -- --
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric   25 25
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying   43 43
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy     50
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
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric PikachuMareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricShinxLuxioLuxrayPachirisu PikachuJolteonMareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricShinxLuxioLuxrayPachirisu PikachuJolteonMareepFlaaffyAmpharosElectrikeManectricShinxLuxioLuxrayPachirisuBlitzleZebstrikaEmolga PikachuRaichuMareepFlaaffyAmpharosJolteonElectrikeManectricShinxLuxioLuxrayPachirisuBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaDedenne
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric   PikachuPachirisu PikachuPachirisu PikachuPachirisu
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric   PikachuPachirisu PikachuPachirisu PikachuPachirisu
698 Amaura Amaura Rock Ice no no MareepFlaaffyAmpharos
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
311 311 Plusle Electric Dream World - Dream Park
312 312 Minun Electric Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Discharge is the only move of Flaaffy, Luxio, Zebstrika, and Galvantula.

In the anime

Luxio Discharge.png Dawn Pachirisu Discharge.png Galvantula Discharge.png Iris Emolga Discharge.png
Luxio Pachirisu Galvantula Emolga
The user charges and then releases blue or yellow electricity.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu's cheeks start to releases light blue sparks and it fires tons of light blue beams of electricity from its body all around it.
Dawn's Pachirisu Twice Smitten, Once Shy Debut
082 Magneton Magneton releases multiple light blue beams of electricity from its body at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Magneton Settling a Not-So-Old Score! None
404 Luxio Luxio releases multiple bolts of blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Luxio The Rise of Darkrai None
A wild Luxio Leading a Stray! None
462 Magnezone Magnezone releases a light blue beam of electricity from its red eye at the opponent.
Zero's Magnezone Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
479 Rotom Rotom releases light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Rotom Get Your Rotom Running! None
081 Magnemite Magnemite releases multiple bolts of light blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Magnemite Steeling Peace of Mind! None
A Coordinator's Magnemite Dawn of a Royal Day! None
587 Emolga Emolga's body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks of electricity and it fires multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent. After the attack, its body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity for a moment.
Iris's Emolga Emolga the Irresistible! None
596 Galvantula Galvantula's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Galvantula Emolga the Irresistible! None
A wild Galvantula The Journalist from Another Region! None
604 Eelektross Eelektross touches the opponent with its body. Its body then becomes surrounded in yellow static electricity that starts at its mouth and flows down to its tail, shocking the opponent. When the attack gets more powerful, the yellow static jolts off Eelektross's body.
Emmet's Eelektross Battle For The Underground! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In other generations

Discharge IV.png Discharge V.png Discharge PBR.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 放電 Fàngdiàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ontlading
France Flag.png French Coup d'Jus
Germany Flag.png German Ladungsstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Εκφόρτωση
India Flag.png Hindi चिनगार Chingar
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Discharge
Italy Flag.png Italian Scarica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 방전 Bangjeon
Poland Flag.png Polish Wyładowanie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Descarga
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Descarga
Romania Flag.png Romanian Descărcarea
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Descarga
Spain Flag.png Spain Chispazo


Variations of the move Discharge
Special DischargeLava Plume


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