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Spark (move)

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Spark
スパーク Spark
Spark.png
Spark 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.

Spark (Japanese: スパーク Spark) is a damage dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Spark inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE An electrified tackle that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG An electrically charged tackle that may also paralyze the foe.
Colo.XD An electrified tackle that may paralyze the target.
PMDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
DPPtHGSS The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the foe. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
BWB2W2 The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
Conq Charge the target while shrouded in electricity, with a potential to inflict paralysis. The user is weakened for 1 turn.
XY The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel   26 22 22 21 21
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel   26 22 22 21 21
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric   21 12 12 12
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric   21 --, 12 --, 12 --, 12
170 Chinchou Chinchou Water Electric 25 20 20 20 20
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric 25 25 20 20 20
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric 41 41 29 29 29
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock         25 25
309 Electrike Electrike Electric Electric   20 20 20 20
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric   20 20 20 20
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric   19 15 15 15
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric   19 15 15 15
403 Shinx Shinx Electric Electric     17 13 13 13
404 Luxio Luxio Electric Electric     18 13 13 13
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric     18 13 13 13
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric     13 13 13
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel     22 22 21 21
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel         25 25
522 Blitzle Blitzle Electric Electric       25 25
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric       25 25
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying       13 13
602 Tynamo Tynamo Electric Electric       -- --
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik Electric Electric       -- --
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
339 Barboach Barboach Water Ground   ChinchouLanturn ChinchouLanturn ChinchouLanturn ChinchouLanturn
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk Ground Electric       TynamoEelektrik TynamoEelektrik
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
339 339 Barboach Water Ground Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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

Spark is the only move of Shinx and Blitzle.

In the anime

Angie Shinx Spark.png Dawn Pachirisu Spark.png Ursula Plusle Minun Spark.png Volkner Luxray Spark.png
Shinx Pachirisu Plusle and Minun Luxray
The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
170 Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae glow yellow and it releases an electrical blast from them, or Chinchou's body becomes surrounded in light blue electricity and it releases multiple electrical blasts from it at the opponent.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou Debut
Multiple wild Chinchou Takin' it on the Chinchou None
Trinity's Chinchou The Perfect Match! None
A wild Chinchou As Clear as Crystal None
Multiple wild Chinchou Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
171 Lanturn Lanturn releases a blast of blue electricity from the front orb on its head at the opponent.
Dorian's Lanturn Just Add Water None
310 Manectric Yellow sparks surround Manectric's body and it tackles the opponent. When the opponent gets hit, they become surrounded in electricity.
Unknown Trainer's Manectric Jirachi: Wish Maker None
311 Plusle Plusle's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent, or one of Plusle's hands becomes surrounded by an orb of yellow electricity. Then, the ball fades and Plusle's body glows white or yellow with electricity. Plusle then tackles the opponent. While powered up, Plusle can shoot through the air.
Thatcher's Plusle A Different Kind of Misty None
Ursula's Plusle Playing the Performance Encore! None
312 Minun Minun's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent, or one of Minun's hands becomes surrounded by an orb of light blue electricity. Then, the ball fades and Minun's body glows white or light blue with electricity. Minun then tackles the opponent. When powered up, Minun can shoot through the air.
Thatcher's Minun A Different Kind of Misty None
Ursula's Minun Playing the Performance Encore! None
403 Shinx Shinx's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Landis's Shinx Not on My Watch Ya Don't! None
Angie's Shinx Camping it Up! None
417 Pachirisu Blue sparks appear on Pachirisu's cheeks. Then, it becomes surrounded by light blue electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Dawn's Pachirisu Twice Smitten, Once Shy! None
405 Luxray Light blue sparks of electricity appear around Luxray's body. Then, its body becomes surrounded by light blue electricity and it slams its body into the opponent.
Volkner's Luxray The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pokémon Try Adventure manga


In other generations

Spark II.png Spark III.png Spark IV.png Spark V.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
Spark 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
Spark Stad2.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 閃電 Shǎndiàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vonk
France Flag.png French Étincelle*
Etincelle*
Germany Flag.png German Funkensprung
Greece Flag.png Greek Σπινθήρας
India Flag.png Hindi चमक दमक Chamak Damak
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Percikan Listrik
Italy Flag.png Italian Scintilla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스파크 Spark
Poland Flag.png Polish Iskra
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Faísca
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Faísca
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scânteie
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Varnice
Spain Flag.png Spanish Chispa


Variations of the move Aurora Beam
Physical Low SweepSpark
Special Aurora BeamBubble BeamPsybeamSludge


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