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Volt Tackle (move)

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Volt Tackle
ボルテッカー Volteccer
Volt Tackle B2W2.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Cool
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
After this move, the user is more easily startled.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.

Volt Tackle (Japanese: ボルテッカー Volteccer) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation III. It is the signature move of the Pichu evolutionary line.

Effect

Volt Tackle inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ⅓ of the damage done to the target. This move has a 10% chance of paralyzing the target.

Description

Games Description
RSE A life-risking tackle that slightly hurts the user.
FRLG The user throws an electrified tackle. It hurts the user a little.
Colo.XD A life-risking tackle that also hurts the user.
DPPtHGSS The user electrifies itself, then charges at the foe. It causes considerable damage to the user as well.
BWB2W2 The user electrifies itself, then charges. It causes considerable damage to the user and may 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 electrifies itself, then charges. This also damages the user quite a lot. This may leave the target with paralysis.

Learnset

By breeding

From Pokémon Emerald onward, if either parent of a baby Pichu holds a Light Ball when the Egg is produced, the Pichu will know Volt Tackle when it hatches. However, Volt Tackle is not an Egg move, and cannot be passed down by simply breeding with a parent that knows the move. The only way for Pichu to hatch knowing Volt Tackle is for one of the parents to hold a Light Ball.

# Pokémon Type Father
II III IV V VI
172 Pichu Pichu Electric Electric   Light Ball* Light Ball Light Ball Light Ball
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 IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pokémon Battle Revolution
Pokéwalker - Yellow Forest
172 172 Spiky-eared Pichu Electric HeartGold and SoulSilver - Ilex Forest (requires Pikachu-colored Pichu)
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

By events

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
172 172 Pichu Electric Red and Green Anniversary Pichu
Pikachu-colored Pichu
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 Pikachu Electric Pikachu Festival
Pika Pika Carnival
Summer 2012 Pikachu
Summer Carnival
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, Pichu can learn Volt Tackle at level 50 if it has at least 333 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after reaching level 50, Volt Tackle can be relearned at the Gulpin Link Shop.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky, Pichu has a chance of learning Volt Tackle as an Egg move by obtaining a Pichu Egg from a mission.

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity, Pikachu can learn Volt Tackle once Paradise reaches Perfect Rank.

In other games

Pokémon Conquest

Volt Tackle is the only move of Raichu.

Super Smash Bros. series

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, Volt Tackle is Pikachu's Final Smash. When used, Pikachu will be enveloped by a blue ball of electricity. The ball does major damage and can even pass through platforms, though it is very hard to control.

Trophy information

"Pikachu, transformed into a ball of light that can slam into foes. It can also fly to chase down those who try to jump out of range. Sparks get stronger when you press the attack button. However, its increased inertia makes midair movement tough. If you get carried away flying, the effect will end, and you'll destroy yourself. Be careful it doesn't happen to you."

In the anime

Raichu Pikachu Volt Tackle.png Ash Pikachu Volt Tackle.png Sho Raichu Volt Tackle.png Narissa Ditto Volt Tackle.png
Volt Tackle collision Pikachu Raichu Ditto transformed as Pikachu
The Pokémon runs at the opponent while engulfed in electricity. It then tackles the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu Pikachu runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by golden electricity, and it tackles the opponent. While covered in electricity, Pikachu's body looks black and white. When hit by recoil damage, its body becomes surrounded by yellow sparks of electricity.
Ash's Pikachu May's Egg-Cellent Adventure Debut
Mastered in The Green Guardian
Aura Guardian's Pikachu The Keystone Pops! None
Volkner's Pikachu Flint Sparks the Fire! None
Narissa's Ditto 1 in the form of Pikachu Dealing With a Fierce Double Ditto Drama! Used via Transform
026 Raichu Raichu runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by golden electricity, and it tackles the opponent. While covered in electricity, Raichu's body looks black and white.
Sho's Raichu Pika and Goliath! None
Volkner's Raichu Flint Sparks the Fire! None

In the manga

In the Ash and Pikachu manga


In the movie adaptations


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga


In other generations

Volt Tackle III.png Volt Tackle IV.png Volt Tackle BW.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
Volt Tackle 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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 伏特攻擊 Fútè Gōngjí
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Volt Tackle
Finland Flag.png Finnish Voltti-isku
France Flag.png French Électacle
Germany Flag.png German Volttackle
Greece Flag.png Greek Εφόρμηση Ηλεκτρικής Τάσης
Israel Flag.png Hebrew מכת וולט Mackat volt
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Volt Tackle
Api Listrik
Italy Flag.png Italian Locomovolt
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼트태클 Volt Tackle
Poland Flag.png Polish Elektroakcja
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Investida Trovão
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Investida Trovão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Atacul Electric
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Voltažno Rušenje
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Tacleada de Voltios*
Spain Flag.png Spain Placaje Eléctrico


Variations of the move Double-Edge
Physical Double-EdgeVolt TackleBrave BirdFlare BlitzWood Hammer


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