Explosion (move)

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Explosion
だいばくはつ Giant Explosion
Explosion IV.png
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Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  250
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  8 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
Makes a great appeal, but allows no more to the end.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Earn +15 if all the Pokémon choose the same Judge.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Explosion (Japanese だいばくはつ Giant Explosion) is a damage-dealing Template:Type2 move introduced in Generation I. It is currently the most powerful move in terms of its base power.

Effect

Generation I

Explosion has a power of 170 in Generation I.

Explosion does damage, and causes the user to faint. Though its power is listed as 170, the target's Defense will be halved when damage from this attack is calculated, giving it an effective power of 340. The game rounds up to avoid infinite damage, so Explosion will then effectively have a power of 170 if used against a target with a Defense value of 1.

If Explosion breaks a target's Substitute, the user will not faint, though its image will be replaced by a blank image. Additionally, if the user of Explosion had a Substitute at the time of such a situation, uses Substitute later, or switches out, its regular image will once again become visible.

If the user of Explosion attacks first and faints itself, the target will not attack or be subjected to recurrent damage during that round.

In Stadium, if Explosion breaks a target's Substitute, the user will faint.

Generation II

Explosion's base power was changed to the current 250. The Defense-halving step still applies, giving it an effective power of 500.

Generations III and IV

Explosion cannot be used when a Pokémon with the ability Damp is on the field.

Generation V

Explosion no longer halves the target's Defense.

Mystery Dungeon

Explosion does not cause the user to faint, but instead cuts its HP in half, and affects all Pokémon, items, and walls within 2 tiles of the user, reducing HP by half on teammates, by 80 on hostile Pokémon, and destroying all walls, items, and special tiles. Explosion cannot be used in rain or on any floor with a Pokémon with the ability Damp.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground 36 41 41 32 43 '
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground 43 48 53 38 53 '
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground 43 48 53 38 53 '
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric 43 39 46 43 47 '
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric 50 44 54 51 57 '
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison 48 41 41 37 42 '
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison 53 44 44 40 46 '
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug   36 36 31 34 34 '
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel   39 39 33 38 42 '
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass     43 43 43 '
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic     49 56 56 '
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic     49 56 56 '
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic     45 71 60 '
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic     55 86 72 '
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock     -- -- -- '
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice     -- -- -- '
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel     -- -- -- '
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying       43 46 '
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying       51 56 '
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark       44 49 '
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark       52 61 '
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic       76 76 '
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock         40 '
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock         55 '
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock         55 '
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison         47 '
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison         59 '
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed Grass Steel         55 '
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel         67 '
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Type Machine
I
TM47
II
--
III
--
IV
TM64
V
TM64
VI
TM08
074 Geodude Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
081 Magnemite Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
090 Shellder Shellder Water Water
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground
100 Voltorb Voltorb Electric Electric
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
102 Exeggcute Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
109 Koffing Koffing Poison Poison
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
185 Sudowoodo Sudowoodo Rock Rock
204 Pineco Pineco Bug Bug
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish Water Poison
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
222 Corsola Corsola Water Rock
273 Seedot Seedot Grass Grass
274 Nuzleaf Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock
316 Gulpin Gulpin Poison Poison
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
375 Metang Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
425 Drifloon Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
434 Stunky Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
438 Bonsly Bonsly Rock Rock
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
524 Roggenrola Roggenrola Rock Rock
525 Boldore Boldore Rock Rock
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
568 Trubbish Trubbish Poison Poison
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
577 Solosis Solosis Psychic Psychic
578 Duosion Duosion Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
582 Vanillite Vanillite Ice Ice
583 Vanillish Vanillish Ice Ice
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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
088 Grimer Grimer Poison Poison   KoffingWeezing    
092 Gastly Gastly Ghost Poison   KoffingWeezing    
095 Onix Onix Rock Ground   GeodudeGravelerGolem    
299 Nosepass Nosepass Rock Rock   GeodudeGravelerGolem    
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By move tutor

In Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen, and Emerald

#   Pokémon Type
074 074 Geodude Rock Ground
075 075 Graveler Rock Ground
076 076 Golem Rock Ground
088 088 Grimer Poison
089 089 Muk Poison
090 090 Shellder Water
091 091 Cloyster Water Ice
092 092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 094 Gengar Ghost Poison
095 095 Onix Rock Ground
100 100 Voltorb Electric
101 101 Electrode Electric
102 102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
109 109 Koffing Poison
110 110 Weezing Poison
151 151 Mew Psychic
185 185 Sudowoodo Rock
204 204 Pineco Bug
205 205 Forretress Bug Steel
208 208 Steelix Steel Ground
222 222 Corsola Water Rock
273 273 Seedot Grass
274 274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 275 Shiftry Grass Dark
299 299 Nosepass Rock
316 316 Gulpin Poison
317 317 Swalot Poison
323 323 Camerupt Fire Ground
324 324 Torkoal Fire
337 337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 344 Claydol Ground Psychic
362 362 Glalie Ice
375 375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 376 Metagross Steel Psychic
377 377 Regirock Rock
378 378 Regice Ice
379 379 Registeel Steel
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 the anime

Electrode Explosion.png 150px 150px None.png
Electrode Forretress Explodes
The user glows brightly and then suddenly explodes, or causes everything around it to explode.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
035 Clefairy Clefairy causes everything around it to explode violently.
Multiple wild Clefairy Clefairy and the Moon Stone Debut
Used via Metronome
Multiple wild Clefairy Pikachu's Rescue Adventure Used via Metronome
101 Electrode Electrode's body glows red, yellow, or white, becomes surrounded in yellow sparks and explodes violently.
Unknown Trainer's Electrode The Flame Pokémon-athon! None
A wild Electrode Pikachu's Vacation None
Danny's Electrode Navel Maneuvers None
Multiple wild Electrode The Underground Round-Up None
Multiple Electrode guarding the Electric Company Current Events None
A wild Electrode Pearls are a Spoink's Best Friend None
110 Weezing Weezing's body glows white, then explodes violently.
Pokémon League entrance exam instructor's Weezing The Ultimate Test None
175 Togepi Togepi causes everything around it to explode.
Misty's Togepi Pikachu Re-Volts Used via Metronome
205 Forretress Forretress's body glows white, then explodes violently.
Brock's Forretress You Never Can Taillow! None

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Explosion I.png Explosion II.png Explosion III.png Explosion IV.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)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII 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

  • Lickilicky and Smeargle are the only Pokémon that can learn this attack and receive STAB on it.
  • In Generation I, if Selfdestruct or Explosion causes the player to win and lose at the same time, the player blacks out as normal, but the victory music plays.
  • Unlike Hyper Beam, (if when the target uses Protect, the user doesn't sacrifice a turn to recharge) If the User uses Explosion when the target uses Protect, the user will still faint and the target gets no damage, whatsoever

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 大爆炸 Dà Bàozhà
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Explosie
Finland Flag.png Finnish Räjähdys
France Flag.png French Explosion
Germany Flag.png German Explosion
Greece Flag.png Greek Έκρηξη
Italy Flag.png Italian Esplosione
South Korea Flag.png Korean 대폭발 Dae Pokbal
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Eksplozija
Spain Flag.png Spanish Explosión


Generation I TMs
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26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
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