Talk:Explosion (move)

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Should we add the fact that only two Pokémon can get STAB from this move - Lickilicky and Smeargle? (I think so, anyway.) 281Tinaδ281 03:17, 28 November 2007 (UTC)

  • So you're implying that due to STAB, Explosion will do 1000 damage, right? ht14 22:25, April 11, 2008 (GMT)
    • No, the STAB would make it 750, not 1000, as the STAB multiplier is 1.5x not 2x.--Wikifixer 15:45, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
      • The STAB boosts the Base Power from 250 to 375, Silk Scarf further boosts it to 412.5, and i don't know how that translates into actual battle damage, but 412.5 BP sounds brill to me. Though a Blaze/Overgrowth Fire/Grass Type with Overheat/Leaf Storm and a Charcoal/Miracle Seed does more I think... like 600+ or something. user:494alex 23:19, May 13th, 2009 (GMT)
        • I really think what keeps the record is Sunshine+STAB+Flash Fire+Choice Specs(+Heatran's Sp. Atk)+Overheat keeps the record. BP with all those multipliers is 1.5*1.5*1.5*1.5*140=708.75, and combined with Heatran, it's really terrible.

Focus Sash

Does the Focus Sash save a Pokémon from fainting when it uses Explosion? Zesty Cactus 04:50, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Yes of course it does. Stop posting this on every page. —darklordtrom 20:44, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Are you sure? I'm pretty sure he means the user of explosion and that wouldnt make much sense to me. Dexington 22:00, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Focus Sash does not prevent it from fainting...Forretress killed Abra along with itself...--PsychicRider 22:14, 22 July 2009 (UTC)
Dexington's right, I meant "does it protect the USER of Explosion", I guess I should have made that clearer. Thanks guys.Zesty Cactus 02:27, 25 July 2009 (UTC)

Both trainers on their last Pokemon

If both trainers are on their last pokemon, and one uses Explosion/Selfdestruct, knocking the other out, who wins? In the following situations:

  • In-game, the player's last pokemon uses Explosion/Self destruct and knocks out a wild pokemon.
  • In-game, the player's last pokemon uses Explosion/Selfdestruct and knocks out an NPC trainer's last pokemon.
  • In-game, a wild pokemon uses Explosion/Selfdestruct and knocks out the player's last pokemon.
  • In-game, an NPC trainer's last pokemon uses Explosion/Selfdestruct and knocks out the player's last pokemon.
  • Over the GTS/link cable, one player's last pokemon uses Explosion/Selfdestruct and knocks out the other player's last pokemon.

- unsigned comment from The Void (talkcontribs)

  • Both die, no EXP given (unless the EXP share is on a different Pokémon)
  • Both die, it counts as the player losing the battle and blacks out
  • Both die, the player blacks out
  • Both die, it counts as the player losing the battle and blacks out
  • I haven't tried this, but I imagine it's a tie game
darklordtrom 20:12, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


Actually, the part about Stunky and Skuntank exploding - which was recently removed - is true. It happened to me, at least. "Skuntank would like to join your team. <No> Skuntank exploded. Skuntank went away." I think it's like that for Pokémon with the Aftermath ability. Needs confirmation, though. FireMeowth 20:10, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Life Orb

Article states that "This attack can achieve up to 412.5 Base Power if powered up with Lickilicky's STAB and a Silk Scarf." Silk Scarf only boosts by 20% in Generation IV, as I recall. Does Life Orb (30% boost) not affect the power of Explosion because of the inability to remove HP? --Zukiedo (Talk) 05:12, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

I think it does. If not, there's still Choice Band. --PLA 11:35, 16 May 2010 (UTC)


If an ability like Pure Power were Skill Swapped onto a Lickilicky holding a Silk Scarf, surely it would do even more damage? And would this be worth adding to the section about the maximum possible damage? Mattachu 15:41:45, 04 May 2010 (UTC)

I don't think so, since that bit is more about move modifiers than ATK modifiers. Explosion would do even more damage with +6 ATK and -6 foe DEF, but that doesn't seem very noteworthy to me. Even in terms of most damage possible for any move (which would be more interesting), I think a calculation on Rollout still has the trophy anyway. --PLA 16:25, 4 May 2010 (UTC)


If Explosion was hacked onto a Shedinja, would it knock it out?