Discharge (move)

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Discharge
ほうでん Electrical Discharge
Discharge VIII.png
Discharge VIII 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  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

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.

Discharge can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Charge was used in the prior turn.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSSPBR A flare of electricity is loosed to strike all Pokémon in battle. It may also cause paralysis.
BWB2W2 A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.
SV The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also leave those hit by the attack with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 37 42 42XY
34ORAS
34SMUSUM 32 32
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1SwSh 1
074 Geodude Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34SMUSUM
075 Graveler Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40SMUSUM
076 Golem Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40SMUSUM
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 43 43XY
37ORAS
37SMUSUM 36 36
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43SMUSUM 40 40
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 37ORAS 37SMUSUM 37BDSP 37
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41ORAS 41SMUSUM 41BDSP 41
101 Electrode Electrode
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36SMUSUM 34
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37SMUSUM 40 40
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40SMUSUM 40
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 50 50 50SMUSUM 45 45
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 34 39 39XY
34ORAS
34 28
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 40 47 47XY
37ORAS
37 30
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 28 37BW
32B2W2
32 32 32BDSP 32
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 31 42BW
38B2W2
38 38 38BDSP 38
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 34 48BW
40B2W2
40 40 40BDSP 40
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 34 41BW
33B2W2
33 33 32
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 1, 57 1, 57 54
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31 31BDSP
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41XY
29ORAS
29 32
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49XY
30ORAS
30 36
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31 31BDSP
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31 31BDSP
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41 41 40 40
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 48 48 48 48 54 54
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 56 56 56 56 64 64
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 29 41 41 41 41BDSP 41
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43 40 40
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36 34
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31 31BDSP
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 50 64 1, 64 1, 64 50 50
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 32 32 32
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 50 50 50 50SwSh
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 45 45 45 37SwSh
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54 54 54 39SwSh
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 24SwSh
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 24SwSh
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 24SwSh
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 29 29
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 25 25 25 45SwSh
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 43 37 45SwSh 45
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1SwSh
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 50 50 40SwSh 40
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43 64SwSh
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1SwSh
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 29 45SwSh
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 45SwSh
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47 45SwSh
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50USUM 64SwSh
809 Melmetal Melmetal
SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 64SwSh
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36SwSh 36
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36SwSh 36
871 Pincurchin Pincurchin
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 60SwSh 60
880 Dracozolt Dracozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh
Tadbulb Tadbulb
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 32
Bellibolt Bellibolt
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 32
Pawmi Pawmi
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 38
Pawmo Pawmo
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 42
Pawmot Pawmot
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 49
Wattrel Wattrel
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 43
Kilowattrel Kilowattrel
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 48
Sandy Shocks Sandy Shocks
ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
Iron Moth Iron Moth
FireIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
Miraidon Miraidon
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII IX
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field BDSP
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS BDSP
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS BDSP
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster SwSh
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug SwSh
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
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 Types Egg Groups Obtained with
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky, Discharge is a move with 9 power, 70% accuracy and 8PP. The user attacks all enemies in the room, possibly inflicting paralysis on them. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness).

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance to paralyze each target.
Users: Flaaffy  Luxio  Zebstrika  Galvantula
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 3 92 110 100% All opponents Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.* Hau & Raichu*
Volkner (New Year's 2022) & Electivire

Past description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Pokémon GO

GO Electric.png Discharge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 65
Energy cost 33 33
Duration 2.5 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
Discharge GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 45 45
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
PikachuMagnemiteMagnetonVoltorbElectrodeJolteonMareepFlaaffyElekidElectrikePlusleMinunShinxBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaJoltikGalvantulaKlinkEelektrikStunfiskDedenneCharjabugVikavoltXurkitree
By Elite Charged TM
Porygon
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 40 → 35
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 35 → 65
    • Damage window: 1.6 - 2.3 → 1.7 - 2.1 seconds

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Discharge is Zeraora's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 8 and upgrading Slash into it instead of Wild Charge. The user emits an electric aura, damaging all enemies within the aura and granting a shield to the user when it hits. Any paralyzed enemies within the area of effect are pulled towards the user when the move ends, damaging and stunning them. At level 14, the move also slows down enemies.

Description

Games Description
MDTDS 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.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいのポケモンは わざがだせない
Conq. A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, their Travel Speed goes down and they can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

Main series

Dawn Pachirisu Discharge.png Sophocles Charjabug Discharge.png Multa Devi Plusle Minun Discharge.png Clemont Luxray Discharge.png
Pachirisu Charjabug Plusle and Minun Luxray
The user strikes the target by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Pachirisu Pachirisu Pachirisu's cheeks start to release light blue or yellow sparks of electricity. It then fires multiple light blue or yellow bolts of electricity from its body all around it.
Dawn's Pachirisu Twice Smitten, Once Shy! Debut
Multiple wild Pachirisu The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Magneton Magneton Magneton releases multiple light blue or yellow beams of electricity from its body at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Magneton Settling a Not-So-Old Score! None
Multiple wild Magneton The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Belmondo's Magneton Confronting the Darkness! None
Luxio Luxio Luxio releases multiple bolts of blue electricity from its body at the opponent; or, Luxio charges up and releases a large amount of yellow electricity.
A wild Luxio The Rise of Darkrai None
A wild Luxio Leading a Stray! None
Clemont's Luxio A Campus Reunion! None
Magnezone Magnezone Magnezone releases a light blue or yellow bolt of electricity from its red eye at the opponent.
Zero's Magnezone Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
Multiple wild Magnezone The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Rotom Rotom Rotom releases light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Rotom Get Your Rotom Running! None
Magnemite Magnemite Magnemite releases multiple bolts of light blue or yellow 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
Multiple wild Magnemite The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Emolga 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
Multiple wild Emolga The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Galvantula 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
Eelektross Eelektross Eelektross touches the opponent with its body. Its body then becomes surrounded in yellow or blue static electricity that starts at its mouth and flows down to its tail, shocking the opponent. When the attack gets more powerful, the yellow or blue static jolts off Eelektross's body.
Emmet's Eelektross Battle For The Underground! None
Shinx Shinx Shinx releases blue bolts of electricity from its body at the opponent.
Aspertia Gym's Shinx There's a New Gym Leader in Town! None
Luxray Luxray Luxray releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Clemont's Luxray The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Voltorb Voltorb Voltorb releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Votorb The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Electrode Electrode Electrode releases one or multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Electrode The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Visquez's Electrode Destination: Coronation! None
Mareep Mareep Mareep releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Mareep The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Electrike Electrike Electrike releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Electrike The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Plusle Plusle Plusle releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Plusle The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Multa's Plusle Searching for Service with a Smile! None
Minun Minun Minun releases multiple bolts of yellow or blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Minun The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Devi's Minun Searching for Service with a Smile! None
Stunfisk Stunfisk Stunfisk releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Stunfisk The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Helioptile Helioptile Helioptile releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Helioptile The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! Helioptile cannot legally know Discharge
Tapu Koko Tapu Koko Tapu Koko releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Tapu Koko (anime) A Guardian Rematch! None
Shiny Tapu Koko (anime) Battling the Beast Within! None
Charjabug Charjabug Charjabug releases a bolt of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Sophocles's Charjabug So Long, Sophocles! None
Golem Golem Alolan Golem creates sparks of yellow electricity around the rock in its cannon and then fires the rock at the opponent.
A Hiker's Golem Sparking Confusion! None
Vikavolt Vikavolt Vikavolt releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent; or, Vikavolt's pincers glow yellow, and it releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from them at the opponent. On occasion, this will paralyze the opponent.
Sophocles's Vikavolt A High-Speed Awakening! None
Sterling's Vikavolt Narrowing the Chaser Chase! None
Toxtricity Toxtricity Amped Form Toxtricity releases a bolt of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Toxtricity of the Maximizers Battling Turned Up to Eleven! None


Pokémon Generations

None.png Elesa Zebstrika Discharge PG.png None.png None.png
Zebstrika
The user discharges electricity from its body, hitting everyone around it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Zebstrika Zebstrika Zebstrika releases multiple bolts of light blue electricity from its mane at the opponents around it.
Elesa's Zebstrika The Uprising Debut


In the manga

Mobilize!! Pokémon Ranger


Pokémon Adventures


  • Ghetsis's Eelektross was revealed to know Discharge on the official website, but it has never shown using the move.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 放電 Fongdihn
Mandarin 放電 / 放电 Fàngdiàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Ontlading
France Flag.png French Coup d'Jus
Germany Flag.png German Ladungsstoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Εκφόρτωση
Israel Flag.png Hebrew פריקה Phrika
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
Thailand Flag.png Thai ปล่อยกระแสไฟฟ้า
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phóng Điện



Variations of the move Discharge
SpecialIC.png DischargeLava Plume


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