Discharge (move)

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Discharge
ほうでん Electrical Discharge
Discharge.png
Discharge 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
SM
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 37 42 42XY
34ORAS
34
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 43 43XY
37ORAS
37
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 37ORAS 37
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41ORAS 41
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 34 39 39XY
34ORAS
34
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 40 47 47XY
37ORAS
37
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 28 37BW
32B2W2
32 32
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 31 42BW
38B2W2
38 38
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 34 48BW
40B2W2
40 40
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 34 41BW
33B2W2
33 33
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 1, 57 1, 57
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41XY
29ORAS
29
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49XY
30ORAS
30
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41 41
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 48 48 48 48
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 56 56 56 56
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 29 41 41 41
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 50 64 1, 64 1, 64
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
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 45 45 45
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54 54 54
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 42 42 42
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 29
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 25 25 25
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 37
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 50 50
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 29
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 47
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
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
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 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, Discharge attacks every enemy in the room, every enemy within 2 squares in passageways and every enemy within a square in very dimly lit passageways.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Table 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.
★★★★
Power = 41 | Accuracy = 100% | Effect = Has a 30% chance to paralyze each target.
Used by : Flaaffy  Luxio  Zebstrika  Galvantula

Pokémon GO

Discharge
Special Attack
Type Electric
Power 65
Energy bar 3
Duration 2.5 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
PikachuMagnemiteMagnetonVoltorbElectrodeJolteon
PorygonMareepFlaaffyElekid
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on July 30, 2016, Discharge had a power of 40.
  • Prior to an update to Niantic's servers on February 16, 2017, Discharge had a power of 35.

Magneton and Porygon may only know this move if they were obtained before February 16, 2017.

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.
Conq. A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.

In the anime

In the main series

Dawn Pachirisu Discharge.png Tapu Koko Discharge.png Iris Emolga Discharge.png Clemont Luxray Discharge.png
Pachirisu Tapu Koko Emolga Luxray
The user charges and then releases multiple bolts of blue or yellow electricity at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu's cheeks start to releases light blue or yellow sparks and it fires tons of light blue or yellow beams 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
082 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
404 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
462 Magnezone Magnezone releases a light blue or yellow 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
479 Rotom Rotom releases light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Rotom Get Your Rotom Running! None
081 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
587 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
596 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
604 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
403 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
405 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
100 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
101 Electrode Electrode releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Electrode The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
179 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
309 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
311 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
312 Minun Minun releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Minun The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
618 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
694 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 learn Discharge
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Tapu Koko A Guardian Rematch! None
737 Charjabug Charjabug releases a bolt of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Sophocles's Charjabug So Long, Sophocles! None

In 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
523 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

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga


In the Set Out!! Pokémon Ranger manga


In other generations

Core series games

Discharge IV.png Discharge 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)
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 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

Spin-off series games

Discharge PBR.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 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
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
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
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Phóng Điện


Variations of the move Discharge
Special DischargeLava Plume


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