Discharge (move)

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Discharge
ほうでん Electrical Discharge
Discharge IX.png
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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
SMUSUMPE
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
0025 Pikachu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 37 42 42XY
34ORAS
34 32 32 32
0026 Raichu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1 1 1
0026 Raichu
Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy 1 1
0074 Geodude
Geodude
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34 34
0075 Graveler
Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 40
0076 Golem
Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 40
0081 Magnemite ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 43 43XY
37ORAS
37 36 36 36
0082 Magneton ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43 40 40 40
0100 Voltorb ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 37ORAS 37 37 37
0100 Voltorb
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
0101 Electrode ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 41ORAS 41 41 41
0101 Electrode
Electrode
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 34
0125 Electabuzz ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36 34 34 34
0135 Jolteon ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37 40 40 40
0137 Porygon NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
0145 Zapdos ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50 50 50 50 45 45 45
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 34 39 39XY
34ORAS
34 28 28 28
0171 Lanturn WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 40 47 47XY
37ORAS
37 30 30 30
0179 Mareep ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 28 37BW
32B2W2
32 32 32 32
0180 Flaaffy ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 31 42BW
38B2W2
38 38 38 38
0181 Ampharos ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 34 48BW
40B2W2
40 40 40 40
0233 Porygon2 NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
0239 Elekid ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 34 41BW
33B2W2
33 33 32 32 32
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 57 57 1, 57 1, 57 54 54 54
0299 Nosepass RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31 31 31
0309 Electrike ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41XY
29ORAS
29 32 32
0310 Manectric ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 49 49 49XY
30ORAS
30 36 36
0311 Plusle ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31 31 31
0312 Minun ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31 31 31
0403 Shinx ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 41 41 41 41 40 40 40
0404 Luxio ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 48 48 48 48 54 54 54
0405 Luxray ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 56 56 56 56 64 64 64
0417 Pachirisu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 29 41 41 41 41 41
0462 Magnezone ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43 40 40 40
0466 Electivire ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36 34 34 34
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31 31 31
0479 Rotom
Rotom
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 50 64 1, 64 1, 64 50 50 50
0522 Blitzle ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 32 32 32 29
0523 Zebstrika ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 36 36 36 36
0587 Emolga ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 50 50 50 50
0595 Joltik BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 45 45 45 37 37
0596 Galvantula BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 54 54 54 39 39
0599 Klink SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 24
0600 Klang SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 24
0601 Klinklang SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 24
0603 Eelektrik ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 29 29
0604 Eelektross ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous 25 25 25 45
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All available forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 43 37 45 45
0695 Heliolisk ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1
0702 Dedenne ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 50 50 40 40
0737 Charjabug BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 43 64 64
0738 Vikavolt BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1 1
0777 Togedemaru ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 29 45
0785 Tapu Koko ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 48 45
0796 Xurkitree ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 47 45
0807 Zeraora ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 50USUM 64
0809 Melmetal SteelIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 64
0849 Toxtricity
Toxtricity
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 36 36
0871 Pincurchin ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 60 60
0880 Dracozolt ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
0881 Arctozolt ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
0921 Pawmi ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 38
0922 Pawmo ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 42
0923 Pawmot ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 49
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 32
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 32
0940 Wattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 43
0941 Kilowattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 48
0989 Sandy Shocks ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
0994 Iron Moth FireIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 42
1008 Miraidon ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 28
1021 Raging Bolt 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0309 Electrike ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
0311 Plusle ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS
0312 Minun ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy HGSS
0698 Amaura RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
0736 Grubbin BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
0835 Yamper ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0311 Plusle ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
0312 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.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Discharge deals damage on enemies in the same room. It may inflict paralysis.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 9 - 8 - 70% - Entire room Enemy Yes
BSL 9 - 8 - 49% - Entire room Enemy Yes
MDGtI 12 99 15 50 80% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
SMD 12 50 15 30 80% 98% Entire room Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 GO

GO Electric.png Discharge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 65
Energy cost 33
Duration 2.5 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
Discharge GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 45
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
PikachuMagnemiteMagnetonVoltorbElectrodeJolteonMareepFlaaffyElekidElectrikePlusleMinunShinxBlitzleZebstrikaEmolgaJoltikGalvantulaKlinkEelektrikStunfiskDedenneCharjabugVikavoltXurkitreePawmiPawmoPawmotTadbulbBellibolt
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 Rumble Rush

ElectricIC RR.png Discharge
★★★★
Attack power 62.38304
Charge time 0.9 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May paralyze the foe
Discharge Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Cost in move-gauge slots MP
(uses)
Base power Max power Accuracy Target Effect tag(s) Description Playable sync pair(s)
Special 3 92 110 100% All opponents Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed. Hau & Alolan Raichu
Volkner (New Year's 2022) & Electivire
Kris & Jolteon
Blue (Champion) & Zapdos
Thorton & Magnezone
Volkner & Raichu
Petey (Poké Kid) & Pikachu
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

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
Pachirisu
Clemont Luxray Discharge.png
Luxray
Sophocles Charjabug Discharge.png
Charjabug
Multa Devi Plusle Minun Discharge.png
Plusle and Minun
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'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 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 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 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 releases light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Rotom Get Your Rotom Running! None
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'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'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 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 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 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 releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Voltorb The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
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 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 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 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 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 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 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
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 releases a bolt of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Sophocles's Charjabug So Long, Sophocles! None
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 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 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
Bellibolt Bellibolt's body becomes surrounded by a field of light blue electricity, which expands outwards and hits the opponent.
Iono's Bellibolt HZ050 Enhanceable by Terastallization


Pokémon Generations

Elesa Zebstrika Discharge PG.png
Zebstrika


The user discharges electricity from its body, hitting everyone around it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
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

Trivia

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 HOME.png DischargeLava Plume


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