Ion Deluge (move)

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Ion Deluge
プラズマシャワー Plasma Shower
Ion Deluge VII.png
Type  Electric
Category  Status
PP  25 (max. 40)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  +1
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon on the field
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Temporarily stops the crowd from growing excited.

Ion Deluge (Japanese: プラズマシャワー Plasma Shower) is a non-damaging Electric-type move introduced in Generation VI.


Generation VI

For the remainder of the current turn, Ion Deluge causes all Normal-type moves to become Electric-type instead, including status moves. Ion Deluge has a priority of +1, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority.

Ion Deluge does not affect Struggle. It does not affect Conversion, which still takes into account a move's original type; therefore a Pokémon with a Normal-type move at the top of its move list (including Conversion itself) using Conversion will become Normal-type and not Electric-type even under the effect of Ion Deluge. Moves that change type, such as Judgment or Revelation Dance, are affected by Ion Deluge if they would otherwise deal Normal-type damage. Moves with a charging turn will only change type if the user is affected by Ion Deluge on the turn the move does damage.

If the move Flying Press used by a Pokémon with Normalize is affected by Ion Deluge, it deals Electric/Flying-type damage. If the move Freeze-Dry used by a Pokémon with Normalize is affected by Ion Deluge, its ability to hit Water-type Pokémon super effectively does not stack with its Electric typing (a Water-type Pokémon hit by the move will only take ×2 damage); in Inverse Battles, Freeze-Dry affected by Normalize and then Ion Deluge will hit Water-type Pokémon super effectively.

Generation VII

Due to a glitch, in Version 1.0 of Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Ion Deluge always fails when used.

If powered up by an Electrium Z into Z-Ion Deluge, the user's Special Attack stat rises one stage.

Generation VIII onwards

Ion Deluge cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user disperses electrically charged particles, which changes Normal-type moves to Electric-type moves.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 47 47
0171 Lanturn WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 60XY
0181 Ampharos ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1
0466 Electivire ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1 1
0523 Zebstrika ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 58 1, 58
0604 Eelektross ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
0796 Xurkitree ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 breeding

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Egg Move
0417 Pachirisu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
0587 Emolga ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC 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.

In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

The Ion Deluge floor status changes all Normal-type moves to Electric type. The floor status lasts 10 turns.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD - - 15 30 95% —% Entire floor Others -
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:


Games Description
SMD It changes Normal-type moves of Pokémon on the floor to Electric type.*
It changes the floor to the Ion Deluge condition. In the Ion Deluge condition, Normal-type moves will be Electric type.*

In the anime

Eelektross Ion Deluge.png

The user produces blue electricity from its body.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Eelektross Eelektross's body becomes surrounded in blue static electricity that illuminates the surrounding area.
A wild Eelektross XYS06 Debut

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


  • Ion Deluge is one of three moves that have been used in a completed anime series, but not been seen in the English dub. The other two are Conversion and Minimize.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 等離子浴 Dánglèihjí Yuhk
Mandarin 等離子浴 / 等离子浴 Děnglízǐ Yù
France Flag.png French Déluge PlasmiqueVIII+
Germany Flag.png German Plasmaschauer
Italy Flag.png Italian Pioggiaplasma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플라스마샤워 Peullaseumasyawo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cortina Plasma

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