Parabolic Charge (move)

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to navigationJump to search
Parabolic Charge
パラボラチャージ Parabola Charge
Parabolic Charge IX.png
Parabolic Charge IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  Clever
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  0  
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Shows off the Pokémon's appeal about as well as all the moves before it this turn.

Parabolic Charge (Japanese: パラボラチャージ Parabola Charge) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation VI.


Generation VI

Parabolic Charge does damage with a base power of 50 and restores the user's HP equal to half of the damage dealt.

If the user is holding a Big Root, the HP restored is increased by 30% (making the restored HP 65% of the damage dealt). Big Root does not increase the damage dealt.

If the target has the Ability Liquid Ooze, the user will lose the amount of HP it would have gained instead.

Parabolic Charge cannot be used if the user is under the effects of Heal Block.

Parabolic Charge 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. It can also be used to start a combination, causing Electrify to give extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VII onwards

Parabolic Charge had its power increased from 50 to 65.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Parabolic Charge cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
The user attacks everything around it. The user's HP is restored by half the damage taken by those hit.
BDSP 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
0694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 25 25 28SwSh
0695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 1 1 1SwSh
0702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 17 17 25SwSh 25
1008 Miraidon Miraidon
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
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
0938 Tadbulb Tadbulb
ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1
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

Parabolic Charge inflicts damage to nearby enemy Pokémon, and ½ of the total damage dealt will be restored to the user as HP.

Game Base
Range Target Cuts
SMD 4 50 15 30 75% 98% 1 tile around user Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Parabolic Charge is a Charged Attack that has been available since January 19, 2022.

GO Electric.png Parabolic Charge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 65
Energy cost 50
Duration 2.8 seconds
Damage window 1.2 - 2.4 seconds
Parabolic Charge GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 55
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Special 2 46 55 100% All opponents Absorbs The more damage dealt to the target, the more this move restores the user's HP.* Clemont & Heliolisk
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Restores the user's HP based on the amount of damage dealt to the target.

Pokémon Rumble Rush

ElectricIC RR.png Parabolic Charge
Attack power 45.28452
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Circular (self)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect None
Parabolic Charge Rumble Rush.png


Games Description
SMD It damages nearby enemies. It also restores your HP. The greater the damage it causes, the more HP it restores.

In the anime

Clemont Heliolisk Parabolic Charge.png
Clemont Heliolisk Parabolic Charge 2.png
Being healed
The user directs a stream of electricity either giving or taking power from the target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Heliolisk Heliolisk spreads its frills and fires a blast of electricty into the air. A sphere of electricity is formed in the middle, which shoots out multiple blasts of electricity to multiple targets. Heliolisk then absorbs some of the damage it dealt, healing it. Or Heliolisk spreads its frills and fires a blast of electricity into the air. A sphere of electricity is formed in the middle, which shoot multiple bolts of electricity that create electrical balls.
Clemont's Heliolisk Clemont's Got a Secret! Debut
A Performer's Heliolisk A Showcase Debut! None

In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 拋物面充電 Pāaumahtmihn Chūngdihn *
拋物線充電 Pāaumahtsin Chūngdihn *
Mandarin 拋物面充電 / 抛物面充电 Pāowùmiàn Chōngdiàn *
拋物線充電 Pāowùxiàn Chōngdiàn *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Parabolische oplading
France Flag.png French Parabocharge
Germany Flag.png German Parabolladung
Italy Flag.png Italian Caricaparabola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파라볼라차지 Parabollachaji
Poland Flag.png Polish Ładunek Paraboliczny
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque Parabólico (GO, TCG)
Carga Parabólica (anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Carga Parabólica
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Carga Parabólica
Spain Flag.png Spain Carga Parábola
Thailand Flag.png Thai พาราโบล่าชาร์จ

Project Moves and Abilities logo.png This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.