Spark (move)

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Spark
スパーク Spark
Spark IX.png
Spark IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Spark (Japanese: スパーク Spark) is a damage dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Spark inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

Spark can be used as the second move of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining 1 bonus appeal point if Charge was used in the previous turn. It is also part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Physical
PP  20
Agile Strong
Power  65  50  80
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  30%  30%  50%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May inflict the target with paralysis
Cures the user's drowsiness

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE An electrified tackle that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG An electrically charged tackle that may also paralyze the foe.
Colo.XD An electrified tackle that may paralyze the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the foe. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
BWB2W2 The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.
SV The user attacks the target with an electrically charged tackle. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0025 Pikachu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy - - - - 26ORAS 26 20 20 21 20
0026 Raichu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy - - - - - - 1 1 21 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 12 12
0075 Graveler
Graveler
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 12 12
0076 Golem
Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 12 12
0081 Magnemite ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral - 26 22 22BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19 20 20 18 20
0082 Magneton ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral - 26 22 22BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19 20 20 18 20
0100 Voltorb ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - 21 12 12 12XY
9ORAS
9 9 9
0100 Voltorb
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 15 -
0101 Electrode ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - 21 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 9ORAS
9 9 9
0101 Electrode
Electrode
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 15 -
0125 Electabuzz ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - - - 11 -
0137 Porygon NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - - - - - - - - 15 -
0170 Chinchou WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 25 25 20 20 20XY
23ORAS
23 20 20 20
0171 Lanturn WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 25 25 20 20 20XY
23ORAS
23 20 20 20
0172 Pichu ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - - 21 -
0233 Porygon2 NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - - - - - - - - 15 -
0239 Elekid ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - - - - - 11 -
0243 Raikou ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 41 41 29 29 29 29 6 6 6
0299 Nosepass RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - - 25B2W2 25XY
19ORAS
19 19 11 19
0309 Electrike ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 20 20 20 20XY
13ORAS
13 - -
0310 Manectric ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 20 20 20 20XY
13ORAS
13 - -
0311 Plusle ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 19 15 15 15XY
7ORAS
7 7 7
0312 Minun ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 19 15 15 15XY
7ORAS
7 7 7
0403 Shinx ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 17DP
13PtHGSS
13 13 13 16 16 - 16
0404 Luxio ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 18DP
13PtHGSS
13 13 13 18 18 - 18
0405 Luxray ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 18DP
13PtHGSS
13 13 13 18 18 - 18
0417 Pachirisu ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 13 13 13 13 13 15 13
0462 Magnezone ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 22 22BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19 20 20 18 20
0466 Electivire ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like - - - - - - 11 -
0474 Porygon-Z NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral - - - - - - 15 -
0476 Probopass RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral - 25B2W2 25XY
19ORAS
19 19 11 19
0522 Blitzle ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 22
0523 Zebstrika ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 25 25 25 25
0587 Emolga ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field 13 13 13 30
0602 Tynamo ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0603 Eelektrik ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0642 Thundurus
Thundurus
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - - 14 -
0736 Grubbin BugIC Big.png Bug Bug 16 21 21
0737 Charjabug BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 16 23 23
0738 Vikavolt BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 16 23 23
0777 Togedemaru ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 17 25
0785 Tapu Koko ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 8 20
0796 Xurkitree ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 20
0807 Zeraora ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1USUM 1
0835 Yamper ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 20
0836 Boltund ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 20
0849 Toxtricity
Toxtricity
All forms
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like 1, Evo. Evo.
0871 Pincurchin ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Amorphous 20 20
0877 Morpeko ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy 30 30
0921 Pawmi ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 23
0922 Pawmo ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 23
0923 Pawmot ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 23
0938 Tadbulb ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 21
0939 Bellibolt ElectricIC Big.png Water 1 Water 1 21
0940 Wattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 15
0941 Kilowattrel ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Flying 15
0989 Sandy Shocks ElectricIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 7
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
0309 Electrike ElectricIC Big.png Field Field - - - - -
0339 Barboach WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
0618 Stunfisk GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
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
0339 Barboach WaterIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0403 Shinx
ShinxLv. 14
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - South Province (Area Five)SV
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

Spark deals damage and may leave the target paralyzed.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDRB 12 - 15 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDTDS 12 - 15 - 88% - Front Enemy No
BSL 12 - 15 - 88% - Front Enemy No
MDGtI 10 99 17 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 10 99 17 40 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 39
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target
Users: Shinx   Blitzle
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 Spark
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 9
Duration 0.7 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.7 seconds
Spark GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 6
Energy boost 7
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
RaichuRaichu (Alolan Form)MagnemiteMagnetonVoltorbElectrodeChinchouLanturnNosepassElectrikePlusleMinunShinxLuxioLuxrayPachirisuMagnezoneProbopassBlitzleZebstrikaTynamoEelektrikEelektrossGrubbinCharjabugVikavoltTogedemaruXurkitreePawmiPawmoPawmot
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 4 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.7 → 1.2 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 6
    • Energy boost: 8 → 9
    • Duration: 1.2 → 0.7 seconds
Trainer battles
  • September 1, 2023
    • Power: 4 → 6
    • Energy boost: 8 → 7

Pokémon Rumble Rush

ElectricIC RR.png Spark
★★★
Attack power 30.59765
Charge time 0.5 seconds
Range type Arc (melee)
Number of hits 1
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May paralyze the foe
Spark Rumble Rush.png

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed. Elesa & Zebstrika
Sonia & Yamper
Clemont & Magneton (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Tech Voltorb/Electrode Egg
  • Description prior to Version 2.10.0*: Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Spark is Zeraora's first move. It is obtained by reaching level 6 and upgrading Agility into it instead of Volt Switch. The user leaps in a selected direction, damaging all enemies in their path. If a basic attack is used before the leap ends, the user will jump to the closest enemy, dealing additional damage to the target. Holds 3 uses in reserve - after the first use the next use must be executed within 4s or this move goes on cooldown. The second use resets this timer. At level 12, 15% missing HP is restored if performing a basic attack before reaching the enemy.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL 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. Charge the target while shrouded in electricity, with a potential to inflict paralysis. The user is weakened for 1 turn.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the enemy's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

Ursula Plusle Minun Spark.png
Plusle and Minun
Volkner Luxray Spark.png
Luxray
Cerise Yamper Spark.png
Yamper
Roy Wattrel Spark.png
Wattrel
The user attacks the target with an electrically charged tackle.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae glow yellow and it releases a blast of electricity from them, or Chinchou's body becomes surrounded in light blue electricity and it releases multiple electrical blasts from it at the opponent.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou Debut
Multiple wild Chinchou Takin' It on the Chinchou None
Trinity's Chinchou The Perfect Match! None
A wild Chinchou As Clear as Crystal None
Multiple wild Chinchou Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
Lanturn Lanturn releases a blast of blue electricity from the front orb on its head at the opponent.
Dorian's Lanturn Just Add Water None
Manectric Yellow sparks surround Manectric's body and it tackles the opponent. When the opponent gets hit, they become surrounded by electricity.
A Lady's Manectric Jirachi: Wish Maker None
Plusle Plusle's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent, or one of Plusle's hands becomes surrounded by an orb of yellow electricity. Then, the ball fades and Plusle's body glows white or yellow with electricity. Plusle then tackles the opponent. While powered up, Plusle can shoot through the air.
Thatcher's Plusle A Different Kind of Misty None
Ursula's Plusle Playing the Performance Encore! None
Minun Minun's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent, or one of Minun's hands becomes surrounded by an orb of light blue electricity. Then, the ball fades and Minun's body glows white or light blue with electricity. Minun then tackles the opponent. When powered up, Minun can shoot through the air.
Thatcher's Minun A Different Kind of Misty None
Ursula's Minun Playing the Performance Encore! None
Shinx Shinx's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Landis's Shinx Not on My Watch Ya Don't! None
Angie's Shinx Camping it Up! None
Pachirisu Blue sparks appear on Pachirisu's cheeks. It then becomes surrounded by light blue electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Dawn's Pachirisu Twice Smitten, Once Shy! None
Luxray Light blue sparks of electricity appear around Luxray's body. It then becomes surrounded by light blue electricity and tackles the opponent.
Volkner's Luxray The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore! None
Voltorb Yellow sparks of electricity surround Voltorb's body before shocking the opponent.
A Voltorb in Ash's dream Currying Favor and Flavor! None
Yamper Yellow sparks of electricity surround Yamper's body. It then becomes covered in yellow electricity and tackles the opponent.
Professor Cerise's Yamper Best Friend...Worst Nightmare! None
Eevee Yellow sparks of electricity surround Eevee's body. It then becomes covered in yellow electricity and tackles the opponent.
Chloe's Eevee To Train, or Not to Train! Used via Copycat
Pawmo Pawmo's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Nemona's Pawmo Nemona and Brassius and... None
Wattrel Yellow sparks of electricity surround Wattrel's wings. It then becomes covered in yellow electricity and tackles the opponent.
Roy's Wattrel Special Training Time! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電光 Dihngwōng *
閃電 Símdihn *
Mandarin 電光 / 电光 Diànguāng *
閃電 / 闪电 Shǎndiàn *
The Czech Republic Flag.png Czech Jiskřivý útok
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vonk
France Flag.png French ÉtincelleV+
EtincelleIIIV
Germany Flag.png German Funkensprung
Greece Flag.png Greek Σπινθήρας
India Flag.png Hindi चमक दमक Chamak Damak
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Percikan Listrik
Italy Flag.png Italian Scintilla
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스파크 Seupakeu
Poland Flag.png Polish Iskra
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Faísca
Romania Flag.png Romanian Scânteie
Russia Flag.png Russian Искра Iskra
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Varnice
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Chispa
Chispa Eléctrica (EP217)
Spain Flag.png Spain Chispa
Thailand Flag.png Thai สปาร์ค
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Kıvılcım
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tia Chớp Điện


Variations of the move Psybeam
PhysicalIC HOME.png Spark
SpecialIC HOME.png PsybeamBubble BeamAurora BeamSludge


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