Wild Charge (move)

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Wild Charge
ワイルドボルト Wild Volt
Wild Charge VIII.png
Wild Charge VIII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Wild Charge (Japanese: ワイルドボルト Wild Volt) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM93 from Generations V through Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR86 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations V-VII

Wild Charge inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ¼ of the damage done to the target.

Generation VIII onward

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Wild Charge's power has been lowered to 85. Using Wild Charge will cure the user of drowsiness, and has a chance to paralyze the target.

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  85  65  105
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
Recoil  25%  25%  50%
May inflict the target with paralysis.
Damages the user by a percentage of damage dealt.
Cures the user of drowsiness.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. It also damages the user a little.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. This also damages the user a little.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 50ORAS 50SMUSUM
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 49 49XY
39ORAS
39 40SwShBDSP
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 61 61XY
42ORAS
42 48SwShBDSP
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 45 45 45 48SwShBDSP
37LA
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 53 53 53 68SwShBDSP
37LA
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 63 63 63 80SwShBDSP
37LA
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 1BDSP
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 39 39 39
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 47 47 47
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 59 59 59
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy 41 55SwSh
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 60SwSh
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36USUM 72SwSh
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 40SwSh
836 Boltund Boltund
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 48SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM93
VI
TM93
VII
TM93
VIII
TR86
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy SwSh
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy SwSh
026 Raichu Raichu
Alolan Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy SwSh
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy SwSh
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy SwSh
058 Growlithe Growlithe
FireIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
059 Arcanine Arcanine
FireIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
076 Golem Golem
Alolan Form
RockIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
077 Ponyta Ponyta
FireIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
077 Ponyta Ponyta
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
078 Rapidash Rapidash
FireIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
078 Rapidash Rapidash
Galarian Form
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Field SwSh
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral SwSh
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral SwSh
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster SwSh
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
FireIC Big.png Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
FireIC Big.png Field Field
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
327 Spinda Spinda
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral SwSh
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
498 Tepig Tepig
FireIC Big.png Field Field
499 Pignite Pignite
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
500 Emboar Emboar
FireIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy SwSh
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field SwSh
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral B2W2 SwSh
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral B2W2 SwSh
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral B2W2 SwSh
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
636 Larvesta Larvesta
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
637 Volcarona Volcarona
BugIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
660 Diggersby Diggersby
NormalIC Big.png
GroundIC Big.png
Field Field SwSh
667 Litleo Litleo
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
668 Pyroar Pyroar
FireIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Field Field
672 Skiddo Skiddo
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
673 Gogoat Gogoat
GrassIC Big.png Field Field
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon SwSh
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon SwSh
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy SwSh
714 Noibat Noibat
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon SwSh
715 Noivern Noivern
FlyingIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Flying Dragon SwSh
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug SwSh
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug SwSh
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy SwSh
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
807 Zeraora Zeraora
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM SwSh
820 Greedent Greedent
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
831 Wooloo Wooloo
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
832 Dubwool Dubwool
NormalIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
835 Yamper Yamper
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
836 Boltund Boltund
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field SwSh
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Amped Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
849 Toxtricity Toxtricity
Low Key Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
877 Morpeko Morpeko
ElectricIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Field Fairy SwSh
880 Dracozolt Dracozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
881 Arctozolt Arctozolt
ElectricIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
888 Zacian Zacian
FairyIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
889 Zamazenta Zamazenta
FightingIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
894 Regieleki Regieleki
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
058 Growlithe Growlithe
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field
059 Arcanine Arcanine
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Field Field
077 Ponyta Ponyta
FireIC Big.png Field Field
078 Rapidash Rapidash
FireIC Big.png Field Field
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Hisuian Form
ElectricIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
155 Cyndaquil Cyndaquil
FireIC Big.png Field Field
156 Quilava Quilava
FireIC Big.png Field Field
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
FireIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Field Field
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
899 Wyrdeer Wyrdeer
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC 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

Wild Charge inflicts damage to the enemy and the user receives recoil. In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the recoil damage is 10% of the user's max HP, rather than being affected by the damage dealt to the enemy.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 125 150 100% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 20% of the damage it dealt to the target.

Pokémon GO

In Pokémon GO, Wild Charge is a Charged Attack that has been available since February 16, 2017.

GO Electric.png Wild Charge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50 50
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
Wild Charge GO.png
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 45 45
Secondary effect GO drop arrow.png 2 Defense
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
PikachuRaichuRaichu (Alolan Form)ArcanineGolem (Alolan Form)Electrode (Hisuian Form)MewIgglybuffStantlerRaikouSkittyDelcattyManectricLuxioLuxrayMagnezoneElectivireStoutlandZebstrikaDeerling (Spring Form)Deerling (Summer Form)Deerling (Autumn Form)Deerling (Winter Form)Sawsbuck (Spring Form)Sawsbuck (Summer Form)Sawsbuck (Autumn Form)Sawsbuck (Winter Form)ZekromWoolooDubwoolZacian
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
Smeargle
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • May 1, 2020
    • Power: 90 → 100
    • Energy cost: 50 → 45
    • Secondary effect added

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy, but you receive recoil damage, too.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.


In the anime

Volkner Electivire Wild Charge.png Thundurus Wild Charge.png Clemont Luxray Wild Charge.png Sophocles Vikavolt Wild Charge.png
Electivire Thundurus Luxray Vikavolt
The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika pulls its legs up and charges at the opponent while surrounded in bright gold electricity with white static around it. When it hits the opponent, the electricity around it gathers where Zebstrika collided with the opponent, forming into a white orb of sparkling energy, which then explodes.
Elesa's Zebstrika Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! Debut
642 Thundurus Thundurus flies towards the opponent at top speed while covered in sparkling light blue electricity. When Thundurus slams into the opponent, the sparkling electricity explodes.
Thundurus (anime) Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
A wild Bouffalant Baffling the Bouffalant! None
507 Herdier Herdier runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
Kanata's Herdier Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
404 Luxio Luxio runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
Clemont's Luxio Bonnie for the Defense! None
405 Luxray Luxray runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
Clemont's Luxray Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile! None
659 Bunnelby Bunnelby runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent. Once the attack is finished, yellow sparks run up Bunnelby's body as it takes recoil damage.
Clemont's Bunnelby The Moment of Lumiose Truth! First used off-screen in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!
466 Electivire Electivire's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it charges at the opponent, tackling them. Sometimes, red sparks run up Electivire's body as it takes recoil damage.
Mr. Electric's Electivire A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None
Volkner's Electivire Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start! None
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it flies towards the opponent, tackling them.
Sophocles's Vikavolt The Road to the Semifinals! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Wild Charge is the only Electric-type Tough move.
  • This move's English and Japanese names are both puns, with the words bolt and charge having both running and electricity-related meanings.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瘋狂伏特 Fūngkòhng Fuhkdahk
Mandarin 瘋狂伏特 / 疯狂伏特 Fēngkuáng Fútè
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wildcharge
France Flag.png French Éclair Fou
Germany Flag.png German Stromstoß
Italy Flag.png Italian Sprizzalampo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 와일드볼트 Wild Volt
Poland Flag.png Polish Dzika Energia
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Ataque Selvagem (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, TCG, manga)
Carga Selvagem (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Ataque Selvagem
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Carga Salvaje
Spain Flag.png Spain Voltio Cruel
Thailand Flag.png Thai ไวลด์โวลต์
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hào Quang Điện Kích*
Phủ Điện Đột Kích*



Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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