Zap Cannon (move)

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Zap Cannon
でんじほう Electromagnetic Cannon
Zap Cannon B2W2.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  50%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make 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  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam  0  
A highly appealing move.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that successfully showed their appeal.

Zap Cannon (Japanese: でんじほう Electromagnetic Cannon) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation II. It was TM07 in Generation II.

Effect

Generations II and III

Zap Cannon has a power of 100 and paralyzes the target every time it hits.

Zap Cannon can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra four appeal points if either Charge or Lock-On was used in the prior turn.

Generation IV onwards

Zap Cannon's power was raised to 120.

Pokémon with the Bulletproof Ability are immune to Zap Cannon.

Zap Cannon can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex and Smelling Salts to give extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An Electric-type attack. Inaccurate but is guaranteed to cause paralysis if it hits.
GSC An attack that always paralyzes.
RSEColo.XD Powerful and sure to cause paralysis, but inaccurate.
FRLG An electric blast is fired like a cannon to inflict damage and paralyze.
DPPtHGSSPBR
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SM
The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 45 50 54 59BW
57B2W2
57XY
49ORAS
49
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 53 62 60 66BW
73B2W2
1, 73XY
1, 63ORAS
1, 63
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 48 62 62 62 62
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 92B2W2 1, 92 99
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 1 1
205 Forretress Forretress
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug 31FRLG 62DP
65PtHGSS
64 1, 64 1, 60
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 44 48 62 62 1, 62 1, 62
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 43 61DP
67PtHGSS
67BW
50B2W2
50XY
43ORAS
43
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 65 65 1, 65XY
55ORAS
55
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 65 65 1, 65XY
55ORAS
55
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 65 65 1, 65XY
55ORAS
55
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 40 81 81 81XY
61ORAS
61
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 60 66BW
73B2W2
1, 73XY
1, 63ORAS
1, 63
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 62 62 1, 62 1, 62
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 61DP
67PtHGSS
67BW
50B2W2
50XY
43ORAS
43
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 54 54 54
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 60 60 60
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 66 1, 66 66
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 69 69 69
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 66 66 66
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 41
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 73
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

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
TM07
III
--
IV
--
V
--
VI
--
VII
--
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
052 Meowth Meowth
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
053 Persian Persian
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
088 Grimer Grimer
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
089 Muk Muk
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
092 Gastly Gastly
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
093 Haunter Haunter
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
094 Gengar Gengar
GhostIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
109 Koffing Koffing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
110 Weezing Weezing
PoisonIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
111 Rhyhorn Rhyhorn
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
112 Rhydon Rhydon
GroundIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Field
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
128 Tauros Tauros
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
131 Lapras Lapras
WaterIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
136 Flareon Flareon
FireIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
143 Snorlax Snorlax
NormalIC Big.png Monster Monster
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
196 Espeon Espeon
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
197 Umbreon Umbreon
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
216 Teddiursa Teddiursa
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
217 Ursaring Ursaring
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
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
FRLG E XD
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By event

Generation II

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
007 Squirtle Squirtle
WaterIC Big.png Monster Water 1 New York Pokémon Center
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Generation IV

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered Shiny Crown Raikou
Shinsegae Raikou
Korean Crown Raikou
GameStop Raikou
Winter 2011 Raikou
386 Deoxys DeoxysLv. 50
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 10th Movie Deoxys
GameStop Deoxys
Nintendo of Korea Deoxys
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 GO

Zap Cannon
Special Attack
Type Electric
Power 140
Energy bar 1
Duration 3.7 seconds
Critical rate 5%
Drain  ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
MagnetonPorygonZapdosAmpharosPorygon2

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It also causes paralysis, preventing any attacks or moves.

In the anime

Brandon Regice Zap Cannon.png Alex Alakazam Zap Cannon.png Anabel Espeon Zap Cannon.png Deoxys Zap Cannon.png
Regice Alakazam Espeon Deoxys
The opponent is hit by a massive lightning field from the user.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
065 Alakazam Alakazam hold its spoons in front of its face and they begin to crackle with electrical energy, creating a white electric orb between them. It then fires the orb at the opponent.
Alex Davis's Alakazam Power Play! Debut
135 Jolteon Jolteon releases a cyclone of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Satsuki's Jolteon Trouble's Brewing Incorrectly dubbed as Thunder Wave
299 Nosepass Nosepass's nose glows yellow and it fires a massive electrical blast from it at the opponent, or a yellow orb of electricity with a red center appears in front of Nosepass's nose and it fires it at the opponent.
Roxanne's Nosepass The Winner By a Nosepass None
Holly's Nosepass Glory Blaze! None
Alan's Nosepass Nosing 'Round the Mountain! None
082 Magneton Magneton releases a huge amount of electricity at the opponent from its magnet tips.
Wattson's Magneton Watt's with Wattson None
196 Espeon The gem on Espeon's forehead glows green and it fires a yellow-green energy ball from it at the opponent.
Anabel's Espeon Second Time's the Charm! Espeon cannot legally know Zap Cannon in Generation III
379 Registeel Registeel puts its hands together and creates a yellow-green ball of electricity between them. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
Brandon's Registeel Overjoyed! None
476 Probopass Probopass creates a yellow ball with a red center in front of its nose and fires it at the opponent.
Alan's Probopass Nosing 'Round the Mountain! None
A Coordinator's Probopass Dawn of a Royal Day! None
Olivia's Probopass Trials and Determinations! None
386A Deoxys Deoxys puts its tentacles together and a yellow ball of electricity forms in between them. It then fires the ball at the opponent.
A wild Deoxys Cheers on Castaways Isle! None
378 Regice Regice puts its hands in front of it and creates a yellow orb of electricity with a red center in front of its hands. It then separates its hands and fires the orb at the opponent.
Brandon's Regice A Pyramiding Rage! None
377 Regirock Regirock sticks out its arms and a yellow orb of electricity with a red center appears in front of them. It then fires the orb at the opponent.
Brandon's Regirock Pillars of Friendship! None
462 Magnezone Magnezone releases a yellow beam of electricity from its red pupil at the opponent.
Belmondo's Magnezone Confronting the Darkness! None

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga


In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King manga


In other generations

Core series games

Zap Cannon II.png Zap Cannon III.png Zap Cannon IV.png Zap Cannon BW.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Spin-off series games

Zap Cannon Stad2.png Zap Cannon Colo.png Zap Cannon XD.png Zap Cannon PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast
Zap Cannon PMDRB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast

Trivia

  • Although Espeon was only able to be taught Zap Cannon in Generation II, Anabel's Espeon used it in Second Time's the Charm!, an episode that is set during the time of Generation III.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電磁炮 Dihnchìh Paau
Mandarin 電磁炮 / 电磁炮 Diàncí Pào *
放电磁 Fàng Diàncí *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Zapkanon
Finland Flag.png Finnish Shokkikanuuna
France Flag.png French Élecanon
Germany Flag.png German Blitzkanone
Greece Flag.png Greek Ηλεκτρικό Πυροβόλο
India Flag.png Hindi टॉप का गोला Top Ka Gola
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Meriam Elektromagnetik
Italy Flag.png Italian Falcecannone
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전자포 Jeonjapo
Poland Flag.png Polish Elektrodziało
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Canhão Zap (games, XY series-present, TCG)
Canhão Elétrico (early anime)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Electro Canhão
Romania Flag.png Romanian Tunul Ucigaș
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Elektro-Top
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Super Cañón (EP171, AG170, DP058-DP128)
Cañón de Rayo (AG040)
Cañonazo (AG186)
Electrocañón (BW013)
Spain Flag.png Spain Electrocañón
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Güç Topu
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Điện Đại Bác


Variations of the move Dynamic Punch
Physical Dynamic Punch
Special Inferno
Formerly a variation
Special Zap Cannon


Generation II TMs
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Generation II HMs
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