Zippy Zap (move)

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Zippy Zap
ばちばちアクセル Crackling Accel
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +2
  • Makes contact
  • 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
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Jam  0  
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Zippy Zap (Japanese: ばちばちアクセル Crackling Accel) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is one of the signature moves of the partner Pikachu.


Generation VII

Zippy Zap inflicts damage and will always result in a critical hit. It has a priority of +2, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority.

Generation VIII

Zippy Zap cannot be selected in a battle.

Its effect was changed to no longer guarantee a critical hit, instead raising the user's evasion by one stage.


Games Description
PE The user attacks the target with bursts of electricity at high speed. This move always goes first and results in a critical hit.
SwSh This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By Move Tutor

In Let's Go, Pikachu!, the Move Tutor of Zippy Zap is located in Cerulean City's Pokémon Center.

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC 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.

In the anime

Pokémon Evolutions

None.png Elaine Pikachu Zippy Zap Evolutions.png None.png None.png
Partner Pikachu
The user attacks the target with bursts of electricity at high speed. This move always goes first and results in a critical hit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025Pa Pikachu Partner Pikachu's body becomes covered in yellow electricity, and it slams into the opponent.
Elaine's Pikachu The Discovery Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電電加速 Dihndihn Gāchūk
Mandarin 電電加速 / 电电加速 Diàndiàn Jiāsù
France Flag.png French Pika-Sprint
Germany Flag.png German Britzelturbo
Italy Flag.png Italian Sprintaboom
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파찌파찌액셀 Pajji-Pajji Accel
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pikaturbo

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