Charge (move)

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If you were looking for the move called Charge in Japanese, see Take Down.
Charge
じゅうでん Charge
Charge.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation III
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Condition  Clever
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Gets the Pokémon pumped up. Helps prevent nervousness, too.

Charge (Japanese: じゅうでん Charge) is a non-damaging Electric-type move introduced in Generation III.

Effect

Generation III

If the user's next move is Electric-type, it will deal twice the usual amount of damage.

Generation IV

In addition to the previous effects, Charge now raises the user's Special Defense by one stage until the end of the turn.

Generation V onward

Charge's increase in Special Defense by one stage now lasts as a regular stat boost.

If powered up by an Electrium Z into Z-Charge, the user's Special Defense raises another stage.

Description

Games Description
RSEColo.XD Charges power to boost the electric move used next.
FRLG The user charges power to boost the Electric move it uses next.
DPPtHGSS The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses next. It also raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
BWB2W2 The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. It also raises the user's Sp. Def stat.
XYORAS
SM
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user's Sp. Def stat.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
074 Geodude Geodude
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral 4
075 Graveler Graveler
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral 1, 4
076 Golem Golem
Alola Form
Mineral Mineral 1, 4
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral 1 1 1 1 1
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered 61 36 36 36 36
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2 49 45 50 50 50
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2 61 57 64 64XY
58ORAS
58
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 23 23BW
15B2W2
15 15
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 25 25BW
16B2W2
16 16
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 25 25BW
16B2W2
16 16
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field 41 44 44 44 44
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field 53 54 54 54XY
48ORAS
48
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy 31 25 38 38XY
28ORAS
28
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy 31 25 38 38XY
28ORAS
28
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field 9 9 9 9
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field 9 9 9 9
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9 1, 9
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous 43 57 1, 57 1, 57
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field 8 8 8
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field 1, 8 1, 8 1, 8
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field 10 10 10
599 Klink Klink
Mineral Mineral 6 6 6
600 Klang Klang
Mineral Mineral 1, 6 6 1, 6
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral 1, 6 6 1, 6
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered 55 1, 55 49
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon 11 11
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon 1 1
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy 11 11
737 Charjabug Charjabug
Bug Bug 1
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
Bug Bug 1
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
Field Fairy 13
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
Undiscovered Undiscovered 26
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 Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
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

Description

Games Description
MDRB The user gains the Charging status. It boosts the power of the Electric-type move to be used next.
MDTDS Gives the user a Charging status, which boosts the power of any Electric-type move used on the next turn. It also boosts the user's Special Defense by 1 level.

In the anime

Kyle Lanturn Charge.png Wattson Manectric Charge.png Cal Electrike Charge.png Dawn Kindergarten Teacher Plusle Minun Charge.png
Lanturn Manectric Electrike Plusle and Minun
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses next.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
310 Manectric Sparks surround Manectric's body as it charges its electricity. After it's done, its electric attacks become much more powerful.
Wattson's Manectric Manectric Charge Debut
Jaco's Manectric The Electrike Company! None
309 Electrike Electrike's body becomes surrounded by yellow sparks as it gathers electricity in its body.
Cal's Electrike The Electrike Company! None
Jaco's Electrike The Electrike Company! None
171 Lanturn The orbs on Lanturn's antennae glow yellow, then its whole body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks.
Kyle's Lanturn Pruning a Passel of Pals! None
311 Plusle Plusle's body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks.
Dawn's Kindergarten teacher's Plusle Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None
312 Minun Minun's body becomes surrounded in light blue sparks.
Dawn's Kindergarten teacher's Minun Yes in Dee Dee, It's Dawn! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In other generations

Charge III.png Charge IV.png Charge V.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
Charge Colo.png Charge XD.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
Charge PMD RB.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

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 充電 Chōngdiàn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Oplading
Finland Flag.png Finnish Lataus*
France Flag.png French Chargeur
Germany Flag.png German Ladevorgang
Greece Flag.png Greek Φόρτιση
Italy Flag.png Italian Sottocarica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 충전 Chungjeon
Poland Flag.png Polish Ładowanie
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Carregar
Ataque (Emerging Powers-Legendary Treasures}
Carga (Primal Clash-present)
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Carregar
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Punjenje
Spain Flag.png Spanish Carga
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Ra Vẻ


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