Charge Beam (move)

Charge Beam
チャージビーム Charge Beam
Charge Beam IX.png
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Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  50
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  1
Jamming  0  
Works well if the user is pumped up.

Charge Beam (Japanese: チャージビーム Charge Beam) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation IV. It was TM57 from Generation IV to Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon as well as Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. It is TM023 in Generation IX.

Effect

Generation IV

Charge Beam deals damage and has a 70% chance of raising the user's Special Attack by one stage.

Generation V to VIII

Due to a glitch, if the user has Serene Grace and is under the effects of the rainbow from the combination of Fire Pledge and Water Pledge, the additional effect chance is calculated as 280%, which overflows[1] and becomes 24%.

Charge Beam can also be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, with the user gaining an extra three appeal points if the move Charge was used in the prior turn.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Category  Special
PP  15
Agile Strong
Power  50  40  60
Accuracy  90%  90%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  50%  50%  100%
Turns  3  2  4
   ?  ?
May raise the user's offensive stats

Generation IX

The glitch in which Charge Beam's additional effect chance overflows has been fixed.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user fires a concentrated bundle of electricity. It may also raise the user's Sp. Atk stat.*
The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.*
PBR The user fires a concentrated bundle of electricity. It may also raise the user's Sp. Atk stat.
BWB2W2
XYORAS
SMUSUM
The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.
SwShBDSP The user attacks the target with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.
LA The user attacks the target with an electric charge. The leftover electricity may also raise the user’s offensive stats.
SV The user attacks the target with an electric charge. The residual electricity may also boost the user's Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0100     Mineral Mineral 26 22 22XY
16ORAS
16 16 16
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral - 16
0101     Mineral Mineral 26 22 22XY
16ORAS
16 16 16
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral - 16
0179     Monster Field - - - - 39 -
0180     Monster Field - - - - 47 -
0181     Monster Field - - - - 51 -
0223     Water 1 Water 2 - - - - - - 11
0224     Water 1 Water 2 - - - - - - 11
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 49XY
1, 13ORAS
1, 13 1 1 1
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 49XY
1, 13ORAS
1, 13 1 1 1
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 49 49 49XY
1, 13ORAS
1, 13 1 1 1
0479  
Rotom
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous - - - - - - 6 -
0599     Mineral Mineral 26 26 26 12
0600     Mineral Mineral 26 26 26 12
0601     Mineral Mineral 25 25 25 12
0602     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0603     Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
0678  
Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 28 28 15 15
0702    
 
Field Fairy 34 34 - -
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 1 1 1
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 21
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/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM57
0019     Field Field
0020     Field Field
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0035     Fairy Fairy
0036     Fairy Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy -
0063     Human-Like Human-Like
0064     Human-Like Human-Like
0065     Human-Like Human-Like
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0100     Mineral Mineral
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0113     Fairy Fairy -
0122    
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0135     Field Field -
0137     Mineral Mineral -
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0150     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0161     Field Field
0162     Field Field
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0179     Monster Field
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0200     Amorphous Amorphous
0203    
 
Field Field
0206     Field Field -
0223     Water 1 Water 2
0224     Water 1 Water 2
0233     Mineral Mineral
0234     Field Field
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0242     Fairy Fairy -
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0249    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0250    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0251    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0263     Field Field
0264     Field Field
0280    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0281    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0282    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0300     Field Fairy
0301     Field Fairy
0303    
 
Field Fairy
0309     Field Field
0310     Field Field
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0313     Bug Human-Like
0314     Bug Human-Like
0325     Field Field
0326     Field Field
0337    
 
Mineral Mineral
0338    
 
Mineral Mineral
0343    
 
Mineral Mineral
0344    
 
Mineral Mineral
0352     Field Field
0353     Amorphous Amorphous
0354     Amorphous Amorphous
0355     Amorphous Amorphous
0356     Amorphous Amorphous
0358     Amorphous Amorphous
0359     Field Field
0377     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0378     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0379     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0380    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0381    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0385    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0386  
Deoxys
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0399     Water 1 Field
0400    
 
Water 1 Field
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0417     Field Fairy
0425    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0426    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0427     Field Human-Like
0428     Field Human-Like
0429     Amorphous Amorphous
0433     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0436    
 
Mineral Mineral
0437    
 
Mineral Mineral
0439    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0474     Mineral Mineral
0475    
 
Human-Like Amorphous
0477     Amorphous Amorphous
0479  
Rotom
All available forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0480     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0481     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0482     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0487  
Giratina
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0488     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0491     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0493  
Arceus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0517     Field Field
0518     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0527    
 
Field Flying
0528    
 
Field Flying
0531     Fairy Fairy
0561    
 
Flying Flying
0574     Human-Like Human-Like -
0575     Human-Like Human-Like -
0576     Human-Like Human-Like -
0587    
 
Field Field
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0599     Mineral Mineral
0600     Mineral Mineral
0601     Mineral Mineral
0602     Amorphous Amorphous -
0603     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0605     Human-Like Human-Like
0606     Human-Like Human-Like
0621     Dragon Monster
0623    
 
Mineral Mineral
0635    
 
Dragon Dragon -
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0648    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0649  
Genesect
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0676  
Furfrou
All forms
  Field Field
0677     Field Field
0678  
Meowstic
All forms
  Field Field
0682     Fairy Fairy
0683     Fairy Fairy
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0698    
 
Monster Monster
0699    
 
Monster Monster
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0710  
Pumpkaboo
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0711  
Gourgeist
All forms
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
0720  
Hoopa
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered -
0736     Bug Bug
0737    
 
Bug Bug
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0756    
 
Grass Grass
0765    
 
Field Field
0774  
Minior
All forms
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0776    
 
Monster Dragon
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0778    
 
Amorphous Amorphous -
0786    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0792    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0793    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0800  
Necrozma
All available forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0801  
Magearna
All forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0871     Water 1 Amorphous
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0899    
 
Field Field
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0938     Water 1 Water 1
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0981    
 
Field Field
0987    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0993    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0994    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1000    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1006    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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

Charge Beam inflicts damage, and may also raise the user's Sp. Attack by one stage.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDTDS 9 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
BSL 9 - 12 - 88% - Front Enemy Yes
MDGtI 5 99 13 50 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
SMD 5 99 13 30 85% 98% Front Enemy Yes
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

Pokémon GO

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

  Charge Beam
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 8
Energy boost 15
Duration 1.1 seconds
Damage window 0.85 - 1.05 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 5
Energy boost 11
Turns 3
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                  
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • February 21, 2017
    • Duration: 1.55 → 1.1 seconds

Pokémon Rumble Rush

  Charge Beam
★★
Attack power 19.34433
Charge time 0.74 seconds
Range type Wide Shot
Number of hits 2
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect May raise Attack

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also boost the user's Special Attack by 1 level.
BSL てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる いっていのかくりつで じぶんのとくこうが 1だんかいあがる
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Special Attack. (The stat change returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.)
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also boost your Sp. Atk. The stat returns to normal when you go to the next floor or step on a  Wonder Tile.


In the anime

 
Aromatisse
 
Plusle and Minun
 
Vikavolt
 
Swoobat
The user's body starts sparkling with electricity and then fires the electricity in a beam.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Luxray's body becomes surrounded by yellow sparks and it fires a massive blast of electricity from its body at the opponent.
Marble's Luxray Luxray Vision! Debut
  Plusle raises its hands and they become surrounded by yellow orbs of electricity that grow bigger as the attack charges. Then, Plusle slams the orbs into the ground and multiple bolts of yellow electricity fire at the opponent.
Ursula's Plusle Playing the Performance Encore! None
  Minun raises its hands and they become surrounded by light blue orbs of electricity that grow bigger as the attack charges. Then, Minun slams the orbs into the ground and multiple bolts of light blue electricity fire at the opponent.
Ursula's Minun Playing the Performance Encore! None
  Raikou opens its mouth and an orb of yellow electricity forms in front of it. It then fires a massive beam of electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Raikou (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in front of Swoobat's ears and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Three wild Swoobat Emolga the Irresistible! None
  Audino lowers its head slightly and an orb of yellow electricity forms in front of its mouth. Audino then puts its heads in between the orb and brings it forward, firing a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
A Trainer's Audino Where Did You Go, Audino? None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in front of Klinklang's head and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
A wild Klinklang Evolution Exchange Excitement! None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in front of Golurk's head and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Cedric Juniper's assistant's Golurk Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals! None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in front of Furfrou's mouth and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Jessica's Furfrou Grooming Furfrou! None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in front of Furfrou's mouth and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Princess Allie's Furfrou Awakening the Sleeping Giant! None
  Mega Manectric's body sparks with yellow electricity and fires a yellow electrical beam from its mouth at the opponent.
A Trainer's Manectric Mega Evolution Special I None
  An orb of light blue electricity appears in between Meowstic's hands and it fires a beam of light blue electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Astrid's Meowstic Diancie and the Cocoon of Destruction None
  Aromatisse puts its hands and face up and creates an orb of yellow electricity in front of its mouth. It then lowers its face and hands and fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Aria's Aromatisse Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile! None
  Raichu forms an orb of yellow electricity in front of its mouth and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Tierno's Raichu Good Friends, Great Training! None
  Zekrom's tail and the spike on its head glow light blue. It then fires a light blue beam of energy surrounded with streams of electricity from its mouth at the opponent.
A Zekrom summoned by Hoopa Hoopa and the Clash of Ages None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in Zapdos's mouth and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
A wild Zapdos An Electrifying Rage! None
  An orb of yellow electricity appears in front of Furfrou's mouth and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Alouette's Furfrou Master Class is in Session! None
  An orb of yellow electricity gathers in front of Vikavolt's mouth and it fires a beam of yellow electricity from the orb at the opponent.
Horacio's Vikavolt A High-Speed Awakening! None


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Charge Beam is the only move with a 70% chance of a secondary effect happening.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 充電光束 Chūngdihn Gwōngchūk
Mandarin 充電光束 / 充电光束 Chōngdiàn Guāngshù
  Dutch Opladingsstraal
  French Rayon Chargé
  German Ladestrahl
  Greek Ριπή φόρτισης
  Indonesian Charge Beam
  Italian Raggioscossa
  Korean 차지빔 Chajibim
  Polish Elektropromień*
Promień Mocy*
Portuguese   Brazil Carga de Raio (games, Pokémon the Series: XY-present, Guardians Rising-present)
Raio de Ataque (Emerging Powers-Dark Explorers)
Raio Carregado (early anime)
  Portugal Carga de Ataque
  Romanian Raza Încărcată
  Russian Луч-Разряд Luch-Razryad
Spanish   Latin America Rayo Carga
Carga de Rayo (DP059)
  Spain Rayo Carga
  Thai ชาร์จบีม
  Vietnamese Chùm Tia Hội Tụ

References


Generation IV TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223
2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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