Charge Beam (move)

Charge Beam
チャージビーム Charge Beam
Charge Beam VIII.png
Charge Beam VIII 2.png
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.

Effect

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

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.

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.
SwSh The user attacks the target with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 26 22 22XY
16ORAS
16
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 26 22 22XY
16ORAS
16
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 49XY
1, 13ORAS
1, 13 1
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 49XY
1, 13ORAS
1, 13 1
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 49 49 49XY
1, 13ORAS
1, 13 1
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 26 26 26 12
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 26 26 26 12
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 25 25 25 12
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field 28 28 15
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 34 34
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 1
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
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
--
III
--
IV
TM57
V
TM57
VI
TM57
VII
TM57
VIII
--
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
035   Clefairy
  Fairy Fairy
036   Clefable
  Fairy Fairy
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy
063   Abra
  Human-Like Human-Like
064   Kadabra
  Human-Like Human-Like
065   Alakazam
  Human-Like Human-Like
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
122   Mr. Mime
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
150   Mewtwo
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
151   Mew
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
161   Sentret
  Field Field
162   Furret
  Field Field
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
172   Pichu
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
179   Mareep
  Monster Field
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
200   Misdreavus
  Amorphous Amorphous
203   Girafarig
 
 
Field Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field
223   Remoraid
  Water 1 Water 2
224   Octillery
  Water 1 Water 2
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral
234   Stantler
  Field Field
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
249   Lugia
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250   Ho-Oh
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251   Celebi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263   Zigzagoon
  Field Field
264   Linoone
  Field Field
280   Ralts
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
281   Kirlia
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
282   Gardevoir
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy
303   Mawile
 
 
Field Fairy
309   Electrike
  Field Field
310   Manectric
  Field Field
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
313   Volbeat
  Bug Human-Like
314   Illumise
  Bug Human-Like
325   Spoink
  Field Field
326   Grumpig
  Field Field
337   Lunatone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
338   Solrock
 
 
Mineral Mineral
343   Baltoy
 
 
Mineral Mineral
344   Claydol
 
 
Mineral Mineral
352   Kecleon
  Field Field
353   Shuppet
  Amorphous Amorphous
354   Banette
  Amorphous Amorphous
355   Duskull
  Amorphous Amorphous
356   Dusclops
  Amorphous Amorphous
358   Chimecho
  Amorphous Amorphous
359   Absol
  Field Field
377   Regirock
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
378   Regice
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
379   Registeel
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
380   Latias
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381   Latios
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385   Jirachi
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386   Deoxys
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
399   Bidoof
  Water 1 Field
400   Bibarel
 
 
Water 1 Field
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy
425   Drifloon
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
426   Drifblim
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
427   Buneary
  Field Human-Like
428   Lopunny
  Field Human-Like
429   Mismagius
  Amorphous Amorphous
433   Chingling
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
436   Bronzor
 
 
Mineral Mineral
437   Bronzong
 
 
Mineral Mineral
439   Mime Jr.
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral
475   Gallade
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
477   Dusknoir
  Amorphous Amorphous
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
480   Uxie
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
481   Mesprit
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
482   Azelf
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
487   Giratina
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488   Cresselia
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
491   Darkrai
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
493   Arceus
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
494   Victini
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
517   Munna
  Field Field
518   Musharna
  Field Field
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
527   Woobat
 
 
Field Flying
528   Swoobat
 
 
Field Flying
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy
561   Sigilyph
 
 
Flying Flying
574   Gothita
  Human-Like Human-Like
575   Gothorita
  Human-Like Human-Like
576   Gothitelle
  Human-Like Human-Like
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
605   Elgyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
606   Beheeyem
  Human-Like Human-Like
621   Druddigon
  Dragon Monster
623   Golurk
 
 
Mineral Mineral
635   Hydreigon
 
 
Dragon Dragon
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644   Zekrom
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648   Meloetta
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649   Genesect
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
677   Espurr
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Male
  Field Field
678   Meowstic
Female
  Field Field
682   Spritzee
  Fairy Fairy
683   Aromatisse
  Fairy Fairy
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
699   Aurorus
 
 
Monster Monster
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy
710   Pumpkaboo
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
711   Gourgeist
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
720   Hoopa
Confined
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720   Hoopa
Unbound
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug
756   Shiinotic
 
 
Grass Grass
765   Oranguru
 
 
Field Field
774   Minior
 
 
Mineral Mineral
776   Turtonator
 
 
Monster Dragon
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy
778   Mimikyu
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous
786   Tapu Lele
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792   Lunala
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793   Nihilego
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
  Undiscovered Undiscovered
800   Necrozma
Dusk Mane
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
800   Necrozma
Dawn Wings
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered USUM
801   Magearna
 
 
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 other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

In Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, Charge Beam is a move with 9 base power, 12PP and 88% accuracy. The user targets enemy in front, cutting corners, possibly raising its own Special Attack by one stage.

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

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 Raikou 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 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 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 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 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
  Swoobat 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 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
  Klinklang 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
  Golurk 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
  Furfrou 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
  Furfrou 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
  Manectric 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
  Meowstic 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 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 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 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
  Zapdos 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
  Furfrou 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
  Vikavolt 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 Charge Beam
  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



Generation IV TMs
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2425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
4748495051525354555657585960616263646566676869
7071727374757677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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252627282930313233343536373839404142434445464748
495051525354555657585960616263646566676869707172
7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
Alola
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Kanto
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2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960


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