Discharge (move)

Discharge
ほうでん Electrical Discharge
Discharge VIII.png
Discharge VIII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Special
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  80
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Cool
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beautiful
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  2 ♥♥
Startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Discharge (Japanese: ほうでん Electrical Discharge) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation IV.

Effect

Discharge damages all Pokémon except the user in Double Battles and has a 30% chance of paralyzing each of them. In Triple Battles, Discharge damages all adjacent Pokémon.

Discharge 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
DPPtHGSSPBR A flare of electricity is loosed to strike all Pokémon in battle. It may also cause paralysis.
BWB2W2 A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 37 42 42XY
34ORAS
34SMUSUM 32
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 34SMUSUM
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 40SMUSUM
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 40SMUSUM
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 38 43 43XY
37ORAS
37SMUSUM 36
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43SMUSUM 40
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 37ORAS 37SMUSUM
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 41ORAS 41SMUSUM
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36SMUSUM 34
135   Jolteon
  Field Field 78PtHGSS 78BW
37B2W2
37 37SMUSUM 40
137   Porygon
  Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40SMUSUM 40
145   Zapdos
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 50 50 50 50SMUSUM 45
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 34 39 39XY
34ORAS
34 28
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 40 47 47XY
37ORAS
37 30
179   Mareep
  Monster Field 28 37BW
32B2W2
32 32
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field 31 42BW
38B2W2
38 38
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field 34 48BW
40B2W2
40 40
233   Porygon2
  Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40
239   Elekid
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 34 41BW
33B2W2
33 33 32
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 57 57 1, 57 1, 57 54
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31
309   Electrike
  Field Field 41 41 41XY
29ORAS
29 32
310   Manectric
  Field Field 49 49 49XY
30ORAS
30 36
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 31ORAS 31
403   Shinx
  Field Field 41 41 41 41 40
404   Luxio
  Field Field 48 48 48 48 54
405   Luxray
  Field Field 56 56 56 56 64
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy 29 41 41 41
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 40 46BW
51B2W2
51XY
43ORAS
43 40
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like 37 44BW
36B2W2
36 36 34
474   Porygon-Z
  Mineral Mineral 40 40 40 40 40
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 49DP
55PtHGSS
55BW
39B2W2
39XY
31ORAS
31
479   Rotom
 
 
Amorphous Amorphous 50 64 1, 64 1, 64 50
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 32 32 32
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 36 36 36
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 50 50 50 50
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug 45 45 45 37
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug 54 54 54 39
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral 42 42 42 24
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 24
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral 44 44 44 24
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous 29 29 29
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous 25 25 25 45
642   Thundurus
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 43 43 37 45
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon 1
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy 50 50 40
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug 43 64
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 1
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy 29 45
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 48 45
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 47 45
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 50USUM 64
809   Melmetal
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 64
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 36
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous 60
880   Dracozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 56
881   Arctozolt
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 56
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 Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII VIII
309   Electrike
  Field Field
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy HGSS
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy HGSS
698   Amaura
 
 
Monster Monster
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug
835   Yamper
  Field Field
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


Special move

Generation V

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy Dream World - Dream Park
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, Darkness and Sky, Discharge is a move with 9 power, 70% accuracy and 8PP. The user attacks all enemies in the room, possibly inflicting paralysis on them. In hallways, this move targets Pokémon up two tiles away (or one in one-tile darkness).

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★★
Power: 41
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance to paralyze each target.
Users:           
Grid assumes the user is in the square marked by > facing to the right.
Orange squares indicate spaces that are hit.
Red squares indicate the knockback on hit Pokémon.
A blue square indicates the user's position after performing the move.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Special 3 92 110 100% All opponents Has a chance (30%) of leaving the target paralyzed.*

Past Description

  • Prior to Version 2.10.0 (from June 28, 2021): Has a moderate chance of leaving the target paralyzed.

Pokémon GO

  Discharge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 65
Energy cost 33  
Duration 2.5 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 65
Energy cost 45  
Secondary effect ?
Effect chance ?%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                       
By Elite Charged TM
 
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Power: 40 → 35
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 35 → 65
    • Damage window: 1.6 - 2.3 → 1.7 - 2.1 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDTDS Inflicts damage on all enemies in the room. It may also afflict enemies in the room with a Paralysis status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and can't take action.
BSL おなじへやの てきポケモンに ダメージをあたえる しかも いっていのかくりつで まひじょうたいにかえる まひじょうたいのポケモンは わざがだせない
Conq. A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
MDGtI It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, their Travel Speed goes down and they can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages enemies in the same room. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

Main series

       
Pachirisu Charjabug Plusle and Minun Luxray
The user charges and then releases multiple bolts of blue or yellow electricity at the opponent.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Pachirisu Pachirisu's cheeks start to releases light blue or yellow sparks and it fires tons of light blue or yellow beams of electricity from its body all around it.
Dawn's Pachirisu Twice Smitten, Once Shy Debut
Multiple wild Pachirisu The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Magneton Magneton releases multiple light blue or yellow beams of electricity from its body at the opponent.
A Coordinator's Magneton Settling a Not-So-Old Score! None
Multiple wild Magneton The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Belmondo's Magneton Confronting the Darkness! None
  Luxio Luxio releases multiple bolts of blue electricity from its body at the opponent or Luxio charges up and releases a large amount of yellow electricity.
A wild Luxio The Rise of Darkrai None
A wild Luxio Leading a Stray! None
Clemont's Luxio A Campus Reunion! None
  Magnezone Magnezone releases a light blue or yellow electricity from its red eye at the opponent.
Zero's Magnezone Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
Multiple wild Magnezone The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Rotom Rotom releases light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Rotom Get Your Rotom Running! None
  Magnemite Magnemite releases multiple bolts of light blue or yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Magnemite Steeling Peace of Mind! None
A Coordinator's Magnemite Dawn of a Royal Day! None
Multiple wild Magnemite The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Emolga Emolga's body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks of electricity and it fires multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent. After the attack, its body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity for a moment.
Iris's Emolga Emolga the Irresistible! None
Multiple wild Emolga The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Galvantula Galvantula's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
A wild Galvantula Emolga the Irresistible! None
A wild Galvantula The Journalist from Another Region! None
  Eelektross Eelektross touches the opponent with its body. Its body then becomes surrounded in yellow or blue static electricity that starts at its mouth and flows down to its tail, shocking the opponent. When the attack gets more powerful, the yellow or blue static jolts off Eelektross's body.
Emmet's Eelektross Battle For The Underground! None
  Shinx Shinx releases blue bolts of electricity from its body at the opponent.
Aspertia Gym's Shinx There's a New Gym Leader in Town! None
  Luxray Luxray releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Clemont's Luxray The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Voltorb Voltorb releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Votorb The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Electrode Electrode releases one or multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Electrode The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Visquez's Electrode Destination: Coronation! None
  Mareep Mareep releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Mareep The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Electrike Electrike releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Electrike The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Plusle Plusle releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Plusle The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Multa's Plusle Searching for Service with a Smile! None
  Minun Minun releases multiple bolts of yellow or blue electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Minun The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
Devi's Minun Searching for Service with a Smile! None
  Stunfisk Stunfisk releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Stunfisk The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! None
  Helioptile Helioptile releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Multiple wild Helioptile The Future Is Now, Thanks to Determination! Helioptile cannot legally know Discharge
  Tapu Koko Tapu Koko releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Tapu Koko (anime) A Guardian Rematch! None
Shiny Tapu Koko (anime) Battling the Beast Within! None
  Charjabug Charjabug releases a bolt of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Sophocles's Charjabug So Long, Sophocles! None
  Golem Alolan Golem creates sparks of yellow electricity around the rock in its cannon and then fires the rock at the opponent.
A Hiker's Golem Sparking Confusion! None
  Vikavolt Vikavolt releases multiple bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Sophocles's Vikavolt A High-Speed Awakening! None


Pokémon Generations

       
Zebstrika
The user discharges electricity from its body, hitting everyone around it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zebstrika Zebstrika releases multiple bolts of light blue electricity from its mane at the opponents around it.
Elesa's Zebstrika The Uprising Debut


In the manga

Mobilize!! Pokémon Ranger


Pokémon Adventures


  • Ghetsis's Eelektross was revealed to know Discharge on the official web site, but it was never shown using the move.

Pokémon Battrio: Aim to be Battrio Master!


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!!


Pokémon Pocket Monsters


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 放電 Fongdihn
Mandarin 放電 / 放电 Fàngdiàn
  Dutch Ontlading
  French Coup d'Jus
  German Ladungsstoß
  Greek Εκφόρτωση
  Hebrew פריקה Phrika
  Hindi चिनगार Chingar
  Indonesian Discharge
  Italian Scarica
  Korean 방전 Bangjeon
  Polish Wyładowanie
Portuguese   Brazil Descarga
  Portugal Descarga
  Romanian Descărcarea
Spanish   Latin America Descarga
  Spain Chispazo
  Thai ปล่อยกระแสไฟฟ้า
  Vietnamese Phóng Điện



Variations of the move Discharge
  DischargeLava Plume


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