Plasma Fists (move)

Plasma Fists
プラズマフィスト Plasma Fist
Plasma Fists VIII.png
Plasma Fists VIII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  100
Accuracy  100%
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Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Plasma Fists (Japanese: プラズマフィスト Plasma Fist) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is the signature move of Zeraora.


Plasma Fists inflicts damage. In the remainder of the current turn, all Normal-type moves will become Electric-type, including status moves. This includes Max Moves, which will turn into Max Lightning (or G-Max Volt Crash or G-Max Stun Shock for Gigantamax Pikachu and Gigantamax Toxtricity, respectively).

The type-changing effect is applied after move type-changing Abilities, so it cannot affect an originally Normal-type move used by a Pokémon with Pixilate but can affect an originally Fairy-type move used by a Pokémon with Normalize.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Plasma Fists cannot be selected in a battle.

Generation IX

Plasma Fists cannot be selected in a battle.

Other effects

Plasma Fists does not exist in the game data of Pokémon Sun and Moon. As a result, a Pokémon knowing Plasma Fists cannot be traded from Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon to Sun and Moon, and if a Pokémon in Pokémon Bank knows the move, it cannot be withdrawn in Pokémon Sun and Moon. In order to be transferred to Pokémon Sun and Moon, the Pokémon (excluding Zeraora which has no data in Pokémon Sun and Moon) must forget Plasma Fists.


Games Description
The user attacks with electrically charged fists. This move changes Normal-type moves to Electric-type moves.
BDSP This move can’t be used. It’s recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can’t be remembered.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 43 88
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
A dash (−) indicates a Pokémon cannot learn the move by the designated method.
An empty cell indicates a Pokémon that is unavailable in that game/generation.

In other games

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Zeraora's Unite Move, Plasma Gale, is similar to Plasma Fists.

In the anime

Zeraora (M21)
Dia's Zeraora
The user attacks with electrically charged fists.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zeraora's fists become surrounded in light blue electricity and then it slams its fists onto the ground, sending a stream of light blue electricity through the ground and towards the opponent.
Zeraora (M21) The Power of Us Debut
Dia's Zeraora Battling the Beast Within! None

In other generations

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 等離子閃電拳 Dánglèihjí Símdihn Kyùhn
Mandarin 等離子閃電拳 / 等离子闪电拳 Děnglízǐ Shǎndiàn Quán
  French Plasma Punch
  German Plasmafäuste
  Italian Pugni Plasma
  Korean 플라스마피스트 Peullaseumapiseuteu
  Polish Pięści Plazmy
Portuguese   Brazil Punhos de Plasma
  Portugal Punhos Plasma
  Spanish Puños Plasma

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