Spark (move)

Spark redirects here. For the leader of Team Instinct in Pokémon GO, see Spark (GO).

Spark
スパーク Spark
Spark VIII.png
Spark VIII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  65
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation II
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jam  4 ♥♥♥♥
Badly startles the Pokémon in front.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
A basic performance using a move known by the Pokémon.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  4 ♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Quite an appealing move.

Spark (Japanese: スパーク Spark) is a damage dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation II.

Effect

Spark inflicts damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target.

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

Description

Games Description
Stad2 An Electric-type attack. Has a one-in-three chance of paralyzing the target.
GSC An attack that may cause paralysis.
RSE An electrified tackle that may paralyze the foe.
FRLG An electrically charged tackle that may also paralyze the foe.
Colo.XD An electrified tackle that may paralyze the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the foe. It may also leave the target paralyzed.
BWB2W2 The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. It may also leave the target with paralysis.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwSh
The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the target. This may also leave the target with paralysis.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 26ORAS 26 20
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy 1
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy 1
074   Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 12
075   Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 12
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral 12
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral 26 22 22BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19 20
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral 26 22 22BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19 20
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral 21 12 12 12XY
9ORAS
9
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral 21 1, 12 1, 12 1, 12XY
1, 9ORAS
9
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 25 25 20 20 20XY
23ORAS
23 20
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 25 25 20 20 20XY
23ORAS
23 20
243   Raikou
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 41 41 29 29 29 29 6
299   Nosepass
  Mineral Mineral 25B2W2 25XY
19ORAS
19
309   Electrike
  Field Field 20 20 20 20XY
13ORAS
13
310   Manectric
  Field Field 20 20 20 20XY
13ORAS
13
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy 19 15 15 15XY
7ORAS
7
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy 19 15 15 15XY
7ORAS
7
403   Shinx
  Field Field 17DP
13PtHGSS
13 13 13 16
404   Luxio
  Field Field 18DP
13PtHGSS
13 13 13 18
405   Luxray
  Field Field 18DP
13PtHGSS
13 13 13 18
417   Pachirisu
  Field Fairy 13 13 13 13
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral 22 22BW
21B2W2
21XY
19ORAS
19 20
476   Probopass
 
 
Mineral Mineral 25B2W2 25XY
19ORAS
19
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 25 25 25
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 25 25 25
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field 13 13 13 30
602   Tynamo
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug 16 21
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug 16 23
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug 16 23
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy 17 25
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8 20
796   Xurkitree
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1 20
807   Zeraora
  Undiscovered Undiscovered 1USUM 1
835   Yamper
  Field Field 20
836   Boltund
  Field Field 20
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, Evo.
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like 1, Evo.
871   Pincurchin
  Water 1 Amorphous 20
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy 30
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
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2
618   Stunfisk
 
 
Water 1 Amorphous
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
339   Barboach
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 Dream World - Sparkling Sea
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 Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Explorers of Time and Darkness and Sky, Spark is a move with 12 base power, 88% accuracy, and 15 PP. The user attacks enemy in front of them, and might inflict paralysis on them.

Pokémon Conquest

 
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Stars: ★★★
Power: 39
Accuracy: 100%
Effect: Has a 30% chance of paralyzing the 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
Physical 2 42 50 100% An opponent 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

  Spark
Fast Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 6
Energy boost 9
Duration 0.7 seconds
Damage window 0.3 - 0.7 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 4
Energy boost 8
Turns 2
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                       
By Elite Fast TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Gyms & Raids
  • July 30, 2016
    • Energy boost: 4 → 8
  • February 16, 2017
    • Power: 7 → 8
    • Duration: 0.7 → 1.2 seconds
  • February 21, 2017
    • Power: 8 → 6
    • Energy boost: 8 → 9
    • Duration: 1.2 → 0.7 seconds

Description

Games Description
MDRB Inflicts damage on the target. It may also cause paralysis and prevent any attacks or moves.
MDTDS Inflicts damage on the target. It may also afflict the targeted enemy with a Paralysis status condition. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
BSL 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. Charge the target while shrouded in electricity, with a potential to inflict paralysis. The user is weakened for 1 turn.
MDGtI It damages an enemy. It could also cause the Paralysis status condition. With the Paralysis status, the enemy's Travel Speed goes down and it can't attack or use moves.
SMD It damages an enemy. It could also cause paralysis.


In the anime

       
Voltorb Yamper Plusle and Minun Luxray
The user throws an electrically charged tackle at the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Chinchou The orbs at the end of Chinchou's antennae glow yellow and it releases an electrical blast from them, or Chinchou's body becomes surrounded in light blue electricity and it releases multiple electrical blasts from it at the opponent.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou Debut
Multiple wild Chinchou Takin' it on the Chinchou None
Trinity's Chinchou The Perfect Match! None
A wild Chinchou As Clear as Crystal None
Multiple wild Chinchou Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea None
  Lanturn Lanturn releases a blast of blue electricity from the front orb on its head at the opponent.
Dorian's Lanturn Just Add Water None
  Manectric Yellow sparks surround Manectric's body and it tackles the opponent. When the opponent gets hit, they become surrounded in electricity.
A Lady's Manectric Jirachi: Wish Maker None
  Plusle Plusle's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent, or one of Plusle's hands becomes surrounded by an orb of yellow electricity. Then, the ball fades and Plusle's body glows white or yellow with electricity. Plusle then tackles the opponent. While powered up, Plusle can shoot through the air.
Thatcher's Plusle A Different Kind of Misty None
Ursula's Plusle Playing the Performance Encore! None
  Minun Minun's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent, or one of Minun's hands becomes surrounded by an orb of light blue electricity. Then, the ball fades and Minun's body glows white or light blue with electricity. Minun then tackles the opponent. When powered up, Minun can shoot through the air.
Thatcher's Minun A Different Kind of Misty None
Ursula's Minun Playing the Performance Encore! None
  Shinx Shinx's body becomes surrounded in blue electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Landis's Shinx Not on My Watch Ya Don't! None
Angie's Shinx Camping it Up! None
  Pachirisu Blue sparks appear on Pachirisu's cheeks. It then becomes surrounded by light blue electricity and it tackles the opponent.
Dawn's Pachirisu Twice Smitten, Once Shy! None
  Luxray Light blue sparks of electricity appear around Luxray's body. It then becomes surrounded by light blue electricity and tackles the opponent.
Volkner's Luxray The Fleeing Tower of Sunyshore! None
  Voltorb Yellow sparks of electricity surround Voltorb's body before shocking the opponent.
A Voltorb in Ash's dream Currying Favor and Flavor! None
  Yamper Yellow sparks of electricity surround Yamper's body. It then becomes covered in yellow electricity and tackles the opponent.
Professor Cerise's Yamper Best Friend...Worst Nightmare! None
  Eevee Yellow sparks of electricity surround Eevee's body. It then becomes covered in yellow electricity and tackles the opponent.
Chloe's Eevee To Train, or Not to Train! Used via Copycat


In the manga

Phantom Thief Pokémon 7


Pokémon Adventures


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure!


Pokémon Gold & Silver: The Golden Boys


Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All


Pokémon Try Adventure


In other generations

Core series games

Side series games

Spin-off series games

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電光 Dihngwōng *
閃電 Símdihn *
Mandarin 電光 / 电光 Diànguāng *
閃電 / 闪电 Shǎndiàn *
  Czech Jiskřivý útok
  Dutch Vonk
  French Étincelle*
Etincelle*
  German Funkensprung
  Greek Σπινθήρας
  Hindi चमक दमक Chamak Damak
  Indonesian Percikan Listrik
  Italian Scintilla
  Korean 스파크 Spark
  Polish Iskra
  Portuguese Faísca
  Romanian Scânteie
  Russian Искра Iskra
  Serbian Varnice
Spanish   Latin America Chispa
Chispa Eléctrica (EP217)
  Spain Chispa
  Thai สปาร์ค
  Vietnamese Tia Chớp Điện



Variations of the move Aurora Beam
  Spark
  Aurora BeamBubble BeamSludgePsybeam


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