Wild Charge (move)

Wild Charge
ワイルドボルト Wild Volt
Wild Charge VIII.png
Wild Charge VIII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation V
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  6 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
A very appealing move, but after using this move, the user is more easily startled.

Wild Charge (Japanese: ワイルドボルト Wild Volt) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation V. It was TM93 from Generations V through Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. It is TR86 in Generation VIII.

Effect

Generations V-VII

Wild Charge inflicts damage, and the user receives recoil damage equal to ¼ of the damage done to the target.

Generation VIII onward

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Wild Charge's power has been lowered to 85. Using Wild Charge will cure the user of drowsiness, and has a chance to paralyze the target.

Category  Physical
PP  10
Agile Strong
Power  85  65  105
Accuracy  100%  100%  100%
Action speed modifier
Self  0  0  +5
Target  0  +3  0
Additional effect
Chance  20%  20%  40%
Turns  3  2  4
Recoil  25%  25%  50%
May inflict the target with paralysis.
Damages the user by a percentage of damage dealt.
Cures the user of drowsiness.

Description

Games Description
BWB2W2 The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. It also damages the user a little.
XYORAS
SMUSUM
SwShBDSPLA
The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target. This also damages the user a little.


Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII VIII
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy 50ORAS 50SMUSUM
309   Electrike
  Field Field 49 49XY
39ORAS
39 40SwShBDSP
310   Manectric
  Field Field 61 61XY
42ORAS
42 48SwShBDSP
403   Shinx
  Field Field 45 45 45 48SwShBDSP
37LA
404   Luxio
  Field Field 53 53 53 68SwShBDSP
37LA
405   Luxray
  Field Field 63 63 63 80SwShBDSP
37LA
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like 1BDSP
522   Blitzle
  Field Field 39 39 39
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field 47 47 47
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous 59 59 59
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy 41 55SwSh
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 60SwSh
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56SwSh
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36USUM 72SwSh
835   Yamper
  Field Field 40SwSh
836   Boltund
  Field Field 48SwSh
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/TR

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
--
II
--
III
--
IV
--
V
TM93
VI
TM93
VII
TM93
VIII
TR86
019   Rattata
  Field Field
020   Raticate
  Field Field
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy SwSh
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy SwSh
026   Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
039   Jigglypuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
040   Wigglytuff
 
 
Fairy Fairy SwSh
058   Growlithe
  Field Field SwSh
059   Arcanine
  Field Field SwSh
076   Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
077   Ponyta
  Field Field SwSh
077   Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field SwSh
078   Rapidash
  Field Field SwSh
078   Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field SwSh
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
100   Voltorb
  Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
  Mineral Mineral
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
128   Tauros
  Field Field SwSh
135   Jolteon
  Field Field SwSh
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster SwSh
145   Zapdos
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
151   Mew
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
  Field Field
170   Chinchou
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
171   Lanturn
 
 
Water 2 Water 2 SwSh
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
174   Igglybuff
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
179   Mareep
  Monster Field
180   Flaaffy
  Monster Field
181   Ampharos
  Monster Field
206   Dunsparce
  Field Field SwSh
209   Snubbull
  Field Fairy
210   Granbull
  Field Fairy
234   Stantler
  Field Field
239   Elekid
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
243   Raikou
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
300   Skitty
  Field Fairy
301   Delcatty
  Field Fairy
309   Electrike
  Field Field SwSh
310   Manectric
  Field Field SwSh
311   Plusle
  Fairy Fairy
312   Minun
  Fairy Fairy
327   Spinda
  Field Human-Like
403   Shinx
  Field Field SwSh
404   Luxio
  Field Field SwSh
405   Luxray
  Field Field SwSh
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral SwSh
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
494   Victini
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
498   Tepig
  Field Field
499   Pignite
 
 
Field Field
500   Emboar
 
 
Field Field
506   Lillipup
  Field Field SwSh
507   Herdier
  Field Field SwSh
508   Stoutland
  Field Field SwSh
522   Blitzle
  Field Field
523   Zebstrika
  Field Field
531   Audino
  Fairy Fairy SwSh
585   Deerling
 
 
Field Field
586   Sawsbuck
 
 
Field Field
587   Emolga
 
 
Field Field SwSh
595   Joltik
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
596   Galvantula
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
599   Klink
  Mineral Mineral B2W2 SwSh
600   Klang
  Mineral Mineral B2W2 SwSh
601   Klinklang
  Mineral Mineral B2W2 SwSh
603   Eelektrik
  Amorphous Amorphous
604   Eelektross
  Amorphous Amorphous
626   Bouffalant
  Field Field SwSh
636   Larvesta
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
637   Volcarona
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
644   Zekrom
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
659   Bunnelby
  Field Field SwSh
660   Diggersby
 
 
Field Field SwSh
667   Litleo
 
 
Field Field
668   Pyroar
 
 
Field Field
672   Skiddo
  Field Field
673   Gogoat
  Field Field
676   Furfrou
  Field Field
694   Helioptile
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
695   Heliolisk
 
 
Monster Dragon SwSh
702   Dedenne
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
714   Noibat
 
 
Flying Dragon SwSh
715   Noivern
 
 
Flying Dragon SwSh
736   Grubbin
  Bug Bug SwSh
737   Charjabug
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
738   Vikavolt
 
 
Bug Bug SwSh
777   Togedemaru
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
785   Tapu Koko
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
791   Solgaleo
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
796   Xurkitree
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
807   Zeraora
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM SwSh
820   Greedent
  Field Field SwSh
831   Wooloo
  Field Field SwSh
832   Dubwool
  Field Field SwSh
835   Yamper
  Field Field SwSh
836   Boltund
  Field Field SwSh
849   Toxtricity
Amped Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
849   Toxtricity
Low Key Form
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like SwSh
877   Morpeko
 
 
Field Fairy SwSh
880   Dracozolt
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
881   Arctozolt
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
888   Zacian
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
889   Zamazenta
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
894   Regieleki
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered SwSh
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
SwSh SwSh
EP
BDSP LA
025   Pikachu
  Field Fairy
026   Raichu
  Field Fairy
058   Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
059   Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
077   Ponyta
  Field Field
078   Rapidash
  Field Field
081   Magnemite
 
 
Mineral Mineral
082   Magneton
 
 
Mineral Mineral
100   Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
101   Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
113   Chansey
  Fairy Fairy
125   Electabuzz
  Human-Like Human-Like
135   Jolteon
  Field Field
143   Snorlax
  Monster Monster
155   Cyndaquil
  Field Field
156   Quilava
  Field Field
157   Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
172   Pichu
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
234   Stantler
  Field Field
239   Elekid
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
242   Blissey
  Fairy Fairy
403   Shinx
  Field Field
404   Luxio
  Field Field
405   Luxray
  Field Field
462   Magnezone
 
 
Mineral Mineral
466   Electivire
  Human-Like Human-Like
642   Thundurus
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
899   Wyrdeer
 
 
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.


In other games

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series

Wild Charge inflicts damage to the enemy and the user receives recoil. In Gates to Infinity and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, the recoil damage is 10% of the user's max HP, rather than being affected by the damage dealt to the enemy.

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description
Physical 3 125 150 100% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 20% of the damage it dealt to the target.

Pokémon GO

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

  Wild Charge
Charged Attack
Gyms & Raids
Power 90
Energy cost 50  
Duration 2.6 seconds
Damage window 1.7 - 2.1 seconds
 
Trainer Battles
Power 100
Energy cost 45  
Secondary effect   2 Defense
Effect chance 100%
Eligible Pokémon:
Standard eligibility
                                 
By Elite Charged TM
By GO Snapshot
 
As Shadow Pokémon
As Purified Pokémon
Formerly eligible
None

Updates

Trainer Battles
  • May 1, 2020
    • Power: 90 → 100
    • Energy cost: 50 → 45
    • Secondary effect added

Pokémon UNITE

In Pokémon UNITE, Wild Charge is Zeraora's second move. It is obtained by reaching level 8 and upgrading Slash into it instead of Discharge. The user charges towards an enemy, damaging them and switching to the nearest enemy if the initial target's HP drops to zero. Hitting enemies with move or boosted attacks previously within a set time provides up to 3 stacks, each stack adding an additional hit to Wild Charge (capped at 6 attacks). The first hit deals full damage and subsequent hits deal half damage. The user is untargetable for the duration of this move. The user takes 1% remaining HP (per hit) as physical damage upon use. The first hit deals 2 instances of recoil damage and subsequent hits deal only 1. At level 14, the move also hits enemies near the target.

Description

Games Description
MDGtI It damages an enemy, but you receive recoil damage, too.
SMD
MDRTDX
It damages an enemy, but you'll receive recoil damage, too.


In the anime

       
Electivire Thundurus Luxray Vikavolt
The user shrouds itself in electricity and smashes into its target.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Zebstrika Zebstrika pulls its legs up and charges at the opponent while surrounded in bright gold electricity with white static around it. When it hits the opponent, the electricity around it gathers where Zebstrika collided with the opponent, forming into a white orb of sparkling energy, which then explodes.
Elesa's Zebstrika Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! Debut
  Thundurus Thundurus flies towards the opponent at top speed while covered in sparkling light blue electricity. When Thundurus slams into the opponent, the sparkling electricity explodes.
Thundurus (anime) Stopping the Rage of Legends! Part 1 None
  Bouffalant Bouffalant runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
A wild Bouffalant Baffling the Bouffalant! None
  Herdier Herdier runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
Kanata's Herdier Kyurem VS. The Sword of Justice None
  Luxio Luxio runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
Clemont's Luxio Bonnie for the Defense! None
  Luxray Luxray runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent.
Clemont's Luxray Battling with Elegance and a Big Smile! None
  Bunnelby Bunnelby runs at the opponent. Its body then becomes surrounded by yellow electricity, and it tackles the opponent. Once the attack is finished, yellow sparks run up Bunnelby's body as it takes recoil damage.
Clemont's Bunnelby The Moment of Lumiose Truth! First used off-screen in A Fork in the Road! A Parting of the Ways!
  Electivire Electivire's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it charges at the opponent, tackling them. Sometimes, red sparks run up Electivire's body as it takes recoil damage.
Mr. Electric's Electivire A Young Royal Flame Ignites! None
Volkner's Electivire Ultra Exciting from the Shocking Start! None
  Vikavolt Vikavolt's body becomes surrounded in yellow electricity and it flies towards the opponent, tackling them.
Sophocles's Vikavolt The Road to the Semifinals! None


In the manga

Pokémon Adventures


In other generations

Core series games

Spin-off series games

Trivia

  • Wild Charge is the only Electric-type Tough move.
  • This move's English and Japanese names are both puns, with the words bolt and charge having both running and electricity-related meanings. This explains the fact many non-Electric-type Pokémon can learn this move.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 瘋狂伏特 Fūngkòhng Fuhkdahk
Mandarin 瘋狂伏特 / 疯狂伏特 Fēngkuáng Fútè
  Dutch Wildcharge
  French Éclair Fou
  German Stromstoß
  Italian Sprizzalampo
  Korean 와일드볼트 Waildeubolteu
  Polish Dzika Energia
  Portuguese Ataque Selvagem
Spanish   Latin America Carga Salvaje
  Spain Voltio Cruel
  Thai ไวลด์โวลต์
  Vietnamese Hào Quang Điện Kích*
Phủ Điện Đột Kích*



Generation V TMs
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7374757677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
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Generation VI TMs
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798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
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Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
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767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
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4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
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BDSP
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Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
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