Wild Charge (move)

Wild Charge
ワイルドボルト Wild Volt
Wild Charge IX.png
Wild Charge IX 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 is:

Effect

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

Generation VIII

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
SV
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
0025     Field Fairy - 50ORAS 50 - - - -
0309     Field Field 49 49XY
39ORAS
39 40 40
0310     Field Field 61 61XY
42ORAS
42 48 48
0403     Field Field 45 45 45 48 48 37 48
0404     Field Field 53 53 53 68 68 37 68
0405     Field Field 63 63 63 80 80 37 80
0466     Human-Like Human-Like - - - - 1 - -
0522     Field Field 39 39 39 35
0523     Field Field 47 47 47 47
0603     Amorphous Amorphous 59 59 59 59
0604     Amorphous Amorphous - - - 5
0777    
 
Field Fairy 41 55
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 32 60
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - 56 56
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 36USUM 72
0835     Field Field 40
0836     Field Field 48
0921     Field Field 44
0922    
 
Field Field 52
0923    
 
Field Field 1
0990    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 63
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 56
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered 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 TM/TR/Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
TM93
0019     Field Field
0020     Field Field
0025     Field Fairy
0026     Field Fairy
0026  
Raichu
Alolan Form
 
 
Field Fairy
0039    
 
Fairy Fairy
0040    
 
Fairy Fairy
0058     Field Field
0058  
Growlithe
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field *
0059     Field Field
0059  
Arcanine
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0074  
Geodude
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral -
0075  
Graveler
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral -
0076  
Golem
Alolan Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0077     Field Field
0077  
Ponyta
Galarian Form
  Field Field
0078     Field Field
0078  
Rapidash
Galarian Form
 
 
Field Field
0081    
 
Mineral Mineral
0082    
 
Mineral Mineral
0100     Mineral Mineral
0100  
Voltorb
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0101     Mineral Mineral
0101  
Electrode
Hisuian Form
 
 
Mineral Mineral
0113     Fairy Fairy
0125     Human-Like Human-Like
0128     Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
  Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Blaze Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Aqua Breed)
 
 
Field Field
0135     Field Field
0143     Monster Monster
0145    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0151     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0155     Field Field
0156     Field Field
0157     Field Field
0157  
Typhlosion
Hisuian Form
 
 
Field Field
0170    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0171    
 
Water 2 Water 2
0172     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0174    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0179     Monster Field
0180     Monster Field
0181     Monster Field
0206     Field Field
0209     Field Fairy
0210     Field Fairy
0234     Field Field
0239     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0242     Fairy Fairy
0243     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0289     Field Field - - -
0300     Field Fairy
0301     Field Fairy
0309     Field Field
0310     Field Field
0311     Fairy Fairy
0312     Fairy Fairy
0327     Field Human-Like
0384    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - -
0403     Field Field
0404     Field Field
0405     Field Field
0417     Field Fairy - - - -
0462    
 
Mineral Mineral
0466     Human-Like Human-Like
0493  
Arceus
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - - -
0494    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0498     Field Field
0499    
 
Field Field
0500    
 
Field Field
0506     Field Field
0507     Field Field
0508     Field Field
0522     Field Field
0523     Field Field
0531     Fairy Fairy
0585  
Deerling
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0586  
Sawsbuck
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0587    
 
Field Field
0595    
 
Bug Bug
0596    
 
Bug Bug
0599     Mineral Mineral B2W2
0600     Mineral Mineral B2W2
0601     Mineral Mineral B2W2
0603     Amorphous Amorphous
0604     Amorphous Amorphous
0626     Field Field
0636    
 
Bug Bug
0637    
 
Bug Bug
0642  
Thundurus
All available forms
 
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0644    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0659     Field Field
0660    
 
Field Field
0667    
 
Field Field
0668  
Pyroar
All forms
 
 
Field Field
0672     Field Field
0673     Field Field
0676  
Furfrou
All forms
  Field Field
0694    
 
Monster Dragon
0695    
 
Monster Dragon
0702    
 
Field Fairy
0714    
 
Flying Dragon
0715    
 
Flying Dragon
0721    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered - - -
0734     Field Field - -
0735     Field Field - -
0736     Bug Bug
0737    
 
Bug Bug
0738    
 
Bug Bug
0777    
 
Field Fairy
0785    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0791    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0796     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0807     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered USUM
0820     Field Field
0831     Field Field
0832     Field Field
0835     Field Field
0836     Field Field
0849  
Toxtricity
All forms
 
 
Human-Like Human-Like
0871     Water 1 Amorphous -
0877    
 
Field Fairy
0880    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0881    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0888  
Zacian
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0889  
Zamazenta
All forms
  No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0894     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0899    
 
Field Field
0921     Field Field
0922    
 
Field Field
0923    
 
Field Field
0938     Water 1 Water 1
0939     Water 1 Water 1
0940    
 
Water 1 Flying
0941    
 
Water 1 Flying
0943     Field Field
0967    
 
Field Field
0982  
Dudunsparce
All forms
  Field Field
0988    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0989    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0990    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0992    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
0995    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1007    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1008    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1010    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1021    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1022    
 
No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
1024     No Eggs Discovered No Eggs Discovered
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 IX

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
0128  
Tauros
Paldean Form
(Combat Breed)
  Field Field Wild Tera Pokémon - East Province (Area Two)SV
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 and the user receives recoil damage equal to 10% of the user's max HP.

Game Base
Power
Max
Power
Base
PP
Max
PP
Base
Accuracy
Max
Accuracy
Range Target Cuts
corners
MDGtI 20 99 15 50 95% 98% Front Enemy No
SMD 20 99 15 30 95% 98% Front Enemy No
With some exceptions, Pokémon learnsets match those from the core series games:

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 Rumble Rush

  Wild Charge
★★★★
Attack power 15.99389
Charge time 0.86 seconds
Range type Dash
Number of hits 4
Number of projectiles 1
Critical hit rate 1.5%
Additional effect Causes recoil

Pokémon Masters EX

Category Move Gauge MP Base Power Max Power Accuracy Target Effect Tag Description Playable Users
Physical 3 125 150 100% An opponent Recoil The user also takes 20% of the damage it dealt to the target. Elesa & Zebstrika
Volkner & Luxray
Sophocles & Golem* (Direct link)
Scottie/Bettie & Strike Elekid/Electabuzz Egg

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 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 collides with the opponent, morphing into a white orb of sparkling energy, which then explodes.
Elesa's Zebstrika Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader! Debut
  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 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 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 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 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 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'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'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
01020304050607080910111213141516171819
20212223242526272829303132333435363738
39404142434445464748495051525354555657
58596061626364656667686970717273747576
77787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920212223242526
2728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152
5354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475767778
798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 9596979899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
SMUSUM
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
PE
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
Generation VIII TMs
SwSh
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
BDSP
0102030405060708091011121314151617181920
2122232425262728293031323334353637383940
4142434445464748495051525354555657585960
6162636465666768697071727374757677787980
81828384858687888990919293949596979899100
Generation VIII TRs (SwSh)
0001020304050607080910111213141516171819
2021222324252627282930313233343536373839
4041424344454647484950515253545556575859
6061626364656667686970717273747576777879
8081828384858687888990919293949596979899
Generation IX TMs
SV
001002003004005006007008009010011012013014015016017018019
020021022023024025026027028029030031032033034035036037038
039040041042043044045046047048049050051052053054055056057
058059060061062063064065066067068069070071072073074075076
077078079080081082083084085086087088089090091092093094095
096097098099100101102103104105106107108109110111112113114
115116117118119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133
134135136137138139140141142143144145146147148149150151152
153154155156157158159160161162163164165166167168169170171
Added in SV 2.0.1
172173174175176177178179180181182183184185186
187188189190191192193194195196197198199200201
Added in SV 3.0.0
202203204205206207208209210211212213214215216
217218219220221222223224225226227228229


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