Zippy Zap (move)

Zippy Zap
ばちばちアクセル Crackling Accel
Zippy Zap VII.png
Zippy Zap VII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  15 (max. 24)
Power  50
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +2
  • Makes contact
  • Affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Not affected by King's Rock
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Zippy Zap (Japanese: ばちばちアクセル Crackling Accel) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!. It is one of the signature moves of the partner Pikachu.


Generation VII

Zippy Zap inflicts damage and will always result in a critical hit. It has a priority of +2, so it is used before all moves that do not have increased priority.

Generation VIII onwards

Zippy Zap cannot be selected in a battle. However, it has been modified: its PP was changed to 10 while its power was changed to 80. Additionally, its secondary effect is raising evasion by one stage, instead of a guaranteed critical hit.


Games Description
PE The user attacks the target with bursts of electricity at high speed. This move always goes first and results in a critical hit.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


By Move Tutor

In Let's Go, Pikachu!, the Move Tutor of Zippy Zap is located in Cerulean City's Pokémon Center.

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Compatibility
0025     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.
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 the anime

Pokémon Evolutions

Partner Pikachu

The user attacks the target with bursts of electricity at high speed. This move always goes first and results in a critical hit.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
  Partner Pikachu's body becomes covered in yellow electricity, and it slams into the opponent.
Elaine's Pikachu The Discovery Debut


  • Zippy Zap is currently the last move in alphabetical order.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電電加速 Dihndihn Gāchūk
Mandarin 電電加速 / 电电加速 Diàndiàn Jiāsù
  French Pika-Sprint
  German Britzelturbo
  Italian Sprintaboom
  Korean 파찌파찌액셀 Pajjipajji-aeksel
  Spanish Pikaturbo

  This article is part of Project Moves and Abilities, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on two related aspects of the Pokémon games.