Barrage (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 15
Accuracy 85
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Hits Prob. Power
2 38 30
3 38 45
4 18 60
5 18 75

Barrage hits 2-5 times per turn used. The probability of each interval is shown to the right, with the total power after each hit.

Each strike of Barrage is treated like a separate attack:

  • Each strike can get a critical hit independently.
  • Abilities that activate on contact (Static, Weak Armor, Iron Barbs etc.) activate for each strike.
  • If the Sturdy ability, Focus Sash, or Focus Band activates before the final hit, the subsequent hit will still deal damage and therefore cause the opponent to faint.
  • If the first hit breaks a Substitute, the second hit will deal damage to the target Pokémon.

The move Counter only counters the final hit, but Bide counters the complete damage.

The Skill Link ability will cause Barrage to always hit the maximum number of times.

Changes

In Generations 2-4, if a Focus Sash or Focus Band activates before the final hit, subsequent hits do not cause the holder to faint.

In Generations 1-3, Barrage ends immediately if any hit breaks a Substitute.

In Generation 1, each hit will always deal the same damage - if the first critical hits, so will the rest.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Throws orbs to hit 2-5 times.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Hurls round objects at the foe 2 to 5 times.
FireRed/LeafGreen Round objects are hurled at the foe to strike two to five times.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
Round objects are hurled at the foe to strike two to five times in a row.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
Round objects are hurled at the target to strike two to five times in a row.
X/Y Round objects are hurled at the target to strike two to five times in a row.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Barrage at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Level 1