Charge (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Status Status
Power -
Accuracy -
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Effects

Charge raises the user's Special Defense by one stage, and if this Pokémon's next move is a damage-dealing Electric-type attack, it will deal double damage.

Stats can be raised to a maximum of +6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Charge does not raise Special Defense.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Charges power to boost the electric move used next.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user charges power to boost the ELECTRIC move it uses next.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses next. It also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. It also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
X/Y The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Charge at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 1
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 1
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 36
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 50
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 58
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Level 15
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 16
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Level 16
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Level 44
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Level 48
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
Level 28
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
Level 28
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Level 9
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Level 9
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Level 1
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Level 9
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 57
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 57
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 57
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 57
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 57
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 57
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 8
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 1
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 8
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 10
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
Level 6
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 1
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
Level 6
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 1
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 6
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 55
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 11
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 11

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Charge as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field