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 X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 1
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 1
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 36
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 50
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 64
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 15
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 16
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 16
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 44
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 54
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 38
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 38
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 9
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 9
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 1
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 9
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 57
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 57
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 57
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 57
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 57
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 57
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 8
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 1
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 8
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 10
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 6
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 1
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 6
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 1
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 6
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 55
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 11
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Dedenne
#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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Fairy, Field
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Undiscovered
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Field, Monster
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Field, Monster
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Field, Monster
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Fairy, Field