Charge Beam (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Special Special
Power 50
Accuracy 90
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM57
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM57
X/Y TM57

Effects

Charge Beam deals damage and has a 70% chance of raising the user's Special Attack by one stage.

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user fires a concentrated bundle of electricity. It may also raise the user’s Sp. Atk stat.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.
X/Y The user attacks with an electric charge. The user may use any remaining electricity to raise its Sp. Atk stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Charge Beam 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 22
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 22
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 49
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 49
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 49
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 26
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 26
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 25
Tynamo
#602 / Electric
Level 1
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 1
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Level 28
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 34

Learnt by TM

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Remoraid
#223 / Water
Octillery
#224 / Water
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Mawile
#303 / Steel · Fairy
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Duskull
#355 / Ghost
Dusclops
#356 / Ghost
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Bronzor
#436 / Steel · Psychic
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Dusknoir
#477 / Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Cresselia
#488 / Psychic
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Musharna
#518 / Psychic
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Woobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
Swoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
Audino
#531 / Normal
Sigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
Gothita
#574 / Psychic
Gothorita
#575 / Psychic
Gothitelle
#576 / Psychic
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Tynamo
#602 / Electric
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Elgyem
#605 / Psychic
Beheeyem
#606 / Psychic
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Hydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Zekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Espurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Spritzee
#682 / Fairy
Aromatisse
#683 / Fairy
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
#721 / Psychic · Ghost