Explosion (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical Physical
Power 250
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM47
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM64
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM64
X/Y TM64

Effects

Explosion deals high damage, but causes the user to faint.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, the opponent's defense stat is temporarily halved when calculating the damage. This gives Explosion an effective power of 500.

In Generation 1, Explosion has a base power of 170 (doubled to 340 with the defense-halving).

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Very powerful but makes user faint.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user explodes to inflict terrible damage even while fainting itself.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user explodes to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user explodes to inflict damage on those around it. The user faints upon using this move.
X/Y The user attacks everything around it by causing a tremendous explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Explosion at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 43
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 53
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 53
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 47
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 57
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 42
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 40
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 34
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 42
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 43
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 49
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 49
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 60
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 61
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 1
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 1
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 50
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 56
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 49
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 61
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 76
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 40
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 55
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 55
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 47
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 59
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 55
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 67
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1

Learnt by Machine

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Shellder
#090 / Water
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Exeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Torkoal
#324 / Fire
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Metang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
Metagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Solosis
#577 / Psychic
Duosion
#578 / Psychic
Reuniclus
#579 / Psychic
Vanillite
#582 / Ice
Vanillish
#583 / Ice
Vanilluxe
#584 / Ice
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Cryogonal
#615 / Ice
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass