Charge (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Charge turns into Z-Charge and raises Special Defense one stage, in addition to its usual effect as above.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets the user.

Other languages

English Charge
Japanese じゅうでん (Jūden)
German Ladevorgang
French Chargeur
Italian Sottocarica
Spanish Carga

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 24
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 24
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 36
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 42
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 15
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 15
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 15
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 15
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 15
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 15
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 8
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 1
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 1
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 20
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Level 16
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Togedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Level 10
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 40
Yamper
#835 / Electric
Level 35
Boltund
#836 / Electric
Level 41
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 4
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 4
Pincurchin
#871 / Electric
Level 10
Dracozolt
#880 / Electric · Dragon
Level 7
Arctozolt
#881 / Electric · Ice
Level 7

Learnt by breeding

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

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Fairy, Field
Morpeko
Full Belly Mode
#877 / Electric · Dark
Fairy, Field