Discharge (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category Special  Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Discharge deals damage and has a 30% chance of paralyzing the target(s).

Electric type Pokémon, those with the ability Limber or those behind a Substitute cannot be paralyzed.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Discharge turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 160.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Discharge
Japanese ほうでん (Hōden)
German Ladungsstoß
French Coup d'Jus
Italian Scarica
Spanish Chispazo
Korean 방전
Chinese (Simplified) 放电
Chinese (Traditional) 放電

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
A flare of electricity is loosed to strike all Pokémon in battle. It may also cause paralysis.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.
Sword​/​Shield
B.Diamond​/​S.Pearl
The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.
Scarlet​/​Violet The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also leave those hit by the attack with paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Discharge at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

PikachuPikachu
#0025 / Electric
Level 32
RaichuRaichu
#0026 / Electric
Level 1
Alolan RaichuRaichu
Alolan Raichu
#0026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
MagnemiteMagnemite
#0081 / Electric · Steel
Level 36
MagnetonMagneton
#0082 / Electric · Steel
Level 40
VoltorbVoltorb
#0100 / Electric
Level 37
Voltorb (Hisuian Voltorb)Voltorb
Hisuian Voltorb
#0100 / Electric · Grass
Level 34
ElectrodeElectrode
#0101 / Electric
Level 41
Electrode (Hisuian Electrode)Electrode
Hisuian Electrode
#0101 / Electric · Grass
Level 34
JolteonJolteon
#0135 / Electric
Level 40
ZapdosZapdos
#0145 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
MareepMareep
#0179 / Electric
Level 32
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#0180 / Electric
Level 38
AmpharosAmpharos
#0181 / Electric
Level 40
ShinxShinx
#0403 / Electric
Level 40
LuxioLuxio
#0404 / Electric
Level 54
LuxrayLuxray
#0405 / Electric
Level 64
PachirisuPachirisu
#0417 / Electric
Level 41
MagnezoneMagnezone
#0462 / Electric · Steel
Level 40
RotomRotom
#0479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 50
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#0479 / Electric · Fire
Level 50
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#0479 / Electric · Water
Level 50
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#0479 / Electric · Ice
Level 50
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#0479 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#0479 / Electric · Grass
Level 50
EelektrikEelektrik
#0603 / Electric
Level 29
EelektrossEelektross
#0604 / Electric
Level 1
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#0642 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
Thundurus (Therian Forme)Thundurus
Therian Forme
#0642 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
DedenneDedenne
#0702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 40
Toxtricity (Amped Form)Toxtricity
Amped Form
#0849 / Electric · Poison
Level 36
Toxtricity (Low Key Form)Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#0849 / Electric · Poison
Level 36
PincurchinPincurchin
#0871 / Electric
Level 60
PawmiPawmi
#0921 / Electric
Level 38
PawmoPawmo
#0922 / Electric · Fighting
Level 42
PawmotPawmot
#0923 / Electric · Fighting
Level 49
TadbulbTadbulb
#0938 / Electric
Level 32
BelliboltBellibolt
#0939 / Electric
Level 32
WattrelWattrel
#0940 / Electric · Flying
Level 43
KilowattrelKilowattrel
#0941 / Electric · Flying
Level 48
Sandy ShocksSandy Shocks
#0989 / Electric · Ground
Level 56
Iron MothIron Moth
#0994 / Fire · Poison
Level 42
MiraidonMiraidon
#1008 / Electric · Dragon
Level 28