Discharge (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   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

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 The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Discharge 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.

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 32
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Level 1
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Level 1
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 36
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 40
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 34
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 40
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 40
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 28
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 30
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 40
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 32
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 54
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 32
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 36
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 40
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 54
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 64
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 40
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 34
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 40
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 50
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 50
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 50
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 50
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 50
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 37
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 39
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 24
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 24
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 24
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 45
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
Thundurus
Therian Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 45
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Level 1
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 40
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 64
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Togedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Level 45
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 45
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 45
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 64
Melmetal
#809 / Steel
Level 64
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 36
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 36
Pincurchin
#871 / Electric
Level 60
Dracozolt
#880 / Electric · Dragon
Level 56
Arctozolt
#881 / Electric · Ice
Level 56

Learnt by breeding

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

Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Bug