Discharge (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   Special
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 15  (max. 24)
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.

Learnt by level up

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

Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Level 34
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 34
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 40
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 40
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 37
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 43
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 37
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 41
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 36
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Level 37
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Level 40
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 34
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 37
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 32
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 38
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 40
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Level 40
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 33
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 1
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Level 57
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Level 31
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 29
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 30
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 31
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 31
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Level 41
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Level 48
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Level 56
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 41
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 43
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 36
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Level 40
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Level 31
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 1
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 64
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 1
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 64
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 1
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 64
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 1
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 64
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 1
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 64
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 1
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 64
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 32
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 36
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 50
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 45
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 54
Klink
#599 / Steel
Level 42
Klang
#600 / Steel
Level 44
Klinklang
#601 / Steel
Level 44
Eelektrik
#603 / Electric
Level 29
Eelektross
#604 / Electric
Level 1
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Level 25
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 37
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Level 50
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 43
Togedemaru
#777 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 48
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 47
Zeraora
#807 / Electric
Level 50

Learnt by breeding

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