Electro Ball (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   Special
Power
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 5

Effects

Ratio (r)Power
4 ≤ r      150
3 ≤ r < 4120
2 ≤ r < 380
1 ≤ r < 260
r < 140

Electro Ball inflicts more damage the faster the user is compared to the opponent. The table shows the different base powers for each ratio, where r = UserSpeed ÷ TargetSpeed

For example, if the user's Speed is at least 3 times more than the target but less than 4 times, Electro Ball hits with 120 base power.

Z-Move effects

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

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the damage.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the move’s power.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user hurls an electric orb at the target. The faster the user is than the target, the greater the move’s power.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Electro Ball 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 13
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 22
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 22
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 22
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Level 9
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 1
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Level 9
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Level 22
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Level 25
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Level 25
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 22
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Level 19
Minun
#312 / Electric
Level 19
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Level 25
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 29
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 22
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 43
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 43
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 43
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 43
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 43
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 43
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 26
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Level 29
Galvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
Level 29
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 58

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Electro Ball in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Gen 5 — Special