Energy Ball (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 4

Machine/Record

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
TM53
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
TM53
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM53
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
TM53
Sword​/​Shield TR65

Effects

Energy Ball deals damage and has a 10% chance of lowering the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Stats can be lowered to a minimum of -6 stages each.

Changes

In Generations 4-5, Energy Ball has base power 80.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Grassium Z and uses its Z-Power, Energy Ball turns into Bloom Doom and has base power 175.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Energy Ball
Japanese エナジーボール (Energy Ball)
German Energieball
French Éco-Sphère
Italian Energipalla
Spanish Energibola

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user draws power from nature and fires it at the foe. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user draws power from nature and fires it at the target. It may also lower the target’s Sp. Def.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user draws power from nature and fires it at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user draws power from nature and fires it at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.
Sword​/​Shield The user draws power from nature and fires it at the target. This may also lower the target’s Sp. Def stat.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Energy Ball 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.

Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 30
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Level 1
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Level 1
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 43
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Level 57
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Level 1
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 44
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 48
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 36
Whimsicott
#547 / Grass · Fairy
Level 1
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 30
Lilligant
#549 / Grass
Level 1
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 27
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 27
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 56
Appletun
#842 / Grass · Dragon
Level 44
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Level 60
Calyrex
#898 / Psychic · Grass
Level 48
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Level 48
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost
Level 48

Learnt by TR

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Gastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
Haunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
Gengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Mr. Mime
Galarian Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Ice
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Roselia
#315 / Grass · Poison
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Abomasnow
#460 / Grass · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Victini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
Munna
#517 / Psychic
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Yamask
#562 / Ghost
Yamask
Galarian Yamask
#562 / Ground · Ghost
Escavalier
#589 / Bug · Steel
Foongus
#590 / Grass · Poison
Frillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
Joltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Accelgor
#617 / Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Rowlet
#722 / Grass · Flying
Dartrix
#723 / Grass · Flying
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy
Morelull
#755 / Grass · Fairy
Steenee
#762 / Grass
Comfey
#764 / Fairy
Drampa
#780 / Normal · Dragon
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Magearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Dottler
#825 / Bug · Psychic
Orbeetle
#826 / Bug · Psychic
Flapple
#841 / Grass · Dragon
Mr. Rime
#866 / Psychic · Ice
Indeedee
Male
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Indeedee
Female
#876 / Psychic · Normal
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass
Calyrex
Ice Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ice
Calyrex
Shadow Rider
#898 / Psychic · Ghost

Usable via Nature Power

These Pokémon can use Energy Ball through Nature Power on certain terrain. See the Nature Power movedex for more details.

Ivysaur
#002 / Grass · Poison
Oddish
#043 / Grass · Poison
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Ludicolo
#272 / Water · Grass
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Cherubi
#420 / Grass
Cherrim
#421 / Grass
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Xerneas
#716 / Fairy
Grookey
#810 / Grass
Cursola
#864 / Ghost