Energy Ball (move)

Move data

Type Grass
Category   Special
Power 90
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 4

Technical/Hidden Machine

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

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.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Energy 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.

Treecko
#252 / Grass
Level 37
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Level 36
Cacnea
#331 / Grass
Level 42
Cacturne
#332 / Grass · Dark
Level 44
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Level 41
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Level 44
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Level 73
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Level 73
Cottonee
#546 / Grass · Fairy
Level 35
Petilil
#548 / Grass
Level 35
Deerling
#585 / Normal · Grass
Level 32
Sawsbuck
#586 / Normal · Grass
Level 32
Swirlix
#684 / Fairy
Level 36
Slurpuff
#685 / Fairy
Level 36
Dhelmise
#781 / Ghost · Grass
Level 41

Learnt by TM

Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Jynx
#124 / Ice · Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Dustox
#269 / Bug · Poison
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Lileep
#345 / Rock · Grass
Cradily
#346 / Rock · Grass
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Wormadam
Plant Cloak
#413 / Bug · Grass
Mothim
#414 / Bug · Flying
Snover
#459 / Grass · Ice
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Shelmet
#616 / Bug
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Cutiefly
#742 / Bug · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy

Usable via Nature Power

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

Gloom
#044 / Grass · Poison
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Slugma
#218 / Fire
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Lotad
#270 / Water · Grass
Lombre
#271 / Water · Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Budew
#406 / Grass · Poison
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Shaymin
Land Forme
#492 / Grass
Shaymin
Sky Forme
#492 / Grass · Flying
Snivy
#495 / Grass
Sewaddle
#540 / Bug · Grass
Swadloon
#541 / Bug · Grass
Leavanny
#542 / Bug · Grass
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Amaura
#698 / Rock · Ice
Aurorus
#699 / Rock · Ice
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Ribombee
#743 / Bug · Fairy