Explosion (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Physical
Power 250
Accuracy 100
PP 5  (max. 8)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM47
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM64
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM64
X/Y
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
TM64
Sun/Moon TM64

Effects

Explosion deals high damage, but causes the user to faint.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, the opponent's defense stat is temporarily halved when calculating the damage. This gives Explosion an effective power of 500.

In Generation 1, Explosion has a base power of 170 (doubled to 340 with the defense-halving).

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Explosion turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 200.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets all adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Very powerful but makes user faint.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint.
FireRed/LeafGreen The user explodes to inflict terrible damage even while fainting itself.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user explodes to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user explodes to inflict damage on those around it. The user faints upon using this move.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user attacks everything around it by causing a tremendous explosion. The user faints upon using this move.
Sun/Moon The user attacks everything around it by causing a tremendous explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

Learnt by level up

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

GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 36
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 36
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 44
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 44
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 44
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 44
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 41
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 47
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
Level 37
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
Level 40
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
Level 34
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 36
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
Level 33
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 45
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 45
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 46
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 58
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
Level 1
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
Level 1
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
Level 1
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 50
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 60
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 45
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 45
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 76
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 40
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
Level 55
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 55
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 47
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 59
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 55
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 67
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 70
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 76
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 50
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 53

Learnt by TM

GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GeodudeGeodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GravelerGraveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Alolan GolemGolem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
Alolan GrimerGrimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
Alolan MukMuk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
ShellderShellder
#090 / Water
CloysterCloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
GastlyGastly
#092 / Ghost · Poison
HaunterHaunter
#093 / Ghost · Poison
GengarGengar
#094 / Ghost · Poison
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
ExeggcuteExeggcute
#102 / Grass · Psychic
ExeggutorExeggutor
#103 / Grass · Psychic
Alolan ExeggutorExeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
MagcargoMagcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
TorkoalTorkoal
#324 / Fire
LunatoneLunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
SolrockSolrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
GlalieGlalie
#362 / Ice
MetangMetang
#375 / Steel · Psychic
MetagrossMetagross
#376 / Steel · Psychic
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
BronzongBronzong
#437 / Steel · Psychic
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
RoggenrolaRoggenrola
#524 / Rock
BoldoreBoldore
#525 / Rock
GigalithGigalith
#526 / Rock
TrubbishTrubbish
#568 / Poison
GarbodorGarbodor
#569 / Poison
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
VanilliteVanillite
#582 / Ice
VanillishVanillish
#583 / Ice
VanilluxeVanilluxe
#584 / Ice
FerroseedFerroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
FerrothornFerrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
CryogonalCryogonal
#615 / Ice
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
CarbinkCarbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo (Average Size)Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist (Average Size)Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
DiancieDiancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
VolcanionVolcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
SilvallySilvally
#773 / Normal
Minior (Meteor Form)Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
TurtonatorTurtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
CelesteelaCelesteela
#797 / Steel · Flying
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy