Explosion (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM64
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Explosion
Japanese だいばくはつ (Dai Bakuhatsu)
German Explosion
French Explosion
Italian Esplosione
Spanish Explosión

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Level 36
Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Level 36
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Level 44
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Level 44
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Level 44
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Level 44
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 41
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Level 47
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Level 37
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Level 40
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Level 34
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Level 36
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Level 33
Lunatone
#337 / Rock · Psychic
Level 45
Solrock
#338 / Rock · Psychic
Level 45
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Level 46
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Level 58
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Level 1
Regice
#378 / Ice
Level 1
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Level 1
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Level 50
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Level 60
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Level 45
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Level 45
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Level 76
Roggenrola
#524 / Rock
Level 40
Boldore
#525 / Rock
Level 55
Gigalith
#526 / Rock
Level 55
Trubbish
#568 / Poison
Level 47
Garbodor
#569 / Poison
Level 59
Ferroseed
#597 / Grass · Steel
Level 55
Ferrothorn
#598 / Grass · Steel
Level 67
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 1
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Level 70
Volcanion
#721 / Fire · Water
Level 76
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying
Level 50
Turtonator
#776 / Fire · Dragon
Level 53

Learnt by TM

Geodude
Alolan Geodude
#074 / Rock · Electric
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Cloyster
#091 / Water · Ice
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Exeggutor
Alolan Exeggutor
#103 / Grass · Dragon
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Magcargo
#219 / Fire · Rock
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Glalie
#362 / Ice
Regice
#378 / Ice
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Carbink
#703 / Rock · Fairy
Pumpkaboo
Average Size
#710 / Ghost · Grass
Gourgeist
Average Size
#711 / Ghost · Grass
Diancie
#719 / Rock · Fairy
Minior
Meteor Form
#774 / Rock · Flying