Essentials

Zap Cannon

Electric special

Generation 2

Summary

Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.

Damage Dealt

  • Bug 1
  • Dark 1
  • Dragon ½
  • Electric ½
  • Fairy 1
  • Fighting 1
  • Fire 1
  • Flying 2
  • Ghost 1
  • Grass ½
  • Ground 0
  • Ice 1
  • Normal 1
  • Poison 1
  • Psychic 1
  • Rock 1
  • Steel 1
  • Water 2

Stats

Power
120; percentile 88.7
Accuracy
50% ≈ 60.0 power
PP
5, up to 8 with PP Up PP Up
Target
Selected Pokémon
Effect chance
100
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

Generation 2
TM07
Generation 3
Not a TM
Generation 4
Not a TM
Generation 5
Not a TM
Generation 6
Not a TM

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.

Meta

This reflects how the games treat moves and may be somewhat idealistic.

History

Before Diamond, Pearl
Has 100 power.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 2
Gold, Silver, Crystal

An attack that always paralyzes.

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Powerful and sure to cause paralysis, but inaccurate.

FireRed, LeafGreen

An electric blast is fired like a cannon to inflict damage and paralyze.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.

Foreign Names

Japanese
でんじほう (denjihou)
Korean
전자포
French
Élecanon
German
Blitzkanone
Spanish
Electrocañón
Italian
Falcecannone
Czech
Výbojové dělo

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
A highly appealing move.
Use after
Use before
None

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Judge's Voltage goes up.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Zap Cannon.

Move Type Class PP Power Acc Pri Effect
Thunder Punch Electric physical 15 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Body Slam Normal physical 15 85 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Thunder Shock Electric special 30 40 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Thunderbolt Electric special 15 90 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Lick Ghost physical 30 30 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Spark Electric physical 20 65 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Dragon Breath Dragon special 20 60 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Force Palm Fighting physical 10 60 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Discharge Electric special 15 80 100%

Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Bolt Strike Electric physical 5 130 85%

Has a 20% chance to paralyze the target.

Nuzzle Electric physical 20 20 100%

Has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.

Shadow Bolt Shadow special 75 100%

Has a 10% chance to paralyze the target.

Pokémon

Electric Pokémon get STAB, and have their types highlighted in green.

Pokémon with higher Special Attack are more suited to Zap Cannon's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Level up: Learned when a Pokémon reaches a certain level.
45 50 50 54 54 59 57 57 Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
53 62 62 60 60 66 73 Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
60 60 66 73 Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
44 48 48 62 62 62 62 62 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
44 48 48 62 62 62 62 Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
62 62 62 62 Porygon-Z Normal Adaptability
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
92 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
Mega Ampharos Mega Ampharos Electric Dragon Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 95 105 165 110 45 610
31 62 67 64 64 Forretress Bug Steel Sturdy
Overcoat
½ male, ½ female Bug 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
43 43 61 67 67 50 50 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
61 67 67 50 50 Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
49 49 65 65 65 65 Regirock Rock Clear Body
Sturdy
genderless Undiscovered 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
49 49 65 65 65 65 Regice Ice Clear Body
Ice Body
genderless Undiscovered 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
49 49 65 65 65 65 Registeel Steel Clear Body
Light Metal
genderless Undiscovered 80 75 150 75 150 50 580
40 81 81 81 81 81 Attack Deoxys Attack Deoxys Psychic Pressure genderless Undiscovered 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
54 54 54 Klink Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
60 60 60 Klang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
66 66 Klinklang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
69 69 69 Eelektrik Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 85 70 75 70 40 405
Eelektross Electric Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
66 66 66 Genesect Bug Steel Download genderless Undiscovered 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Generation 2 Emerald
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Tutor: Can be taught at any time by an NPC.
XD Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Generation 2 Ruby, Sapphire
Emerald
Colosseum
XD
FireRed, LeafGreen Diamond, Pearl Platinum
HeartGold, SoulSilver
Black, White Black 2, White 2 Generation 6 Pokémon Type Ability Gender Egg Group HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spd Total
Machine: Can be taught at any time by using a TM or HM.
07 Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
07 Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
07 Raichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 90 55 90 80 110 485
07 Cleffa Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 50 25 28 45 55 15 218
07 Clefairy Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 70 45 48 60 65 35 323
07 Clefable Fairy Cute Charm
Magic Guard
Unaware
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 95 70 73 95 90 60 483
07 Igglybuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Undiscovered 90 30 15 40 20 15 210
07 Jigglypuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Friend Guard
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 115 45 20 45 25 20 270
07 Wigglytuff Normal Fairy Cute Charm
Competitive
Frisk
¼ male, ¾ female Fairy 140 70 45 85 50 45 435
07 Meowth Normal Pickup
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 35 40 40 90 290
07 Persian Normal Limber
Technician
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 65 70 60 65 65 115 440
07 Abra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
07 Kadabra Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
07 Alakazam Psychic Synchronize
Inner Focus
Magic Guard
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 55 50 45 135 95 120 500
07 Slowpoke Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
90 65 65 40 40 15 315
07 Slowbro Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 110 100 80 30 490
07 Slowking Water Psychic Oblivious
Own Tempo
Regenerator
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
95 75 80 100 110 30 490
07 Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
07 Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
07 Grimer Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 80 80 50 40 50 25 325
07 Muk Poison Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch
½ male, ½ female Amorphous 105 105 75 65 100 50 500
07 Gastly Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
07 Haunter Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
07 Gengar Ghost Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
07 Drowzee Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 60 48 45 43 90 42 328
07 Hypno Psychic Insomnia
Forewarn
Inner Focus
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 85 73 70 73 115 67 483
07 Voltorb Electric Soundproof
Static
Aftermath
genderless Mineral 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
07 Electrode Electric Soundproof
Static
Aftermath
genderless Mineral 60 50 70 80 80 140 480
07 Koffing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 40 65 95 60 45 35 340
07 Weezing Poison Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 65 90 120 85 70 60 490
07 Rhyhorn Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
80 85 95 30 30 25 345
07 Rhydon Ground Rock Lightning Rod
Rock Head
Reckless
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
105 130 120 45 45 40 485
07 Chansey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 250 5 5 35 105 50 450
07 Blissey Normal Natural Cure
Serene Grace
Healer
always female Fairy 255 10 10 75 135 55 540
07 Kangaskhan Normal Early Bird
Scrappy
Inner Focus
always female Monster 105 95 80 40 80 90 490
07 Staryu Water Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 30 45 55 70 55 85 340
07 Starmie Water Psychic Illuminate
Natural Cure
Analytic
genderless Water 3 60 75 85 100 85 115 520
07 Mr. Mime Psychic Fairy Soundproof
Filter
Technician
½ male, ½ female Human-Like 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
07 Elekid Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
07 Electabuzz Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
07 Tauros Normal Intimidate
Anger Point
Sheer Force
always male Field 75 100 95 40 70 110 490
07 Gyarados Water Flying Intimidate
Moxie
½ male, ½ female Water 2
Dragon
95 125 79 60 100 81 540
07 Lapras Water Ice Water Absorb
Shell Armor
Hydration
½ male, ½ female Monster
Water 1
130 85 80 85 95 60 535
07 Jolteon Electric Volt Absorb
Quick Feet
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
07 Flareon Fire Flash Fire
Guts
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 130 60 95 110 65 525
07 Espeon Psychic Synchronize
Magic Bounce
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 130 95 110 525
07 Umbreon Dark Synchronize
Inner Focus
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 95 65 110 60 130 65 525
07 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
07 Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
07 Snorlax Normal Immunity
Thick Fat
Gluttony
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 160 110 65 65 110 30 540
07 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
07 Dratini Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
41 64 45 50 50 50 300
07 Dragonair Dragon Shed Skin
Marvel Scale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
61 84 65 70 70 70 420
07 Dragonite Dragon Flying Inner Focus
Multiscale
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Dragon
91 134 95 100 100 80 600
07 Mewtwo Psychic Pressure
Unnerve
genderless Undiscovered 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
07 Mew Psychic Synchronize genderless Undiscovered 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
07 Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
07 Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
07 Togepi Fairy Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Undiscovered 35 20 65 40 65 20 245
07 Togetic Fairy Flying Hustle
Serene Grace
Super Luck
⅞ male, ⅛ female Flying
Fairy
55 40 85 80 105 40 405
07 Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
07 Flaaffy Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
70 55 55 80 60 45 365
07 Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
07 Aipom Normal Run Away
Pickup
Skill Link
½ male, ½ female Field 55 70 55 40 55 85 360
07 Misdreavus Ghost Levitate ½ male, ½ female Amorphous 60 60 60 85 85 85 435
07 Girafarig Normal Psychic Inner Focus
Early Bird
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
07 Dunsparce Normal Serene Grace
Run Away
Rattled
½ male, ½ female Field 100 70 70 65 65 45 415
07 Snubbull Fairy Intimidate
Run Away
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
60 80 50 40 40 30 300
07 Granbull Fairy Intimidate
Quick Feet
Rattled
¼ male, ¾ female Field
Fairy
90 120 75 60 60 45 450
07 Teddiursa Normal Pickup
Quick Feet
Honey Gather
½ male, ½ female Field 60 80 50 50 50 40 330
07 Ursaring Normal Guts
Quick Feet
Unnerve
½ male, ½ female Field 90 130 75 75 75 55 500
07 Miltank Normal Thick Fat
Scrappy
Sap Sipper
always female Field 95 80 105 40 70 100 490
07 Raikou Electric Pressure
Volt Absorb
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
07 Lugia Psychic Flying Pressure
Multiscale
genderless Undiscovered 106 90 130 90 154 110 680
07 Ho-Oh Fire Flying Pressure
Regenerator
genderless Undiscovered 106 130 90 110 154 90 680

91 Pokémon

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