Essentials

Charge

Electric status

Generation 3

Summary

Raises the user's Special Defense by one stage. User's Electric moves have doubled power next turn.

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
— (no damage)
Accuracy
— (cannot miss)
PP
20, up to 32 with PP Up PP Up
Target
User
Effect chance
n/a
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

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

Effect

Raises the user's Special Defense by one stage. If the user uses an Electric move next turn, its power will be doubled.

Meta

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

History

Before Diamond, Pearl

Does not raise the user's Special Defense.

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 3
Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald

Charges power to boost the electric move used next.

FireRed, LeafGreen

The user charges power to boost the ELECTRIC move it uses next.

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses next. It also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. It also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user boosts the power of the Electric move it uses on the next turn. This also raises the user’s Sp. Def stat.

Foreign Names

Japanese
じゅうでん (juuden)
Korean
충전
French
Chargeur
German
Ladevorgang
Spanish
Carga
Italian
Sottocarica
Czech
Nabití

Contests

Generation 3 Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
♡♡
Jam
Flavor text
Works well if it's the same type as the one before.
Use after
None
Use before

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Smart
Appeal
Flavor text
Earn double the score in the next turn.
Use after
None
Use before

Similar moves

No other moves have the same effect as Charge.

Pokémon

Generation 3 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.
Voltorb Electric Soundproof
Static
Aftermath
genderless Mineral 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
Electrode Electric Soundproof
Static
Aftermath
genderless Mineral 60 50 70 80 80 140 480
61 36 36 36 36 36 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
49 45 45 50 50 50 Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
61 57 57 64 64 64 Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
23 23 23 15 15 Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
25 25 25 16 16 Flaaffy Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
70 55 55 80 60 45 365
25 25 25 16 16 Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
16 Mega Ampharos Mega Ampharos Electric Dragon Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 95 105 165 110 45 610
41 44 44 44 44 44 Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
53 54 54 54 54 54 Manectric Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
54 Mega Manectric Mega Manectric Electric Intimidate ½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 80 135 80 135 575
31 35 35 38 38 38 Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
31 35 35 38 38 38 Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
9 9 9 9 9 Shinx Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
9 9 9 9 9 Luxio Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 49 60 49 60 363
Luxray Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
43 43 57 57 Rotom Electric Ghost Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 50 77 95 77 91 440
43 57 57 Heat Rotom Heat Rotom Electric Fire Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
43 57 57 Wash Rotom Wash Rotom Electric Water Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
43 57 57 Frost Rotom Frost Rotom Electric Ice Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
43 57 57 Fan Rotom Fan Rotom Electric Flying Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
43 57 57 Mow Rotom Mow Rotom Electric Grass Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
8 8 8 Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
10 10 10 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
6 6 6 Klink Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
Klang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
Klinklang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
55 55 Incarnate Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
55 Therian Thundurus Therian Thundurus Electric Flying Volt Absorb always male Undiscovered 79 105 70 145 80 101 580
11 Helioptile Electric Normal Dry Skin
Sand Veil
Solar Power
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
44 38 33 61 43 70 289
Heliolisk Electric Normal Dry Skin
Sand Veil
Solar Power
½ male, ½ female Monster
Dragon
62 55 52 109 94 109 481
11 Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Plus
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
67 58 57 81 67 101 431
Generation 3 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
Egg: Appears on a newly-hatched Pokémon, if the father had the same move.
• • • • • • Pichu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Undiscovered 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
• • • • • • Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
• • • Pachirisu Electric Run Away
Pickup
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 45 70 45 90 95 405

36 Pokémon

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