Essentials

Discharge

Electric special

Generation 4

Summary

Has a 30% 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
80; percentile 61.3
Accuracy
100%
PP
15, up to 24 with PP Up PP Up
Target
All other Pokémon
Effect chance
30
Priority
0 (normal)

Machines

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

Effect

Inflicts regular damage. Has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Meta

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

Flavor

Flavor Text

Generation 4
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, SoulSilver

A flare of electricity is loosed to strike all Pokémon in battle. It may also cause paralysis.

Generation 5
Black, White, Black 2, White 2

A flare of electricity is loosed to strike the area around the user. It may also cause paralysis.

Generation 6
X, Y

The user strikes everything around it by letting loose a flare of electricity. This may also cause paralysis.

Foreign Names

Japanese
ほうでん (houden)
Korean
방전
French
Coup d'Jus
German
Ladungsstoß
Spanish
Chispazo
Italian
Scarica
Czech
Vybití

Contests

Generation 4 Super Contest

Type
Cool
Appeal
♡♡
Flavor text
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Use after
None
Use before
None

Similar moves

These moves all have the same effect as Discharge.

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.

Zap Cannon Electric special 5 120 50%

Has a 100% 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.

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 Discharge's special damage, and have the stat highlighted in green.

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.
37 37 37 42 42 42 Pikachu Electric Static
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
35 55 40 50 50 90 320
38 38 38 43 43 43 Magnemite Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
40 40 40 46 51 51 Magneton Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
40 40 40 46 51 51 Magnezone Electric Steel Magnet Pull
Sturdy
Analytic
genderless Mineral 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
34 34 34 41 33 33 Elekid Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Undiscovered 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
37 37 37 44 36 36 Electabuzz Electric Static
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
37 37 37 44 36 36 Electivire Electric Motor Drive
Vital Spirit
¾ male, ¼ female Human-Like 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
78 78 78 37 37 Jolteon Electric Volt Absorb
Quick Feet
⅞ male, ⅛ female Field 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
40 40 40 40 40 40 Porygon Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
40 40 40 40 40 40 Porygon2 Normal Trace
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
40 40 40 40 40 40 Porygon-Z Normal Adaptability
Download
Analytic
genderless Mineral 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
50 50 50 50 50 50 Zapdos Electric Flying Pressure
Static
genderless Undiscovered 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
34 34 34 39 39 39 Chinchou Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
40 40 40 47 47 47 Lanturn Water Electric Volt Absorb
Illuminate
Water Absorb
½ male, ½ female Water 2 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
28 28 28 37 32 32 Mareep Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
55 40 40 65 45 35 280
31 31 31 42 38 38 Flaaffy Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
70 55 55 80 60 45 365
34 34 34 48 40 40 Ampharos Electric Static
Plus
½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 75 85 115 90 55 510
40 Mega Ampharos Mega Ampharos Electric Dragon Mold Breaker ½ male, ½ female Monster
Field
90 95 105 165 110 45 610
57 57 57 57 57 Raikou Electric Pressure
Volt Absorb
genderless Undiscovered 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
49 55 55 55 39 39 Nosepass Rock Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
49 55 55 55 39 39 Probopass Rock Steel Sturdy
Magnet Pull
Sand Force
½ male, ½ female Mineral 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
41 41 41 41 41 41 Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
49 49 49 49 49 49 Manectric Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
49 Mega Manectric Mega Manectric Electric Intimidate ½ male, ½ female Field 70 75 80 135 80 135 575
41 41 41 41 41 41 Shinx Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
48 48 48 48 48 48 Luxio Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 60 85 49 60 49 60 363
56 56 56 56 56 56 Luxray Electric Rivalry
Intimidate
Guts
½ male, ½ female Field 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
29 29 29 41 41 41 Pachirisu Electric Run Away
Pickup
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
60 45 70 45 90 95 405
50 50 50 64 64 Rotom Electric Ghost Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 50 77 95 77 91 440
50 50 64 64 Heat Rotom Heat Rotom Electric Fire Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
50 50 64 64 Wash Rotom Wash Rotom Electric Water Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
50 50 64 64 Frost Rotom Frost Rotom Electric Ice Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
50 50 64 64 Fan Rotom Fan Rotom Electric Flying Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
50 50 64 64 Mow Rotom Mow Rotom Electric Grass Levitate genderless Amorphous 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
32 32 32 Blitzle Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
36 36 36 Zebstrika Electric Lightning Rod
Motor Drive
Sap Sipper
½ male, ½ female Field 75 100 63 80 63 116 497
50 50 50 Emolga Electric Flying Static
Motor Drive
½ male, ½ female Field 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
45 45 45 Joltik Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
54 54 54 Galvantula Bug Electric Compound Eyes
Unnerve
Swarm
½ male, ½ female Bug 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
42 42 42 Klink Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
44 44 44 Klang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
44 44 44 Klinklang Steel Plus
Minus
Clear Body
genderless Mineral 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
29 29 29 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
25 25 25 Stunfisk Ground Electric Static
Limber
Sand Veil
½ male, ½ female Water 1
Amorphous
109 66 84 81 99 32 471
43 43 43 Incarnate Thundurus Electric Flying Prankster
Defiant
always male Undiscovered 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
43 43 Therian Thundurus Therian Thundurus Electric Flying Volt Absorb always male Undiscovered 79 105 70 145 80 101 580
50 Dedenne Electric Fairy Cheek Pouch
Pickup
Plus
½ male, ½ female Field
Fairy
67 58 57 81 67 101 431
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.
• • • • • • Electrike Electric Static
Lightning Rod
Minus
½ male, ½ female Field 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
• • • • Plusle Electric Plus
Lightning Rod
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
• • • • Minun Electric Minus
Volt Absorb
½ male, ½ female Fairy 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
• Amaura Rock Ice Refrigerate
Snow Warning
⅞ male, ⅛ female Monster 77 59 50 67 63 46 362

51 Pokémon

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