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Charge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Electric - - 20 0 - User

Description

Boosts the user's Special Defense by one stage. If the user chooses to use an Electric-type attack on the next turn, its power will be doubled.

Competitive Use

Generally, Charge is not an especially effective move. Though the Special Defense boost may be somewhat useful, an Electric-type attack on the following turn will be telegraphed and can be easily dealt with in a variety of ways. Generally, if applicable, it is best to use a move such as Calm Mind to boost both offensively and defensively, rather than restricting the offensive boost to one attacking type on one turn.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Ampharos Electric NU Static / Plus 90 75 75 115 90 55 500
Blitzle Electric LC Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 45 60 32 50 32 76 295
Chinchou Water / Electric LC Volt Absorb / Illuminate / Water Absorb 75 38 38 56 56 67 330
Electrike Electric LC Static / Lightningrod / Minus 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Electrode Electric NU Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 60 50 70 80 80 140 480
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Klang Steel NU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 80 95 70 85 50 440
Klink Steel LC Plus / Minus / Clear Body 40 55 70 45 60 30 300
Klinklang Steel RU Plus / Minus / Clear Body 60 100 115 70 85 90 520
Lanturn Water / Electric RU Volt Absorb / Illuminate / Water Absorb 125 58 58 76 76 67 460
Luxray Electric NU Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 80 120 79 95 79 70 523
Manectric Electric RU Static / Lightningrod / Minus 70 75 60 105 60 105 475
Mareep Electric LC Static / Plus 55 40 40 65 45 35 280
Minun Electric NU Minus 60 40 50 75 85 95 405
Pachirisu Electric NU Run Away / Pickup / Volt Absorb 60 45 70 45 90 95 405
Pichu Electric LC Static / Lightningrod 20 40 15 35 35 60 205
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Rotom Electric / Ghost RU Levitate 50 50 77 95 77 91 440
Rotom-C Electric / Grass RU Levitate 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
Rotom-F Electric / Ice NU Levitate 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
Rotom-H Electric / Fire UU Levitate 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
Rotom-S Electric / Flying NU Levitate 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
Rotom-W Electric / Water OU Levitate 50 65 107 105 107 86 520
Shinx Electric LC Rivalry / Intimidate / Guts 45 65 34 40 34 45 263
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
Voltorb Electric LC Soundproof / Static / Aftermath 40 30 50 55 55 100 330
Zapdos Electric / Flying UU Pressure / Lightningrod 90 90 85 125 90 100 580
Zebstrika Electric NU Lightningrod / Motor Drive / Sap Sipper 75 100 63 80 63 116 497