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Discharge

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Electric 80 100% 15 0 Special All others

Description

Deals damage and has a 30% chance to paralyze the target.

Competitive Use

Discharge is, among those moves with 100% accuracy, the Electric-type attack with the greatest chance to induce paralysis, so is better used on more bulky sets where the benefits of the increased paralysis chance are most felt, with defensive Zapdos and Porygon2 being perfect examples. It has a reasonably good distribution amongst Electric-types, so can fill in for a STAB move, and can be used on lots of different Pokemon that also benefit from the increased paralysis chance, serving as a coverage move option for them as well. Its power is also decent, however offensive Pokemon will almost always prefer Thunderbolt for the increased power, as relying too heavily on a 30% chance rate is unwise.

Related Moves

Thunderbolt is a more powerful alternative with a much lower chance to paralyze.

Thunder is an even more powerful alternative, also paralyzing 30% of the time, but has an undesirable 70% accuracy under normal field conditions.

DragonBreath is a weaker Dragon-type equivalent.

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
Eelektross Electric NU Levitate 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
Electabuzz Electric NU Static / Vital Spirit 65 83 57 95 85 105 490
Electivire Electric RU Motor Drive / Vital Spirit 75 123 67 95 85 95 540
Electrike Electric LC Static / Lightningrod / Minus 40 45 40 65 40 65 295
Elekid Electric LC Static / Vital Spirit 45 63 37 65 55 95 360
Emolga Electric / Flying NU Static / Motor Drive 55 75 60 75 60 103 428
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Jolteon Electric OU Volt Absorb / Quick Feet 65 65 60 110 95 130 525
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
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
Magnemite Electric / Steel LC Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 25 35 70 95 55 45 325
Magneton Electric / Steel RU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 50 60 95 120 70 70 465
Magnezone Electric / Steel OU Magnet Pull / Sturdy / Analytic 70 70 115 130 90 60 535
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
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
Pachirisu Electric NU Run Away / Pickup / Volt Absorb 60 45 70 45 90 95 405
Pikachu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 35 55 30 50 40 90 300
Plusle Electric NU Plus 60 50 40 85 75 95 405
Porygon Normal LC Trace / Download / Analytic 65 60 70 85 75 40 395
Porygon-Z Normal UU Adaptability / Download / Analytic 85 80 70 135 75 90 535
Porygon2 Normal UU Trace / Download / Analytic 85 80 90 105 95 60 515
Probopass Rock / Steel NU Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 60 55 145 75 150 40 525
Raichu Electric NU Static / Lightningrod 60 90 55 90 80 100 475
Raikou Electric UU Pressure / Volt Absorb 90 85 75 115 100 115 580
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
Stunfisk Ground / Electric NU Static / Limber / Sand Veil 109 66 84 81 99 32 471
Thundurus Electric / Flying Uber Prankster / Defiant 79 115 70 125 80 111 580
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