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Energy Ball

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Grass 80 100% 10 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 10% chance to lower the target's Special Defense by one stage.

Competitive Use

Energy Ball is a reliable, albeit weak, specially based Grass-type attack. Most users of Energy Ball do not receive STAB on it and use the move for coverage options, for two reasons: firstly, there are many more powerful Grass-type moves, such as Leaf Storm and Seed Flare, which most Grass-types would rather use for STAB. Secondly, Energy Ball is a TM, so many Pokemon with access to this move may use it. While Grass-type moves have relatively poor coverage, they do hit bulky Water-types super effectively, so Fire-types, such as Ninetales and Chandelure, can frequently be seen running this move.

Related Moves

Leaf Storm is a stronger alternative, but it doesn't have a 10% chance to reduce the opponent's Special Defense and the user's Special Attack is lowered by two stages every time the attack is used.

Seed Flare is a stronger alternative with has a higher chance to reduce the opponent's Special Defense by two stages, but it is less accurate.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Abomasnow Grass / Ice UU Snow Warning / Soundproof 90 92 75 92 85 60 494
Abra Psychic LC Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 25 20 15 105 55 90 310
Accelgor Bug RU Hydration / Sticky Hold / Unburden 80 70 40 100 60 145 495
Alakazam Psychic OU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 55 50 45 135 85 120 490
Amoonguss Grass / Poison RU Effect Spore / Regenerator 114 85 70 85 80 30 464
Arceus-Bug Bug Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dark Dark Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Dragon Dragon Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Electric Electric Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fighting Fighting Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Fire Fire Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Flying Flying Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ghost Ghost Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Grass Grass Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ground Ground Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Ice Ice Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Normal Normal Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Poison Poison Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Psychic Psychic Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Rock Rock Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Steel Steel Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Arceus-Water Water Uber Multitype 120 120 120 120 120 120 720
Azelf Psychic UU Levitate 75 125 70 125 70 115 580
Beautifly Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Rivalry 60 70 50 90 50 65 385
Beheeyem Psychic NU Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 75 75 75 125 95 40 485
Bellossom Grass NU Chlorophyll / Healer 75 80 85 90 100 50 480
Bellsprout Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Gluttony 50 75 35 70 30 40 300
Breloom Grass / Fighting OU Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Technician 60 130 80 60 60 70 460
Budew Grass / Poison LC Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 40 30 35 50 70 55 280
Bulbasaur Grass / Poison LC Overgrow / Chlorophyll 45 49 49 65 65 45 318
Butterfree Bug / Flying NU Compoundeyes / Tinted Lens 60 45 50 80 80 70 385
Cacnea Grass LC Sand Veil / Water Absorb 50 85 40 85 40 35 335
Cacturne Grass / Dark NU Sand Veil / Water Absorb 70 115 60 115 60 55 475
Carnivine Grass NU Levitate 74 100 72 90 72 46 454
Castform Normal NU Forecast 70 70 70 70 70 70 420
Celebi Psychic / Grass OU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Chandelure Ghost / Fire UU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 55 90 145 90 80 520
Cherrim Grass NU Flower Gift 70 60 70 87 78 85 450
Cherubi Grass LC Chlorophyll 45 35 45 62 53 35 275
Chikorita Grass LC Overgrow / Leaf Guard 45 49 65 49 65 45 318
Chimecho Psychic NU Levitate 65 50 70 95 80 65 425
Cofagrigus Ghost UU Mummy 58 50 145 95 105 30 483
Cottonee Grass LC Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 40 27 60 37 50 66 280
Cradily Rock / Grass NU Suction Cups / Storm Drain 86 81 97 81 107 43 495
Cresselia Psychic BL2 Levitate 120 70 120 75 130 85 600
Deerling Normal / Grass LC Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 60 60 50 40 50 75 335
Deoxys Psychic Uber Pressure 50 150 50 150 50 150 600
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Deoxys-D Psychic Uber Pressure 50 70 160 70 160 90 600
Deoxys-S Psychic Uber Pressure 50 95 90 95 90 180 600
Duosion Psychic NU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 65 40 50 125 60 30 370
Durant Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Hustle / Truant 58 109 112 48 48 109 484
Dustox Bug / Poison NU Shield Dust / Compoundeyes 60 50 70 50 90 65 385
Elgyem Psychic LC Telepathy / Synchronize / Analytic 55 55 55 85 55 30 335
Escavalier Bug / Steel RU Swarm / Shell Armor / Overcoat 70 135 105 60 105 20 495
Exeggcute Grass / Psychic LC Chlorophyll / Harvest 60 40 80 60 45 40 325
Exeggutor Grass / Psychic NU Chlorophyll / Harvest 95 95 85 125 65 55 520
Ferroseed Grass / Steel RU Iron Barbs 44 50 91 24 86 10 305
Ferrothorn Grass / Steel OU Iron Barbs 74 94 131 54 116 20 489
Foongus Grass / Poison LC Effect Spore / Regenerator 69 55 45 55 55 15 294
Frillish Water / Ghost LC Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 55 40 50 65 85 40 335
Galvantula Bug / Electric RU Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 70 77 60 97 60 108 472
Gardevoir Psychic NU Synchronize / Trace / Telepathy 68 65 65 125 115 80 518
Gastly Ghost / Poison LC Levitate 30 35 30 100 35 80 310
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
Gengar Ghost / Poison OU Levitate 60 65 60 130 75 110 500
Girafarig Normal / Psychic NU Inner Focus / Early Bird / Sap Sipper 70 80 65 90 65 85 455
Giratina Ghost / Dragon Uber Pressure / Telepathy 150 100 120 100 120 90 680
Giratina-O Ghost / Dragon Uber Levitate / Levitate 150 120 100 120 100 90 680
Gothita Psychic LC Frisk / Shadow Tag 45 30 50 55 65 45 290
Gothitelle Psychic BL Frisk / Shadow Tag 70 55 95 95 110 65 490
Gothorita Psychic NU Frisk / Shadow Tag 60 45 70 75 85 55 390
Grumpig Psychic NU Thick Fat / Own Tempo / Gluttony 80 45 65 90 110 80 470
Haunter Ghost / Poison NU Levitate 45 50 45 115 55 95 405
Hoppip Grass / Flying LC Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 35 35 40 35 55 50 250
Jellicent Water / Ghost OU Water Absorb / Cursed Body / Damp 100 60 70 85 105 60 480
Jirachi Steel / Psychic OU Serene Grace 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Joltik Bug / Electric LC Compoundeyes / Unnerve / Swarm 50 47 50 57 50 65 319
Jumpluff Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Infiltrator 75 55 70 55 85 110 450
Jynx Ice / Psychic NU Oblivious / Forewarn / Dry Skin 65 50 35 115 95 95 455
Kadabra Psychic NU Synchronize / Inner Focus / Magic Guard 40 35 30 120 70 105 400
Karrablast Bug LC Swarm / Shed Skin / No Guard 50 75 45 40 45 60 315
Lampent Ghost / Fire NU Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 60 40 60 95 60 55 370
Latias Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 80 90 110 130 110 600
Latios Dragon / Psychic OU Levitate 80 90 80 130 110 110 600
Leafeon Grass NU Leaf Guard / Chlorophyll 65 110 130 60 65 95 525
Leavanny Bug / Grass NU Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 75 103 80 70 70 92 490
Lileep Rock / Grass LC Suction Cups / Storm Drain 66 41 77 61 87 23 355
Lilligant Grass RU Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 70 60 75 110 75 90 480
Litwick Ghost / Fire LC Flash Fire / Flame Body / Shadow Tag 50 30 55 65 55 20 275
Lotad Water / Grass LC Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 40 30 30 40 50 30 220
Ludicolo Water / Grass NU Swift Swim / Rain Dish / Own Tempo 80 70 70 90 100 70 480
Manaphy Water Uber Hydration 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Maractus Grass NU Water Absorb / Chlorophyll / Storm Drain 75 86 67 106 67 60 461
Masquerain Bug / Flying NU Intimidate / Unnerve 70 60 62 80 82 60 414
Medicham Fighting / Psychic RU Pure Power / Telepathy 60 60 75 60 75 80 410
Meganium Grass NU Overgrow / Leaf Guard 80 82 100 83 100 80 525
Meloetta Normal / Psychic UU Serene Grace 100 77 77 128 128 90 600
Meloetta-P Normal / Fighting UU Serene Grace 100 128 90 77 77 128 600
Mesprit Psychic RU Levitate 80 105 105 105 105 80 580
Mew Psychic UU Synchronize 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Mewtwo Psychic Uber Pressure / Unnerve 106 110 90 154 90 130 680
Mismagius Ghost UU Levitate 60 60 60 105 105 105 495
Mothim Bug / Flying NU Swarm / Tinted Lens 70 94 50 94 50 66 424
Mr. Mime Psychic NU Soundproof / Filter / Technician 40 45 65 100 120 90 460
Munna Psychic LC Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 76 25 45 67 55 24 292
Musharna Psychic NU Forewarn / Synchronize / Telepathy 116 55 85 107 95 29 487
Ninetales Fire OU Flash Fire / Drought 73 76 75 81 100 100 505
Octillery Water NU Suction Cups / Sniper / Moody 75 105 75 105 75 45 480
Oddish Grass / Poison LC Chlorophyll / Run Away 45 50 55 75 65 30 320
Pansage Grass LC Gluttony / Overgrow 50 53 48 53 48 64 316
Paras Bug / Grass LC Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 35 70 55 45 55 25 285
Parasect Bug / Grass NU Effect Spore / Dry Skin / Damp 60 95 80 60 80 30 405
Petilil Grass LC Chlorophyll / Own Tempo / Leaf Guard 45 35 50 70 50 30 280
Rayquaza Dragon / Flying Uber Air Lock 105 150 90 150 90 95 680
Reuniclus Psychic OU Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 110 65 75 125 85 30 490
Roselia Grass / Poison NU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Leaf Guard 50 60 45 100 80 65 400
Roserade Grass / Poison UU Natural Cure / Poison Point / Technician 60 70 55 125 105 90 505
Sawsbuck Normal / Grass NU Chlorophyll / Sap Sipper / Serene Grace 80 100 70 60 70 95 475
Sceptile Grass RU Overgrow / Unburden 70 85 65 105 85 120 530
Seedot Grass LC Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 40 40 50 30 30 30 220
Serperior Grass NU Overgrow / Contrary 75 75 95 75 95 113 528
Sewaddle Bug / Grass LC Swarm / Chlorophyll / Overcoat 45 53 70 40 60 42 310
Shaymin Grass UU Natural Cure 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Shaymin-S Grass / Flying Uber Serene Grace 100 103 75 120 75 127 600
Shelmet Bug LC Hydration / Shell Armor / Overcoat 50 40 85 40 65 25 305
Shiftry Grass / Dark NU Chlorophyll / Early Bird / Pickpocket 90 100 60 90 60 80 480
Shroomish Grass LC Effect Spore / Poison Heal / Quick Feet 60 40 60 40 60 35 295
Sigilyph Psychic / Flying RU Wonder Skin / Magic Guard / Tinted Lens 72 58 80 103 80 97 490
Simisage Grass NU Gluttony / Overgrow 75 98 63 98 63 101 498
Snivy Grass LC Overgrow / Contrary 45 45 55 45 55 63 308
Snover Grass / Ice LC Snow Warning / Soundproof 60 62 50 62 60 40 334
Solosis Psychic LC Overcoat / Magic Guard / Regenerator 45 30 40 105 50 20 290
Stantler Normal NU Intimidate / Frisk / Sap Sipper 73 95 62 85 65 85 465
Sunflora Grass NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 75 75 55 105 85 30 425
Sunkern Grass LC Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Early Bird 30 30 30 30 30 30 180
Swoobat Psychic / Flying NU Unaware / Klutz / Simple 67 57 55 77 55 114 425
Tangela Grass NU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 65 55 115 100 40 60 435
Tangrowth Grass RU Chlorophyll / Leaf Guard / Regenerator 100 100 125 110 50 50 535
Torterra Grass / Ground NU Overgrow / Shell Armor 95 109 105 75 85 56 525
Treecko Grass LC Overgrow / Unburden 40 45 35 65 55 70 310
Tropius Grass / Flying NU Chlorophyll / Solar Power / Harvest 99 68 83 72 87 51 460
Turtwig Grass LC Overgrow / Shell Armor 55 68 64 45 55 31 318
Uxie Psychic RU Levitate 75 75 130 75 130 95 580
Venomoth Bug / Poison BL2 Shield Dust / Tinted Lens / Wonder Skin 70 65 60 90 75 90 450
Venusaur Grass / Poison OU Overgrow / Chlorophyll 80 82 83 100 100 80 525
Victini Psychic / Fire UU Victory Star 100 100 100 100 100 100 600
Victreebel Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Gluttony 80 105 65 100 60 70 480
Vileplume Grass / Poison NU Chlorophyll / Effect Spore 75 80 85 100 90 50 480
Virizion Grass / Fighting UU Justified 91 90 72 90 129 108 580
Whimsicott Grass RU Prankster / Infiltrator / Chlorophyll 60 67 85 77 75 116 480
Woobat Psychic / Flying LC Unaware / Klutz / Simple 55 45 43 55 43 72 313
Wormadam Bug / Grass NU Anticipation / Overcoat 60 59 85 79 105 36 424
Yamask Ghost LC Mummy 38 30 85 55 65 30 303