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Zap Cannon

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority Damage Target
Electric 120 50% 5 0 Special Single non-user

Description

Deals damage and has a 100% chance to paralyze the target.

Competitive Use

Zap Cannon looks highly promising at first, sporting 120 Base Power and causing sure-fire paralysis; however, its accuracy is a huge letdown at only 50%, so that it's an effective coin flip as to whether it hits or not. As such, to use Zap Cannon to its fullest extent, one must patch up its accuracy. Ways to do this include holding Wide Lens or Zoom Lens, or using the move Gravity. Unfortunately, Galvantula, who has both Electric-type STAB and Compoundeyes, does not have access to Zap Cannon. Eelektross can also try to use Zap Cannon in tandem with Coil's accuracy-boosting effect.

Related Moves

Thunder is a more accurate alternative, but with only a 30% chance of paralysis.

Thunderbolt is a less powerful but more accurate alternative, with only a 10% chance of paralysis.

Pokémon Type Tier Abilities HP Atk Def SpA SpD Spe BST
Deoxys-A Psychic Uber Pressure 50 180 20 180 20 150 600
Eelektross Electric NU Levitate 85 115 80 105 80 50 515
Forretress Bug / Steel OU Sturdy / Overcoat 75 90 140 60 60 40 465
Genesect Bug / Steel Uber Download 71 120 95 120 95 99 600
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
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
Nosepass Rock LC Sturdy / Magnet Pull / Sand Force 30 45 135 45 90 30 375
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
Regice Ice NU Clear Body / Ice Body 80 50 100 100 200 50 580
Regirock Rock NU Clear Body / Sturdy 80 100 200 50 100 50 580
Registeel Steel UU Clear Body / Light Metal 80 75 150 75 150 50 580