Explosion

(move)
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Type:

Normal

Category:

Physical

Power: 250

Accuracy: 100%

PP:

5  (max. 8)

Introduced

Generation 1

TM/HM

Red/Blue Yellow: TM47

Diamond/Pearl Platinum HeartGold/SoulSilver: TM64

Black/White Black 2/White 2: TM64

X/Y, Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire: TM64

Effects

Explosion deals high damage, but causes the user to faint.

Changes

In Generations 1-4, the opponent’s defense stat is temporarily halved when calculating the damage. This gives Explosion an effective power of 500. In Generation 1, Explosion has a base power of 170 (doubled to 340 with the defense-halving).

Move target

Foe   Foe   Foe
         
Self   Ally   Ally
Affects all Pokémon adjacent to the user

Game descriptions

Very powerful but makes user faint
Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint
The user explodes to inflict terrible damage even while fainting itself
The user explodes to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move
The user explodes to inflict damage on those around it. The user faints upon using this move
The user attacks everything around it by causing a tremendous explosion. The user faints upon using this move.

Learnset

 

By leveling up

#
Pokemon
Type
074 Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Rock Ground
100 Voltorb Electric
101 Electrode Electric
109 Koffing Poison
110 Weezing Poison
204 Pineco Bug
205 Forretress Bug Steel
273 Seedot Grass
337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Ground Psychic
377 Regirock Rock
378 Regice Ice
379 Registeel Steel
425 Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Ghost Flying
434 Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Poison Dark
482 Azelf Psychic
524 Roggenrola Rock
525 Boldore Rock
526 Gigalith Rock
568 Trubbish Poison
569 Garbodor Poison
597 Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Grass Steel
711 Gourgeist Ghost Grass
721 Volcanion Fire Water

By Move Tutor

#
Pokemon
Type
074 Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Rock Ground
088 Grimer Poison
089 Muk Poison
090 Shellder Water
091 Cloyster Water Ice
092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Rock Ground
100 Voltorb Electric
101 Electrode Electric
102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
109 Koffing Poison
110 Weezing Poison
151 Mew Psychic
185 Sudowoodo Rock
204 Pineco Bug
205 Forretress Bug Steel
208 Steelix Steel Ground
222 Corsola Water Rock
273 Seedot Grass
274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Grass Dark
299 Nosepass Rock
316 Gulpin Poison
317 Swalot Poison
323 Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Fire
337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Ground Psychic
362 Glalie Ice
375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Rock
378 Regice Ice
379 Registeel Steel

By Breeding

#
Pokemon
Type
088 Grimer Poison
092 Gastly Ghost Poison
095 Onix Rock Ground
299 Nosepass Rock

By TM

#
Pokemon
Type
074 Geodude Rock Ground
075 Graveler Rock Ground
076 Golem Rock Ground
081 Magnemite Electric Steel
082 Magneton Electric Steel
088 Grimer Poison
089 Muk Poison
090 Shellder Water
091 Cloyster Water Ice
092 Gastly Ghost Poison
093 Haunter Ghost Poison
094 Gengar Ghost Poison
095 Onix Rock Ground
100 Voltorb Electric
101 Electrode Electric
102 Exeggcute Grass Psychic
103 Exeggutor Grass Psychic
109 Koffing Poison
110 Weezing Poison
151 Mew Psychic
185 Sudowoodo Rock
204 Pineco Bug
205 Forretress Bug Steel
208 Steelix Steel Ground
211 Qwilfish Water Poison
219 Magcargo Fire Rock
222 Corsola Water Rock
273 Seedot Grass
274 Nuzleaf Grass Dark
275 Shiftry Grass Dark
299 Nosepass Rock
316 Gulpin Poison
317 Swalot Poison
323 Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Fire
337 Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Rock Psychic
343 Baltoy Ground Psychic
344 Claydol Ground Psychic
362 Glalie Ice
375 Metang Steel Psychic
376 Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Rock
378 Regice Ice
379 Registeel Steel
425 Drifloon Ghost Flying
426 Drifblim Ghost Flying
434 Stunky Poison Dark
435 Skuntank Poison Dark
437 Bronzong Steel Psychic
438 Bonsly Rock
462 Magnezone Electric Steel
463 Lickilicky Normal
476 Probopass Rock Steel
482 Azelf Psychic
485 Heatran Fire Steel
524 Roggenrola Rock
525 Boldore Rock
526 Gigalith Rock
568 Trubbish Poison
569 Garbodor Poison
577 Solosis Psychic
578 Duosion Psychic
579 Reuniclus Psychic
582 Vanillite Ice
583 Vanillish Ice
584 Vanilluxe Ice
597 Ferroseed Grass Steel
598 Ferrothorn Grass Steel
615 Cryogonal Ice
645 Landorus Ground Flying
649 Genesect Bug Steel
703 Carbink Rock Fairy
710 Pumpkaboo Ghost Grass
711 Gourgeist Ghost Grass
719 Diancie Rock Fairy
721 Volcanion Fire Water

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