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Giant Explosion
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal.gif
Category Physical
Power: 250
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5, max: ?
Affects: All Enemies
Secondary Effect: None
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Beauty
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Beauty
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Beauty

Explosion (だいばくはつ, Giant Explosion) is a Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.


Games Description
GSC Very powerful but makes user faint.
RSE Inflicts severe damage but makes the user faint.
FRLG The user explodes to inflict terrible damage even while fainting itself.
DPPtHGSS The user explodes to inflict damage on all Pokémon in battle. The user faints upon using this move.
BWB2W2 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.


It inflicts damage to all the adjacent Pokémon in battle, but the user faints upon using this move.

From Generation II onwards, this move's Attack power becomes 250 attack power, and cuts any Pokémon's Defense stats by half or more than half.

In Generation V, it no longer cuts the foe's Defense by half.

In the Mystery Dungeon series, Explosion's range extends to a 5x5 space are around the user, dealing 80 damage to all Pokémon in range, destroys all destructible objects, and cutting the user's health in half.

In Super Mystery Dungeon, Explosion is status move that gives the user the explosion status. When a Pokémon with this status it hit with a damaging move, the Pokémon with this status explodes damaging all targets in range and destroying all items on the floor.


  • Explosion has the most base power in single attack out of all the moves.


Main games

Main series