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Zap Cannon
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Electromagnetic Cannon
Generation: II
Battle Data
Type: Type Electric.gif
Category Special
Power: 120
Accuracy: 50%
PP: 5, max: 8
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: Paralysis
Priority: 0
Contact: No
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Magic Bounce: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
Mirror Move: Yes
King's Rock: No
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 4 ♥♥♥♥
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Cool
Appeal: 2 ♥♥
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Cool

Zap Cannon is a damaging Electric-type move introduced in Generation II.


Games Description
GSC An attack that always paralyzes.
RSE Powerful and sure to cause paralysis, but inaccurate.
FRLG An electric blast is fired like a cannon to inflict damage and paralyze.
The user release a electric beam like a cannon towards the opponent while it causes damage and paralysis.
The user fires an electric blast like a cannon to inflict damage and cause paralysis.


In battle

It is capable of immediately paralyzing the foe if it hits, but it only has 50% accuracy. It is one of nine elemental moves that do the same damage, 120 HP, consisting of Fire Blast, Hydro Pump, Gunk Shot, Focus Blast, Blizzard, Zap Cannon, Power Whip, Hurricane and Megahorn.


A highly appealing move.

Super Contests

Earn +2 if the Judge's voltage goes up.


By leveling up

Pokémon Type Egg groups Level
081.png Magnemite electric/steel 45 50 54 59 (BW)
57 (B2W2)
082.png Magneton electric/steel 53 62 60 66 (BW)
73 (B2W2)
137.png Porygon normal 44 48 62 62
145.png Zapdos electric/flying 92 (B2W2)
181.png Ampharos electric
205.png Forretress bug/steel 31 (FRLG) 62 (DP)
65 (PtHGSS)
233.png Porygon2 normal 44 48 62 62
299.png Nosepass rock 43 61 (DP)
67 (PtHGSS)
67 (BW)
50 (B2W2)
377.png Regirock rock 49 65 65
378.png Regice ice 49 65 65
379.png Registeel steel 49 65 65
386B.png Deoxys psychic 40 81 81
462.png Magnezone electric/steel 60 66 (BW)
73 (B2W2)
474.png Porygon-Z normal 62 62
476.png Probopass rock/steel 61 (DP)
67 (PtHGSS)
67 (BW)
50 (B2W2)
599.png Klink steel 54
600.png Klang steel 60
601.png Klinklang steel 66
603.png Eelektrik electric 69
604.png Eelektross electric
649.png Genesect bug/steel 66
738.png Vikavolt bug/electric
796.png Xurkitree electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Main games

Main series

Pokémon Adventures