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ORAS Explosion
(だいばくはつ Giant Explosion)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Normal
Category Type Physical
Power: 250
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 5
Affects: All Enemies
Secondary Effect: None
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
Bright Powder: Yes
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Beauty
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 0
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Beauty
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Explosion (Japanese だいばくはつ Giant Explosion) is an extremely powerful Normal-type move that inflicts severe damage to all the Pokémon in battle, but the user faints upon using this move. In Generation II onwards, this move's Attack power becomes an outstanding 250 attack power, and cuts any Pokémon's Defense stats by half or more than half. It is the strongest Normal-type move in the game, as it is more powerful than Self-Destruct. In Generation V, it no longer cuts the foe's Defense by half.


  • This TM is a suicide attack, when used, the user faints.
  • This TM is like Self-Destruct with double the power.
  • It is the most powerful move, though its power can't increase by the opposing Pokémon's type, as it is Normal. It can be even more powerful if the Pokémon using it is Normal, because of STAB.


Explosion depicted in the games
Explosion IV
Weezing using Explosion

Explosion depicted in the anime
Danny's Electrode Explosion
Danny's Electrode using Explosion
Head of Security Electrode Explosion
Head of Security's Electrode using Explosion
Brock Forretress Explosion
Brock's Forretress using Explosion
Azelf Explosion
Azelf using Explosion

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