Shock Wave (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category Special Special
Power 60
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 3

Technical/Hidden Machine

Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM34
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM34

Effects

Shock Wave deals damage and ignores changes to the Accuracy and Evasion stats. However, it will not hit Pokémon during the invulnerable stage of Bounce, Dig, Dive, Fly, Shadow Force or Sky Drop.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
A fast and unavoidable electric attack.
FireRed/LeafGreen A rapid jolt of electricity strikes the foe. It can’t be evaded.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user strikes the foe with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack cannot be evaded.
Black/White The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack cannot be evaded.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shock Wave at the level specified. The level numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the Pokémon's dex page for details.

Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 15
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 15
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 21
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 22
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 22
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 22
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 22
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 22
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 22
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 11
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 11
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 22
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Level 25

Learnt by breeding

These Pokémon can learn Shock Wave as an egg move. Their breeding groups are also shown for reference.

Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Field
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Field
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Field
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Field
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Field
Blitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
Zebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
Emolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Water 1, Amorphous

Learnt by Machine (Generation 4)

Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Abra
#063 / Psychic
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Magnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Magneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Voltorb
#100 / Electric
Electrode
#101 / Electric
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Koffing
#109 / Poison
Weezing
#110 / Poison
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Chansey
#113 / Normal
Tangela
#114 / Grass
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Tauros
#128 / Normal
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Porygon
#137 / Normal
Snorlax
#143 / Normal
Zapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
Dratini
#147 / Dragon
Dragonair
#148 / Dragon
Dragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
Mewtwo
#150 / Psychic
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Chinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Lanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Pichu
#172 / Electric
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Togepi
#175 / Fairy
Togetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
Mareep
#179 / Electric
Flaaffy
#180 / Electric
Ampharos
#181 / Electric
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Misdreavus
#200 / Ghost
Girafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Qwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Porygon2
#233 / Normal
Stantler
#234 / Normal
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Miltank
#241 / Normal
Blissey
#242 / Normal
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Lugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Celebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Wingull
#278 / Water · Flying
Pelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
Ralts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
Kirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
Gardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
Slakoth
#287 / Normal
Vigoroth
#288 / Normal
Slaking
#289 / Normal
Whismur
#293 / Normal
Loudred
#294 / Normal
Exploud
#295 / Normal
Nosepass
#299 / Rock
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Electrike
#309 / Electric
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Plusle
#311 / Electric
Minun
#312 / Electric
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Illumise
#314 / Bug
Gulpin
#316 / Poison
Swalot
#317 / Poison
Spoink
#325 / Psychic
Grumpig
#326 / Psychic
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Castform
#351 / Normal
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Shuppet
#353 / Ghost
Banette
#354 / Ghost
Chimecho
#358 / Psychic
Absol
#359 / Dark
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Regice
#378 / Ice
Registeel
#379 / Steel
Latias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
Latios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
Kyogre
#382 / Water
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Rayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
Jirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Shinx
#403 / Electric
Luxio
#404 / Electric
Luxray
#405 / Electric
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Drifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
Drifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Mismagius
#429 / Ghost
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Chingling
#433 / Psychic
Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
Happiny
#440 / Normal
Spiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
Munchlax
#446 / Normal
Magnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Tangrowth
#465 / Grass
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Togekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Porygon-Z
#474 / Normal
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Probopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
Froslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Uxie
#480 / Psychic
Mesprit
#481 / Psychic
Azelf
#482 / Psychic
Dialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
Palkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
Regigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Darkrai
#491 / Dark
Arceus
#493 / Normal