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
Black 2/White 2
The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack cannot be evaded.
X/Y The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack never misses.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Shock Wave at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Electabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 15
Elekid
#239 / Electric
Level 15
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Level 15
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
Amorphous, Water 1