Vacuum Wave (move)

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Move data

Type Fighting
Category Special Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Vacuum Wave deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the foe. This move always goes first.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.
X/Y The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Vacuum 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.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 26
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Hitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
Tyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Vacuum Wave in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor