Shock Wave (move)

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Move data

Type Electric
Category 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Electrium Z and uses its Z-Power, Shock Wave turns into Gigavolt Havoc and has base power 120.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user strikes the target with a quick jolt of electricity. This attack never misses.
Sun/Moon 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
Level 15
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
Level 15
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
Level 15
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 22
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 22
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 22
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 22
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 22
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 22
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
Level 11
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Level 11
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Level 22
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)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.

ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
Water 2
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
Water 2
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
Field
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
Field
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
Field
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
Field
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
Field
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
Field
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
Field
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
Field
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Amorphous, Water 1

Learnt by move tutor

These Pokémon can learn Shock Wave by the various move tutors in the games.

RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
AbraAbra
#063 / Psychic
KadabraKadabra
#064 / Psychic
AlakazamAlakazam
#065 / Psychic
MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
KoffingKoffing
#109 / Poison
WeezingWeezing
#110 / Poison
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
ChanseyChansey
#113 / Normal
TangelaTangela
#114 / Grass
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Mr. MimeMr. Mime
#122 / Psychic · Fairy
ElectabuzzElectabuzz
#125 / Electric
TaurosTauros
#128 / Normal
LaprasLapras
#131 / Water · Ice
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
PorygonPorygon
#137 / Normal
SnorlaxSnorlax
#143 / Normal
ZapdosZapdos
#145 / Electric · Flying
DratiniDratini
#147 / Dragon
DragonairDragonair
#148 / Dragon
DragoniteDragonite
#149 / Dragon · Flying
MewtwoMewtwo
#150 / Psychic
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
ChinchouChinchou
#170 / Water · Electric
LanturnLanturn
#171 / Water · Electric
PichuPichu
#172 / Electric
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
TogepiTogepi
#175 / Fairy
TogeticTogetic
#176 / Fairy · Flying
MareepMareep
#179 / Electric
FlaaffyFlaaffy
#180 / Electric
AmpharosAmpharos
#181 / Electric
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
MisdreavusMisdreavus
#200 / Ghost
GirafarigGirafarig
#203 / Normal · Psychic
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
QwilfishQwilfish
#211 / Water · Poison
Porygon2Porygon2
#233 / Normal
StantlerStantler
#234 / Normal
ElekidElekid
#239 / Electric
MiltankMiltank
#241 / Normal
BlisseyBlissey
#242 / Normal
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
LugiaLugia
#249 / Psychic · Flying
Ho-ohHo-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
CelebiCelebi
#251 / Psychic · Grass
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
WingullWingull
#278 / Water · Flying
PelipperPelipper
#279 / Water · Flying
RaltsRalts
#280 / Psychic · Fairy
KirliaKirlia
#281 / Psychic · Fairy
GardevoirGardevoir
#282 / Psychic · Fairy
SlakothSlakoth
#287 / Normal
VigorothVigoroth
#288 / Normal
SlakingSlaking
#289 / Normal
WhismurWhismur
#293 / Normal
LoudredLoudred
#294 / Normal
ExploudExploud
#295 / Normal
NosepassNosepass
#299 / Rock
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
ElectrikeElectrike
#309 / Electric
ManectricManectric
#310 / Electric
PluslePlusle
#311 / Electric
MinunMinun
#312 / Electric
VolbeatVolbeat
#313 / Bug
IllumiseIllumise
#314 / Bug
GulpinGulpin
#316 / Poison
SwalotSwalot
#317 / Poison
SpoinkSpoink
#325 / Psychic
GrumpigGrumpig
#326 / Psychic
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
CastformCastform
#351 / Normal
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
ShuppetShuppet
#353 / Ghost
BanetteBanette
#354 / Ghost
ChimechoChimecho
#358 / Psychic
AbsolAbsol
#359 / Dark
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
RegiceRegice
#378 / Ice
RegisteelRegisteel
#379 / Steel
LatiasLatias
#380 / Dragon · Psychic
LatiosLatios
#381 / Dragon · Psychic
KyogreKyogre
#382 / Water
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
RayquazaRayquaza
#384 / Dragon · Flying
JirachiJirachi
#385 / Steel · Psychic
Deoxys (Normal Forme)Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Attack Forme)Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Defense Forme)Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys (Speed Forme)Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
ShinxShinx
#403 / Electric
LuxioLuxio
#404 / Electric
LuxrayLuxray
#405 / Electric
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
DrifloonDrifloon
#425 / Ghost · Flying
DrifblimDrifblim
#426 / Ghost · Flying
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
MismagiusMismagius
#429 / Ghost
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
ChinglingChingling
#433 / Psychic
Mime Jr.Mime Jr.
#439 / Psychic · Fairy
HappinyHappiny
#440 / Normal
SpiritombSpiritomb
#442 / Ghost · Dark
MunchlaxMunchlax
#446 / Normal
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
TangrowthTangrowth
#465 / Grass
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
TogekissTogekiss
#468 / Fairy · Flying
Porygon-ZPorygon-Z
#474 / Normal
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
ProbopassProbopass
#476 / Rock · Steel
FroslassFroslass
#478 / Ice · Ghost
RotomRotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Rotom (Heat Rotom)Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Rotom (Wash Rotom)Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Rotom (Frost Rotom)Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Rotom (Fan Rotom)Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Rotom (Mow Rotom)Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
UxieUxie
#480 / Psychic
MespritMesprit
#481 / Psychic
AzelfAzelf
#482 / Psychic
DialgaDialga
#483 / Steel · Dragon
PalkiaPalkia
#484 / Water · Dragon
RegigigasRegigigas
#486 / Normal
Giratina (Altered Forme)Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
DarkraiDarkrai
#491 / Dark
ArceusArceus
#493 / Normal
VictiniVictini
#494 / Psychic · Fire
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
BlitzleBlitzle
#522 / Electric
ZebstrikaZebstrika
#523 / Electric
WoobatWoobat
#527 / Psychic · Flying
SwoobatSwoobat
#528 / Psychic · Flying
SigilyphSigilyph
#561 / Psychic · Flying
YamaskYamask
#562 / Ghost
CofagrigusCofagrigus
#563 / Ghost
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
GothitaGothita
#574 / Psychic
GothoritaGothorita
#575 / Psychic
GothitelleGothitelle
#576 / Psychic
SolosisSolosis
#577 / Psychic
DuosionDuosion
#578 / Psychic
ReuniclusReuniclus
#579 / Psychic
EmolgaEmolga
#587 / Electric · Flying
FrillishFrillish
#592 / Water · Ghost
JellicentJellicent
#593 / Water · Ghost
JoltikJoltik
#595 / Bug · Electric
GalvantulaGalvantula
#596 / Bug · Electric
KlinkKlink
#599 / Steel
KlangKlang
#600 / Steel
KlinklangKlinklang
#601 / Steel
EelektrikEelektrik
#603 / Electric
EelektrossEelektross
#604 / Electric
ElgyemElgyem
#605 / Psychic
BeheeyemBeheeyem
#606 / Psychic
LitwickLitwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
LampentLampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
ChandelureChandelure
#609 / Ghost · Fire
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
GolettGolett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
GolurkGolurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
DeinoDeino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
ZweilousZweilous
#634 / Dark · Dragon
HydreigonHydreigon
#635 / Dark · Dragon
Thundurus (Incarnate Forme)Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
ZekromZekrom
#644 / Dragon · Electric
Meloetta (Aria Forme)Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
GenesectGenesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
BraixenBraixen
#654 / Fire
DelphoxDelphox
#655 / Fire · Psychic
EspurrEspurr
#677 / Psychic
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
HonedgeHonedge
#679 / Steel · Ghost
DoubladeDoublade
#680 / Steel · Ghost
Aegislash (Blade Forme)Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
SkrelpSkrelp
#690 / Poison · Water
DragalgeDragalge
#691 / Poison · Dragon
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
GoomyGoomy
#704 / Dragon
SliggooSliggoo
#705 / Dragon
GoodraGoodra
#706 / Dragon
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Hoopa (Hoopa Confined)Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa (Hoopa Unbound)Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark