Shock Wave (move)

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Shock Wave
Japanese でんげきは (Dengekiha)
German Schockwelle
French Onde de Choc
Italian Ondashock
Spanish Onda Voltio

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
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra 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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon 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 19
Tapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 14
Xurkitree
#796 / Electric
Level 13

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt by move tutor

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

Rattata
Alolan Rattata
#019 / Dark · Normal
Raticate
Alolan Raticate
#020 / Dark · Normal
Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Graveler
Alolan Graveler
#075 / Rock · Electric
Golem
Alolan Golem
#076 / Rock · Electric
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
#088 / Poison · Dark
Muk
#089 / Poison
Muk
Alolan Muk
#089 / Poison · Dark
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Lapras
#131 / Water · Ice
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Ho-oh
#250 / Fire · Flying
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Volbeat
#313 / Bug
Absol
#359 / Dark
Regice
#378 / Ice
Deoxys
Normal Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Attack Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Defense Forme
#386 / Psychic
Deoxys
Speed Forme
#386 / Psychic
Froslass
#478 / Ice · 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
Giratina
Altered Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Giratina
Origin Forme
#487 / Ghost · Dragon
Klink
#599 / Steel
Klang
#600 / Steel
Litwick
#607 / Ghost · Fire
Lampent
#608 / Ghost · Fire
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Deino
#633 / Dark · Dragon
Thundurus
Incarnate Forme
#642 / Electric · Flying
Meloetta
Aria Forme
#648 / Normal · Psychic
Genesect
#649 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Aegislash
Blade Forme
#681 / Steel · Ghost
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
#720 / Psychic · Ghost
Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
#720 / Psychic · Dark
Grubbin
#736 / Bug