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 Sun & Moon 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 19
Tapu KokoTapu Koko
#785 / Electric · Fairy
Level 14
XurkitreeXurkitree
#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.

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