Shock Wave (move)

Move data

Type Electric
Category   Special
Power 60
Accuracy
PP 20  (max. 32)
Makes contact? No
Introduced Generation 3

Machine/Record

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.
Sword​/​Shield 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 Sword & Shield and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Electrike
#309 / Electric
Level 16
Manectric
#310 / Electric
Level 16
Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ghost
Level 30
Rotom
Heat Rotom
#479 / Electric · Fire
Level 30
Rotom
Wash Rotom
#479 / Electric · Water
Level 30
Rotom
Frost Rotom
#479 / Electric · Ice
Level 30
Rotom
Fan Rotom
#479 / Electric · Flying
Level 30
Rotom
Mow Rotom
#479 / Electric · Grass
Level 30
Toxtricity
Low Key Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 8
Toxtricity
Amped Form
#849 / Electric · Poison
Level 8

Learnt by breeding

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