Sonic Boom (move)

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Move data

Type Normal
Category Special
Power
Accuracy 90
PP 20  (max. 32)
Introduced Generation 1

Effects

Sonic Boom always deals 20 HP damage to the target, regardless of typing (although Ghost type Pokémon are still immune). It has no additional effect.

Changes

In Generation 1, Sonic Boom hits Ghost types regardless of their immunity to Normal type moves.

In Generations 1-5, this move's name was formatted as SonicBoom.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Normalium Z and uses its Z-Power, Sonic Boom turns into Breakneck Blitz and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
Always inflicts 20HP damage.
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Launches shock waves that always inflict 20 HP damage.
FireRed/LeafGreen The foe is hit with a shock wave that always inflicts 20-HP damage.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The foe is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The target is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.
X/Y
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The target is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.
Sun/Moon The target is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Sonic Boom 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.

MagnemiteMagnemite
#081 / Electric · Steel
Level 17
MagnetonMagneton
#082 / Electric · Steel
Level 17
VoltorbVoltorb
#100 / Electric
Level 4
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 1
ElectrodeElectrode
#101 / Electric
Level 4
YanmaYanma
#193 / Bug · Flying
Level 14
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
Level 1
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
Level 1
MagnezoneMagnezone
#462 / Electric · Steel
Level 17
YanmegaYanmega
#469 / Bug · Flying
Level 14
MagearnaMagearna
#801 / Steel · Fairy
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Bug
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Bug
MunnaMunna
#517 / Psychic
Field
MusharnaMusharna
#518 / Psychic
Field