Vacuum Wave (move)

Move data

Type Fighting
Category   Special
Power 40
Accuracy 100
PP 30  (max. 48)
Priority +1
Introduced Generation 4

Effects

Vacuum Wave deals damage and has a priority of +1.

Moves with a higher priority always go first, regardless of a Pokémon's speed. If two moves with the same priority are used, the faster Pokémon goes first as usual.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Fightinium Z and uses its Z-Power, Vacuum Wave turns into All-Out Pummeling and has base power 100.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokémon.

Other languages

English Vacuum Wave
Japanese しんくうは (Shinkū Ha)
German Vakuumwelle
French Onde Vide
Italian Vuotonda
Spanish Onda Vacío

Game descriptions

Diamond​/​Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold​/​SoulSilver
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the foe. This move always goes first.
Black​/​White
Black 2​/​White 2
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.
X​/​Y
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Vacuum 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.

Hitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 26
Scyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Kartana
#798 / Grass · Steel
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Vacuum Wave in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Breloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Meditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Medicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
Gallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor