Vacuum Wave (move)

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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 Pokemon.

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 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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Level 26
ScytherScyther
#123 / Bug · Flying
Level 1

Learnt by breeding

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

HitmonleeHitmonlee
#106 / Fighting
Human-Like
HitmonchanHitmonchan
#107 / Fighting
Human-Like
TyrogueTyrogue
#236 / Fighting
Undiscovered
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Human-Like
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
Undiscovered
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Field, Human-Like
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Human-Like

Learnt in previous generations only

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

MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
BreloomBreloom
#286 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MedititeMeditite
#307 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MedichamMedicham
#308 / Fighting · Psychic
Gen 4 — Move tutor
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 4 — Move tutor
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor
GalladeGallade
#475 / Psychic · Fighting
Gen 4 — Move tutor