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Aura Sphere (move)

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Aura Sphere
はどうだん Wave Bomb
Aura Sphere V.png
Type  Fighting
Category  Special
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  90
Accuracy  —%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone but the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+2 if first to appeal
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +2 if the Pokémon performs first in the turn.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Aura Sphere (Japanese: はどうだん Wave Bomb) is a damage-dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV.


Generation IV

Aura Sphere inflicts damage and is unaffected by modifications to the accuracy stat and evasion stat. It will not hit a Pokémon during the semi-invulnerable turn of moves such as Dig, Dive, and Fly.

Generation V

Aura Sphere can hit non-adjacent opponents in Triple Battles.

Pokémon Rumble Blast

The user creates a blue ball that homes in on the nearest Pokémon.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user looses a blast of aura power from deep within its body. This move is certain to hit.
BWB2W2Conq The user looses a blast of aura power from deep within its body at the target. This move is certain to hit.
PMDTDS Inflicts damage on the target, even at a distance. It never misses.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic 100 93 '
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic 100 100 '
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel 37 51 ''''
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying -- -- '
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon 90 37 37 '
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon 90 37 37 '
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon 90 37 37 '
619 Mienfoo Mienfoo Fighting Fighting   61 ''''
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting   70 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation IV

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
151 151 MewLv.50 Psychic PalCity Events
243 243 Raikou Electric 13th Movie Event
GameStop Event
English Winter 2011
447 447 Riolu Fighting Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

Generation V

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
150 150 MewtwoLv.70 Psychic Pokémon Smash! Mewtwo
Mighty Mewtwo
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In other games

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Aura Sphere is Lucario's standard Special move. Like most of its moves, Aura Sphere is more powerful if Lucario has taken more damage.

If the opponent runs into Lucario while it is charging the sphere, the opponent also takes damage.

In the anime

Aura Sphere Riolu Aura Sphere.png Lucario Aura Sphere.png Dawn Togekiss Aura Sphere.png Palkia Aura Sphere.png
Riolu Lucario Togekiss Palkia
A ball of aura is released by the user after charging it.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
448 Lucario Lucario puts its hands together and fires a blue ball of energy from them. Lucario can also fire smaller ones from just one hand.
Lucario (M08) Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Debut
Maylene's Lucario Lost Leader Strategy! None
Riley's Lucario Saving the World From Ruins! None
484 Palkia Palkia's puts its hands together and creates a pink ball. Palkia then fires it at the opponent.
Palkia (movie) The Rise of Darkrai None
447 Riolu Riolu puts its hands together and a blue ball appears in between them. Riolu then fires it at the opponent, or Riolu puts one hand out and fires a blue ball of energy at the opponent.
Aura Sphere Riolu Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 Game event exclusive move
487O Giratina The headplates on Giratina's face opens and it opens its mouth, releasing a ball of red fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Giratina (movie) Giratina and the Sky Warrior None
487 Giratina Giratina opens its mouth, releasing a ball of red fire from its mouth at the opponent.
Giratina (movie) Arceus and the Jewel of Life None
468 Togekiss Togekiss puts its wings together and creates a light blue ball of energy. Togekiss then fires it at the opponent, or Togekiss fires multiple light blue balls of energy from the front of its mouth at the opponent.
Dawn's Togekiss Dawn of a Royal Day! None
243 Raikou Raikou opens its mouth and forms a clear orb of energy in front of it. It then fires it from its mouth at the opponent.
Raikou (M13) Zoroark: Master of Illusions Game event exclusive move

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

In other generations

Aura Sphere DPPt.png Aura Sphere HGSS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
FRLG DPPt Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
XY ORAS Stadium (Jap) Stadium Stadium 2 Colosseum XD Battle Revolution Battle Revolution
(alternative animation)
Battrio Mystery Dungeon PMD: Red and Blue PMD: Time, Darkness, Sky Rumble Rumble Blast


  • Aura Sphere is mostly recognized for being used by Lucario and the most recognized of the moves that use aura.
  • Of all the moves which cannot miss, Aura Sphere is one of only three which do not have 60 power, the other two being Vital Throw and Clear Smog. In addition, Aura Sphere is the one with the highest power.
  • Aura Sphere, along with other moves with "Pulse" in their name (Dark Pulse, Dragon Pulse, Heal Pulse, Water Pulse) are the only non-Flying-type moves that can hit a non-adjacent Pokémon. Also, their Japanese names (including Aura Sphere) contain はどう wave/pulse.
  • Mienfoo is the only pre-evolved Pokémon that can learn Aura Sphere via level-up

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 波導彈 Bōdǎodàn*
波動彈 Bōdòngdàn*
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Aura bal
France Flag.png French Aurasphère
Germany Flag.png German Aurasphäre
Greece Flag.png Greek Σφαίρα Αύρας
India Flag.png Hindi ओरा का गोला Aura Ka Gola
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Bom Gelombang
Bola Aura
Italy Flag.png Italian Forzasfera
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파동탄 Padongtan
Poland Flag.png Polish Kula aury
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Aura Esfera
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Esfera de Aura
Romania Flag.png Romanian Sfera de Aură
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Aura Esfera (anime)
Spain Flag.png Spain Esfera Aural

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