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Vacuum Wave (Japanese: しんくうは Vacuum Wave) is a damage dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV.
Vacuum Wave inflicts damage and is an increased priority move. If the target does not use an increased priority move during the round that it is used, Vacuum Wave will go first regardless of the user's or target's speed. If the target also uses a move with an increased priority of +1 during the same round that the user uses Vacuum Wave, the attack order of the users will be
determined normally. If the user is put to sleep or frozen during the round that Vacuum Wave is (or attempts to be) used, Vacuum Wave's increased speed priority will not be reset. Subsequently, it will only be reset on the turn after the user wakes up or is defrosted, or if the user switches out.
|| The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the foe. This move always goes first.
|| The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.
|Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.|
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.
In the anime
| Croagunk gathering air
|| Arms glow
| It spins around to gather air. It then releases it by punching the gathered air in the form of a shape.
|| First Used In
|| Croagunk jumps into the air and spins around, causing pink wind to appear and surround it. It then turns towards the opponent and puts its arms around its head, firing the wind from around its body in the shape of a heart.
| Nurse Joy's Chrissy
|| Cream of the Croagunk Crop!
|| Gallade jumps into the air and its forearms glow white. Then, it spins around with its head and its arms extended facing the opponent and it fires a horizontal tornado from its body at the opponent.
| Zoey's Gallade
|| A Grand Fight for Winning!
|| Riolu waves its arms, causing light blue wind to appear and surround it. Riolu then jumps into the air, crosses its arms and then opens them, firing the wind from around its body in the form of a shockwave.
| Kotetsu's Riolu
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
- Chimchar and Mew are the only non-Fighting-types to learn the move through the Move Tutor in Pokémon Platinum. However, Chimchar evolves into Monferno, which is part Fighting, and Mew can learn almost all tutorable moves.
- Vacuum Wave is currently the only special increased priority move.
- Although Scyther is capable of learning this move by leveling up, neither it nor its evolution can learn it from the Move Tutor.
- Vacuum Wave and its variations are tied with Hyper Beam and its variations with the largest number of variations to a single move.
In other languages