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SonicBoom (Japanese: ソニックブーム Sonic Boom) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation I.
SonicBoom deals 20 damage, regardless of the user's type, the opponent's type, and any other effects. Ghost-types are able to be hit by this move despite their usual immunity to Normal-type moves.
Generation II and on
Ghost-type Pokémon are immune to SonicBoom.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
In Red and Blue Rescue Team, this move does 55 damage, while in Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky it does 20 damage.
|| A Normal-type attack. It inflicts a set amount of damage regardless of the target's type.
|| A Normal-type attack. It always inflicts a set amount of damage.
|| Always inflicts 20HP damage.
|| Launches shock waves that always inflict 20 HP damage.
|| The foe is hit with a shock wave that always inflicts 20-HP damage.
|| The foe is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.
|| The target is hit with a destructive shock wave that always inflicts 20 HP damage.
|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
In the manga
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
In other generations
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- Despite being a Normal-type move, Smeargle (through Sketch) is the only Normal-type Pokémon that can learn this move.
- Although the sound-based moves are introduced in Generation III, SonicBoom is listed in move index number near other Generation I sound-based moves; Growl, Sing, Roar, and Supersonic.
- For unknown reasons, the move's animation was changed between the Japanese and international versions of Generation II. Whereas the Japanese version depicted SonicBoom as a boomerang being thrown towards the target, the international versions instead depict the move as a tornado approaching and hitting the foe.
In other languages
| Mandarin Chinese
|| 音爆 Yīnbào
|| Supersonische Knal
|| Äänipommi (original series)|
Ääniaalto (Advanced Generation series)
|| 소닉붐 Sonic Boom
|| Bomba Dźwięku
|| Bomba Sônica
|| Detonação Sónica
|| Explozia Sonică|
|| Sonična Bomba
|| Latin America
|| Bomba Sónica (Original Series & Diamond and Pearl)|
Explosion Sónica (DP Battle Dimencion & Galactic Battles)
Explosónica (DP Sinnoh League Victors)
|| Bomba Sónica