Thunder Wave (move)

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Thunder Wave
でんじは Electromagnetic Wave
Thunder Wave.png
Thunder Wave 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Thunder Wave (Japanese: でんじは Electromagnetic Wave) is a non-damaging Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM45 in Generation I before losing its TM status in Generation II. It regained its TM status, albeit as TM73, in Generation IV onwards.

Effect

Generation I

Thunder Wave has 100% accuracy and paralyzes the target. Thunder Wave cannot affect Ground-type Pokémon or targets that already have a non-volatile status condition. Thunder Wave can affect a target behind a substitute.

In Pokémon Stadium, Thunder Wave cannot affect a target behind a substitute.

Generations II and III

Thunder Wave now cannot affect a target behind a substitute.

Generation IV

Thunder Wave now cannot affect Pokémon with the Ability Volt Absorb or Motor Drive.

If Thunder Wave is used by a Pokémon with Normalize, it cannot affect Ghost-type Pokémon but can affect Ground-type Pokémon.

Generation V

Thunder Wave now cannot affect a target with the Ability Lightning Rod.

Thunder Wave can affect a Ground-type target if that target is holding a Ring Target.

Generation VI

Thunder Wave now cannot affect Electric-type Pokémon, as they cannot be paralyzed.

In Inverse Battles, Thunder Wave can affect a Ground-type target.

Generation VII

Thunder Wave's accuracy was lowered to 90%.

If powered up by an Electrium Z into Z-Thunder Wave, it raises the user's Sp. Defense by 1.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that causes paralysis. When paralyzed, the victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
Stad2 A special move that causes paralysis. The victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
GSC A move that may cause paralysis.
RSE A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the foe.
FRLG A weak electric shock that is sure to cause paralysis if it hits.
Colo.XD A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
DPPtHGSS A weak electric charge is launched at the foe. It causes paralysis if it hits.
BWB2W2 A weak electric charge is launched at the target. It causes paralysis if it hits.
XYORAS
SM
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy 9RGB
8Y
8 8 10 10 13XY
18ORAS
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
Mineral Mineral 35 21 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
082 Magneton Magneton
Mineral Mineral 38 21 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like 19B2W2 19
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field 40RGB
42Y
42 42 57 57BW
33B2W2
33
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 8 8 8
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon 10 8 8 5 5 5
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 6 6 6
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered 8 8 10 10 13XY
18ORAS
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field 16 16 14 14BW
4B2W2
4
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field 18 18 14 14BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field 1, 18 1, 18 1, 14 1, 14BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered 19B2W2 19
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral 22 25 25BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field 4 4 4 4XY
1ORAS
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field 1, 4 1 1 1, 4XY
1ORAS
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy 4 3 3 3XY
1ORAS
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy 4 3 3 3XY
1ORAS
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy 33 33
462 Magnezone Magnezone
Mineral Mineral 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like 19B2W2 19
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral 25 25BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field 15 15
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field 1, 15 1, 15
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug 4 4
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug 1, 4 1, 4
602 Tynamo Tynamo
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon 31
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster 5
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster 5
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy 23
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Egg Groups Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Egg Groups Machine
I
TM45
II
--
III
--
IV
TM73
V
TM73
VI
TM73
VII
TM73
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
Mineral Mineral
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
Water 1 Water 2
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
325 Spoink Spoink
Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
Field Field
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Undiscovered Undiscovered
399 Bidoof Bidoof
Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
Water 1 Field
403 Shinx Shinx
Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
Field Field
425 Drifloon Drifloon
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
Amorphous Amorphous
427 Buneary Buneary
Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
Flying Flying
433 Chingling Chingling
Undiscovered Undiscovered
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
Undiscovered Undiscovered
462 Magnezone Magnezone
Mineral Mineral
466 Electivire Electivire
Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
Fairy Flying
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
Amorphous Amorphous
476 Probopass Probopass
Mineral Mineral
478 Froslass Froslass
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
Undiscovered Undiscovered
483 Dialga Dialga
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
Undiscovered Undiscovered
505 Watchog Watchog
Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
Field Field
517 Munna Munna
Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
Fairy Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
Flying Flying
572 Minccino Minccino
Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
Amorphous Amorphous
585 Deerling Deerling
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
Grass Mineral
599 Klink Klink
Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
Mineral Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
Mineral Mineral
602 Tynamo Tynamo
Amorphous Amorphous
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
Human-Like Human-Like
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
Water 1 Amorphous
624 Pawniard Pawniard
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
Human-Like Human-Like
632 Durant Durant
Bug Bug
633 Deino Deino
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
Dragon Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
Undiscovered Undiscovered
676 Furfrou Furfrou
Field Field
677 Espurr Espurr
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
Field Field
694 Helioptile Helioptile
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
Monster Monster
702 Dedenne Dedenne
Field Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki
Mineral Mineral
716 Xerneas Xerneas
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Confined
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Hoopa Unbound
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
019 Rattata Rattata
Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
Fairy Fairy
063 Abra Abra
Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
Mineral Mineral
096 Drowzee Drowzee
Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
Mineral Mineral
113 Chansey Chansey
Fairy Fairy
120 Staryu Staryu
Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
Human-Like Human-Like
130 Gyarados Gyarados
Water 2 Dragon
135 Jolteon Jolteon
Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
Mineral Mineral
145 Zapdos Zapdos
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
Undiscovered Undiscovered
170 Chinchou Chinchou
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
Fairy Flying
177 Natu Natu
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
Flying Flying
179 Mareep Mareep
Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
Water 2 Water 2
223 Remoraid Remoraid
Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
Water 1 Water 2
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
Amorphous Amorphous
299 Nosepass Nosepass
Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
Human-Like Bug
314 Illumise Illumise
Human-Like Bug
335 Zangoose Zangoose
Field Field
351 Castform Castform
Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Pikachu uses Thunder Wave as its custom neutral special 2, replacing Thunder Jolt. Thunder Wave does less damage than Thunder Jolt, but it leaves the opponent stunned for a short period of time.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Causes paralysis in the target. A Pokémon affected by paralysis is incapable of attacking or using moves.
MDTDS Afflicts the target with a Paralysis Status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status Condition has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
SMD It paralyzes an enemy and makes it unable to attack for a while.

In the anime

Clemont Heliolisk Thunder Wave.png Jasmine Magnemite Thunder Wave.png Solana Plusle Thunder Wave.png Hank Nosepass Thunder Wave.png
Heliolisk Magnemite Plusle Nosepass
The user releases a charge of electricity at the opponent which causes paralysis if it hits.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
135 Jolteon Yellow or blue sparks surround Jolteon's body.
Ethan's Jolteon Get Along, Little Pokémon Debut
179 Mareep Mareep releases thin streams of electricity from its body.
Dr. Anna's Mareep Hassle in the Castle None
170 Chinchou Chinchou releases a thin stream of electricity from its antennae orbs at the opponent, or Chinchou's antennae light up and its body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou None
Multiple wild Chinchou Takin' it on the Chinchou None
081 Magnemite Magnemite releases light blue electricity from its body at the opponent, or Magnemite releases blue static electricity from the tips of its magnets at the opponent. The electricity can hold the opponent in the air.
Jasmine's Magnemite Nerves of Steelix! None
Multiple wild Magnemite All Torkoal, No Play None
A wild Magnemite Pikachu's Summer Festival None
149 Dragonite Dragonite releases a stream of blue electricity from the ends of its antennae at the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
148 Dragonair Dragonair releases a blue stream of electricity from its horn that wraps around the opponent like a rope.
Clair's Dragonair Great Bowls of Fire! None
082s Magneton Magneton releases blue bolts of electricity from the ends of the magnets on its body. The electricity curves around and ties around the opponent, preventing it from moving.
Jackson's Magneton Tie One On! None
299 Nosepass Nosepass's nose glows yellow and it fires a massive electrical blast from it at the opponent, or Nosepass's body becomes surrounded by blue electricity and it fires static shock waves at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Roxanne's Nosepass Winner by a Nosepass Referred as Hyper Beam in the Japanese version
Hank's Nosepass Aipom and Circumstance! None
309 Electrike Blue sparks surround Electrike's body, or Electrike releases multiple blue bolts of lightning at the opponent.
Wattson's Electrike Watt's with Wattson? None
310 Manectric The top of Manectric's head sparks with blue electricity, then it releases multiple blue bolts of lightning at the opponent. When Manectric is charged up, yellow electricity rises from the yellow fur on its body and forms together in the air to form a blue ball of electricity that fires as a beam at the opponent.
Wattson's Manectric Manectric Charge None
306 Aggron Aggron's claw becomes surrounded in sparks of yellow electricity.
A mirage Aggron The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
311 Plusle Plusle releases bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Solana's Plusle The Green Guardian None
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk releases rings of yellow electricity from its tail at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Clemont's Heliolisk The Moment of Lumiose Truth! None
678F Meowstic Meowstic releases rings of yellow electricity from its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
625 Bisharp Bisharp raises its arms, turns to its left and then throws one of its hands to its left and then a yellow ring appears in front of the hand, with orange sparkles surrounding the ring. The sparkles disappear and the user shoots the ring and then multiple rings from in front of its hand towards the opponent. When the attack hits, yellow circles and rings form around the opponent in a dome shape, before disappearing, before the opponent becomes paralyzed.
Alain's Bisharp Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Set Out!! Pokémon Ranger manga


In other generations

Thunder Wave I.png Thunder Wave II.png Thunder Wave III.png Thunder Wave IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Thunder Wave V.png Thunder Wave PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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
Thunder Wave Stadium.png Thunder Wave Stad2.png Thunder Wave Colo.png Thunder Wave XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
Generation VI 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電磁波 Dihnchìh Bō
Mandarin 電磁波 / 电磁波 Diàncí Bō *
电击波 Diànjí Bō *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tordenbølge
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dondergolf
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkosaalto
France Flag.png French Cage-Éclair*
Cage-Eclair*
Germany Flag.png German Donnerwelle
Greece Flag.png Greek Κύμα Ηλεκτρομαγνητισμού
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelombang Elektromagnet
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuononda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전기자석파 Jeongi Jaseokpa
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Tordenbølge
Poland Flag.png Polish Fala Grzmotu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Onda Trovão
Onda de Trovão (XY series-present, TCG, manga)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Električni talas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Trueno
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Yıldırım Dalgası
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sóng Điện Từ



Variations of the move Spore
Status SporeThunder Wave


Generation I TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation IV TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
7677787980818283848586878889909192939495
Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
01020304050607080910111213141516171819202122232425
26272829303132333435363738394041424344454647484950
51525354555657585960616263646566676869707172737475
767778798081828384858687888990919293949596979899100


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