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Vacuum Wave (move)

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Vacuum Wave
しんくうは Vacuum Wave
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Type  Fighting
Category  Special
PP  30 (max. 48)
Power  40
Accuracy  100%
Priority  +1
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Smart
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  Smart
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Enables the user to perform first in the next turn.

Vacuum Wave (Japanese: しんくうは Vacuum Wave) is a damage dealing Fighting-type move introduced in Generation IV. Prior to Pokémon Platinum, it was the signature move of Hitmonchan.

Effect

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.

Description

Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the foe. This move always goes first.
BWB2W2
XY
The user whirls its fists to send a wave of pure vacuum at the target. This move always goes first.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
I II III IV V VI
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting 26 26 26
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying   -- -- --
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 Type Father
II III IV V VI
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Hitmonchan
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 Type Game
DP Pt HGSS
056 Mankey Mankey Fighting Fighting
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
066 Machop Machop Fighting Fighting
067 Machoke Machoke Fighting Fighting
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
106 Hitmonlee Hitmonlee Fighting Fighting
107 Hitmonchan Hitmonchan Fighting Fighting
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
236 Tyrogue Tyrogue Fighting Fighting
237 Hitmontop Hitmontop Fighting Fighting
256 Combusken Combusken Fire Fighting
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
296 Makuhita Makuhita Fighting Fighting
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
307 Meditite Meditite Fighting Psychic
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
390 Chimchar Chimchar Fire Fire
391 Monferno Monferno Fire Fighting
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
447 Riolu Riolu Fighting Fighting
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
453 Croagunk Croagunk Poison Fighting
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
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

Chrissy Vacuum Wave 1.png Chrissy Vacuum Wave 2.png Zoey Gallade Vacuum Wave.png Cameron Riolu Vacuum Wave.png
Croagunk charging The shape Gallade Riolu
It spins around to gather air. It then releases it by punching the gathered air in the form of a shape.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
453 Croagunk 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! Debut
475 Gallade 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! None
447 Riolu 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.
Cameron's Riolu Mission: Defeat Your Rival! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In other generations

Vacuum 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)
FRLG Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 真空波 Zhēnkōng Bō
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Vacuum Golf
France Flag.png French Onde Vide
Germany Flag.png German Vakuumwelle
Greece Flag.png Greek Κυματοκενό
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelombang Hampa
Italy Flag.png Italian Vuotonda
Poland Flag.png Polish Ssąca fala
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Onda de Vácuo
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Onda de Vácuo
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Vacío


Variations of the move Quick Attack
Physical Quick AttackMach PunchAqua Jet
Bullet PunchIce ShardShadow Sneak
Special Vacuum Wave


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