Giga Impact (move)

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Giga Impact
ギガインパクト Giga Impact
Giga Impact VI.png
Type  Normal
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  150
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IV
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  0  
+3 if previous Pokémon reaches maximum judge voltage
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Earn +3 if the Pokémon that just went hit max Voltage.
Condition  Beauty
Appeal  0  
Jamming  0  

Giga Impact (Japanese: ギガインパクト Giga Impact) is a damage-dealing Normal-type move introduced in Generation IV. It is identical to Hyper Beam, except that it is a Physical move rather than a Special one. It has been TM68 since Generation IV.

Almost every Pokémon that can learn Hyper Beam through TM15 can learn Giga Impact through TM68, and vice versa.


Giga Impact deals a large amount of damage and then forces the user to recharge during the next turn. Unless this attack misses, the user will always have to recharge.


Games Description
DPPtHGSS The user charges at the foe using every bit of its power. The user must rest on the next turn.
BW The user charges at the target using every bit of its power. The user must rest on the next turn.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal 55 63 ''''
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying 73 81 '
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal 49 57 ''''
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground 54 54 '
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark   82 '
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric 67 68 '
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal 100 100 ''''
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal   40 ''''
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal   47 ''''
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal   59 ''''
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel   56 '
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon   61 '
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon   66 '
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon   74 '
626 Bouffalant Bouffalant Normal Normal   61 ''''
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


# Pokémon Type Machine
003 Venusaur Venusaur Grass Poison
006 Charizard Charizard Fire Flying
009 Blastoise Blastoise Water Water
012 Butterfree Butterfree Bug Flying
015 Beedrill Beedrill Bug Poison
018 Pidgeot Pidgeot Normal Flying
020 Raticate Raticate Normal Normal
022 Fearow Fearow Normal Flying
024 Arbok Arbok Poison Poison
026 Raichu Raichu Electric Electric
028 Sandslash Sandslash Ground Ground
031 Nidoqueen Nidoqueen Poison Ground
034 Nidoking Nidoking Poison Ground
036 Clefable Clefable Normal Normal
038 Ninetales Ninetales Fire Fire
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff Normal Normal
042 Golbat Golbat Poison Flying
045 Vileplume Vileplume Grass Poison
047 Parasect Parasect Bug Grass
049 Venomoth Venomoth Bug Poison
051 Dugtrio Dugtrio Ground Ground
053 Persian Persian Normal Normal
055 Golduck Golduck Water Water
057 Primeape Primeape Fighting Fighting
059 Arcanine Arcanine Fire Fire
062 Poliwrath Poliwrath Water Fighting
065 Alakazam Alakazam Psychic Psychic
068 Machamp Machamp Fighting Fighting
071 Victreebel Victreebel Grass Poison
073 Tentacruel Tentacruel Water Poison
076 Golem Golem Rock Ground
078 Rapidash Rapidash Fire Fire
080 Slowbro Slowbro Water Psychic
082 Magneton Magneton Electric Steel
085 Dodrio Dodrio Normal Flying
087 Dewgong Dewgong Water Ice
089 Muk Muk Poison Poison
091 Cloyster Cloyster Water Ice
094 Gengar Gengar Ghost Poison
097 Hypno Hypno Psychic Psychic
099 Kingler Kingler Water Water
101 Electrode Electrode Electric Electric
103 Exeggutor Exeggutor Grass Psychic
105 Marowak Marowak Ground Ground
108 Lickitung Lickitung Normal Normal
110 Weezing Weezing Poison Poison
112 Rhydon Rhydon Ground Rock
113 Chansey Chansey Normal Normal
114 Tangela Tangela Grass Grass
115 Kangaskhan Kangaskhan Normal Normal
117 Seadra Seadra Water Water
119 Seaking Seaking Water Water
121 Starmie Starmie Water Psychic
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime Psychic Psychic
123 Scyther Scyther Bug Flying
124 Jynx Jynx Ice Psychic
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz Electric Electric
126 Magmar Magmar Fire Fire
127 Pinsir Pinsir Bug Bug
128 Tauros Tauros Normal Normal
130 Gyarados Gyarados Water Flying
131 Lapras Lapras Water Ice
134 Vaporeon Vaporeon Water Water
135 Jolteon Jolteon Electric Electric
136 Flareon Flareon Fire Fire
137 Porygon Porygon Normal Normal
139 Omastar Omastar Rock Water
141 Kabutops Kabutops Rock Water
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl Rock Flying
143 Snorlax Snorlax Normal Normal
144 Articuno Articuno Ice Flying
145 Zapdos Zapdos Electric Flying
146 Moltres Moltres Fire Flying
149 Dragonite Dragonite Dragon Flying
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo Psychic Psychic
151 Mew Mew Psychic Psychic
154 Meganium Meganium Grass Grass
157 Typhlosion Typhlosion Fire Fire
160 Feraligatr Feraligatr Water Water
162 Furret Furret Normal Normal
164 Noctowl Noctowl Normal Flying
166 Ledian Ledian Bug Flying
168 Ariados Ariados Bug Poison
169 Crobat Crobat Poison Flying
171 Lanturn Lanturn Water Electric
176 Togetic Togetic Normal Flying
178 Xatu Xatu Psychic Flying
181 Ampharos Ampharos Electric Electric
182 Bellossom Bellossom Grass Grass
184 Azumarill Azumarill Water Water
186 Politoed Politoed Water Water
189 Jumpluff Jumpluff Grass Flying
192 Sunflora Sunflora Grass Grass
195 Quagsire Quagsire Water Ground
196 Espeon Espeon Psychic Psychic
197 Umbreon Umbreon Dark Dark
199 Slowking Slowking Water Psychic
205 Forretress Forretress Bug Steel
208 Steelix Steelix Steel Ground
210 Granbull Granbull Normal Normal
212 Scizor Scizor Bug Steel
214 Heracross Heracross Bug Fighting
217 Ursaring Ursaring Normal Normal
219 Magcargo Magcargo Fire Rock
221 Piloswine Piloswine Ice Ground
224 Octillery Octillery Water Water
226 Mantine Mantine Water Flying
229 Houndoom Houndoom Fire Dark
230 Kingdra Kingdra Water Dragon
232 Donphan Donphan Ground Ground
233 Porygon2 Porygon2 Normal Normal
234 Stantler Stantler Normal Normal
241 Miltank Miltank Normal Normal
242 Blissey Blissey Normal Normal
243 Raikou Raikou Electric Electric
244 Entei Entei Fire Fire
245 Suicune Suicune Water Water
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar Rock Dark
249 Lugia Lugia Psychic Flying
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh Fire Flying
251 Celebi Celebi Psychic Grass
254 Sceptile Sceptile Grass Grass
257 Blaziken Blaziken Fire Fighting
260 Swampert Swampert Water Ground
262 Mightyena Mightyena Dark Dark
264 Linoone Linoone Normal Normal
267 Beautifly Beautifly Bug Flying
269 Dustox Dustox Bug Poison
272 Ludicolo Ludicolo Water Grass
275 Shiftry Shiftry Grass Dark
277 Swellow Swellow Normal Flying
279 Pelipper Pelipper Water Flying
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir Psychic Psychic
284 Masquerain Masquerain Bug Flying
286 Breloom Breloom Grass Fighting
289 Slaking Slaking Normal Normal
291 Ninjask Ninjask Bug Flying
292 Shedinja Shedinja Bug Ghost
295 Exploud Exploud Normal Normal
297 Hariyama Hariyama Fighting Fighting
301 Delcatty Delcatty Normal Normal
303 Mawile Mawile Steel Steel
306 Aggron Aggron Steel Rock
308 Medicham Medicham Fighting Psychic
310 Manectric Manectric Electric Electric
317 Swalot Swalot Poison Poison
319 Sharpedo Sharpedo Water Dark
321 Wailord Wailord Water Water
323 Camerupt Camerupt Fire Ground
324 Torkoal Torkoal Fire Fire
326 Grumpig Grumpig Psychic Psychic
330 Flygon Flygon Ground Dragon
332 Cacturne Cacturne Grass Dark
334 Altaria Altaria Dragon Flying
337 Lunatone Lunatone Rock Psychic
338 Solrock Solrock Rock Psychic
340 Whiscash Whiscash Water Ground
342 Crawdaunt Crawdaunt Water Dark
344 Claydol Claydol Ground Psychic
346 Cradily Cradily Rock Grass
348 Armaldo Armaldo Rock Bug
350 Milotic Milotic Water Water
354 Banette Banette Ghost Ghost
356 Dusclops Dusclops Ghost Ghost
357 Tropius Tropius Grass Flying
359 Absol Absol Dark Dark
362 Glalie Glalie Ice Ice
365 Walrein Walrein Ice Water
367 Huntail Huntail Water Water
368 Gorebyss Gorebyss Water Water
369 Relicanth Relicanth Rock Water
373 Salamence Salamence Dragon Flying
376 Metagross Metagross Steel Psychic
377 Regirock Regirock Rock Rock
378 Regice Regice Ice Ice
379 Registeel Registeel Steel Steel
380 Latias Latias Dragon Psychic
381 Latios Latios Dragon Psychic
382 Kyogre Kyogre Water Water
383 Groudon Groudon Ground Ground
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza Dragon Flying
385 Jirachi Jirachi Steel Psychic
386 Deoxys Deoxys Psychic Psychic
389 Torterra Torterra Grass Ground
392 Infernape Infernape Fire Fighting
395 Empoleon Empoleon Water Steel
398 Staraptor Staraptor Normal Flying
400 Bibarel Bibarel Normal Water
402 Kricketune Kricketune Bug Bug
405 Luxray Luxray Electric Electric
407 Roserade Roserade Grass Poison
409 Rampardos Rampardos Rock Rock
411 Bastiodon Bastiodon Rock Steel
413 Wormadam Wormadam Bug Grass
414 Mothim Mothim Bug Flying
416 Vespiquen Vespiquen Bug Flying
419 Floatzel Floatzel Water Water
421 Cherrim Cherrim Grass Grass
423 Gastrodon Gastrodon Water Ground
424 Ambipom Ambipom Normal Normal
426 Drifblim Drifblim Ghost Flying
428 Lopunny Lopunny Normal Normal
429 Mismagius Mismagius Ghost Ghost
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow Dark Flying
432 Purugly Purugly Normal Normal
435 Skuntank Skuntank Poison Dark
437 Bronzong Bronzong Steel Psychic
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb Ghost Dark
445 Garchomp Garchomp Dragon Ground
448 Lucario Lucario Fighting Steel
450 Hippowdon Hippowdon Ground Ground
452 Drapion Drapion Poison Dark
454 Toxicroak Toxicroak Poison Fighting
455 Carnivine Carnivine Grass Grass
457 Lumineon Lumineon Water Water
460 Abomasnow Abomasnow Grass Ice
461 Weavile Weavile Dark Ice
462 Magnezone Magnezone Electric Steel
463 Lickilicky Lickilicky Normal Normal
464 Rhyperior Rhyperior Ground Rock
465 Tangrowth Tangrowth Grass Grass
466 Electivire Electivire Electric Electric
467 Magmortar Magmortar Fire Fire
468 Togekiss Togekiss Normal Flying
469 Yanmega Yanmega Bug Flying
470 Leafeon Leafeon Grass Grass
471 Glaceon Glaceon Ice Ice
472 Gliscor Gliscor Ground Flying
473 Mamoswine Mamoswine Ice Ground
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z Normal Normal
475 Gallade Gallade Psychic Fighting
476 Probopass Probopass Rock Steel
477 Dusknoir Dusknoir Ghost Ghost
478 Froslass Froslass Ice Ghost
480 Uxie Uxie Psychic Psychic
481 Mesprit Mesprit Psychic Psychic
482 Azelf Azelf Psychic Psychic
483 Dialga Dialga Steel Dragon
484 Palkia Palkia Water Dragon
485 Heatran Heatran Fire Steel
486 Regigigas Regigigas Normal Normal
487 Giratina Giratina Ghost Dragon
488 Cresselia Cresselia Psychic Psychic
490 Manaphy Manaphy Water Water
491 Darkrai Darkrai Dark Dark
492 Shaymin Shaymin Grass Grass
493 Arceus Arceus Normal Normal
494 Victini Victini Psychic Fire
497 Serperior Serperior Grass Grass
500 Emboar Emboar Fire Fighting
503 Samurott Samurott Water Water
505 Watchog Watchog Normal Normal
506 Lillipup Lillipup Normal Normal
507 Herdier Herdier Normal Normal
508 Stoutland Stoutland Normal Normal
510 Liepard Liepard Dark Dark
512 Simisage Simisage Grass Grass
514 Simisear Simisear Fire Fire
516 Simipour Simipour Water Water
518 Musharna Musharna Psychic Psychic
521 Unfezant Unfezant Normal Flying
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika Electric Electric
526 Gigalith Gigalith Rock Rock
528 Swoobat Swoobat Psychic Flying
530 Excadrill Excadrill Ground Steel
531 Audino Audino Normal Normal
534 Conkeldurr Conkeldurr Fighting Fighting
537 Seismitoad Seismitoad Water Ground
542 Leavanny Leavanny Bug Grass
545 Scolipede Scolipede Bug Poison
547 Whimsicott Whimsicott Grass Grass
549 Lilligant Lilligant Grass Grass
553 Krookodile Krookodile Ground Dark
555 Darmanitan Darmanitan Fire Fire
558 Crustle Crustle Bug Rock
560 Scrafty Scrafty Dark Fighting
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph Psychic Flying
563 Cofagrigus Cofagrigus Ghost Ghost
565 Carracosta Carracosta Water Rock
567 Archeops Archeops Rock Flying
569 Garbodor Garbodor Poison Poison
571 Zoroark Zoroark Dark Dark
573 Cinccino Cinccino Normal Normal
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle Psychic Psychic
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus Psychic Psychic
581 Swanna Swanna Water Flying
584 Vanilluxe Vanilluxe Ice Ice
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck Normal Grass
589 Escavalier Escavalier Bug Steel
591 Amoonguss Amoonguss Grass Poison
593 Jellicent Jellicent Water Ghost
596 Galvantula Galvantula Bug Electric
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn Grass Steel
599 Klink Klink Steel Steel
600 Klang Klang Steel Steel
601 Klinklang Klinklang Steel Steel
604 Eelektross Eelektross Electric Electric
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem Psychic Psychic
609 Chandelure Chandelure Ghost Fire
610 Axew Axew Dragon Dragon
611 Fraxure Fraxure Dragon Dragon
612 Haxorus Haxorus Dragon Dragon
614 Beartic Beartic Ice Ice
615 Cryogonal Cryogonal Ice Ice
617 Accelgor Accelgor Bug Bug
620 Mienshao Mienshao Fighting Fighting
621 Druddigon Druddigon Dragon Dragon
623 Golurk Golurk Ground Ghost
625 Bisharp Bisharp Dark Steel
628 Braviary Braviary Normal Flying
630 Mandibuzz Mandibuzz Dark Flying
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon Dark Dragon
637 Volcarona Volcarona Bug Fire
638 Cobalion Cobalion Steel Fighting
639 Terrakion Terrakion Rock Fighting
640 Virizion Virizion Grass Fighting
641 Tornadus Tornadus Flying Flying
642 Thundurus Thundurus Electric Flying
643 Reshiram Reshiram Dragon Fire
644 Zekrom Zekrom Dragon Electric
645 Landorus Landorus Ground Flying
646 Kyurem Kyurem Dragon Ice
647 Keldeo Keldeo Water Fighting
648 Meloetta Meloetta Normal Psychic
649 Genesect Genesect Bug Steel
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

Lenora Herdier Giga Impact.png 150px Ash Gliscor Giga Impact.png Tobias Latios Giga Impact.png
Herdier Simisage Gliscor Latios
A yellow-orange energy covers its body. Then, a purple energy sphere surrounds the user and the energy swirls around it to hit the foe.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
142 Aerodactyl Aerodactyl flies into the sky and its body becomes surrounded by orange streaks. A purple energy then appears from the top of the streaks and envelops Aerodactyl's body. Aerodactyl then flies into the opponent.
Dr. Kenzo's Aerodactyl Wild in the Streets! Debut
445 Garchomp Garchomp flies into the air and its body becomes surrounded by spiraling orange streaks. Then, a purple energy sphere surrounds Garchomp's body and it flies into the opponent with great force.
Cynthia's Garchomp Top-Down Training! None
442 Spiritomb Spiritomb floats into the air and purple sparkles start to gather around it as it gathers energy. Then, orange streaks surround its body and it becomes surrounded by a purple orb. It then slams into the opponent with great force. As it's attacking, it spins its body around.
A wild Spiritomb The Keystone Pops! None
446 Munchlax Munchlax's body becomes surrounded by orange energy and it bursts into a purple orb that becomes surrounded by swirling orange streaks. It then slams into the opponent.
Kylie's Munchlax A Full Course Tag Battle! Munchlax cannot legally learn Giga Impact
472 Gliscor Gliscor flies at the opponent and its body becomes surrounded by yellow-orange streaks. Then, Gliscor's body becomes surrounded by a purple aura and it slams into the opponent with full force.
Ash's Gliscor Mastering Current Events! None
466 Electivire Electivire slams its fists together in front of it and a purple orb with orange-yellow streaks spiraling around it appear around its body. It then puts one of its fists out and it slams into the opponent.
Paul's Electivire Casting a Paul on Barry! None
381 Latios Latios's body becomes surrounded by an orange sphere of energy. Then, the orange color fades and turns purple, with orange streaks of energy that spiral around the orb. Latios then flies into the opponent.
Tobias's Latios The Semi-Final Frontier! None
507 Herdier Herdier jumps high into the air while facing towards the sky. As it does, its body becomes surrounded in an invisible energy. A bright flash of yellow light appears in front of its face and it faces towards the opponent. It then shoots itself at the opponent and an orb of light purple energy with spiraling light yellow streaks around it appear around Herdier's body and it slams into the opponent with great force.
Lenora's Herdier Rematch at the Nacrene Gym! None
512 Simisage Simisage jumps high into the air while facing towards the sky. As it does, its body becomes surrounded in an invisible energy. A bright flash of yellow light appears in front of its face and it faces towards the opponent. It then shoots itself at the opponent and a orb of light purple energy with spiraling light yellow streaks around it appear around Simisage's body and it slams into the opponent with great force.
Akkie's Simisage The Clubsplosion Begins! None

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure manga

In other generations

Giga Impact DPPt.png Giga Impact HGSS.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
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


  • Giga Impact was likely introduced because Hyper Beam was changed, due to its nature as a beam of pure energy, from a physical move to a special move.
  • Aerodactyl and Tyranitar are the only Pokémon that learn both Hyper Beam and Giga Impact by leveling up.
  • Despite being among the lightest Pokémon (only surpassed by Gastly and Haunter), all three of the lake guardians can learn this move.
  • Axew, Fraxure, Lillipup, and Herdier are the only Pokémon that are not fully evolved that can learn Giga Impact by leveling up.
  • Normally, only fully-evolved Pokémon can learn this move. However, some Pokémon that are not fully evolved but were in a previous generation (such as Porygon, Porygon2, Seadra, or Lickitung) may also learn this move, despite the fact it was introduced during Generation IV.
    • Also, some Pokémon that are currently fully evolved cannot learn either variation.
  • No Generation III Pokémon can learn Giga Impact via level up.
  • Giga Impact along with its variations is tied with Quick Attack and its variations to have the most variations.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 超極衝擊 Chāo​jí​ Chōng​jí *
超级冲击 Chāo​jí​ Chōng​jī *
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Giga Impact
France Flag.png French Giga Impact
Germany Flag.png German Gigastoß
Greece Flag.png Greek Γιγαντιαία Πρόσκρουση
India Flag.png Hindi गीगा धक्का Giga Dhakka
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Giga Impact
Italy Flag.png Italian Gigaimpatto
South Korea Flag.png Korean 기가임펙트 Giga Impact
Portugal Flag.png Portuguese Giga Impacto
Romania Flag.png Romanian Giga Impact
Spain Flag.png Spanish Giga Impacto

Variations of the move Hyper Beam
Physical Giga ImpactRock Wrecker
Special Hyper BeamBlast BurnFrenzy PlantHydro CannonRoar of Time

Generation IV TMs
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
Generation V HMs
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