Gigavolt Havoc (move)

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Gigavolt Havoc
スパーキングギガボルト Sparking Gigavolt
Gigavolt Havoc VII.png
Gigavolt Havoc VII 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Varies
PP  — (max. —)
Power  Varies
Accuracy  —%
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  • Does not make contact
  • Not affected by Protect
  • Not affected by Magic Coat
  • Not affected by Snatch
  • Not affected by Mirror Move
  • Affected by King's Rock
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VII
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Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
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Gigavolt Havoc (Japanese: スパーキングギガボルト Sparking Gigavolt) is a damage-dealing Electric-type Z-Move introduced in Generation VII.


Gigavolt Havoc inflicts damage. Its power and whether it is a special or physical move depends on the move it is based on.

Base move Power Category
Bolt Strike 195 Physical
Charge Beam 100 Special
Discharge 160 Special
Electro Ball 160 Special
Electroweb 100 Special
Fusion Bolt 180 Physical
Nuzzle 100 Physical
Parabolic Charge 120 Special
Shock Wave 120 Special
Spark 120 Physical
Thunder 185 Special
Thunder Fang 120 Physical
Thunder Punch 140 Physical
Thunder Shock 100 Special
Thunderbolt 175 Special
Volt Switch 140 Special
Volt Tackle 190 Physical
Wild Charge 175 Physical
Zap Cannon 190 Special
Zing Zap 160 Physical


Games Description
SM The user hits the target with a powerful electric current collected by its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.


Any non-Mega Evolved, non-Primal Pokémon can use Gigavolt Havoc if it knows a damaging Electric-type move, holds an Electrium Z, and if its Trainer wears a Z-Ring.

In the anime

None.png Ash Gigavolt Havoc pose.png Ash Pikachu Gigavolt Havoc.png None.png
Ash Pikachu
The user gathers Z-Power and attacks the target with a powerful electric current.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
025 Pikachu Pikachu strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then gathers a large ball of electricity and launches it towards the target with a punch.
Ash's Pikachu The Guardian's Challenge! Debut
Base move is Thunderbolt or Electro Ball


  • The metric prefix "giga" indicates 109 (1,000,000,000). Based on the Japanese name of Thunderbolt (100,000 Volts), this move's voltage is 10,000 times greater.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 終極伏特狂雷閃 Jūnggihk Fuhkdahk Kwòhnglèuihsím
Mandarin 終極伏特狂雷閃 / 终极伏特狂雷闪 Zhōngjí Fútè Kuángléishǎn
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Gigavolt Chaos
France Flag.png French Fulguro-Lance Gigavolt
Germany Flag.png German Gigavolt-Funkensalve
Italy Flag.png Italian Gigascarica Folgorante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스파킹기가볼트 Sparking Gigavolt
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Gigavolt Destruidor
Russia Flag.png Russian Гигавольтный Хаос Gigavol'tnyy Khaos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gigavoltio Destructor

Type-based Z-Moves
Breakneck BlitzAll-Out PummelingSupersonic SkystrikeAcid DownpourTectonic Rage
Continental CrushSavage Spin-OutNever-Ending NightmareCorkscrew Crash
Inferno OverdriveHydro VortexBloom DoomGigavolt HavocShattered Psyche
Subzero SlammerDevastating DrakeBlack Hole EclipseTwinkle Tackle
Species-based Z-Moves
Catastropika10,000,000 Volt ThunderboltStoked SparksurferExtreme Evoboost
Pulverizing PancakeGenesis SupernovaSinister Arrow RaidMalicious Moonsault
Oceanic OperettaSplintered StormshardsLet's Snuggle ForeverClangorous Soulblaze
Guardian of AlolaSearing Sunraze SmashMenacing Moonraze Maelstrom
Light That Burns the SkySoul-Stealing 7-Star Strike

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