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  —%
Priority  0
  • 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
Opponent Opponent Opponent
Self Ally Ally
Normal: 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.


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 Cat.
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
Plasma Fists 180 Physical
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

Generation VIII onwards

Gigavolt Havoc cannot be selected in a battle.


Games Description
SMUSUM The user hits the target with a powerful electric current collected by its Z-Power. The power varies, depending on the original move.
This move can't be used. It's recommended that this move is forgotten. Once forgotten, this move can't be remembered.


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-RingSM or Z-Power RingUSUM.

In other games

Pokémon Masters EX

Name Category State Base power Max power Target Effect tag Description Playable sync pair
Sync moves
Endless Summer Gigavolt Havoc Special Default
6★ EX
250 300 An opponent
All opponents
No additional effect. Hau & Raichu
Whiz Kid Gigavolt Havoc Physical Default 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the target is flinching. Sophocles & Togedemaru
Thundering Deity Gigavolt Havoc Special Default 200 240 An opponent This attack's power increases when the terrain is Electric Terrain. Sygna Suit Hau & Tapu Koko
6★ EX 300 360
6★ EX with EX role All opponents

In the anime

Ash Pikachu Gigavolt Havoc.png
Dia Zeraora Gigavolt Havoc.png
Zeraora and Pikachu
Ash Naganadel Gigavolt Havoc.png
Naganadel and Pikachu
The user gathers Z-Power and attacks the target with a powerful electric current.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
Pikachu Pikachu strikes a series of synchronized poses with its Trainer to build Z-Power. It then gathers a large ball of yellow electricity and launches it towards the target with a punch.
Ash's Pikachu The Guardian's Challenge! Debut
Base move is Thunderbolt, Electro Ball, or Electroweb
Zeraora After its Trainer builds Z-Power, Zeraora gathers a large ball of light blue electricity in front of its fist and launches it towards the target with a punch.
Dia's Zeraora Parallel Friendships! Base move is Plasma Fists
Naganadel After its Trainer builds Z-Power, Naganadel gathers a large ball of orange electricity in front of its stinger and launches it towards the opponent.
Ash's Naganadel Z-Move Showdown! Partnered with
the Masked Royal
Base move is Thunderbolt

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures




  • 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
Israel Flag.png Hebrew הרס גיגה-וולט Heres Giga-Volt
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Kerusakan Gigavolt
Italy Flag.png Italian Gigascarica Folgorante
South Korea Flag.png Korean 스파킹기가볼트 Seupakinggigabolteu
Poland Flag.png Polish Gigawoltowy Chaos
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Gigavolt Destruidor
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Gigavolts de Caos
Russia Flag.png Russian Гигавольтный Хаос Gigavol'tnyy Khaos
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gigavoltio Destructor
Thailand Flag.png Thai สปาร์กกิงกิกะโวลต์ Sparking Gigavolt
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Tia Sét Đại Điện Thế

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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