Double Shock (move)

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Double Shock
でんこうそうげき Double Lightning Attack
Double Shock IX.png
Double Shock IX 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  5 (max. 8)
Power  120
Accuracy  100%
Priority  0
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation IX
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Jam  0  
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Double Shock (Japanese: でんこうそうげき Double Lightning Attack) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation IX. It is the signature move of Pawmot.


If used by an Electric-type Pokémon, Double Shock will inflict damage to the target and cause the user to lose its Electric type. Double Shock fails if the user is not Electric-type, making the move always fail after the first use until the Pokémon regains its Electric type (either by switching out, or other type changing effects such as through Protean or Reflect Type).

If the user is a pure Electric-type Pokémon, it will become typeless.

Like all type changing effects, the Pokémon's type reverts to its default types if it is switched out.

A Pokémon with Protean or Libero cannot successfully use Double Shock unless it already is Electric-type; otherwise, Double Shock will fail and Protean or Libero will not activate.

A Pokémon that has Terastallized (and has an Electric Tera type) will not lose its Electric typing (although the message "The <wild/opposing> <Pokémon> used up all its electricity!" is still displayed). Therefore, a Terastallized Double Shock can be used multiple times in a row without needing to switch out.


Games Description
SV The user discharges all the electricity from its body to perform a high-damage attack. After using this move, the user will no longer be Electric type.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
0923 Pawmot Pawmot
ElectricIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Field Field 60
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


If the player views the summary of a Pokémon that is currently typeless through the use of Double Shock, the game will crash.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電光雙擊 Dihngwōng Sēunggīk
Mandarin 電光雙擊 / 电光双击 Diànguāng Shuāngjí / Diànguāng Shuāngjī
France Flag.png French Double Décharge
Germany Flag.png German Zweifachladung
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppiolampo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전광쌍격 Jeongwang Ssanggyeok
Spain Flag.png Spanish Electropalmas

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