Thousand Waves (move)

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Thousand Waves
サウザンウェーブ Thousand Waves
Thousand Waves VII.png
Thousand Waves VII 2.png
Type  Ground
Category  Physical
PP  10 (max. 16)
Power  90
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
Affects all adjacent foes, but not allies
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Tough
Appeal  3 ♥♥♥
Jamming  0  
Brings down the energy of any Pokémon that have already used a move this turn.

Thousand Waves (Japanese: サウザンウェーブ Thousand Waves) is a damage-dealing Ground-type move introduced in Generation VI. It was not legitimately available until Generation VII. It is one of the signature moves of Zygarde.


Thousand Waves inflicts damage and prevents foes from fleeing or switching out as long as the user remains in battle. Ghost-type Pokémon cannot be trapped by this move.


Games Description
The user attacks with a wave that crawls along the ground. Those hit can't flee from battle.
SwSh The user attacks with a wave that crawls along the ground. Those it hits can't flee from battle.


Special move

Generation VII

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Obtained with
718 Zygarde Zygarde
DragonIC Big.png
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Undiscovered Undiscovered Zygarde Cube
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 manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In other generations

Thousand Waves VI.png
Thousand Waves VI 2.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
Generation I
Generation II Generation II
Generation II
Crystal Generation III Generation III
Generation III
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
Generation IV
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
Generation V
Generation VI XY ORAS Generation VII SMUSUM LGPE Generation VIII 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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 千波激盪 Chīnbō Gīkdohng
Mandarin 千波激盪 / 千波激荡 Qiānbō Jīdàng
France Flag.png French Myria-Vagues
Germany Flag.png German Tausend Wellen
Italy Flag.png Italian Mille Onde
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사우전드웨이브 Thousand Waves
Russia Flag.png Russian Тысячи Волн Tysyachi Voln
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mil Temblores

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