Thunder Wave (move)

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Thunder Wave
でんじは Electromagnetic Wave
Thunder Wave.png
Thunder Wave 2.png
Type  Electric
Category  Status
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  —
Accuracy  90%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Target
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Availability
Introduced  Generation I
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jam  1
Badly startles all Pokémon that made good appeals.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Prevents the Voltage from going down in the same turn.
Condition  Cool
Appeal  1
Jamming  3 ♥♥♥
Badly startles all of the Pokémon to act before the user.

Thunder Wave (Japanese: でんじは Electromagnetic Wave) is a non-damaging Electric-type move introduced in Generation I. It was TM45 in Generation I before losing its TM status in Generation II. It regained its TM status, albeit as TM73, in Generation IV onwards.

Effect

Generations I-V

Thunder Wave has 100% accuracy and paralyzes the target.

Thunder Wave takes types into consideration, so cannot usually affect Ground-type Pokémon. If Thunder Wave's type is changed, it takes into consideration its actual type: for example, when affected by Normalize, Thunder Wave can affect Ground-type Pokémon and Pokémon with Lightning Rod, but can no longer affect Ghost-type Pokémon.

In the Generation I handheld games only, Thunder Wave can affect a target behind a substitute.

Thunder Wave can be used as part of a Pokémon Contest combination, with the user gaining extra two appeal points if Charge was used in the prior turn.

Generation VI

Thunder Wave can be used as part of a Contest Spectacular combination, causing Hex and Smelling Salts to give extra three appeal points if used in the next turn.

Generation VII

Thunder Wave's accuracy was lowered to 90%.

If powered up by an Electrium Z into Z-Thunder Wave, the user's Sp. Defense stat raises one stage.

Description

Games Description
Stad A special move that causes paralysis. When paralyzed, the victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
Stad2 A special move that causes paralysis. The victim has a one-in-four chance of immobility.
GSC A move that may cause paralysis.
RSE A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the foe.
FRLG A weak electric shock that is sure to cause paralysis if it hits.
Colo.XD A weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.
DPPtHGSSPBR A weak electric charge is launched at the foe. It causes paralysis if it hits.
BWB2W2 A weak electric charge is launched at the target. It causes paralysis if it hits.
XYORAS
SM
The user launches a weak jolt of electricity that paralyzes the target.

Learnset

By leveling up

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Level
I II III IV V VI VII
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 9RGB
8Y
8 8 10 10 13XY
18ORAS
18
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 35 21 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
11
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 38 21 21 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
11
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19B2W2 19 19
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 40RGB
42Y
42 42 57 57BW
33B2W2
33 33
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered 13 13 8 8 8 8
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 10 8 8 5 5 5 5
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon 1, 10 1, 8 1, 8 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5 1, 5
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 6 6 6 6
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2 1 1 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6 1, 6
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 8 8 10 10 13XY
18ORAS
18
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 16 16 14 14BW
4B2W2
4 4
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 18 18 14 14BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field 1, 18 1, 18 1, 14 1, 14BW
1, 4B2W2
1, 4 1, 4
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 19B2W2 19 19
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral 22 25 25BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 4 4 4 4XY
1ORAS
1
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 4 1 1 1, 4XY
1ORAS
1
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 4 3 3 3XY
1ORAS
1
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy 4 3 3 3XY
1ORAS
1
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy 33 33 33
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 17 17BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
11
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like 19B2W2 19 19
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral 25 25BW
15B2W2
15XY
13ORAS
13
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1 1
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 15 15 15
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field 1, 15 1, 15 1, 15
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 4 4 4
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug 1, 4 1, 4 1, 4
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous 1 1 1
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon 31 31
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 5 5
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster 5 1, 5
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy 23 23
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered 7
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

# Pokémon Types Parent
Egg Groups
Egg Move
II III IV V VI VII
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By TM

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Machine
I
TM45
II
--
III
--
IV
TM73
V
TM73
VI
TM73
VII
TM73
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
Alola Form
ElectricIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
FairyIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Fairy Fairy
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
FairyIC Big.png Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
251 Celebi Celebi
PsychicIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
325 Spoink Spoink
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
326 Grumpig Grumpig
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
358 Chimecho Chimecho
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
399 Bidoof Bidoof
NormalIC Big.png Water 1 Field
400 Bibarel Bibarel
NormalIC Big.png
WaterIC Big.png
Water 1 Field
403 Shinx Shinx
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
404 Luxio Luxio
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
405 Luxray Luxray
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
424 Ambipom Ambipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
425 Drifloon Drifloon
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
426 Drifblim Drifblim
GhostIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
427 Buneary Buneary
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
428 Lopunny Lopunny
NormalIC Big.png Field Human-Like
429 Mismagius Mismagius
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
430 Honchkrow Honchkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
433 Chingling Chingling
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
439 Mime Jr. Mime Jr.
PsychicIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
440 Happiny Happiny
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
462 Magnezone Magnezone
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
466 Electivire Electivire
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
468 Togekiss Togekiss
FairyIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
474 Porygon-Z Porygon-Z
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
475 Gallade Gallade
PsychicIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
476 Probopass Probopass
RockIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
478 Froslass Froslass
IceIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Fairy Mineral
479 Rotom Rotom
ElectricIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
480 Uxie Uxie
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
481 Mesprit Mesprit
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
482 Azelf Azelf
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
483 Dialga Dialga
SteelIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
484 Palkia Palkia
WaterIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
486 Regigigas Regigigas
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
487 Giratina Giratina
GhostIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
488 Cresselia Cresselia
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
491 Darkrai Darkrai
DarkIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
493 Arceus Arceus
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
494 Victini Victini
PsychicIC Big.png
FireIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
505 Watchog Watchog
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
506 Lillipup Lillipup
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
507 Herdier Herdier
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
508 Stoutland Stoutland
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
509 Purrloin Purrloin
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
510 Liepard Liepard
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
517 Munna Munna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
518 Musharna Musharna
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
522 Blitzle Blitzle
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
523 Zebstrika Zebstrika
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
527 Woobat Woobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
528 Swoobat Swoobat
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Flying
531 Audino Audino
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
561 Sigilyph Sigilyph
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
572 Minccino Minccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
573 Cinccino Cinccino
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
574 Gothita Gothita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
575 Gothorita Gothorita
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
576 Gothitelle Gothitelle
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
577 Solosis Solosis
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
578 Duosion Duosion
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
579 Reuniclus Reuniclus
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
585 Deerling Deerling
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
586 Sawsbuck Sawsbuck
NormalIC Big.png
GrassIC Big.png
Field Field
587 Emolga Emolga
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Field Field
595 Joltik Joltik
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
596 Galvantula Galvantula
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
597 Ferroseed Ferroseed
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
598 Ferrothorn Ferrothorn
GrassIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Grass Mineral
599 Klink Klink
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
600 Klang Klang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
601 Klinklang Klinklang
SteelIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
602 Tynamo Tynamo
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
603 Eelektrik Eelektrik
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
604 Eelektross Eelektross
ElectricIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
605 Elgyem Elgyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
606 Beheeyem Beheeyem
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
618 Stunfisk Stunfisk
GroundIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 1 Amorphous
624 Pawniard Pawniard
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
625 Bisharp Bisharp
DarkIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Human-Like Human-Like
632 Durant Durant
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Bug Bug
633 Deino Deino
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
634 Zweilous Zweilous
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
635 Hydreigon Hydreigon
DarkIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Dragon Dragon
638 Cobalion Cobalion
SteelIC Big.png
FightingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
642 Thundurus Thundurus
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
644 Zekrom Zekrom
DragonIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
648 Meloetta Meloetta
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
649 Genesect Genesect
BugIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
676 Furfrou Furfrou
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
677 Espurr Espurr
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Male
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
678 Meowstic Meowstic
Female
PsychicIC Big.png Field Field
694 Helioptile Helioptile
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk
ElectricIC Big.png
NormalIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
698 Amaura Amaura
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
699 Aurorus Aurorus
RockIC Big.png
IceIC Big.png
Monster Monster
702 Dedenne Dedenne
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Field Fairy
707 Klefki Klefki
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
716 Xerneas Xerneas
FairyIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Confined
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
720 Hoopa Hoopa
Unbound
PsychicIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
736 Grubbin Grubbin
BugIC Big.png Bug Bug
737 Charjabug Charjabug
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
738 Vikavolt Vikavolt
BugIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Bug Bug
755 Morelull Morelull
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass
756 Shiinotic Shiinotic
GrassIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Grass Grass
772 Type: Null Type: Null
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
773 Silvally Silvally
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
777 Togedemaru Togedemaru
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Field Fairy
778 Mimikyu Mimikyu
GhostIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Amorphous Amorphous
780 Drampa Drampa
NormalIC Big.png
DragonIC Big.png
Monster Dragon
785 Tapu Koko Tapu Koko
ElectricIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
791 Solgaleo Solgaleo
PsychicIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
792 Lunala Lunala
PsychicIC Big.png
GhostIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
793 Nihilego Nihilego
RockIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
796 Xurkitree Xurkitree
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
800 Necrozma Necrozma
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
801 Magearna Magearna
SteelIC Big.png
FairyIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


By Move Tutor

# Pokémon Types Egg Groups Game
FRLG E XD
019 Rattata Rattata
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
020 Raticate Raticate
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
025 Pikachu Pikachu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
026 Raichu Raichu
ElectricIC Big.png Field Fairy
035 Clefairy Clefairy
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
036 Clefable Clefable
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
039 Jigglypuff Jigglypuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
040 Wigglytuff Wigglytuff
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
063 Abra Abra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
064 Kadabra Kadabra
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
065 Alakazam Alakazam
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
079 Slowpoke Slowpoke
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
080 Slowbro Slowbro
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
081 Magnemite Magnemite
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
082 Magneton Magneton
ElectricIC Big.png
SteelIC Big.png
Mineral Mineral
096 Drowzee Drowzee
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
097 Hypno Hypno
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
100 Voltorb Voltorb
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
101 Electrode Electrode
ElectricIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
113 Chansey Chansey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
120 Staryu Staryu
WaterIC Big.png Water 3 Water 3
121 Starmie Starmie
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Water 3 Water 3
122 Mr. Mime Mr. Mime
PsychicIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
125 Electabuzz Electabuzz
ElectricIC Big.png Human-Like Human-Like
130 Gyarados Gyarados
WaterIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 2 Dragon
135 Jolteon Jolteon
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
137 Porygon Porygon
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
145 Zapdos Zapdos
ElectricIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
147 Dratini Dratini
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
148 Dragonair Dragonair
DragonIC Big.png Water 1 Dragon
149 Dragonite Dragonite
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Water 1 Dragon
150 Mewtwo Mewtwo
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
151 Mew Mew
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
170 Chinchou Chinchou
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
171 Lanturn Lanturn
WaterIC Big.png
ElectricIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
172 Pichu Pichu
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
173 Cleffa Cleffa
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
174 Igglybuff Igglybuff
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
175 Togepi Togepi
NormalIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
176 Togetic Togetic
NormalIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Fairy
177 Natu Natu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
178 Xatu Xatu
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
179 Mareep Mareep
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
180 Flaaffy Flaaffy
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
181 Ampharos Ampharos
ElectricIC Big.png Monster Field
190 Aipom Aipom
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
198 Murkrow Murkrow
DarkIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Flying Flying
199 Slowking Slowking
WaterIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Monster Water 1
200 Misdreavus Misdreavus
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
203 Girafarig Girafarig
NormalIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Field Field
206 Dunsparce Dunsparce
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
209 Snubbull Snubbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
210 Granbull Granbull
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
211 Qwilfish Qwilfish
WaterIC Big.png
PoisonIC Big.png
Water 2 Water 2
223 Remoraid Remoraid
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
224 Octillery Octillery
WaterIC Big.png Water 1 Water 2
233 Porygon2 Porygon2
NormalIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
234 Stantler Stantler
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
239 Elekid Elekid
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
241 Miltank Miltank
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
242 Blissey Blissey
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
243 Raikou Raikou
ElectricIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
248 Tyranitar Tyranitar
RockIC Big.png
DarkIC Big.png
Monster Monster
249 Lugia Lugia
PsychicIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
250 Ho-Oh Ho-Oh
FireIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
263 Zigzagoon Zigzagoon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
264 Linoone Linoone
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
280 Ralts Ralts
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
281 Kirlia Kirlia
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
282 Gardevoir Gardevoir
PsychicIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
299 Nosepass Nosepass
RockIC Big.png Mineral Mineral
300 Skitty Skitty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
301 Delcatty Delcatty
NormalIC Big.png Field Fairy
306 Aggron Aggron
SteelIC Big.png
RockIC Big.png
Monster Monster
309 Electrike Electrike
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
310 Manectric Manectric
ElectricIC Big.png Field Field
311 Plusle Plusle
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
312 Minun Minun
ElectricIC Big.png Fairy Fairy
313 Volbeat Volbeat
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
314 Illumise Illumise
BugIC Big.png Bug Human-Like
335 Zangoose Zangoose
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
351 Castform Castform
NormalIC Big.png Fairy Amorphous
352 Kecleon Kecleon
NormalIC Big.png Field Field
353 Shuppet Shuppet
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
354 Banette Banette
GhostIC Big.png Amorphous Amorphous
359 Absol Absol
DarkIC Big.png Field Field
377 Regirock Regirock
RockIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
378 Regice Regice
IceIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
379 Registeel Registeel
SteelIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
380 Latias Latias
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
381 Latios Latios
DragonIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
382 Kyogre Kyogre
WaterIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
383 Groudon Groudon
GroundIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
384 Rayquaza Rayquaza
DragonIC Big.png
FlyingIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
385 Jirachi Jirachi
SteelIC Big.png
PsychicIC Big.png
Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Normal Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Attack Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Defense Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
386 Deoxys Deoxys
Speed Forme
PsychicIC Big.png Undiscovered Undiscovered
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.


In other games

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Pikachu uses Thunder Wave as its custom neutral special 2, replacing Thunder Jolt. Thunder Wave does less damage than Thunder Jolt, but it leaves the opponent stunned for a short period of time.

Description

Games Description
MDRB Causes paralysis in the target. A Pokémon affected by paralysis is incapable of attacking or using moves.
MDTDS Afflicts the target with a Paralysis Status. A Pokémon with the Paralysis status Condition has slowed movement and is incapable of action.
SMD It paralyzes an enemy and makes it unable to attack for a while.

In the anime

Clemont Heliolisk Thunder Wave.png Jasmine Magnemite Thunder Wave.png Solana Plusle Thunder Wave.png Roxanne Nosepass Thunder Wave.png
Heliolisk Magnemite Plusle Nosepass
The user releases a charge of electricity at the opponent which causes paralysis if it hits.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
135 Jolteon Yellow or blue sparks surround Jolteon's body.
Ethan's Jolteon Get Along, Little Pokémon Debut
179 Mareep Mareep releases thin streams of electricity from its body.
Dr. Anna's Mareep Hassle in the Castle None
170 Chinchou Chinchou releases a thin stream of electricity from its antennae orbs at the opponent, or Chinchou's antennae light up and its body becomes surrounded in yellow sparks.
Dayton's Bright Takin' it on the Chinchou None
Multiple wild Chinchou Takin' it on the Chinchou None
081 Magnemite Magnemite releases light blue electricity from its body at the opponent, or Magnemite releases blue static electricity from the tips of its magnets at the opponent. The electricity can hold the opponent in the air.
Jasmine's Magnemite Nerves of Steelix! None
Multiple wild Magnemite All Torkoal, No Play None
A wild Magnemite Pikachu's Summer Festival None
149 Dragonite Dragonite releases a stream of blue electricity from the ends of its antennae at the opponent.
Lance's Dragonite Rage of Innocence None
148 Dragonair Dragonair releases a blue stream of electricity from its horn that wraps around the opponent like a rope.
Clair's Dragonair Great Bowls of Fire! None
082s Magneton Magneton releases blue bolts of electricity from the ends of the magnets on its body. The electricity curves around and ties around the opponent, preventing it from moving.
Jackson's Magneton Tie One On! None
299 Nosepass Nosepass's nose glows yellow and it fires a massive electrical blast from it at the opponent, or Nosepass's body becomes surrounded by blue electricity and it fires static shock waves at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Roxanne's Nosepass Winner by a Nosepass Referred as Hyper Beam in the Japanese version
Hank's Nosepass Aipom and Circumstance! None
309 Electrike Blue sparks surround Electrike's body, or Electrike releases multiple blue bolts of lightning at the opponent.
Wattson's Electrike Watt's with Wattson? None
310 Manectric The top of Manectric's head sparks with blue electricity, then it releases multiple blue bolts of lightning at the opponent. When Manectric is charged up, yellow electricity rises from the yellow fur on its body and forms together in the air to form a blue ball of electricity that fires as a beam at the opponent.
Wattson's Manectric Manectric Charge None
306 Aggron Aggron's claw becomes surrounded in sparks of yellow electricity.
A mirage Aggron The Mastermind of Mirage Pokémon None
311 Plusle Plusle releases bolts of yellow electricity from its body at the opponent.
Solana's Plusle The Green Guardian None
695 Heliolisk Heliolisk releases rings of yellow electricity from the tip of its tail at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Clemont's Heliolisk The Moment of Lumiose Truth! None
678F Meowstic Meowstic releases rings of yellow electricity from its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Olympia's Meowstic All Eyes on the Future! None
625 Bisharp Bisharp releases rings of yellow electricity from one of its hands at the opponent, paralyzing it.
Alain's Bisharp Finals Not for the Faint-Hearted! None

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga


In the Pokémon Adventures manga


In the Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga


In the Pocket Monsters Platinum: Aim to Be Battle King!! manga


In the Set Out!! Pokémon Ranger manga


In other generations

Core series games

Thunder Wave I.png Thunder Wave II.png Thunder Wave III.png Thunder Wave IV.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Thunder Wave V.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

Core series games

Thunder Wave Stadium.png Thunder Wave Stad2.png Thunder Wave Colo.png Thunder Wave XD.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Thunder Wave PBR.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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
Thunder Wave PMD RB.png
Generation I RBY Generation I
(Japanese)
Generation I
(international)
Generation II Generation II
(Japanese)
Generation II
(international)
Crystal Generation III Generation III
(Japanese)
Generation III
(international)
RS FRLG FRLGE Generation IV Generation IV
(Japanese)
Generation IV
(international)
PtHGSS HGSS Generation V BW B2W2 Generation V
(Japanese)
Generation V
(international)
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

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 電磁波 Dihnchìh Bō
Mandarin 電磁波 / 电磁波 Diàncí Bō *
电击波 Diànjí Bō *
Denmark Flag.png Danish Tordenbølge
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Dondergolf
Finland Flag.png Finnish Ukkosaalto
France Flag.png French Cage-Éclair*
Cage-Eclair*
Germany Flag.png German Donnerwelle
Greece Flag.png Greek Κύμα Ηλεκτρομαγνητισμού
Indonesia Flag.png Indonesian Gelombang Elektromagnet
Italy Flag.png Italian Tuononda
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전기자석파 Jeongi Jaseokpa
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Tordenbølge
Poland Flag.png Polish Fala Grzmotu
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Onda Trovão (early anime, The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Onda de Trovão (XY series-present, TCG, manga)
Onda-Trovão (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Serbia Flag.png Serbian Električni talas
Spain Flag.png Spanish Onda Trueno
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Åskvåg
Turkey Flag.png Turkish Yıldırım Dalgası
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Sóng Điện Từ


Generation I TMs
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Generation I HMs
0102030405
Generation IV TMs
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7677787980818283848586878889909192
Generation IV HMs
01020304 • 05 (DPPtHGSS) • 060708
Generation V TMs
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Generation V HMs
010203040506
Generation VI TMs
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767778798081828384858687888990919293 • 94 (XYORAS) • 959697
9899100
Generation VI HMs
010203040506ORAS07ORAS
Generation VII TMs
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